Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blog Challange

A fun blog Challenge a blogger had-giving it a go.
Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph... no one will be counting your words... probably)

Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know a lot about or are good at. Take any approach you'd like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)

Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you're most afraid of

Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)

Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.

Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less

Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)

Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.

Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy

Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day - this could be "a photo an hour" if you'd like)

Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it

Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why

Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.

Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them

Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.

Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives

Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)

Day 23, Thursday: Things you've learned that school won't teach you

Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits

Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad)

Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you'd like.

Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers

Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures

Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post

Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go

Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory

Monday, April 29, 2013

Kelley's 40th Birthday Details

Our dear friend Kelley is turning 40 so with the help of his friends and girlfriend we planned a surprise party for him.
Kelley's Oregon Ducks Football/Tailgate 40th Birthday Party Details:

Kelley gets this Lego mini figure on his cupcake since he's a huge football fan. 
We're using this curtain as a backdrop for our photo booth.  It resembles referees stripes since this is a football party. 

Got the idea here.

We'll have props on the table like whistles/footballs and other things to hold for a quick photo as guests arrive.  It will be a surprise party so we'll have to have people there on time:)

The table will be decorated with football themed fun.  I got this great mini helmet.

Little food picks for sandwiches and cupcakes:

Ducks cups/napkins and plates:

Pom Poms for decor and for my birthday cheer a couple of us are doing for Kelley:

I got these great goal posts off Etsy-here

and their bleachers for cupcakes here.

Cinco De Mayo Plan

We are ready for Cinco De Mayo around here.  Aaron's got his mini figure from Lego ready.  I've got our serapes and sombreros for the guys and red flowers for us girls to wear when we go out.  Plus, I'm all trained for the 1/2 marathon the next day. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Highlights

We saw these movies:

Clarklewis-my favorite find of the month.  I loved the smoky, wood burning smell as you enter. The service was excellent and they had this great three course meal for just $14! I got carrot soup, this great pork sandwich and amazing chocolate cake.

I would love to rent this room of theirs for a private party.

I mentioned this spot on my post on patios but I'll note it here again.  We loved Jory.  The burger was incredible.

We got to attend a dinner for Dave's company-Standard here:

The view was great and so was the buffet.

VQ: I loved their patio out back.  The service was great and they had a wonderful Reuben sandwich!

I loved Meriweathers-we got a great burger and club sandwich and shared it.  As you can see great patio!

Happy Sparrow Cafe-Kolaches are good-soft rolls with veggies or meat or even fruit inside.  I just wanted something besides this and that's all the cafe sells.  I got the beef smoked sausages with the Tillamook cheddar and the strawberry filled kolache. 

Wildwood Restaurant and Bar-best fried chicken salad ever!

Milo's City Cafe-I got the Huevos Ahogados-they were ok.

Cricket Cafe-really good breakfast burritos. 

Genies Cafe-loved their club sandwich

Cup and Saucer


Hazel Room-Best Breakfast Sandwich Ever

Broder-The staff here was great.  It's very small but you could wait next door in Savory and have coffee.  I didn't love the food.  I got an egg scramble and potato soup.  The bread and butter was good though. 

Areleta Library-wasn't super impressed with their biscuits and gravy but their bacon was good and the service was great!

Por Que No-I loved the food, patio and bright colors!

A great 40th Birthday party for friend Kelley:

Photo Booth-Kelley's girlfriend, Tracie made the amazing light up sign.

A friend made great chili to go with the sandwiches, chips, fruit and popcorn

Beer pong all set up in the backyard tent

This cake ended up later being the ammo for a huge food fight!-Such fun

We got to the mountain to snowboard a couple of times too. Hoping to get in a couple more times in May before the season wraps up.