Paige out West

Yahoo for Portland, Oregon! This blog will be a place for friends and family to check out what I am up to. The address will stay paigedeut even though I may or may not be in Germany. Now it stands for eveyone's favorite book in the Bible...Deuteronomy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This stability thing isn't half bad

This has got to be some kind of record: nine months at the same job and seven months with the same address. Yes, I’m putting down some roots. Of course the travel bug bites me every once and awhile. But, I’ve found that a splurge-buy airline or Amtrak ticket can keep the travel bug at bay, at least temporarily.

My recent weekend adventures have taken me to the exotic locations of Portland and Eugene. Crazy! I spent Portland hanging out with my girls while Eugene was a family weekend. My grandma’s 80th birthday party was Valentine ’s Day and Dad’s 60th was the next day. While my last three Valentine’s Days were spent in exotic Spanish speaking locations, I would say this Valentine’s Day at home was still among the best (pictures to follow).

It’s hard to make a blog exciting when you’re in your home country. However, thankfully there are a lot of thrilling things happening around me. For example, my office displayed artwork of a very up and coming photographer named Cooper. He was featured on Good Morning America, local news channels, and Animal Planet. Oh yeah, Cooper is a cat. As one could imagine, crazy cat ladies - and gentlemen - flocked from miles around to our office. Let’s just say it was an interesting work week. Check the link: http://www.crossfilms.com/cooper

Spa Day



Thanks to my bunkmate, Kirsten, I’ve been getting into the spa wellness thing. This weekend I went with her and some buddies to an all women’s sauna / thermal pool thing. We also do low budget days where drink champagne, paint our toes, and talk about boys as seen in this photo. Yeah, when did I turn into such a girl? Weird.

Potentially Incriminating Photo



The Spanish coffee at Hubers in Portland is awesome. Oh and if anyone asks, Lana is actually named Michelle and her birthday is July 22nd, 1980.

21st Birthday + Bible Study = Italian Food and Red Dresses



I am taking advantage of my stability and leading a core group Bible study of college aged girls. We’ve had lots of opportunities to have “non-traditional” core groups as the girls all turned 21 within a span of a month. For Liz’s bday we wore western clothing and went square dancing. Cecy’s party we went to Italian food and wore red dresses. Ok, so the theme broke down a bit.

Oliver turns 1!



For Oliver it’s a toss up between birthday cake and a jenga block. Although, considering he’s 27 pounds, I think the birthday cake is often the winner.