Saturday, October 11, 2014


This post is a bit backwards! Blogger wouldn't let me move the photo, so the photo above is the beam in place. Read below to know more!

Exciting things are happening on campus! The University of Portland is currently building a new student recreation center. Boss Lady Fay told me about a beam I could sign, so I did. 
Can you see my name in the exclamation point?
I thought it was only appropriate to sign it there.
Most everyone knows that I LOVE exclamation points!!!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pullman Visit!

Last weekend, Remy & I got the opportunity to hitch a ride with friends and travel to Pullman! YAY! Those are opportunities NOT to be missed! Seeing Matty AND my favorite place? I'll take it!

Remy claimed shotgun. ☺

Feeling piggly wiggly while waiting for Matty to finish class!

Reunited! ♥
We got to see Matty for a tiny bit on Friday, as he had composite photos with his frat that night, plus a function. Accumulating points is a must if one is a pledge!
Early the next morning, I took Remy & Jack on a walk around campus, then all over downtown Pullman. We watched the sunrise come up over Sloan Hall.

Thompson Hall - my favorite building on campus.

These two were on a Duck hunt! GO COUGS!
By the time we came back from our walk, everyone else was up. It was time for coffee and breakfast! I was in charge of breakfast and brought 'omelets in a bag.' A tip I gleaned from my friend Michelle.
So easy! Assemble all your favorite omelet fillings in baggies (or bowls), give everyone a quart sized Freezer bag, write their name on it with a Sharpie, put in the fillings of your choice & pour in 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters (or 2 fresh eggs).

Massage the bag for a few minutes, add to boiling water, turn down heat and simmer for 13 minutes.

Massaged & ready for the simmering water!

Voila! Delicious omelets ready for consumption!
After breakfast, the menfolk went to TriState in Moscow, Idaho, the moms all went to visit our kids in the dorms. After spiffing up Matty's dorm room (ahem!!), I left Matty to finish his laundry and went to Ferdinand's to purchase Cougar Gold Cheese (I also treated myself to an ice cream cone!). Look who was in front of me in line: Cougar great Jack Thompson!
Celebrity sighting in Ferdinands! The Throwin' Samoan!!
Then back to camp to spend time with Matty before the game.
Spending quality time with my baby!

Late night stroll on campus after almost beating the Ducks!
We came very close, people!!!

I had a great time visiting Matty in Pullman!
It was such a treat to see him experiencing life at WSU!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Good Luck, Matty!!!

Last week, Matty said 'goodbye' to Camas and 'hello' to Pullman.

Goodbyes are so hard!

We drove over on Friday, as move in day was bright & early Saturday morning. Once in Pullman, we met up with Lin, Ward, Katie & Tom (who so graciously changed their vacation plans to have dinner with us!). Thank you, Berges!!!

Fun fact: All three couples are WSU love stories! ♥

Move in was 8:00 a.m. Saturday. It took less than five minutes to get Matty checked in. He has a nice view of campus & Stadium Way. Fun fact: Both Naseem & my sister Brenda lived in Gannon Hall.

Dorm room set up, complete!

Matty's side of Gannon 622.

After Matty was all moved in, we traipsed around downtown.
Ten years separate these photos.♥

Sunday came way too fast! We met up with Matty at our favorite burger joint! No stop to Pullman is complete without a stop here.

Believe it or not, we ate at delicious Cougar Country Drive In  for breakfast! It's that good!!!
Omid and I said our goodbyes to Matty (which was oh so hard).  Once home, I decided to follow Matty's dorm on Twitter. What did I see? A photo of Matty at the ice cream social! He's in the bottom left with the bucket hat. ☺
So true!
Matty decided to attend Fraternity rush last week. This was a new experience for Omid and I as neither of us went through the Greek system. It was exciting to hear about all the fun he had this week. Matty pledged his first choice Delta Chi!
Here is a fun video Matty sent me. After the pledges received their bids, they ran to the house rep who had t-shirts with the house of their choice, grabbed a t-shirt, then ran all the way from the CUB to the house on Greek row. So funny!

Happy pledges!

2014 Delta Chi pledge class!
I asked Matty if the house employed a house mother. His reply: "No, but we have a house dog!"
Congrats Matty!
We are so proud of you and are excited for you to write your own WSU story!! ♥

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pullman Visit!!

I'm oh so late in updating this post. Oh well, better late than never!
A few weeks ago, Matty had to go to Pullman for his ALIVE! orientation. Omid and I had to tag along and get our Pullman fix too.
Pullman or bust!

Remy also joined us! He's always up for a road trip.☺

Mattys' door in Stephenson East.

I always swell up with Cougar Pride when I see this symbol! GO COUGS!

The WSU sign above it directly across the street from Sella's restaurant. After we took Remy's photo, we went & had dinner. They even let Remy eat with us on the deck!
Sella's for Mac 'n Jack & pizza!
Remy & my favorite building on campus: Thompson Hall.

Amber waves of grain = harvest time!
Omid and I drove down to Wawawaii one day for a picnic; and Remy went for a swim in the Snake River.

The CUB posted this photo on their Facebook page that said: We love our Coug Moms!
To that I add: #notjustacougmom #WSUalumni

No trip to Pullman is complete without a stop to Old European for aebelskivers! #pullmantradition

We visited the new Brelsford Visitor Center. They even welcomed Remy inside.☺

Our last few minutes in Pullman.
Omid and I had a wonderful time visiting all of our old stomping grounds around the area. Matty said he had a great time at Alive! He met lots of new people and seems excited to start his own journey in Pullman. ☺ GO COUGS!!!!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hike to Oneonta Gorge

Omid, our friend Tammy & I stole Matty's awesome idea of hiking to Oneonta Falls today. We hiked to the upper falls to get our cardio on (yay for us!). The path is very narrow and on the way down to the parking lot, we saw a young father & his toddler slip off the path and tumble down about 75 feet to the street below! That was awful! So, so scary. Thank God no cars were coming, they most certainly would have been hit. Omid went to check on the two and reported back that the toddler just had a scraped knee (but was very shaken up) and the father was scraped up all over. The rest of their party caught up to them and hopefully they are doing okay tonight.

After that scene, we hiked over to Oneonta Gorge. This was an awesome hike. Scary at times, because of the unknown, but a lot of fun! Before you can reach the waterfall, you have to climb up two boulders to reach a 15 foot high log jam. That was scary for me. It took me a while and thankfully people were patient. You have to go slow as there is foot traffic going both ways. Once you tackle the log jam, there are a few pools of knee deep water, then a pool of chest high water. The rocks are unstable & slippery, I didn't want to twist my ankle or knee, so I walked very carefully. It was definitely an adventure! One thing we noted: everyone had a smile! I'm really glad I went. Thanks for the idea, Matty!!!
If you go...wear TEVAs or KEENs! Water shoes are a MUST and YOU WILL GET WET & DIRTY. Don't take anything that shouldn't get wet, like phones or cameras! Don't forget the towels! Make sure to leave them in the car. They will just get wet & will be useless if you take them along. ☺
Watch the video to see how much fun we had!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Remy!!!!!

Remy is TEN today!!!

Happy birthday Remy!!! We love you LOTS!!!! ♥♥♥