Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter Peeps!

First of all - could it be?  Is it spring?  This is, after all, how Seattle greeted me on Friday.

Look at those cherry blossoms!  Better than DC's?!

Second of all, Happy Easter peeps!  Not you, the actual marshmallows.  They deserve to enjoy Easter before they’re eaten too, don’t you think?

We drove down to Portland (Oregon, not Maine!) again this weekend for the big Cadbury Egg holiday, and this is how the wonderful in-laws welcomed us when we got to there late Friday night:

 These are just MINE, JMan has his own.  This was just the beginning of my sugar-overload.

This weekend was a whirlwind of activities.  I think I need a vacation from my weekend.  If only the weekend was just one day longer, one extra day to do chores and relax on the couch.  Anyone else ever feel that way?  Unfortunately April involves just one thing after another including two big trips involving travel for conferences, so there isn’t much of a break in sight.

 Cooper hates it when it's just go-go-go with all of his modeling contracts.
This weekend was basically one big food-fest of stuffing-my-face full of sugar, but I’m going to devote an entire post to that so check back in tomorrow.  Needless to say there’s no need to weigh myself until after at least a full week of detox.

Lots of things happened and we were go-go-go from arrival to departure.  First up was a (almost) 10 mile run, including 3 big hill repeats in the last mile.  Proof that I ran hills – the road even had the word “hill” in the name!

Then golf happened.  We had to enjoy the one day of spring and that sun we'll probably never hear from again!  The golf skills were atrocious.  The best I got was one bogey.  The rest was a disaster.


Dinner with our friends at le Bistro Montage happened.  Good, but not as great as we had expected.  They’re famous for their mac and cheese, and maybe we got the wrong version, but while there was mac I didn’t get much cheese.

It's a little hole-in-the-wall place under the Morrison Bridge but there was a line out the door of people waiting to get in!   source

We had the "Spold Mac" and it was a little too spicy for my taste.  We also had the gumbo, which was pretty good, but also very spicy.  Cornbread good but not great.  Alligator bites, frog legs, and hushpuppies were also shared amongst the table.  In conclusion, Le Bistro Montage was good, but not great.  I would go back, but it's not an absolute must have, though it is for our friends, so obviously other peoples' opinions differ!  

A trip to Voodoo Doughnuts (aka deliciousness) happened.  I don't like spelling donuts that way but since it's on the sign I adhered to their spelling. 

Kennedy School (the best McMenamins!) happened after that.  Meeting up with more friends of JMan’s at a bar happened after that.  Are you bored yet?  In conclusion, we were busy on Saturday and Sunday was no different.  Church and brunch with JMan’s family, dessert with my family.  Driving to and fro.  Driving back to Seattle.  Blah blah blah.

This post was boring.  I’m so sorry for subjecting you to this.  Cooper was also sorry I subjected him to this:

The End.

How was your Easter weekend?   What sorts of fun Easter traditions to you have with your family?  Do you like to dress your pets up?