April 27, 2015

Family Photos

For some reason, we haven't made it a priority to take family photos every year. Don't get me wrong, we take lots of photos, we just don't have many taken professionally. We thought it was time we change things up a bit. We scheduled some time with one of our friends for a photo shoot. We couldn't be happier with how our photos turned out!

April 20, 2015

A Trip To The Portland Zoo

We decided to make a trip to the Portland Zoo. It was a really warm day, but we had so much fun looking at all of the animals! It's hard not to stand in awe and marvel at all of God's creations, He really is the master creator.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the day.


Me & Andy.

Mr. Giraffe.

Andy & I.

April 18, 2015

Hendricks Park & Prefontaine

Friday night we went on a date to Hendricks Park, also known as the Rhododendron Park. The park is over 100 years old and it was absolutely beautiful! Most of the rhododendrons are in bloom right now so it was really pretty! We enjoyed walking around and looking at all of the vibrant colored flowers and the smelling their various aromas.

As we were walking on one of the trails we came across three deer, a momma and her two babies. The deer didn't seem to like being around us and they took off up the trail rather quickly. We kept walking trying to sneak up on the deer and Andy told me to stop and turn around. Unbeknownst to me there was a third baby and it was walking up the trail behind us. As soon as I stopped walking the fawn took off to join the rest of it's family. It was kind of a neat experience. I can only imagine what it would have looked like to anyone else in the park to see us walking down the trail with a fawn following us.

On our way home we stumbled upon the Prefontaine memorial. I had been waiting to visit the memorial since we moved to Eugene, so it was a nice surprise to finally visit it.

Me & Pre
If you don't know who Prefontaine is, he was an amazing runner who fought for rights for athletes. Look him up online, he said a lot of inspirational and motivational things during his lifetime. There have even been a few movies made about him.

April 13, 2015


The weather today was pretty crazy! It was so crazy in fact that we had a tornado today, supposedly it was the first tornado to ever hit Eugene. The day started with sun breaks, then it rained a lot, and then it hailed and then we had a tornado.

Andy and I didn't know there was a tornado until later when we sat down to watch the news. Apparently, it touched down at the community college and flipped several cars over. And it also picked up a car with two people inside. Thankfully, everyone was safe and no major damage was done.

I'm really glad it was a small tornado and that it wasn't closer to out house than it was. Since I was a little kid I have been scared of tornadoes. I think I watch Twister one too many times.