Thank You, and Lessons Learned

Hi everyone.
And by that I mean ALL of you!
Thanks so much for caring about my lack of nutrition.
{My stomach thanks you too.
See post below.}

For understanding.
Really, you're awesome.

I promise in about 3 (....maybe 4) weeks. I'll be back. I'll be commenting on your blogs...wait, I'll be reading your blogs, and then commenting. I'll return ALL your emails (Did I mention you are awesome?) And I swear on my mother's china (oh please let it make the move intact) that I will get back to real food. Serious homemade-hand-shucked-bottled-myself goodness. {And no-my kids aren't living on jellied chocolates and Mountain Dew...I swear!} Okay Macaroni and Cheese, and peanut butter sandwhiches. (The jellied chocolates were in the food storage tucked away since Christmas...what? I didn't want to move them all the way to Oregon, might as well eat 'em now right?? I mean right?)

And now. Really quickly. I have about 2 minutes to share some pictures.

First. Welcome to BEAUTIFUL Oregon:
Mt. Hood from 24,000 feet. Breathtaking. I know.

Second: Would you like to know why they do NOT show you outer pictures of some rental houses?

This is why.

Gorgeous, eh?
Instead they highlight the 'view'.

And while it is pretty amazing. It took 3 switchbacks on a narrow lane of a path to get up to it in the first place. I kid you not this was the first house we saw. (Things did get better).

Now for the Thirdly: When you are only looking at rentals, you quickly learn that while the house might work for you and your brood...

The yard may not. But yards? Whoneedsem?



Angie McCullagh said...

That view is stunning! Enjoy it.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

The view - WOW! I am totally jealous - and I won't show you the view of a dumpster I may have at my apartment... but I agree, chocolates don't move well - eat as many as you can! Good luck with the moving... I"m right there with you (I move tomorrow-eek)!

Threeundertwo said...

What a great view. And kids can run around in any kind of yard.

Welcome to Oregon!

Melissa Ann Browning said...

The view is pretty great. And I agree - th ekids won't miss the big yard - they'll be distracted by all the other new stuff. Renting sure does look a little dismal though - and doesn't that mean moving twice? But I guess this way you guys can get to know the area and then really choose the are you like to buy, right? I hope some fruit has found its way back into your life :)

Straight to Your Hart said...

Welcome to what I call home-Oregon. Love the view you the golf greens by the lake there is a restaurant that is very good..Nibleys...the owner works at that one, she also owns one on Washburn Way. Since she is there the food is very good..the other is good as well, but her touch just makes it better...

Hope all is well...

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Mt. Hood is gorgeous. Hope you get settled in soon! :)

Mozi Esme said...

Best wishes with the move! Oregon is awesome - lots to see and do if you like nature.

Daisy said...

Mt. Hood! Gorgeous. I hope your china is packed securely and rides gently.

Laurie said...

Good luck with the move! I agree with everyone the view is amazing... Take Care and I hope all goes well.

Jaime said...

It does look gorgeous! Good luck!:)

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the mountain pic. Sis moved to Utah and we will be visiting her in December. Cannot. Wait. :)

BTW, you've been tagged!!


Allison said...

Wow the view is beautiful! I hope the move is uneventful!

Claremont First Ward said...

Welcome to OREGON. My neighbor behind me (there is a green space seperating our yards) paid $1200 this year to have a wild cherry tree on my property trimmed so it wouldn't obstruct her view of Mt. Hood. Crazy.

What do you need help with?

Did your China make it intact?

For your next post I hope to hear you ate some sort of protein. For starters, that is.

Bonnie the Boss said...

The view was great! A lawn mower could fix it! The yard the size of a postage stamp, maybe not! Can you imagine trying to unpack with the kids underfoot?

Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!