Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Moving Up

Alex recently took another step in his journey toward the black belt that he has made his ultimate goal. 

Every rank between white and black is another piece of the puzzle. The mantra remains: never give up, even when the going gets tough - I'm so proud of his perseverance and will to succeed.

Well done my sweet boy! Congratulations on becoming an Advanced Green Belt!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Firsts and Lasts and Achievement Unlocked!

Goodness - last night I stumbled across some pictures, that I had totally forgotten about! We are half way through 3rd Grade now - I don't even know where the time has gone.

First Day of 2nd Grade - excited but also somewhat nervous.

Last Day of 2nd Grade - a little taller, a litter wiser and a whole lot of excited! ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!!

First day of 3rd Grade!

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."  - Dr. Seuss

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving in Portland OR | Lifestyle Photography, Sammamish WA

What a fabulous place Portland, OR is.

"Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes."

While we did not have enough time to see all of the sites mentioned above, what we did get to experience and see was super cool and this town just beckons to be visited again and again.

We got lost at Powell's Book Store, enjoyed a day at the OMSI (including a Planetarium show and a tour of a submarine), we walked across the Tilikum Crossing, known as a Bridge of the People which is a cable-stayed bridge across the Willamette River. We enjoyed some super meals, coffees and beers - just as promised! The town has a very European feel and the sounds of the light rail take me straight back to Germany.

And just look at the glorious weather we had - it was cold but the blue sky compensated for that.

Portland, we will be back!