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.|
|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!