Sunday Snapshots: Work Travel & My Love Letter to FaceTime

My hiatus from the blog was unintentional, but necessary. My normal work week entails a daily grind from 8 am to 5 pm, quick dinner with the family, clean up (sometimes), and then opening up my computer to work on the blog. My weekends are filled with a mix of family and blog work. This week however I had a work trip. My days entailed 12 to 14 HARD working hours and at the end of the day when I finally got to the hotel all I could think of was Netflix and bed. This weekend was spent entirely with my boys, family, and friends. I only opened my computer for an hour. This next week is looking to be similar since I have another work trip coming up. Busy, busy, busy.

I left the Portland airport at super early in the morning on Tuesday last week. I had to take an obligatory #pdxcarpet photo of course. Don’t mind my ragged looking shoes. These are my favorite work flats and boy are they getting worn.

The trip didn’t start out wonderfully. We had to wait for two hours for our rental car (one we had reserved) and it ended up being a bit of a dud. The next day it got a flat tire which ended up with us sitting at a tire shop next to this lovely establishment (pictured). Thankfully there was somehow a really amazing independent coffee shop right next to the tire shop. Why I took a photo of the run down inn rather than the amazing coffee shop? I have no clue. If you’re in Aurora, Colorado I highly suggest Jubilee Roasting Company. 

The purpose of this work trip was to help with a grand re-opening. This required a lot of wine–two carts full of wine to be exact! I did not get to partake in much wine this week. Though, I was sure to pick up a can or two of Union Wine for a nightcap in the hotel.

While the trip was very successful… I couldn’t wait to get home to my boys. This was the longest I had been away from either boy. I don’t know if I would have made it through the week if it hadn’t been for nightly FaceTime calls. I loved seeing my boys light up when they saw my face. It was also essential to ease my worries a bit. I love FaceTime (or video sharing in general) and don’t know how people with families traveled away from their loved ones with out it!


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Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
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