Monday, December 28, 2009

It's been forever!

....and I haven't blogged in months. Let's just say things have been a bit busy in the Ramey household. Between taking care of Grandma, spending quality time with Dad, working full-time at KATU, a trip to New York, *which was right around the time I last blogged, and the HOLIDAYS.... yea, it's all been a bit overwhelming. So, this is just a hello to say hi, that I'm still alive, once in a while still making jewelry, and still missing this creative outlet. I'd upload pictures, but my laptop died last night, and it's got everything uploaded to it. Ugh! Here's a few from Facebook, though...
Gettin' ready for the "Funky Fall Fiesta"
Christmas with Grandma and Erica

Karaoke with P-Town!
Zoo Lights with Mike!

Enjoying some Christmas cocoa!
Bowling with Mike :)
With Karndt!

And here are a few of my new favorites on Etsy in the meantime! Happy New Year, (soon)!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I finally managed to get some of the pictures I've taken over the past year with my cell phone camera.. onto my computer! Thought I'd share... including the final picture... of me tonight after an attempt to start going back to blonde at the hair salon! :)


View from Chimney Beach in Lake Tahoe, July 2009

At Willamette Valley Vineyards tasting deck, outside of Salem, OR... June, 2009

During a bike ride along the beach, Santa Cruz, January 2009 (can't wait to go back!)...

Tonight, September 23, 2009... after getting my hair done... check out the caramel highlights... I think I'm working my way back to being blonde!
Tonight, aside from getting my hair done, I also watched Glee on Fox. I swear, that show gives me goose bumps when people hit really good notes. That's all it takes. I think I might be hooked.

Okay, so here's the real reason I'm hooked. This freakin' girl who got the lead in the show is awesome! The goosebumps I get are mostly courtesy of her singing...

Okay, this is ridiculous... while looking at Glee videos, I found this group of guys. Really?

Okay, time to quit playing internet and go to sleep!



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Catching up...

My goodness... I've been a busy girl, and I have so many fun photos to share from the past couple of weeks! Things have been good... just busy with work and family and friends. It's been a lovely Indian summer in Portland... lots of sunshine still... and lots of fun things ahead. Here's what I've been up to! :)

Coyla Monster and I hit up the State Fair!

... and saw the Katy Perry concert that night. :)

Dinner at Julie and Donald's... Grandma LOVES Mike!

...and Kai LOVES me!

Kelly and I made dinner a few nights later... and drank Gay wine. How appropriate! ;)

My first Timbers game. Freakin' AWESOME!

The next day... my first official round of golf!
I scored a 69 for the round... on a par 45. Oh well. :)

And that night... a bachelorette party for Val. :)

I'm so glad we bought a camera earlier this Spring that doesn't need so many batteries -- it's so much easier to take pictures, so I'll keep 'em coming.



P.S. Countdown to New York trip... 2 weeks from today. YAY!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Yay for Outdoor Concerts!

What a fun evening! Last night Grandma, Julie, Kai and I headed out for the season opener of the Oregon Symphony -- a free, outdoor concert at Waterfront Park. It was a perfect evening for a show, and Kai didn't freak out too much from the music at all. A bottle of wine, some "picnic-y" snacks, and tears to Grandma's eyes when the music started all came together for an enjoyable time!

Our view of the stage and the Steel Bridge...
Grandma et moi...

Julie y mi...

A beautiful shot from our spot... look at the beautiful full moon. Love this picture!

And more fun ahead tonight... I'm taking Coyla to the Katy Perry concert at the Oregon State Fair in Salem. I don't know who's more excited... her or me. Should be good times! Yay for 3 day weekends! :)


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Oh my goodness!

Uhhh... what a day! First off, let's preface that with what a night! I had a FABULOUS time with some of my bestest girlfriends. A planned night of Bhangra... and me still getting over being sick... meant we changed plans to something chill... so Kelly, Melissa, Julie, and Sarah... (and Zoey, Melissa's pug), all came over for dinner and wine at mi casa. Fun, fun, fun times ensued!

With my Sista! :)

Sarah "dog-whispering" to Zoey...

Breakin' out the Wii for the first time in months! Yay for drunken hula hooping!

See what I mean?

LOVE these girls!

And then the next morning... with a slight hangover/headache... reading Eclipse in bed, I decide to take three ibuprofen... as is routine after a night of wine...

