Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm back!

Hi friends!  We actually made it to our (temporary) new home in Portland two weeks ago, and I have been meaning to put up a post but things have been really hectic to say the least.  I didn't even open the box that had my laptop in it until we had been here more than a week!  We both started new jobs just a few days after we got to town, so we still aren't totally unpacked, but we are starting to get into more of a routine and are enjoying our new neighborhood.  I am carpooling to work some days (and working in a different office that I can take the bus to some other days) - so it seems like I will have lots of good crafting time on my commute.  I see knitting in my future - and maybe some handsewing and embroidery projects!

I'm so glad we got to have a relaxing trip to Hawaii after packing up our house - I can't even imagine how much more frazzled we would be right now if we hadn't had that nice R&R time before we got here.  Here's a few more shots from our trip - and I promise to be back with actual crafts and cooking posts soon!

Akaka Falls
Akaka Falls, Big Island

Sunset picnic
Sunset Picnic on the Beach

Lava road closure
"Road Closed due to Lava Flow" - Volcanoes National Park

Black sand
Volcanic Black Sand Beach

Volcanic crater
Inactive volcanic crater that we hiked across (Kilauea Iki)

Salt Pond Beach
There were tons of beautiful beaches, of course

Hawaiian Monk Seal
We saw lots of cool creatures, including endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals!

Sea turtle
And we saw tons of Sea Turtles!

Sea cave
Sea Cave (on boat tour) - Kaua'i

Na Pali coast, Kaua'i
Na Pali Coast on Kaua'i (also from boat - which is why the pic is crooked)

We saw tons of dolphins on that boat tour, so cool!

Ahh, I am feeling much more relaxed now :)


  1. Gorgeous pictures! I've never been to Hawaii, but every time I see shots like these I really want to go.

  2. Congrats on the big move! So glad to hear you're all settled in already! Your Hawaii trip looks like it was just amazing. :)

  3. Congratulations to your new home and works!
    Just amazing photos - thank you for a lovely moment!

  4. Yay for your vacation! You took really great pictures. :)

  5. Welcome back--looks like it was a lovely trip!

  6. Welcome back!!! We missed you!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!

  7. Yay, so glad you're back! Looks like an awesome trip, I'm glad you guys found some time to relax amidst all the craziness!


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