Attitude of Gratitude: Fun With Family

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This week was an extra special one in my life. My wonderful parents beat the Minnesota blizzard and headed to quirky Portland, Oregon for a fun-filled visit. I had such a blast showing them the place I have called home for the last couple years and all the amazing things Oregon has to offer. 

I thought it was appropriate to encourage us all to share an attitude of gratitude...specifically about the important relationships in our lives. I am so incredibly grateful that my parents were able to come and visit and spend the weekend with my partner, Kasey, and I. Here is a look at some of our fun! I encourage you to find gratitude in your week and to tell those around you that you love and appreciate them!

From Coast to Crest:

We were able to explore everything from the Pacific coast at Cannon Beach, Oregon to the beautiful Timberline Lodge at Government Camp on Mt. Hood! Look at these gorgeous views!


From Left to Right:

My parents being cute as heck walking to the Pacific Ocean at Cannon Beach, Oregon

Driving up to Timberline Lodge at Government Camp on Mt. Hood

Me enjoying the view of the Pacific Ocean at Ecola State Park

My parents, partner Kasey and I enjoying the sun on Cannon Beach



Wild Animals and Waterfalls

We spent time enjoying the fabulous animals at the Oregon Zoo in Washington Park in Portland as well as soaking up the greenery at Friends of Tryon State Park near Lake looks like a rainforest! 

From Left to Right:

Me and my beautiful Momma exploring Friends of Tryon State Park

My happy Papa and I getting excited to see animals at the Oregon Zoo

Kasey and I appreciating the beauty of Bridal Veil Falls along Interstate 84



A True Portland Experience

What better way to enjoy the quirky nature of Portland than to stay in a tiny house?! My parents enjoyed 3 nights in this fun little guy thanks to AirBnb. And I got some crazy awesome inspiration, too!

Left to Right

My Dad hanging out in front of the cute little tiny house

The super cool loft bed and adjustable ladder in the tiny house

A brilliant kitchen design and comfy robes for a homey touch...thanks Celeste



Overall, it was a fantastic long weekend full of family, exploration, sun, surf, mountains, and memories. I am so grateful to have these amazing people in my life and to live in such a beautiful state. What are you grateful for this week? I would love to hear in the comments below!


With an attitude of gratitude,