If you’re wondering why I’m using the country lingo, it’s because I recently took a field trip to a real, working ranch outside of Sheridan, Oregon. There I learned the difference between a cow, calf, heifer, steer and a bull.
Okay, while it may not have been a “field trip” per-say, I did learn a lot and had the opportunity to watch a private bull riding show. I was invited as a plus-two to a social event put on by the board of an organization my boyfriend’s mom is on. It was a beautiful summer evening and I had a great time at the ranch. Below are some pictures!
I have a ton of pictures from last weekend’s family festivities and my little sister Rachel’s graduation. She did so well in high school but I know she will excel even more in college. I’m so excited to see what she will do with her life!
With my brother Noah graduating from the University of Oregon, and Rachel graduating from high school, Adam is the only only left at home! He just finished his freshman year of high school. Crazy to think that in just three more short years my parents will probably be downsizing!
I’m going to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. to get my master’s in public policy! I’m so excited. It feels so great to start moving towards a goal – and beyond limbo-land. I have always hated NOT having a plan – and now I have a plan and a course of action for the next two years.
This weekend, Amanda and I decided to go work on our photog skills at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. It was a perfect day for taking pictures and we were able to get there early enough to beat the crowds. We then took a side trip to the Oregon Garden Brewing Festival and drank a few tasty Oregon microbrews. It was a perfect Saturday.
I hope you love tulips as much as I do or you might find the rest of this post a bit dull. Enjoy 😉
As I get ready for school this fall, I find myself longing for an adventure. I’ve been pretty grounded for the last three years, and I’d love to jet off to somewhere new and exciting before I begin my next chapter! Below are a few pictures of my European rendezvous from a few years ago.
Until I have the money and time to travel abroad, I will stick with looking for adventure in Oregon.
As always, sorry for my long absence. I’ve been in limbo for the last few months unsure of my next move. While nothing is final yet, come back soon and I will be able to reveal where graduate school is taking me!
This past weekend was a sunny one in Portland. I know we still have a few more weeks of rainy, gray days, but weekends like this one remind us all why we stick around. There is nothing like Portland on a sunny day – the city is so alive and SO green, cherry blossoms are everywhere and everyone comes out to play in the sunshine.
I went on a hike with Amanda and Mackenzie up through Forest Park to the Pittock Mansion. There is no better way to christen a new camera than a gorgeous day, a hike and the views from Pittock Mansion, 1000 feet above downtown.