Because we needed rest.

It happened and it’s over and I’m so glad to have it under our belts!!!
“It” being the fact that our paintball business (West Coast Paintball Series) just became an affiliate of one of the large national paintball leagues, called PSP, so we are now a regional league that feeds into this national league.  This became official only a few weeks ago, which means we had just a couple weeks to learn their new processes and requirements of us and how to run a PSP tournament, before our event this past Saturday!  It was so much to learn and understand; thankfully we managed to pull it off on Saturday with only one small bump.  
This is a pretty cool and exciting thing for us, since it simplifies a lot of our current processes (once we really learn and get a handle on their system) and makes things a lot easier for us.  Pretty exciting considering it has seemed up till now, everything we did behind scenes and on game day just seemed to continually get more detailed, more intricate and more complex.
ANYWAY.  That is why I was pretty quiet the last couple weeks.  
Stuck on the computer learning a new system. πŸ™‚
We also got a really cool new personalized tent, which is probably only super exciting to the registration team (me)…
But look, isn’t it pretty?!
It’s twice as big as our last registration tent and the sides fold down half way to allow for airflow if you want it!  (And on this 90 some degree day, we wanted it!)
After that extremely exhausting day, we spent Sunday doing our usual family relaxation day after an event.
We had to head north to Portland to drop off some stuff from the event, so we decided to make a day of it up there.  We took Zeek to OMSI again (which we try to stop in there almost every time we’re up in Portland since it’s free for Gilbert House members). 
Just a few photo’s from there:

Skyler says I need to sew a chipmunk costume like this for Zeek to have. πŸ™‚
Then we went to a little Ethiopian restaurant in North Portland that Skyler took me to when we first started dating and have wanted to go back to since.  It’s called Queen of Sheba and is awesome!!  I had never had Ethiopian food before going there 4 years ago and have only had it once more since.  (Which is totally sad, because it’s my favorite food ever…but Ethiopian restaurants are hard to come by in these parts!)
Side story: A few months after we first went to this restaurant when we were dating, I decided to make a whole elaborate Ethiopian meal for Skyler!  I spent 3 days making the meal… between letting the dough ferment for the injera bread, making the berbere paste and making their special butter sauce, it was quite the prep work before making the actual meal.  It turned out surprisingly well for how intricate it was!  Now I need some friends to tell me they want to try some, so I can have an Ethiopian dinner party and make it again!!  Too much work for just 2 people to enjoy. πŸ™‚ 
Skyler with the food:

It was a nice relaxing day – just what we needed.  Then we headed home and went to bed early – we were pooped! πŸ™‚
On an entirely different note… I’m headed to get a (long over due) haircut in an hour and I don’t know what I want!! But I know I want it different, and I want an actual hair cut not just a trim like I’ve had for the last 8 years of my life… The last time I had a “hair cut” was my senior year of high school, and I ended up hating it…so I’ve been a little timid to do so again.
But I’m feeling bold today. πŸ™‚
Wish me luck in deciding!

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