Silver Falls State Park and Weekend Recap

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful and memorable Memorial Day Weekend.

I hope we all took a little time to express our gratitude to all the men and women who faithfully and courageously defend our country today and in the past and especially to those who gave their lives for our freedom!  We are blessed.

Our weekend started out with our Saturday morning trip to the Farmer’s Market.

The produce selection is growing each week and the colors were bright this week. I thought the orange beets were amazing!!

I am also loving all the amazing peonies at the market.  The ones in my garden are just getting ready to bloom.  I found a new little vendor that sells the cutest little cookies.  Of course I had to try and a few.  The macaroons were delicious!

We also enjoyed our Saturday morning breakfast at the market.  Tessa went for the waffle with strawberries and whip cream and Jim had the Lebanese omelet which was delicious.  I checked out the new crepe vendor and ordered one with lemon curd, strawberries and whip cream.  It was good but I’m missing my girl Tina from Zest Crepes who isn’t at the market this year.

If you are at the Beaverton Farmer’s Market this summer you will definitely need to stop by the IC Confections booth because this cute girl just may be working there!  Tessa has been working part time making fudge and selling it at various places for the vendor.  Who wouldn’t want to buy fudge from this cute face!  The peanut butter chocolate fudge is my favorite!!

Monday we celebrated by not working in the garden and going for a hike.  Our friends the Jensen’s joined us and we talked Tessa into getting up early on a holiday and going with us too.

We headed south to Silver Falls State Park which is just outside of Silverton, Oregon.  It is a beautiful park and hike and is rated moderate on the hiking difficulty scale.

It was a perfect day for hiking.  Cool and overcast but no rain.  But thanks to that rain we have gotten everything was GREEN!  At Silver Falls you can see 10 different water falls within a few miles of each other.  So beautiful.

Have I mentioned how glad I am to have this girl home to share some of our summer fun with us!?

We ended our weekend with a potluck BBQ with some friends.  I took a salad and a dessert.  Both recipes were twists on old favorites and I can’t wait to share both recipes with you.  We are especially loving the salad recipe and have had it two nights in a row and I think there is a third night in our future.

What did you do this weekend?


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Robyn Neville says

    Wonderful shots of the falls. I have only been there once, think I’ll add it to summer to do list. Andy and I were talking that we need to make a list of things to do. We aren’t good at coming up with ideas last minute – so we are going to try a list to pick from. THANKS for helping with ideas!

  2. Dawn says

    I looked for the crepe stand when I was there last weekend and someone told me she wouldn’t be there. I stood in line at the new place, but they were out of strawberries. Oh well, I had strawberry shortcake instead. The peonies are amazing!!!

    • says

      Yeah, the crepes were good but not as good as Tina’s! Try the Lebanese omelet next time it is just right across from the crepe stand. It was yummy

  3. Vicky says

    I LOVE Silver Falls State Park! I lived in WA up until last year. For the last few years I attended a family camp 1-2 times per year in the Silver Falls State Park (Christian Renewal Center).

    Thanks for sharing pics of a little piece of home for me! You made this new-Texan very happy :)

  4. Jody says

    Leigh Anne, my husband and 3 boys were at Silver Falls this weekend for the ward father/son campout! I’ve been following your blog for a few years, since we lived in Rexburg and then Denver, and we recently moved to Tualatin. It’s fun to read about all the local places now that we live close!

  5. Brenna says

    Silver Creek Falls! Practically in our backyard! Your weekend sounds wonderful. I have heard so much about the Beaverton Farmers Market. I might need to make a trip that way soon.

  6. says

    I think you are my new favorite blogger. :-) I just found your site from a tweet about blogher food. I now live in OK, but I grew up about halfway between Portland and Seaside. Reading a few of your posts and seeing your pics of Silver Falls, remind me so much of home. I miss all the greenness and scenery, and Portland, and all the fresh fruits and vegetables. I love the Pacific NW and I am glad I found your site.


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