Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend: A Christmas Miracle!

Thursday evening, I jutted out of my office right at my quittin' time (Which is rare. Like most people who embark on a magical corporate journey, I find myself usually there longer than I anticipate) and hopped into a car with The Boy and his Stepbrother to head 2.5 hours due Southeast to Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon. I was really, really excited for a variety of reasons which can poorly be summarized here:
  • The location: Like most Portlanders, Central Oregon is one of my favorite places to go for a long weekend. There's cabins, there's recreation, there's pools, there's deer, there's hiking, there's rafting, there's cocktails... the list goes on and on.
  • The company: The Boy's Dad was turning 60 so his entire family gathered to celebrate! It would be hard to quickly summarize why his family is so cool but they just are: very loving, very open, very into wine (which the make themselves) and good tequila. But as much as they love celebrating, they're also up super early going on 5 mile runs before starting the day (yes they're those people, I'm jealous too). They play hard, work hard and love each other harder.
  • The date. Memorial Day weekend in itself allows for a more relaxed atmosphere. I was looking forward to dawning my bikini and relaxing at the new resort water park while sipping on sangria. Ah, a good life.
So upon arriving Thursday evening, I quickly unloaded at the cabin and settled in to the atmosphere with a martini whipped up from his brother and pajamas from my private reserve label (huge and ugly, naturally). The snow was coming down just a bit and I nestled into the couch and conversation while whimsically Instagramming a picture  [seen here]. When FashionistaMMC scoffed at my snow, I assured her it would be gone by morning... no doubt about it. And that statement made a liar out of me:
View from the patio on Friday morning when I woke up. No joke. Get your bikinis!
Christmas in July. Curling up around the fire.
Indoor Olympics. The Boy and his Dad.
By Saturday, the snow had melted so away we went on the bikes.
That bike was amazing- I wanted to keep it! Thankfully I brought cozy clothes for the cabin which I threw over my normal clothes for the unexpected cold. Doesn't look great but I was warm.
Not in the romper I packed... but I suppose it worked.
So cute, I love them!
Sipping on Mint Gin & Soda... laaaiiidddd back
Me peacefully enjoying the cabin.
The family that eats over wine together...
See the adorable deer back there?
Dirty Executive Martini and Lemon Basil Cocktail before seeing Tenacious D
Brothers & their Dad
Concert anticipation vs. the Sun
Tenacious D live. Was it awesome??? I will answer that with: ROCKKK ONNNN!
Blissfully hiking in the sun.
Dusk wine.
The family watching & loving the amazing marriage proposal which makes me SO happy to be a Portlander.
"Biblical Character" chic at the rainy concert.
This poor little guy seemed a little sick with his patchy hair. Still such a doll.

 If I felt comfortable plastering his family all over my blog, I would do so in more pictures because they really are lovely. But with respect to them (and your attention span), I'll keep it at that.

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day! 
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19 comments:

rinniez said...

FUN!
sounds so peaceful and fun and the boys family sound great.
i still want to steal that bike!
:)
xx

Dree said...

It looks like a wonderful trip! I can't get over the deer!

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Snow or no snow you always have an amazing time! I love that you had a true PNW memorial day ;)

The boys family is darling, your warm outfits were amazing and Tenacious D live is 100% AWESOME!

Love your pics and so glad you had a wonderful weekend! XO

Erika said...

Ohmigosh Caitlin your cozy-clothes look is too cute! I'm so glad that you all had a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend - despite the fact that bikinis weren't involved. :/

P.S. I totally hear you RE fake nails. I think they look nice on other people, but I could never work with them. I just don't know how someone can type with fake nails. :P

Pat Hatt said...

The cat has a high attention span, just so you know..haha...looks like an awesome time was had, besides the ugly looking snow, blah, hate that stuff. We have deer a plenty here too, almost ran over some going to work today and I work in an industrial park, go figure..haha

Panty Buns said...

That snow looks sooo good right now. Normally I prefer Spring, but its been quite hot here for the last day and a half. What a pretty location and great photos! When you mentioned The Boy's dad's age (Happy Birthday Boy's dad) It confirmed that the two of you are young enough to be my children. What beautiful teeth! I have deer near me too but our white-tailed deer have much shorter hair. I love watching deer. I used to watch them lick each other's necks, nibble on foliage and even lie down for a rest. I think the hunters who shoot them are heartless, but I could see being armed to defend from a bear. Glad we don't have those here. It looks like everyone was having a great time there. Love the comment "Get your bikinis!" looking out at the snow. You're not one of those people who roll naked in the snow after a sauna are you? I don't know how people can do that. I like that pic from above of you lying down on the couch and ottoman. Your pink top is a pretty colour.

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Snow?? On Memorial Weekend?? Oh that would SO not fly with me! I am a hot-sunny-days-spent-on-the-lake-for-Memorial -weekend kinda girl. I'd be one unhappy camper if I saw snow!
But I do love all of the pictures though. The place looks beautiful, so I can imagine, snow or not, that you had a great time. And the deer?? HOW CUTE!! Even the little scraggly one!
It sounds like your boy's family is awesome and I think it's great that you all got to spend time together like that. Happy Birthday (he doesn't look 60 at all!!) to the Boy's Dad! Wishing him many more!

Mandee said...

ooooh my I had no idea it snowed in Bend this weekend! what the heck! At least it was pretty!
Those deer are adorbs!

femmefrugality said...

Oh, wow! That kind of sucks that it snowed...but it looks like you made the best of it! Tenacious D is so fun live.

Sandra Leiva said...

Everything looks great! <3

Katie said...

I can't believe there was snow! Looks like a fun and relaxing weekend and I loved seeing the pics on Instagram :)

Bravoe Runway said...

Happy birthday to your boyfriend's dad, I can definitely see the resemblance between the two of them. It looks like everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed tons of great food as well.

drollgirl said...

IT WAS SNOWING?!?!?!?!?!? WTH!!!! i can't get over that! but i am glad you had a great time, and it sure looks like fun!!!!

Bonnie said...

I love that The Boy's family gets up early to go for a run. "Those people" are my favorite! Your biking outfit is just too adorable for words.

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Jax said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!!!! So, who won the olympics??? LOL I have to try that drink with the mint! It sounds soooo delicious. Glad you had an awesome weekend :)

Elle Sees said...

awww! i went to the beach, and wish i could say we relaxed, but we partied the whole weekend.
worn.out.

Rick said...

Speaking of road trips, I felt like I just took one to Oregon these pictures are so lovely. I know it was amazing to spend the holiday weekend with loved ones. I like the candid shots, and you look so stylish as always. The deer almost steals the show though...how cute :)

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Happy belated to your boy's dad!
This is picture perfect...I love snow, so I wish I was there. The deers are too cute, goodness. I wanna hug the patchy hair deer.

Ocean Dreams said...

Aww all of these pictures make me miss my cabin - except I don't think we would have snow around this year, lol! Looks like you had fun and I love the bike too, the blue is fun!

Happy belated birthday to the Boy and the Boy looks like so much like his dad, which is fun! :) Glad you had a nice 3 day weekend.