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Saturday, August 28, 2010

August and Stuff

August has been a good and busy month. Phil and I ended spending 4weeks in Bothell together and he spent an additional 2 weeks without me.....it was just too boring and Wubby was home to visit.

Saturday August 7th Phil and I came down to Portland from Bothell(he had to be at the Vancouver office Monday and Tuesday for "intern days") and met up with my fam for the Oregon Bite. I was AWESOME and my first time.

My parents treated us to a night of wine, food, wine, dancing and wine :)
My dad LOVES to try different foods just like me or maybe I'm just like him...either way we both were excited. There was a featured Chef's Tent with a sched of different chefs selling small plates of amazing food for $4 each. I could have spent all day at the chefs tent trying all the good food.
August marks my parent's 30th anniversary.
We had a great table with a view of the bridges. Phil got way to excited when a barge drove?/floated? by and the bridge raised.

There were multiple stages featuring small acts, cooking demonstrations and live music. My parents LOVE to party....especially my dad!

we met up with Tiff(aka Stephani) and Christina for a bit. Those girls are Craaaaaazy.

Monday the 9th I had a very special visitor bring me a very special birthday gift. Miss Ellyse and her mama Kayla came to see our apartment and visit for a few hours. I miss those kissable cheeks!
Tuesday Aug 10th Phil went back up to Bothell and I went down to Corvallis to visit friends and family. Ruby has our week documented... I got too lazy. Wednesday was a very special evening. I got to hangout with Wubby and Nate visiting from AZ and miss Angie visiting from...? well not sure where she calls home. We've been friends since middle school and we hadn't hung out in ages.
Wubby, Ruby, Lewis, Nate, Heather and I were a pretty powerful clan for a few days we spent the weekend of the 14th in Portland and had a wild and crazy time, I couldn't keep up with those AZ folks.

The week of Monday Aug 16-Fri 20th I spent alone while Phil was in Bothell. I got sick...boo but it was a good week of relaxing and hanging with Tiffy.

Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd Ruby, Lewis, TK and Jenny stayed with us. Phil got home late late friday night.

Ruby and I started the night having a nice dinner just the 2 of us and desert at Bread and Ink on Hawthorne. Very very good. Bread and Ink own Waffle Window and our chocolate dipped waffle was divine!
This summer has been a summer of eating....I couldn't think of anything better!
TK requested we hangout at the Bagdad...his old stompin grounds back when he used to live in P-town.
Ruby Lewis Tk Jenny and I took an $18 taxi ride to The Bye and Bye on NE Alberta to meet up with friends. Tiff and Sarah Nolde hungout. So fun! Phil drove straight from Bothell to meet us...what a trooper.
I missed my guy so much. See how much he missed me!!
Miss Jenny and Ruby.... Future sister-in-laws!
The TK. So happy to see him on his short visit home from Paraguay.
Tues Aug 24th to Thurs Aug 26th I came back down to Corvallis for our niece Elli's first birthday party.

Tuesday night I got to see my Bem and Pete & Jenn and the small guy Mo-Mo. The made me a delicious dinner! I love and miss them...they're nice.

Wednesday Miss Elli turned 1 then I went to Mark's show at the Cloud. It was fun hanging with friends.

Thursday after a day of sickness I went back home to Portland to see my Phil.

Friday night date night we walked to Ken's Artisan Pizza on 28th and Stark. Soooo good. Very similar to Intaba's in Corvallis as far as method of cooking...the pizza crust at Ken's was chewier.

I loved my ceasar salad. Why chop it? Its more fun to eat in spears.
Phil ordered the calamari, delicious.
We shared the sausage onion pizza. I liked it. The menu was very short which helped indecisive me actually choose something.
Today, Saturday the 28th I got to sleep in, go for a run and hangout with my mom. She was delivering a puppy to the airport and the flight got delay so I am taking the puppy for her. Isn't it cute?!!
Its so tired in here.
So I'm caught up. Its Saturday evening and Ruby is on her way and Lewis is already here. The boys are taking naps and I'm blogging at Stumptown. I wonder what we will do tonight... COOL BYE

Monday, August 9, 2010

Entering the Late Twenties

I had a GREAT Birthday this year! Phil and I have been in Bothel, Wa for a few weeks and I was a tiny bit bummed I wasn't going to be with my friends and fam for my b-day... but I was SUPER lucky to have Rubes, Lew, Jim and Bre drive up to celebrate with me!

