Sep 062016
 

We’re living the life over here! The long weekend came and we didn’t do a whole heck of a lot. Michael had plans Friday night so Logan and I kicked back on the couch to watch season 2 of Outlander. Pretty pretty exciting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Saturday I went to the gym and got in a pretty good workout. I did burpees for the first time in a year (I forgot how hard those were) and a bunch of other body weight exercises. I was feeling pretty good afterward:

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I wanted to get some beer for the long weekend so Logan and I walked to the grocery store and back (1.55 miles). It was nice out, despite the black rain clouds off in the distance. We lucked out and it was warm and sunny and we didn’t get rained on (it had been raining off and on for a few days).

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When we got home I fed him and then ate lunch and then I just crashed. I was so so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. I tried to lay down for a little bit but Logan didn’t let me sleep for too long. I had an awful feeling I was fighting off a sickness.

I got really lucky and haven’t been sick in a year and a half. Pretty amazing, especially considering I was pregnant at the height of cold and flu season last year. I was SO glad I never caught anything. But I suppose we’re getting into that time again and I’ve just been feeling run down lately–more than just normal sleep-deprivation-due-to-baby run down.

Anyways. I drank a probiotic drink with lunch. I’ve been drinking EmergenC. I’m crossing my fingers it turns out to be nothing. I know once Logan starts daycare in a few weeks my immune system is going to be fair game. I am NOT looking forward to that!

Sunday

Sunday was a low-key day. I went swimming. Michael worked on some house projects and our evening wrapped up with homemade pizza and beer:

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We used to make homemade pizza a lot and Michael got pretty good at it. But honestly it’s a lot of work. Ever since we discovered Trader Joe’s pizza dough, it’s a million times easier and we’ve been doing homemade pizzas again.

Monday

Monday Michael went for a run and so did Logan and I! ย I say “run” but it was a walk/jog. I’ve been doing that a few times a week for the last month with Logan, trying to get my “running legs” back.

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Michael passed us on the end of his run when Logan and I were about half way through ours. ๐Ÿ™‚

After that it was off to a friend’s house for a BBQ!IMG_3164

The BBQ was at my friend Erika’s house and my other friend Robyn (Robyn and Erika were both bridesmaids in my wedding) and her hubby came so it was the 6 (7 if you count little L) of us. It was nice to hang out! I hate to admit it but I’ve slacked on seeing friends the last month or so. I’ve just been so busy and it was nice we could all hang out.

And we were having so much fun talking and catching up and sitting outside with some beers that we didn’t even realize that it was almost 7pm!

It was a nice way to end the holiday weekend!

Jul 262016
 

Remember how I said that Friday nights were always my gym nights? And while it was nice because the gym/pool was empty, it kind of sucked for “fun” on a Friday night. Well this last Friday we had a different kind of Friday night and it was so much fun!

It was kind of a humid, gray summer day but the evening was nice. I got home from work and Michael said we were going out. Logan had been fussy fussy fussy all day long. I figured he wanted to get out of the house. He didn’t tell me where we were going and after feeding the baby we left.

Turned out we were going to explore the food carts on SE Division Street. Division has exploded in the last few years with tons of new restaurants, condos, etc. It’s a completely different neighborhood than when I lived over there. I’ve been wanting to check out some of the new popular restaurants on that street for a long time but I always talked myself out of it for some reason (traffic, parking, crowds, long lines, etc).

There were a ton of food carts in this little area with a bunch of picnic tables and a beer garden. The place was packed! And it was a really popular place for people with kids and babies. I love that this is an option for eating out when you have a young one.

We walked around and checked out the options and I decided to get something from the Korean-Hawaiian food truck, Namu. I ended up getting theย Bulgogi Beef plate. It was spicy beef, rice, kimchi, spinach, cucumber and avocado. It was between that and the vegan bowl with toasted tofu–that sounded really good, too. (My original choice was going to be the waffle truck that sold sandwiches made out of waffles–but I reasoned with myself and decided that wasn’t a good idea diet wise. LOL)

My dinner was really tasty and spicy, but I did kind of have food jealousy over Michael’s dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚ Michael got pizza from the pizza food card (I don’t remember the name, sorry). They cooked their small pizzas in a wood burning oven.

We found a table with another couple and their toddler and asked if we could share and they said yes. (And then I asked them about their super cool detachable high chair seat thing that just clipped onto the end of the picnic table–brilliant!).

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Logan did great! I think there was so much going on and so much noise that he wasn’t fussy anymore. He just chilled and checked everything out and let mom and dad enjoy their food.

I had a few bites of Michael’s pizza and it was REALLY good. I loved the crust. They nailed it.

We enjoyed a Crux Double IPA beer from the beer cart. PERFECT! It really hit the spot. And it was strong (at least for me). One was enough.

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We finished eating and Logan was getting a little antsy so back in the stroller he went. We decided we wanted dessert and there was a dessert truck but it was vegan and that wasn’t really what I was feeling. So we decided to walk up Division Street and see what other options we had. It was so nice out, too, we didn’t want the evening to end yet.

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I like this neighborhood. It’s hip and popular and there were tons of people and art all over the place. It just has a cool and inviting vibe (like I said, a lot different than 8 years ago when I lived near there). It was fun just being out on a Friday night with all these young, carefree people out on dates. ๐Ÿ™‚

We walked up the street and past Pok Pok, where the line was at least 2 hours long, it looked (there is always a long wait there) and then we ended up at Salt and Straw.

It’s a super popular ice cream shop in Portland. I’ve had their ice cream before at events and it was good but I never understood why the lines were always so long. And if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you know how much I hate long lines for restaurants. There are just too many good places in Portland to stand in line for over an hour. No thank you!

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But we didn’t have anything else to do, so why not? And the baby was sleeping! The line actually moved fairly quickly and as we waited we tried to figure out what flavor we wanted! And tried not to drool at the aroma of waffle cone as we stood in line…

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We got to the counter and they said we could have tastes. Michael tried the Pear and Blue Cheese and said it was amazing so I tried it and it was just ok. He got a taste that was all pear and I got a taste that was all blue cheese. It wasn’t overpowering but it just wasn’t for me. I tried the Goat Cheese and Marionberry with Habanero and it was FANTASTIC! Loved it! The heat was at the very end and it wasn’t crazy hot, just the right amount. But I thought it might be too much in a full serving.

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My first choice was the Sea Salt with Caramel and the Honey Lavender. Then the girl at the counter talked me into tasting the Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache and my mind was blown. SO GOOD! So I got a half scoop of the Sea Salt and Caramel and a half scoop of the Almond Brittle Ganache. PERFECT.

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Michael got the Chocolate Gooey Brownie, I had a bite and it was good but I won at the ice cream selection. ๐Ÿ™‚ We walked around and ate our ice cream in the warm summer evening and then Logan started to wake up and it was time to go home.

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