Monday, January 2, 2012

weekend snapshots: hello 2012!

to ring in 2012 we decided to do an impromptu road trip down south
to visit and ring in the new year with our favorite oregonians!

our last breakfast of 2011 was at the waffle window

it was easily the best breakfast of the year!!

after breakfast 
we wandered through some vintage shops
filled with oodles of vintage goodies
i tell yah, i really wanted to bring home everything i saw!
portland has the best vintage shops around

of course you can't visit portland and not hit up the food trucks!

 i couldn't resist picking up a 2012 cupcake for the girls to share

once the sun went down
we drove down peacock lane
a sweet little street where each and every house is adorned with
thousands of twinkling christmas lights! it's been a portland tradition since 1929!

after oohing and aahing over the lights
we went home, changed into our jammies
popped in the sound of music, drank hot cocoa and waited for midnight

we welcomed 2012 with fireworks and horns
and lots of laughter

we woke up bright and early on new years day to enjoy 
our first breakfast of 2012 at slappy cakes!

after we filled our tummies with way too many pancakes
we packed up our van to head home
but hit up one more vintage shop on the way home

family time, good food, vintage shopping and lots of laughter
it was the perfect way to end 2011 and to start 2012!

happy 2012 everyone!


Ellyn said...

Dude. I'm dying to visit Oregon! Food trucks, vintage and cupcakes?!! Gahhhh. Let's plan a meet up sometime this year! wink wink WINK!!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Okay, yup... must visit Portland now! I've never been, and obviously it's not that far away!

Happy New Year! Looks like you're off to a fabulous start :)

Small Burst said...

Happy New Year Jozen. Hope your family home safe and sound. I'm so jealous you got to hit up some vintage shops. I've been to Oregon a couple of times and may visit again soon to visit cousins - and maybe some vintage shops too ;)

abby said...

sounds like a real fantastic way to begin the year. full of wonderful family time :)

Jean said...

slappy cakes sounds awesome. man, as big of a city i am nearby, i swear we do not have super cool places like that :/ kind of a bummer.

food trucks are so good, too! i am drooling!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Now that looks like a seriously fun weekend. I wish I could have been there too. I would have been making faces with the rest of the kids in that photo (love that first one). Happy New Year, Jozen!

ginanorma said...

darling fun pics, and those SUITCASES ARE YOU KIDDING?!!!

Elisse said...

What a wonderful celebration to 2012!! Love the spontaneity :) Happy New Year, friend!

Alely said...

perfect way to end the new year and start the new one! happy new year friend!

Sarah Joy said...

These pictures are just the sweetest! Happy New Year & blessings to you & your family. :) :)

P.S. Now I so badly want to go to Portland!

Sarah Joy said...

Jozen, I saw your message on my blog & Oregon would be awesome!

We must touch base with each other & figure something out. // if possible! :)

Becky said...

love those vintage suitcases. I saw about 8 months ago that I wished I would have bought, would have made a perfect little suitcase for the girls.