Well, hello there :)

Hi guys! It’s Efo! I’m writing a blog post! Crazy!

Perhaps before any regular blogging can happen, we have some serious catching up to do! In a nutshell, I’ve been living well and running everyday (the streak continues!). But we don’t need nutshells. We need photos. And stories. So here we go!

Early May: Camp Trip in Mt. Hood national forest. No work pagers, a campfire, freedom for Cabo to run around, and good friends. What more could you want?
Blog world, let me introduce our good friends Faye, Stephen, and Lillie! Faye and I met on Day 1 of orientation at Intel, and we’ve been buds ever since. I’m so thankful to have such a great girl friend at work (there aren’t many chicks around!).

The next weekend, I was on call, so there was a whole lot of this at first:

…until I couldn’t take staying inside anymore, so we grabbed my pager and wifi hot spot, and we drove till we hit the coast.
Oregon, you are ridiculously gorgeous. You win all the cool points.
We had lunch at the cutest little beach town and I only had to whip out my work stuff a few times #winningandhavingfun #corporatecorevalue #noseriously

Then one weekend in late May, we went up to Seattle to visit my sis/BIL/nephew/niece. Dad and mom were there, too!
There were walks to the park, adventures to find Cake Pops, meals outside, and catching up to be had. After all, my sis and BIL had just gotten back from a dream vacay to Bali. Um, jealous.
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I love being an aunt. I love watching my parents as grandparents and Weez as an uncle. I love watching these kiddos grow up.

There’ve been trips downtown Portland exploring new vegan restaurants (so many good ones), the night life, and the famous Saturday Farmer’s market.
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There’s been hikes around the Portland Arboretum and runs in Forest Park.

Somewhere in there, I finally planted a mini garden (something I’ve wanted to do for a long time) with strawberries and tomatoes, and jars of basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
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And most recently, we went to Bend for a 3-day/2-night camping trip. Bend is awesome. It’s kind of like the Boulder of Oregon, and we loved it.
We hung out at the many microbreweries and hiked around by day, camped by night. Blog world, meet another one of my closest friends here, Gary!

And to bring us to present day, I surprised Weez with tickets to a OneRepublic outdoor concert this week to celebrate his birthday :)

And here we are! Mid-June, I can’t hardly believe it.

There was a lot of work that happened between those fun weekends, but we kind of love the whole work hard-play hard thing. That’s how we roll.

So that’s MY life. Tell me something fun about YOURS! Let’s catch up! I missed you all!

3 thoughts on “Well, hello there :)

  1. Awesome post, sounds like an amazing Spring happened! I love Bend, visited last fall and have been seriously looking for work out there every since, was ready to move instantly.

  2. WHOA! OREGON FTW! Love the post – thanks for the pics. Cannot believe how big mini Greg and Liv are getting!

  3. i love the update!!!

    i can’t believe that you are still on your running streak! that’s a full 6 months :)

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