Ugh. Okay, my lips started feeling really weird about a half hour after I took the ibuprofen... and then they started swelling, and swelling, and swelling .... in retropect, I really wish I'd taken a picture of that! Anyway, a check on Web MD and consultations with Mike and Kelly, (who crashed on our couch), led me to agree that we should go to urgent care or the ER or something. We saw something about allergies, mouth swelling, and throats swelling and cutting off air and people dying. Yea. Good call. I didn't swell too much more, but I totally would've gotten over it today and taken ibuprofen again later... and doc says it could've been much worse. Whew! Yea, and the cold I can't seem to kick.... bronchitis... so now I'm on a round of crazy antibiotics, benadryl, some other prescriptions to kick the allergy stuff, etc. What a day! Here's my lovely newest fashion accessory...After the E.R. Mike stopped by the farmer's market in our neighboorhod and we got these. Lovely! Also a couple of chocolate brownies.. yummmmm...

And after lots of nice phone calls... and laying around the house all day.... I feel much better and want to maybe watch a movie, eat a little ice cream and crash. Already called out from work for tomorrow... I just need to REST!

Love, love, love to everyone! :)


Thursday, August 20, 2009

NYC: Here We Come!!

Woot! That's right... Mike and I decided officially today we're headed to NYC! Neither of us has ever been there, we know we need a vacation, and so we decided to take a long weekend at the beginning of October and make it happen! We'll fly Jet Blue, (pretty decent little deals right now), and head in for a weekend of fun. Thursday through Sunday. I can't wait... and in honor of our newly planned trip... I picked up "Big Apple Red" nail polish at the grocery store earlier this evening, and painted me nails! :)

We're going to stay at The Ace Hotel, since brother-in-law extraordinaire runs The Ace here in Portland -- what better place to stay? Google tells me it's like a block away from the Empire State Building, so I'm thinkin' this is going to be pretty to central!

Speaking of central... my big thing I want to do on this trip? Take a long walk through Central Park. Really. That's it. Okay, maybe I'd like to walk around Times Square, too, and go up to the tippy-top of the Statue of Liberty, and eat a hot dog from a vendor, and go shopping at some awesome Flagship store, and hang out in the West Village, and see good, old friends, too. Yea... that all sounds pretty nice... and I'm open for more suggestions, too. See a Broadway play? Perhaps -- although, I'm not sure how into theater I am. I know, wanna-be English teacher. Doesn't like theater! I feel like our time could be spent better... eating out and shopping! Oooo... perhaps a sporting event?

Whatever we end up doing -- I'm STOKED to do it!

Now it's time for me to watch a little "Tudors" and get to bed early so I can continue to kick this damn cold!


Katery :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So. Freakin'. Cool.

Okay, so this guy rocks. Literally. He's 19 years old, a Portland native, and the new drummer for the Smashing Pumpkins. He's a music student in college, and now a member of one of the best 90s bands around. This is his audition tape he sent to Billy Corgan to get the gig. Sweet!

Man, I miss the Pumpkins. Why are they not as awesome as they were? I mean, how can you beat this?

In other news -- nothing much new. I think I have a cold. Feeling like poop... doing laundry then going to bed!

Wanted to share a couple of other things, too...

Meagan -- I took this picture of your birthday stuff before you came over. LOVED those flowers... and also saw some very similar thistle while we were hiking up to the top of Saddle Mountain!

About to list this little guy on Etsy. Shanna -- tell me if you ever freakin' get some jewelry... or else I'll just send more!
Flowers I picked up at the new Farmer's Market in Irvington. AWESOME! These beautiful Dahlias are from the seller's back yard. I freakin' love Oregon. I'm so happy, too, that we have a market in the 'hood now! Click here for more info!
Night night!


Sunday, August 16, 2009


Fun times camping at Nehalem Falls State Park, hiking up Saddle Mountain, and hitting Cannon Beach with Coyla and Mike! :) TG for 3 days weekends...

"Kenny" helping to set up the tent...

Action shot of Kai...

Coyla roasting a tofu weenie. 13 year old vegan here, people!

Hangin' at our camp site...

A leaf fell on Mike's head...

2 1/4 mile point up Saddle Mountain...
Look at the trail we hiked up and down behind Mike at the top of the mountain...

Kai... at the foggy peak...

At the top... what a hike!

I trekked out to one of the cliffs...

Coyla with the beautiful view behind her...

Congratulatory kiss for making it up!

Pelicans at Cannon Beach...

Sweet agate ring from shop at Cannon Beach...

That is all -- watching my current NetFlix obsession, "The Tudors" -- then going to BED!


P.S. I'll call ya soon Bre-child! Bad day today... will talk this week. Jen S. - can't wait to see ya next weekend!