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Sunday, July 05, 2009


Ted already posted most of my favorite pictures from the Independence Day bash he and Hathor hosted yesterday, but here are a few he didn't (mostly of V, because I love that little Peanut--and she has the most irresistible fat creases!):Bonus: Video of V's signature faceplant:

And here's the munchkin today on her official half birthday:
In other news I've been underreporting (I've been seeing the Peanut [and her parents, with whom I've now been friends longer than I haven't!] as often as I can this summer), I'm living in the Garden of Eden. We have picked Bing and Rainier cherries, Reka and Duke blueberries (80 pounds to date, with more to be gathered), and raspberries from the backyard.

Ter's garden also includes basil (remind me to tell you about my attempt at Hot Lips' summer squash, cilantro pesto, and feta pizza); parsley (we've made tabouli twice, last time with petite lentils and feta); kale (which we blend into green drinks); and broccoli (though I was out of town for its only picking yet). Tomatoes and cucumbers should be coming on soon.
And speaking of living in paradise, last weekend after the beach we Oregoned it up on our way back to Hermiston: Tilamook Cheese Factory; the Portland waterfront; the Historic Columbia River Highway to the Portland Women's Forum viewpoint, Crown Point, Latourell Falls, Shepperd's Dell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls; and the Bonneville Fish Hatchery and Sturgeon Interpretive Center. Here are a few of those pictures, courtesy of Becca:

More to come!


Ern said...

Is that a fuzzy, fuzzy rabbit? I can't seem to focus on anything else!

(The rest looks like a blast though! I'm totally living vicariously through your kick-ass summer.)

CëRïSë said...

It is a fuzzy, fuzzy rabbit--Pierre, who traveled up from Loma Linda, and then made the beach trip with us, too!

And kick-ass really is the descriptor for this summer; I'm trying not to feel too guilty about it (and to get -some- work done!).

Nothing said...

Looks like you guys had a great time on the 4th. Sorry we couldn't be there! We were on our MANLY camping trip.

Curly Sue said...

Wow...what a utopia summer. I can't stop using that word lately. Anyway, I'm suitably jealous after hearing about the garden bounty. I can't WAIT to have my own garden. eeeeeeep! I want it so bad: tomatoes, basil, blueberries, everything!

CëRïSë said...

Jeremiah, we missed you guys, but I'm glad you had a good time being MANLY.

And, Leah, yep, it does feel pretty utopian. I'm a lucky girl!

Erin said...

Oh, people I know! Is this the first time meeting Justin? Isn't just the best ever? I love him. Looks like a fun time.

Ashley said...

Hey, we were at Multnomah falls at the last weekend in May. So beautiful!