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Here's what was captured on the cell phone this week...

Why yes, Blake and I went to the zoo this week. The lions were awesome. And CLOSE.

Holy cow, we were positively being stalked behind our glass wall.

It was Blake's first visit to the Oregon Zoo, and he got to enjoy it with one of his besties, Emily.

He also got to enjoy packing our lunch around on his back all day, because a skateboard backpack looks much cuter on a 4-year-old boy than on myself.

 The pumpkin spice latte has returned to Starbucks. And my world got a little bit brighter this week.

 Blake makes a stud spidey if you ask me. Especially with his fave nerd glasses.

Fresh baked banana bread. It's what's for breakfast.
And lunch.
And as a snack.
And it smells so good I want to make some more.

So this may not excite many people, but we are talking PORTLAND, OREGON here. In the middle of September. This forecast is pretty much better than the entire month of June was this year.

Pumpkin spice lattes, fresh baked banana bread, and weather warm enough for my kids to play outside all day and even SWIM in?

life rearranged


  1. Ahh The zoo! I haven't been in too long! That lion is awesome!
    Mmmm...pumpkin bread! Yes, please! along with a pumpkin spice latte haha
    Looks like you had a great week, hope you have an equally great weekend! :)

    1. Thank you, Sapir! and I'll join you for that latte!

  2. I totally agree with you about the weather in the NW-beautiful! Just thought you should know that I stayed up WAY too late last night (hubby is gone on a hunting trip) reading your blog from the very beginning. I laughed so hard I cried at some of your hilarious stories! Our lives are so similar, it's crazy. I especially loved the stories of Blake and all the funny things he's done! My youngest is almost 2 and I just know he's gonna be just like that! Love your blog!!

    1. Oh I love that you love it! Thank you for telling me :) And my husband is gone hunting this weekend too!! I'm telling ya, Amanda... :)

  3. I didn't know you got to go to the zoo! So jealous!:)