… shaking it off… and heading out in search of balance…

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NYE… weekend??


did most people celebrate NYE for several days?? well, you should have!!

due to unforeseen events i will get to in a bit… i feel like i’m kind of just now getting back up to speed… so while it’s a few days late, here’s my NYE recap!!

anne and i got invited to spend NYE at the coast with our friends Bob and Cheng, and seeing as they are two of the funniest guys around, we quickly accepted!!

their friends own this little “inn” in Lincoln City, and they had said it was “quaint” and “not fancy” so we weren’t quite sure what we were in for.

the drive was foggy, but beautiful…

i love the drive from portland to the coast because you drive through this most of the way…

until you just suddenly come up over a hill and drop down onto the coast…

so we rolled up to The Historic Anchor Inn… and oh my gosh, it’s hard to even describe this place, so i’ll just say it’s cute, eccentric, funky, fun, uber friendly, and is my new favorite place on the coast!

the rooms are like little cabins and in each cabin as well as throughout the main hotel, lobby, living room, hallways, bar etc… there is funky decor and old photos and lamps etc.. EVERYWHERE!
but it works. it doesn’t feel tacky… it’s just fun!

here’s the lobby… i just LOVE all the old photos (many of them signed)… bob told us the owner loves to buy whole estates then keep what he wants and sell the rest, so most of the old signed photos have probably been acquired that way…

there was a “31” tournament at the inn, so we kicked the night off right

(shot of jager in a lord of the rings glass)

then went on a quick outing with bob and cheng…

then headed back to the inn for the 31 tourney… clearly it was to be serious, check out the high end trophies!

we played cards for quite a while, and rang in the new year, but when it was clear the tourney was going to go well into the next morning, we explored the inn a little more, then hit the sack.

the next morning we joined up with bob and cheng again to head to my favorite section of the coast, “depot bay”

it was really windy and stormy…

once we got to depot bay we wandered around some little shops and i was excited to hit my favorite saltwater taffy store from when i was a kid!

there’s a popular spot along the highway in depot bay where the waves crash right up against the sidewalk, and on this particular day, because of the storm, the waves were insane… soaking people standing along the sidewalk and crashing clear over onto the highway!!

the rest of the day consisted of being disappointed in the oregon ducks’ rose bowl showing, enjoying some blue moon, and later, another trip to the casino.

we headed back to portland the next morning, but not before stopping for one last soaking up of the coast air and views…

we made a quick detour on the way home to see three of my favorite girls!!! Mama Pea offered to send us home with some of her vegan german chocolate cupcakes, and after seeing how much the lil peas loved them…

anything that’s good enough for gigi to eat off the floor, is sure to be YUMMY!!

after leaving the girls we were looking forward to just getting home, unpacking, and relaxing… ohhhhh nooooo… apparently the teens had other plans for us!

we arrived home to find the aftermath of an unauthorized new year’s eve party…

a broken toilet paper holder

a mound of unidentified bedding

a broken and then put back together ping pong table… (see the extra set of holes??)

and a case of pabst!?!?

i’m sure you can guess how the rest of the evening went… ughhhhhhh

so with the exception of a few issues upon our return home… our little NYE trip was a blast!!

happy new year to everyone!!
i’ll leave you with a super cute photo of… porter’s first encounter with.. SNOW!!!

OH WAIT… one more thing!!

one of my most favoritest bloggers is having a giveaway and you should like totally check it out… she’s featuring some products that i’m just dying to try!!