Monday, June 29, 2015

Year of Dates: Off the Waffle

Ugh, life has been busy.  And we needed to use the Groupon by Wednesday, June 10 to get the full value.  Luckily, that happened to be one of Brent's days off, so we decided to make the most out of it and go.  We didn't have anyone to watch Boston, so our breakfast date turned into a family breakfast.  We decided that we'll just add another gift card to the pile and call it good.

We've never been here before, but when I purchased the Groupon, it looked like a fun and interesting breakfast place.  Brent had fresh squeezed orange juice and the special.  It was an egg and pork belly, all on top of a liege waffle.  It was delicious and you can see Boston's little hand trying to get some in the photo below. :)

I got the Goats in Headlights, which is two eggs, avocado, and goat cheese on a liege waffle.  It was also really delicious.  Next time I think I'll have to try a waffle with fruit.  That's my typical choice, so I was happy that I tried something different for me.

Here are some pictures of our little guy.  He sure loves food and the waffles were no exception!  He's become quite vocal now, so you're sure to know that I don't feed him fast enough, lol.  But I love not having a picky eater (though he didn't like the goat cheese) and a healthy baby, so I can't complain too much.

Tomorrow is Boston's first birthday and I'm so excited!  I took the day off work and later in the evening, we'll be celebrating with all the immediate Bliatout and Smith family!  I'll be sure to share pictures of everything soon.  I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!

Off the Waffle
2601 SE Clinton | 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.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Congratulations Grad Girl Card and Graduation Pictures

On Saturday, June 13th, my niece, Bre, graduated from high school.  She was 4 when Brent and I started dating and it seems like she just grew up so fast!  Since I have most of my stuff in storage, I purged my tiny stash and after looking at all my stamped images, I finally found a single graduation one!!  I was starting to give up on finding one, lol.

I haven't been buying crafting stuff as I'm not crafting and I don't really have the space to keep extra stuff.  But for my birthday, I bought every Basic Grey paper pad that I've missed since moving.  Bre's school colors are navy and light blue, so I used my Aurora paper.

My friend Kandi was kind enough to let me borrow some of her CTMH graduation stamps so I would have a sentiment to stamp on.  After visiting Shaela last month and going shopping (I had to, I mean I was at the American Crafts Warehouse sale.) I was motivated to craft and make something fun for Bre.

Graduation started at 9am, so we all woke up early and left Portland at 5:30am.  After the ceremony, we all headed to the Tacoma waterfront and had lunch at the Ram.  We took a ton of pictures, but I'm only going to share a few.  Here is one of the whole Smith family.

This picture is silly and my favorite!  This is all of Brent's immediate family, minus the wives. :)

For the life of me, I cannot get Boston to smile for pictures. :( I guess he's just not at that stage yet, lol.  But here is my favorite that Brent took of us.

I hope you all have a great Thursday!  We're celebrating Michael's birthday and it's suppose to be 100 degrees this weekend, so we'll be trying to stay cool! 


Monday, June 22, 2015

Year of Dates: My Brother's Crawfish

We actually went on this date on Tuesday, May 6, 2015.  I've eaten at this place a few times with Mayce (Anna's sister, so my Aunt, though she's younger than me) and it's like eating at Crabpot.  They do seafood boils, though they do serve other food as well.  Brent doesn't really like these, as it can be time consuming to dig out your food!  But I love me some clams!!

PJ and Ka (my nieces) always raved about this place and at first I was so excited to find a place like this in Portland.  Unfortunately, when I took Brent to dinner, we got horrible service.  I honestly don't think I'll be returning to this place in the future. 

It was busy and we sat there for over an hour waiting for our food.  After we saw people who ordered after us get their food, we asked about our order.  Well, it was the waitress's third night working and she forgot to ring in our order.  The manager did come to talk to us, but didn't really do anything to make the situation better.  We weren't looking for a free meal, but he didn't seem to care at all, which is why I won't be returning.

Brent got a lobster sandwich, which you can see was huge!  The funny part was that Mayce and Margret (my niece) even showed up at the restaurant!  Since we were on date night, we didn't sit with them.  But I did say hi and bye before we left.

Though the service wasn't great, Brent and I did have a good time hanging out.  My MIL was kind enough to stay up a bit later watching Boston, since we ended up waiting so long for our dinner. 

I'm disappointed that I'll have to find a new seafood spot in Portland, but since Mayce loves it as much as I do, I'm sure we'll have fun trying out new place.  Well, I hope you all have a great's back to work for me!

My Brother's Crawfish
8220 SE Harrison St | Portland, OR 97216

{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.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Portland Moms Blog Post - The 10 Most Important Things I've Learned During My Baby's First Year

Hi everyone!  I know it's been a bit since the last time I've posted.  As the usual, I've been busy with work and life.  I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that I have a post on the Portland Moms Blog today.  To read it, please click on the link or the photo below.

I've gone on a couple of dates and even made a card for my niece's graduation.  I will have posts to share those later this week.  I hope you are all doing well and have a fabulous Monday!