Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sisters in Portland

This past weekend, my sisters came to Portland for a weekend visit!  I was so excited to finally show Emily and Sarah around my city (let's just say that I emailed them their weekend itinerary within hours of them booking their flight to PDX).  We crammed so much into 48 hours... we ate at food carts (which are way better than the hot dog stand they were expecting), toured my house, stopped in at my workplace, shopped at Trader Joe's, got pedicures, had a nice dinner in the Pearl with Alan, walked through Powells, ate at Voodoo Donut, went to the Portland Farmer's Market (amazing!), went to the Portland Saturday Market (a little weird), visited with the Moores, ate lots of food, went shopping, had a progressive dinner (The Bagdad McMenamins, The Montage, Papa Hydens) with several of my friends, went to Imago Dei, ate some more, and shopped some more.

I can't remember the last time we Carter girls spent that much time together - just us, no kids, no other family, just hanging out.  There was lots of girl talk and lots of quality time together - it was great!!

Emily and Sarah: thank you SOOOO much for making the trip all the way up to Portland to visit me.  Y'all are the best!  Shoooooot...

Emily and I with our crepes at the food carts on Hawthorne

Friday night outside of Powell's (in the Portland rain)

Saturday morning at the farmer's market

by the waterfront near Saturday Market with Drew

with the Moores at Saturday Market

the whole crew outside of The Montage after dinner Saturday night

There's No One Like a Sister
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."
- Margaret Mead

"Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of.  You know whatever you do, they'll still be there."
- Amy Li

"If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child."
- Linda Sunshine

"Whatever you do they will love you; even if they don't love you they are connected to you till you die.  You can be boring and tedious with sisters, whereas you have to put on a good face with friends."
- Deborah Moggach


  1. Looks like y'all had a fabulous weekend! Hopefully I'll get the full Portland tour at some point! :)

  2. I loved your sister quotes! Even more, I love that you had such a fabulous weekend w/your sisters.

  3. Yay! Fun weekend, and I love Sarah's cute belly! :)

  4. It was such a fun weekend! So glad we got to come! Thanks for such a fun weekend!!