All last week it rained and rained and rained some more. I almost forgot what it was like to live amongst so much moisture. I tried to capture just how much it was raining, but with a not-so-state-of-the-art camera, it doesn't do it justice (do you just love our view of the 90?). But after a few days of it, I began to realize just how much I've grown accustomed to the sun. I really missed it! And couldn't wait for it to come back. There were also a few things I learned about myself while stuck inside: I'm not very good at coming up with creative projects for my kids to do (any ideas would be welcome); getting up at 5:30am to work-out and being pregnant do not mix well with me (sorry Christa!); I really enjoy having a front yard that my kids could go out and enjoy; I love not having to wear socks with my shoes; and I really, really enjoy nice weather!
(disclaimer: this in no way lessens my love of Portland. I still miss it and everyone in it.)