Jim and Bre got up a bit earlier than Ruby and Lewis so Bre and I got to do some shopping at H&M and went to Nordstrom to get our makeup done..so fun!

Getting ready is maybe the most fun??? Some times the excitement for the event is the best.

We stayed at a beautiful hotel in downtown Seattle called The W Some of you might be familiar with The Nines in Portland??? It's with the same hotel group. We were right on 5th Ave which also happened to be the night of the Torch Light Parade (its apart of Seafair). We watched a little bit of the parade from our window.

We walked to the waterfront for some yummy birthday seafood! For some reason we decided not to sit next to our spouses...probably Phil's idea.

Pretty lady and a handsome guy
Yewis and Bootstraps
Ruby and I LOVE eating out together. we of course studied the menu and made sure to taste each other's food.
Phil got some yummy yummy clams. His juice was pretty popular. :)
Lewis super excited as always
Roob got a tasty clam bake.

I got the chowder and crab cocktail with mango and avocado.Free Birthday Cheesecake!
sooooooooooooooooo In Love!
From the restaurant we walked to a pretty fun dance club Trinity
These girls are ready to DANCE!
My guy
happy couple number 1
happy couple number 2.....sorta "oh Lewis"
Trinity had 3 different rooms. A techno blue and white room, an asian decor rock and roll room and of course the bling-bling hip-hop room.

Going through the photos of the dance party I couldn't keep my composure I was laughing so hard. So I had to post at least half of them! I still haven't decided who got MVP for the evening....I'm pretty sure Lewis (as always) took it. These photos don't need captions:

This poor crazy girl was clueless......

After the dance party I made some friends with some police officers who recommended we eat at 5 Point Cafe for the best mix of late night grub. Half the crew got tired but the rest of us weren't going to go down so easily. Lewis, Ruby and I weren't quite ready for bed so we caught a cab and headed north!

I got some delicious bacon mac n cheese, ruby got pancakes and lewis got chilaquiles. Perfect food at 3am!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday morning we all woke up feelin great and ready for some touristy action.
Jim really wanted to see the guys throw the fish. :)
I love Pikes Place. My dad is from Seattle so we used to go up multiple times a year.
We ate at the Copacabana, we enjoyed Market and water views on the second floor patio deck.

I'm pretty sure every time I eat out with Jim and there is a cinnamon roll on the menu he orders it?? Am I right?
Yummy, a bloody mary to start my day.
After breakfast Jim and Bre had to hit the road but Ruby and Lewis stayed until dinner time. The boys literally spent 6hrs at the Fox Sports Bar while Ruby and I shopped.

Ruby took me in search of a special top secret place. I LOVE SURPRISES and I was trying so hard to figure out where she was taking me....we found a mall, we walked inside and I was lead with my eyes closed to the entrance of Lululemon! I was so excited!!!! Ruby said I get to pick out any item of my choice! I got the reversible groove pant and I am soooooooooo happy with them. It feels so good to have someone know me so well. I've wanted a pair for a while now but wouldn't dare spend that much on a pair of pants.... I've worn them almost every day since!

- We finished the day with delicious Vietnamese food from a random little place.
When I order Pho I always ask for extra veggies and usually get disappointed they don't give me more but this place had a Veggie Pho. Yum so healthy!
I was so sad to see my Roob-boo and Yewis go but all good things must come to an end.

This is the 520 bridge going over lake Washington from Seattle.... its the reason we are up in Bothel. Phil's company is putting together a bid to replace it.

Monday my actual birthday Phil surprised me and came home for lunch. He put together a cute little birthday lunch while I got ready.

When I came back from the bathroom I sat at my desk and watched Phil cook and the whole time I didn't even notice what he had put on my computer! What a ditz! Phil got me a new Ipod touch and accessories for running. I lOVE IT!My birthday lunch. So pefect.
I am beyond thankful for my family for mailing me cards, my friends for making the drive up and my husband for putting it all together. I love you all so so much!