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?
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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!).
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The next weekend, I was on call, so there was a whole lot of this at first:
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…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.
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Oregon, you are ridiculously gorgeous. You win all the cool points.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!

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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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