Those who know me know I am a sun-lover and since that’s usually hard to find around Portland I usually escape to Hawaii for my Birthdays. This year, due to many life changes we had to forgo our annual Maui-Birthday trip but thankfully pieces of warmth and Maui were found in Oregon this weekend. The best present I got was clear blue skies & warm sunshine! 🙂 Before the rest of Portland was awake Saturday morning we grabbed our decaf Starbucks & drove to Cannon Beach. We spent the day exploring beaches and enjoying the early “summer” weather treat. We held hands and walked barefoot along the ocean shore-enjoyed our favorite Cannon Beach treat, Pizza a Feta and yummy Tillamook Strawberry ice cream. By the end of the day our skin was lobster red and my heart was full! Sunday morning we popped out of bed early and saw it was going to be another sunny day so decided we wanted to skip church and keep Birthday weekend going by exploring Portland. We hiked the paths of Forest Park, explored St. Johns, tried to teach Annie how to swim-though we failed, and enjoyed Starbucks while people watching in Jamison Square. 28 was celebrated just as I wanted – with my best friend and goldendoodle by my side all while playing under the sun.