Aaron and I like to get away every now and then. Without kidlets. And we usually like to go to Portland since it's so close and we don't like to be too far away from the girls. Thank goodness for friends like Libby & Brady who make such occasions happen! You two seriously rock.
This getaway we stayed at the Hotel Modera in downtown Portland. Very cool place. We even sipped sparkling cider from complimentary goblets. Fancy schmancy. The two top pictures on the left were snapped from our window. My favorite thing about the place? The plant wall in their courtyard. Isn't it beautiful?
And I've decided to leave my camera behind for outings such as this so I don't have to worry about whipping out the camera every five minutes. Buuuut then I discovered the Instagram app on my hubby's iphone, hence all the pictures above. LOVE this app. Easy to use, with a plethora of filters. I seriously recommend it for all you iphoners. But since I'm always the last person to find out about everything, I'm sure you've already got it. :)
I love these getaways with Aaron. What a fun guy to pal around with. He doesn't even protest when I want to pay Anthropologie a visit. He just dawdles around while I enjoy the store. Aren't those little towels adorable? I snuck some pictures as inspiration for some future projects. Shhh... don't tell 'em.
And the bottom right pictures? Herbal tea from Teavana at Pioneer Place. Love their tea. I brought home some peachy-smellings tuff. Can't remember the name of it and am feeling too lazy at the moment to get up to check. But it really is yummy. I highly recommend a visit there.
Aaaaaaaand speaking of Portland... we're moving there. Like, in two weeks. As in MOVING THERE. In TWO WEEKS. AHHHH! So much to do, so little time. Aaron accepted a new position smack dab in the middle of downtown Portland and began his new job today. He'll commute until we move.
So big changes for us. But I'm incredibly proud of him.
Yet incredibly sad to leave my friends here. I love them. Though I know a few people where we'll be moving to it's always hard to start over again. Making new friends. Creating new daily routines. Packing. Unpacking. But I'm up for a new adventure. Thank goodness the girlies are excited for the move. And I'm ecstatic to be only 30 minutes from my Dad! Can't wait for that.
So wish me good luck and patience as I continue to pack up my house. Oh, and energy, too. I've been lacking in that area.