so yeah


i've been to portland before. and it was good. we saw most of the stuff people do in portland, powells, rose test garden, japanese garden. all that kind of thing. but this trip, this trip was all about the people. not the seeing of the city (not that i didn't take advantage of some shopping), but seeing people that i count as friends. not blog friends, just plain friends. no qualification needed. because these are good people.

i really need to thank melissa a thousand, million times over for letting me be a part her family for five days. who would have guessed a loud meat-eating mid westerner would mesh with a crazy canadian vegetarian? it just works. i don't know how, but it does. of course i got to see some friends again, and i got to meet some new ones. on friday melissa and augie and i went up to seattle to have lunch with molly, blair and daria. i kinda insisted to molly that brandon come as well, and he is as sweet as i knew he would be. blair and i made up over our scarf fight, and while i could probably still take her on, but she is so great, i would just let her have it. on saturday, we headed over to the ace to climb into the photobooth with andrea. so fun, and that lady is a pro! and then another long lunch. what's the point of going out to eat if you aren't going to talk for hours, right? which is what we did again later that night, dinner at cava with the chicken, sally and melissa. just girls, no kids. all fancy like. and then (i sound like a broken record) breakfast on monday with stephanie before i headed to the airport.

and that pretty much sums up my whole trip, me talking to everyone. the only bad thing was i got a cold right when i left on thursday, so when i say talking, what i really mean is a half strangled, hoarse, raspy whisper. which only made things worse. but come on, like i was going to let that stop me. like i said, all good good people.


Blogger lisa s said...

sounds so good. so many good eggs in that basket!

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Blair said...

so glad I got to give you a real hug, friend.

Now, for the arm wrestling for the scarf : )


8:46 PM  
Anonymous melissa f. said...

girl. that was the best vacation i've had in a long ass time. good thing we don't live close cuz it would be eggs and fried potatoes and party all the time.

actually. please move here.

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Your photos are beautiful. On my travels I found a link to a 2006 entry of your blog. Your photos of your children are lively and gentle. Gorgeous! I look forward to visiting again.

1:45 AM  
Blogger UNIFORM Studio said...

How wonderful. And so glad you guys made up:)
Your photos are dreamy. I keep looking at them thinking they could be in a magazine story about your trip...

3:41 AM  
Blogger shari said...

sounds like such fun hannah! i love the photos too.

5:43 AM  
Blogger house on hill road said...

hooray for a great getaway.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Now that sounds like the ideal vacation!

7:00 AM  
Anonymous sally said...

Oh, it was so good seeing you again. I can't wait until your next visit!!!

7:28 AM  
Anonymous amy k. said...

how awesome was that?? seeing you and hanging out? move here, lady, and bring that family of yours.

I will forever remember our lovely evening with us yelling over Tom Petty playing to loudly and with your raspy voice and me tring to lipread.

you are the best. please start planning your next trip up here.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous emily said...

that sounds like a spectacular trip. and your photos? of course.

9:37 AM  
Blogger kristen said...

hannah, you know there would be some serious arm wrestling between the kc & portland ladies over you and your family moving there. you can visit all you want, but let's just squelch the comments about moving there as IT'S NOT AN OPTION.

oh, and i'm glad you had a great weekend...you deserve it.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

sounds like a great trip - lucky you!

(and really great pics)

4:24 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Isn't Portland wonderful? I love the photo of the glasses of water.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi hannah,
you probably don't know me, but i went to st. paul's church so i know your husband and in laws...i found your blog through joyce collins' and i love checking in to see the projects you have done. anyways...
is that picture above taken at the Ace Hotel?? my husband and i lived in seattle for about 15 months and we made it down to portland twice (which wasn't enough). the second time we stayed at the Ace and we adored it! what a cute hotel; we loved the originality of the rooms...the artwork painted right on the wall and the glass shower right out in the open.
that couch and the giant letters spelling "hotel" looked so familiar so when you said it was from portland i immediately thought of the Ace.
our favorite restaurant is in portland...it's called Le Pigeon and they serve the best brunch ever!!
well that's enough rambling from someone you don't know! i just had to ask!
Lori Felder

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just started reading your blog and I'm loving it and the photos! Just thought I'd let you know that I've added it to my list of favorite reads and hope you don't mind. :)

7:01 PM  
Anonymous jmac said...

i'm hungry now...

11:34 PM  
Blogger Esti said...

that top picture is just perfect.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous daria said...

oh, hello, look at me with the super-slow follow up. it was lovely to meet you, I am usually not so baby-obsessed, but can you blame me??

ps that shot of M + A in the hotel is killing me, truly.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That may be the only baby ever at the ACE ;-)

Great work, enjoying your blog

Frank (Jess Photog in NY)

6:12 AM  

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