Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Brought to You by the Letter D

Daffodils! Donuts!  We went on another adventure this past rainy Sunday. Molly is getting used to the idea.  When she got into the car after church, she asked, "Where are we going on our 'venture?"
My little yellow flower in the daffodil field.

So off we went to pick daffodils!  This is a great little Vancouver spot that was written up in The Columbian (our local paper) last year.  Each dozen you pick costs only 50 cents.  My favorite flower is the daffodil (Wait...I am lying, I love lilacs maybe they tie for my favorite flower).  It's so fun to fill the house with their happy sunny faces in the spring.  Molly and I cut 48 daffodils and had to stop because our hands were too cold- it was pouring rain.  I am thinking about going to get more this next week.  It is so nice to have fresh flowers in the house!  If you go, bring a plastic bag and a pair of scissors for easy cutting and carrying.

Doooonnnuuttttssss (ala Homer Simpson)
Next, we accessed our app Portland Essentials and off we went in search of donuts.  The Helen Barnhard Bakery has been around since 1924.  Helen started the bakery in her kitchen.  The little bakery was super sweet (har har) and by the time we got there, our donuts were even half off!  And delicious!  Another D!

I wanted a cinnamon roll, but they were all sold out.  So darn (D!), we will have to go back.  Oh dear (D!).  Someone stop me.

Thanks to Evelyn and Another Yarn for all the great ideas for new things to do in Portland! (See comments last post.) My list is growing!

Grateful List:
1. I am thankful for all the people out there who can help everyone effected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  It is times like this I want to be a doctor or a nurse.  Or a nuclear physisist.  You know, one of those.  So I could help.

2. I am grateful for Jen.  She told me I can do it (no TV for Lent) and I am.  And it is not that bad, but every once in a while, I have to take a deep breath and step away from the remote.

3. Inspiration. I wish I could do this in 40 days.  Even though I can't on that level, I can go slower, and make it happen!  It might take me a bit longer.  I am okay with that.

4. Spring! The croci (I looked it up) are beautiful and purple, and the daffodils, well, I already covered that!


  1. That sounds like a fun adventure. I'd like to go somewhere and pick a bunch of daffodils. :)

  2. Daffodils are my favorite too. I wish we had a u-pick place nearby - I would be their best customer. And my kid LOVES to pick flowers. She'd be in heaven!


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