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A New Wave

Wow, it’s been awhile ey?

Here I was thinking, start with a bang, keep the momentum and blogging will naturally find a way to squeeze itself  into my life. Whelp. Here’s to a new season and more reasons to rev up the engine again. The blog-block was this precisely: In Oregon you have 9 months of dark, rainy, cold weather. When the sun finally breaks through and summer arrives… the last thing you want to do is sit in front of a computer screen during your time off from spending 8 hours a day at work sitting in front of a computer screen.  So, here we go again!

I do want to update you with a summer in a flash post later this week, summing up my incredible summer in photos.

For now, I’d like to be present because the presently things are on the up and up.

Here’s a fall mix for ya of what I’ve been up to.

Oregon in the Fall

Zombie flash mob dancing to “Thriller” at the Saturday Market. Oh, Eugene.

We discovered some courts nearby that have lights. Here’s a full moon night where we picked up some rackets and had some great matches.

My guy had a pergola and roof COVERED densely with three varieties of delicious grapes. We made pure grape juice for weeks!

We went to a Covered Bridge Festival in Cottage Grove a couple weekends ago. Cheers to silly interests. Its was primarily an excuse to get out of town, head out on a road trip and explore a new place and enjoy new scenery. I got some great shots of old buildings and barns. Great backdrops for upcoming shoots!

I got bangs! I’ve been rocking the side swoop since 6th grade (10+ years) It was time for a change. What a difference!

I built a platform bed! It was super quick, easy and cheap! I’ll do a post on this DIY soon

My guy and I took a much needed trip to the coast. I ran around and played with my girl, Chi and frolicked in the ocean. It started to rain just as we were leaving. It was a complete soul shine.

October is beautiful, poetic, romantic… but also of confluence of sports. One night we brought out the couches, situated them around the fire pit in the backyard, set up a TV screen on the deck. Invited our friends over and got pizza, wings, whiskey, and s’mores. We watched football under the stars.

And… Here’s Chi, modeling her winter sweater

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Summer 2012! The Bucket List

Every summer I do my best to squeeze every bit of joy from the long, warm sunny days. I make a calendar of all the weekends of summer and fill it with fun activities and adventures. This year I made a bucket list to go along with my calendar so whenever I have free time I can make a check off the trusty bucket list! I’m excited to share these adventures with you and hope to inspire you to create your own and maybe spark some ideas.

THE BUCKET LIST

1. Wind Surfing in Hood River

2. Zip Lining in Southern Oregon

3. White Water Rafting

4. Learn how to row in a racing boat at Dexter Lake

5. Bicycle Booze Cruise

6. Surfing on the Oregon coast

7. Bike ride picnic

8. Where the Wild Things Are themed Party

9. Hike Kentucky Falls

10. Make and fly kites

11. Float the McKenzie River in an inner tube with friends and beers

12. Make homemade bread and jam

13. Volunteer

14. Find a drive-in movie theater

15. Go fly fishing

16. Try rock climbing (even if it’s at a gym)

17. Go canoe camping as much as possible

18. Grow garden full of all the veggies and herbs

19. Kayak and surf in San Diego

20. Go berry picking at a U-Pick farm

21. Go sand boarding at the dunes

22. Morning yoga practice on the deck

23. Keep up with work-out routine

24. Bike commute

25. Practice sewing

26. Play more Tennis

27. Spontaneous trip to the beach

28. Play in as many Sunday softballs games as I can

29. Make sun tea, herb berry ice cubes and popsicles

30. Have a water fight

30. Send postcards to friends I haven’t heard from in awhile

31. Go to a first Friday art walk

32. Ride my long board (skateboard) more

33. Go Skydiving

34. Go out Salsa Dancing

35. Go Go-Carting

36. Make my own sushi

37. Go wine tasting

38. Go backpacking

39. Summit Diamond Peak

40. Festivals: Sasquatch, Oregon Country Fair, Eugene Celebration

41. Focus on AquarEye (Become a better blogger, keep shop updated, do more DIY projects, go to flea markets, work on new jewelry styles and techniques. Keep it original and fun)

42. Savor, enjoy, and appreciate every moment

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