Monday, November 29, 2010

a week in America's unhappiest city

Business week ranked Portland OR the unhappiest city in America.

Who could be depressed when there is all of this do to in the city and state

 Thanksgiving day Turkey trot

Jake playing spiderman

Riley and Wilco.  Do you see that mischevious look on Riley's face.  Yep, she woke up Wilco and this was the only photo she was willing to pose for. 

the beautiful Oregon coast

jump roping with seaweed on the beach
indoor football for the boys

It may have rained almost everyday I was in Oregon, but that didn't stop us from shopping, playing in the yard, exercising, watching movies, eating, and playing games. 

According to this link
 I'm headed back to the 4th happiest city in the America.  With finals looming 2 weeks down the road, I'm not sure that I'm going to feel the happiness bug for a few weeks....

seeing Mick made my day a little bit happier....

 In April, I saw this article in a news pop-up on my computer. 

Prior to clicking on the link, there was no idication that the article would be featuring Beaverton Oregon, my hometown and a street less than a 1/2 mile from my house that I travelled daily while growing up. 

I don't travel to Portland very often but I came home for the holidays and saw Mick in action standing on the corner in rainy 30 degree weather. 

(ps-it is illegal to talk on your phone while driving in Portland, OR but I have not heard that it is against the law to snap photos with your phone while driving)