Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Guest Blogger for Portland Moms Blog

I'm so excited to share with you that yesterday, I was the guest blogger on the Portland Moms blog.  Normally, I would of known a bit earlier, but they rearranged the posting schedule this week and mine got bumped up!

I've been wanting to start blogging again regularly and I hope that this will motivate me to.  I look forward to sharing more about my adventures with Boston. :)  I hope you all have a wonderful hump day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Boston, A Perfect Gentleman

I haven't posted pictures of or about Boston in forever!  At the end of this month he'll be 10 months already!  It's so crazy to me that a whole year has almost passed!  He isn't quite crawling yet, but I'm pretty sure it'll be any day now.  He can push up, but his head just crashes down, lol.  His first and only word so far is Dada.  We're still working on Mama! :)

As I mentioned earlier, he's been quite sick for the last few weeks.  I'm hoping that with the weather getting warmer, he can stay a bit more healthy.  He only goes to daycare on Fridays, but it's enough for him to get other germs!  But I'm hoping all of this will pay off when he's a little older and have a strong immune system!

I belong to a few mom groups.  Some on Facebook for advice and some in real life to make new friends.  I saw that there were some mini photo shoots at a kids play cafe and took advantage of getting our pictures done for pretty cheap.  Boston is at the age where he has stranger danger!  So he did cry about half of the photo shoot.  But the gal taking our pictures did a great job and got some really nice ones of us.

Overall, Boston is still a very calm and easy going baby.  He's continued to sleep through the night and he weighs over 21 pounds already!  Carrying him around is my exercise, lol.  He's been such a blessing to have and I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Year of Dates: Pine State Biscuits

I've been to Pine State Biscuits a couple of times with my friend Thanh and my best friend Catherine.  Biscuits aren't really my thing, but all the food I've had from here has been delicious.  I've been wanting to take Brent for awhile, and he really enjoyed it!

Our goal was to start our bi-weekly dates in March and picked out our gift cards.  Unfortunately, Boston had a series of illnesses, and that didn't let us get out at all.  Our poor little man has had the flu, pink eye, and a repertory viral infection in the last 6 weeks.  Boston has had a cold this last week, but is doing much better over all!

We've also been busy with closing on our house.  Everything got delayed, but we are hoping to finalize everything within a few days.  I personally have been super busy with work as well.  We're launching new products in Colorado and Idaho, so I've been doing a lot of training lately.

My MIL was kind enough to offer to watch Boston so we could do a breakfast date.  It was unplanned so I didn't do a very good job at documenting it.  I will definitely work a bit harder in this area for my next post, as I really wanted pictures of us on our dates!

There are 4 locations in Portland and before yesterday, I had only been to the one on Alberta.  The location on Division is a little bit closer to where we live, so we decided to go there instead.  This location is huge compared to the Alberta location!  Brent and I got there right before the rush, as there was only a few people ahead of us in line.  You can see how popular this place is as the line is typically out the door!

Brent decided to go classic and had the biscuits and gravy.  It was wonderful and very tasty.  I had a biscuit with collared greens and an egg.  I also made Brent stop at Starbucks first so I could get coffee.  We pretty much fed and dressed Boston, and then left the house.  It was wonderful to get out and not feel rushed.  Boston and I were up in Seattle most of last week, so it was also nice to spend some quality time with Brent.

Though I've only been here a few times, I would highly recommend this place!  It's even great for lunch or dinner too!  Brent and I are trying to make up for the dates we should of already gone on, so I'll hopefully have more to post soon.  I hope you all have a lovely's back to work for me!

Pine State Biscuits
1100 SE Division | Portland, OR 97202

{A Year of Dates}:  The basic idea of this is to plan out date nights for the entire year. This year I pre-planned 26 dates for us and I am sharing our dates as we go on them through out the year.  You can read more about this in my original post.