Weekend Recap

A little more long form than usual… Just because I felt like it 🙂

Friday we took Henry to happy hour at the Sniff Dog Hotel, as planned. We were definitely not the only ones with this idea as the place was packed. Even so, I have to say, this was SO much fun. My cheeks hurt when I left from smiling so much. There is just something so fun about watching all these dogs run around and play. Afterward, we went to Bridgeport Brewery with my sis for dinner and some yummy beer.

Saturday I made cinnamon rolls for breakfast and we cuddled in bed with Henry for a good portion of the morning. Then I got a great (and cheap!) facial at the Aveda Institute in the Pearl. If you’re in Portland, I highly recommend going here. It wasn’t my first time and it won’t be my last. Saturday night we went out for a late dinner at Siam Society on NE Alberta. We wanted to try out a different neighborhood for a change. I am pretty particular about my Thai food and this place just didn’t hit the spot for me. The service was great, we thoroughly enjoyed their homemade ginger ale with bourbon, but the restaurant was freezing, and anyone who knows me knows I hate being cold! 

Sunday I made some turkey bacon, cheesy scrambled eggs topped with avocado and toast for breakfast. I surprised Corey with the ESPN 30 for 30 DVD box set a couple weeks ago and we watched one of the documentaries, and even though it was about sports I still thoroughly enjoyed it! Sunday we also got a chance to Skype with our new niece, Emma. She is seriously the sweetest little baby ever and just looking at her I couldn’t stop smiling! We are so sad we are all the way here in Portland, but are looking forward to meeting her in April. Sunday night we went to the Blazer game with some colleagues who are in town from our European headquarters and we got to sit courtside. It was a pretty amazing experience even though we played horribly!

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend that flew by far too quickly! How was your weekend? What did you do? I’d love to know!

And because no post is complete without a photo… My very tired little Henry. He fell asleep like this during our Skype call!

Three Years

Yesterday Corey and I celebrated three years of dating. I can’t remember if I’ve ever told the story here on the blog, but my sister Cristina actually set us up on a blind date. It took a couple months to finally set it up (I was living in Eugene, starting my senior year of college, and he was working in Portland), but on November 4, 2007 it finally happened. It was seriously the best date I had ever been on. The conversation flowed effortlessly, he made me laugh a ton and we even shared our first kiss! It’s been an amazing journey ever since and I still pinch myself wondering how I got so lucky. Corey is the most sincere, loving, genuine and driven person. He brings out the absolute best in me and as I sit here trying to write exactly what he means to me I find that there really aren’t any words to perfectly describe the true love we share. All I can say is that I am really and truly the happiest girl in the world thanks to him, and I love him with all my heart and soul! 

We spent yesterday evening enjoying happy hour at our first date spot, Oba, and then walking around the Pearl District for First Thursday (every 1st Thursday of the month art galleries open up for free and lots of stores and restaurants have events and serve free beer and wine!).  The weather was unusually warm (almost 70 degrees). Much different than our frigid first date three years ago. It was a simple but special night. We didn’t take any photos, but I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of us throughout our relationship. Hope you enjoy!

Corey visited me in college to attend a sorority function. What a trooper!
I hate halloween, but we visited my sister in L.A. and got dressed up for a night on the town!
Cheering our teams on. Corey’s a Trojan and I’m a Duck!
Picking out a christmas tree!
Hiking, one of our favorite summer activities!
On the balcony of our first place, ready to head out for my 70s rollerskating birthday party!
Snowshoeing at Mt. Hood
A weekend trip to Seattle!
Gorgeous sunset in Costa Rica
Iguaza Falls in South America
Grabbing a beer to celebrate our engagement in Amsterdam!
And finally, our honeymoon this summer! 
I can’t wait to make many more memories with you, Babe!

Date Night: Meriwether’s

Hi There! How was your weekend? Ours was fun-filled, eventful and a bit exhausting! Friday night Corey and I headed to Meriwether’s for a nice long dinner al fresco. We had always heard great things about their back patio, but had never actually been. It was so incredibly beautiful! It was like a little garden oasis in the middle of the city. 

The food was mouth-watering amazing. We loved everything we ate, but we especially loved our appetizers that came in small portions so we could try a few different things. We had the risotto fritters (incredible!), what they called tomato ricotta toast, which was basically bruschetta and absolutely delectable, and the tuna empanadas, which were also amazing but didn’t blow me away like the others. Our entrees were good, but didn’t compare to the appetizers, and the dessert (chocolate-chip banana bread pudding) was supper yummy but could’ve used a bit more caramel sauce! Overall we were really happy with our dinner, especially the ambiance of the serene back patio on a nice summer night. In the winter, when the patio is closed, I would stick with the happy hour!

P.S. Sorry for the not-so-stellar photos. I forgot my camera so these were all taken on my iphone!