After picking up a ton of great fruits and veggies at the farmer's market, Chris let me try out his juicer (much to my extreme delight) to make us a healthy snack.
The sequence of photos and video below truly captures how amazed I was/am at the gloriousness that is juicing (they are also proof of how awkward I can be). I'm officially addicted and need to save for one of these bad boys myself!
I had the great fortune of meeting up with a college gal pal, Kelly, who lives in Portland for coffee on Sunday morning and I just have to say--it's so refreshing to catch up with people you haven't seen or caught up with in years and find you enjoy their company just as much as you did in the past. I've found that extraordinary women operate on a frequency that is contagious; their energy is so nurturing and inviting to be around. My dear, if you read this, you are truly as lovely as I remember...I wish I'd remembered to snap a photo of us!! I guess that just means I was super present in your company :)
Sunday was then mostly spent on a beautiful hike around the Gorge. Once again I found myself feeling grateful for the guys keeping to my pace and encouraging me to keep moving--even when my very out of shape muscles were hating me big time. The air was invigorating, the views were beautiful and the exercise was oh so needed. Even though I thought I may die on the way up at one point (and admittedly considered saying oh screw it, I'm plopping myself down here and reading until you 3 get back) I was really proud of myself for sticking it out and finishing.
This next photo cracks me up because the woman who volunteered to take it insisted I pose in that position and kept saying things like "oh yes, perfect, now I've got depth...". The boys think I look photo-shopped in (but I promise I'm not!).
After the Gorge hike Chris drove our sweaty group to Multnomah Falls for even more spectacular sights.
Then we wrapped up the day with a quiet bbq in Chris' back yard.
What else can I say besides...
In Gratitude for a wonderful trip,