Yesterday was a super active day filled with sun, fun, biking, and hiking around Central Oregon. After breakfast, Mal and I, his parents, and Mal’s dad’s cousin went for a 40-minute bike ride around Black Butte Ranch. There are miles…

I slept like a rock last night, so I woke up bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and totally refreshed this morning. Hooray! After the past few days (travel, Reebok event, travel, HLS cocktail party, Whole9 seminar, travel), I really needed it! The house…

Greetings from beautiful Oregon! Mal and I are here visiting family for the week. I am so looking forward to some rest and relaxation! Yesterday morning, we woke up bright and early to catch our flight out of Logan. All packed…

I really enjoyed spending some quality time with Mal’s grandma. We mostly laid low and caught up, so there were lots of laughs and reminiscing over the past few days. I loved listening to Grandma share her stories from the past, especially those…

Later today, Mal and I are off to Oregon to visit his grandmother for a few days. My sister-in-law and her boyfriend are coming down from Seattle to join us, so we’re going to spend some quality family time together….

Happy Monday! If you’ve been away from your computer over the holidays, check out what you may have missed on Carrots ‘N’ Cake in the past couple of weeks: New Year’ Eve 2010 recap NYE Preparations Favorite recipes of 2009…

How adorable are these pug salt and pepper shakers?!? My sister gave them to me for Christmas, and I am totally in love with them. The fawn pug holds salt while the black pug holds pepper— and they kiss! 😀 Pug…

About halfway through our drive to San Francisco, the bus stopped in Corning, California for a 15-minute break so the passengers could stretch their legs, use the restroom, and grab a bite to eat. Once the bus parked, I saw…

Ugh. This is turning out to be the trip from hell. 👿 What’s up with all of this bad luck we’re having?! So, our 6:00 AM flight was cancelled due to fog, which left us with limited flight options out…

After the hearty lunch that I ate this afternoon, I wasn’t very hungry when dinnertime rolled around this evening. I considered skipping dinner all together tonight, but when the family decided to order pizza, I knew that I could probably…

Ashland is so adorable! I’m glad that I had the opportunity to visit such a cute little town. Mal and I spent the afternoon wondering around and exploring the downtown area. So adorable. Murphy would have loved this dog bar!…

Oh, the travel headaches just don’t seem to end! 😕 When Mal and I returned to our hotel room after dinner last night, we discovered some nastiness in our bathroom sink, which probably came up from the drain pipes. Gross!…

Hi, blog friends! How has your Sunday been so far? I spent mine tasting wine, which really wasn’t a bad way to spend an afternoon. Am I right? 😉 After breakfast, we took a driving tour of Medford and Jacksonville before…

Mal has been talking about The Human Bean ever since we booked our plane tickets to Medford a few weeks ago. The Human Bean is a chain of drive-up coffee joints. Mal and I took coffee orders from the family…

Mal and I totally rocked our road trip from Eugene to Medford, Oregon this afternoon! What a blast! 😎 Check out our sweet ride! 😉 Isn’t it HOT?! No? Maybe we should have upgraded? 😕 Before we started our journey…

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