My Cousin, Robyn, Just Got Herself Hitched!!!
I just got back from my trip to Portland to witness my cousin's wedding and I had a blast!
It was great to see family members I haven't seen in over 10 years
and crazy to see how everybody has aged!
(I know I have gained a few pounds lol)
I landed in Portland, Oregon, on April 30th at almost midnight and my Aunt Denise and Cousin Kayla were nice enough to pick me up and set me up in a spare room for the night.
The next day, we were able to play catch up since I hadn't seen them in a very long time.
Later that day some of my siblings and my dad flew in and I joined them at their AirBnB, where I was staying for the rest of my trip.
It was a nice little place but the best part was the location!
My big bro did well! He managed to snap up a place in the Hawthorne district!
We were only one block away from stepping onto Hawthorne Blvd
and the AirBnB was RIGHT next to the Hawthorne Theatre, it was very convenient during our trip!
The Hawthorne district is known for its bohemian vibe and an eclectic mix of quirky gift shops, bookstores and resale boutiques along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.
The local low-key eateries include classic diners, taco spots and vegetarian restaurants, while pubs, music clubs and beer bars make for lively nightlife.
There are also other features, like Mt. Tabor Park, which resides on an extinct volcano,
has walking and biking trails and panoramic city views.
I roomed with my brother Russell, his wife Emily, my brother John, and my dad.
My dad is so cute, he wanted to make sure we all had food in the fridge for breakfast so he got up around 4am, went to the store, and purchased 5 dozen eggs!
We were all confused when we woke up. . . .
Like, why did you buy 5 dozen eggs for 4 days? lol
Love that guy.
One of the highlights from my trip was going to see
the Multnomah Falls!
At a height of 620 feet, Multnomah Falls is a waterfall located in the Columbia River Gorge, east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, Oregon, United States.
The waterfall is accessible from the Historic Columbia River Highway and Interstate 84.
Sorry about the small video format, but it was beautiful!
I highly recommend you check it out next time you are in Portland, Oregon :]
Afterwards, we went straight to the rehearsal dinner.
We ate, drank and were mary until we passed out lol.
Or at least I did, I was exhausted!
The next day was the BIG day!
We all had our part in the preparation, but mostly we were just in charge of getting ourselves dressed.
It was a beautiful wedding!
And my cousin Robyn was a stunning bride :]
I suppose now we just have to wait and Let Love Grow <3
Can't wait to see you all again at the next wedding!
(I wonder who it's going to be!!!)
Greetings and salutations from Colorado Springs! My name is Elise, I'm the Colorado Springs HouseWife in the City! I love my boyfriend and my 2 fur babies! I'm a restaurant manager by day and blogger by night! I'm an artist and a seamstress in my spare time and I just love to bake and sing in the shower! I've become more health conscious in recent years and have decided to start living more! As a person we are in charge of ourselves, it is our job to make ourselves a better person everyday. This is my journey to making peace with my aging body and to start treating it and my mind better. As a person and as a woman!
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