Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens...

I went to Portland this week (just got back tonight) and it was, hands down, the best vacation ever. I'd like to think that it would have been a fun vacation no matter what, but there is one thing that put it over the top...

The International Rose Garden - tons of roses and oh so pretty!

To protect the innocent, we're going to call him Bill Murphy. There's a story there, but you wouldn't find it as funny as we do. Just trust me, if you had been there, you'd find it funny too. 

Bill and I have been talking on eHarmony since January. We quickly went from emailing to texting, talking on the phone to Skyping twice a week to Skyping 3-4 times a week when our schedules would allow. I had been planning this trip to Portland for a while when Bill suggested he meet me there. He grew up in Vancouver (across the river). So, with some nerves and hoping it wouldn't be horribly awkward, we met up in Portland and had the absolute best time! 

It is a tad complicated as he lives in Washington State...but that's a mere detail. We're trying to figure this thing out and see where it takes us. I have promised multiple people over the years that I wouldn't turn into a mushy, sappy, nausea inducing over-sharer and so I shall do my best to curtail my natural exuberance. I will say this kind, funny, gentle man makes me very, very happy. 

Other cool things we saw in Portland and the environs...

Cannon Beach

Goonies never say die!

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

You can't really tell, but it was a beautiful sunset!

Pretty lake that I can't remember the name of....Lakma...Lacmas...Laskma...??

Sorry for the social media overload folks, but I just can't seem to help myself!! I shall try to not be *too* obnoxious.


Al Christensen said...

Fingers crossed for more happiness.

LemonDrop Creative | Ashley said...

It's your own blog, you can do whatever the hell you want with it :D Levi and I survived pretty much all of our dating and engagement over the Internets--hurray for Skype and Gchat! I'm so glad you were able to go to Portland--I absolutely LOVE the Rose Garden and Japanese Gardens. (Also, I love "Bill's" hairy face.) :)