Saturday morning, Marla, Kameryn, Emily and I headed down across the border (the Oregon border that is!). We decided to take the girls school shopping in Oregon where they could shop tax free. They both worked in the berries this summer and were excited about buying some school clothes.
We stayed with my Brother Dave and his wife Sue in Corvallis. My niece made us her "famous" homemade pizza for dinner Saturday night.
Sunday morning we headed to Woodburn Outlet Mall. It's between Corvallis and Salem and it is the best outlet mall ever. They have the most beautiful and unusual flower displays!
Me and Emily...see the new red converse shoes.....only my daughter..... :-)
Marla and Kameryn.......... she got purple shoes :-)
Me and Marla..................
On our way home Monday we stopped for a couple hours at Clackamas Town Center - a two level mall. Emily had decided at the beginning of our trip that she would like to get her ears double pierced (I have a double pierce, but only in one ear - I know weird - kind of a signature I guess ?!?!). We called and asked dad and he said yes, but made it very clear this will be the last piercing she ever gets under our roof! So we headed to get the ears pierced.
It wasn't nearly as traumatic or exciting as when she was 10! :-(
When we left the mall we had a late lunch at Claim Jumpers - another "must visit" for you all! There is one at Alderwood Mall and South Center too! Awesome food! I always get a California Citrus Salad and a bowl of Baked Potato Cheddar Soup. Of course, there's always dessert! This is the favorite - I seriously crave this................English Sticky Toffee Pudding - it's served warm with a brown sugar sauce, Whipped Cream AND Ice Cream!! If anyone has a recipe for anything like this, PLEASE let me know!!!!
Kameryn opted for the good ol' chocolate cupcake, she gave it a thumbs up!
It was a good weekend, and now back to the grind - literally - I'm at the Woods booth at the fair Friday from 9-3 so come by and say "hi"!