Good Times in the Northwest

So here we are in Portland, Oregon.  I have to say that I have a renewed love for Portland.  I have always had a weirdness of a feeling while visiting Oregon because of my yuck high school years, but I feel like I have grown up a bit and am pretty much over it.  I have really enjoyed Portland for the amazing city it is. 

Here are some of the pictures that we have taken while here to give you a little sample of what we are experiencing!

I love this picture!  This is at my grandparents home in Cottage Grove, Oregon.  I love their yellow house and have such great memories with them!  My grandpa (seen through the door) is now 89 years old!!!  He is still a lively man and I love him so much!

Love those eyes.

In this picture you can see Maisie’s first little sharp tooth (on the bottom)!

My little brother is so cute!  We went up to my dad’s house in Washington and visited with him and my step mom and my little bro.  He is seriously the cutest little brother.  I love him.

This is my dad!  He got to meet Maisie for the first time! 

Maisie loved “step-grandma”!

ARG!  We walked around Hawthorne in Portland with friends!  Oh yes, I am still the same, even as a mom!

Oh Jamie…those eyes….  Jamie is my best friend from college and I love her so much!  We are so opposite, but I think that is why our friendship works so well!  Maisie and I stayed the night at Jamie’s apartment.  We slept on her couch together (yes, we co-slept) and it was actually quite comfortable.  We did the usual (back rubs while watching Sliding Doors).  Oh, that is the life!!!!

I will post more pictures of the Powell family later!  For some reason, we haven’t taken any!  By the way, I will really try to post more.  I have been in sort of a funk of confusion and haven’t even had anything to say.  Sorry!!!


  1. Mom on October 12, 2007 at 2:31 am

    Jen, thanks for coming back to your blog! I love the pictures! I am especially fond of the first one…with you girls and Maisie’s great grandpa! Soooooo looking forward to seeing you!!!

  2. Donna on October 12, 2007 at 6:49 am

    Hey Paris Girl! Great pictures. looks like you are having a blast catching up with all of your family. How fun to introduce Maisie to everyone. We are going to be in Portland the weekend of November 3rd. Any suggestions on where to go for great food?

  3. svest on October 12, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Yay!! If you can believe it, I have actually been checking your blog almost every day and was expecting to see right off the bat, the FAT ITCHES blog…but no! A surprise awaited me! Those are fun pictures!!! Are those with your camera or Justin’s? I need to get a little camera that I can fit in my purse. Any suggestions? Great pictures!! Love you

  4. Diane Rich on October 12, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Jen,
    I too check your blog daily and I’m glad to see your back to posting. My prayer for you is for you to get out of your funk. 🙂
    I’m glad that you are having a wonderful time visiting with family and friends.
    It was great to finally meet you and Maisie at Heart Strings.

  5. Mary E. DeMuth on October 13, 2007 at 7:12 am

    So good to SEE you again. Maisy’s a charmer, isn’t she? But she also seems to have her own personality…

    May Jesus give you joy and peace and hugs and more joy.


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