Thursday, June 2, 2011

Portland, Oregon

Mike's best friend Joel recently married the love of his life, Jaime, in the Portland, OR temple and guess who got to take a mini-weekend vacation? We did. Well, it was actually in March but that's besides the point. I just found this picture on Mike's phone last night and it brought back wonderful memories of walking through the streets of the city hand-in-hand, visiting Powell's Books, the largest independently owned book store in the nation (I could have lived there...), and having dinner at the top of a skyscraper and wondering if the very tall gentleman whose head almost touched the ceiling was a basketball player for Portland. Mike got a pipe and I actually had time in the morning to make myself look presentable. We shopped without sales tax and watched movies late into the night that had nothing to do with animation or Disney. We watched an independent film and had amazing pizza with Mike's other best friend Skyler and his beautiful wife Kirsten. The wedding, the people we were with, and the whole trip were just...perfect.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nursery Rhymes

So I was reading some of the old Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes to Evie tonight before bed and was shocked by some of what I read. The Old Mother Hubbard rhyme was talking about dogs dying and visiting the undertaker and then the dog laughing like it was a joke...but the real gem of the evening is this one. Read it out loud and without any pauses. Its called 'Lock and Key'.

I am a gold lock.
I am a gold key.
I am a silver lock.
I am a silver key.
I am a brass lock.
I am a brass key.
I am a lead lock.
I am a lead key.
I am a don lock.
I am a don key!