First off, thanks to all of you who wished my man a happy birthday. He kept asking me how many people had wished him a happy birthday on my blog. It was super cute!
I had a fun, busy weekend and unfortunately, took NO PICTURES! I know, bad blogger award goes to me. Sorry.
Since it was Nate's birthday, we got together with his sister for our traditional birthday brunch. We've had fun, on/near each of our birthdays, going to new breakfast places in Portland. It's AMAZING how many wonderful breakfast places there are in Portland. I had heard about Jam on Hawthorne about a week before Nate's birthday so I figured it was a sign that we were supposed to go there. Let me tell you, it was FABULOUS!!! Seriously. All three of us agreed that it was the best breakfast place we've been to in Portland.
First off, we got there around 10 and were done by about 11:15. For those of you knowledgeable of Portland breakfast places (Think, The Screen Door) that's unheard of! Beyond that, the food was fabulous. I got a scramble and a chai blueberry pancake. It is now my goal in life to make a chai blueberry pancake as well as they did. I could have eaten about twenty five of them... And they were huge!
After brunch, Nate and I stopped by Scrap Portland. I had gone there a little while ago to get supplies for a project I'm working on but I had run out of the supplies! (No, I'm not telling you what the supplies were because I'm going to be sharing the craft later) It's fun buying cheap supplies from a donation filled supply store. I feel like I'm saving the landfills one fabric yard, yarn skein, or craft paper page at a time.
Nate has midterms on Monday so I made myself scarce in the afternoon on Saturday. I had gotten a groupon for Yoga on Yamhill so I thought it was high time I used it. It was wonderful. I went to a Yin, restorative class and it was so relaxing. I left with my muscles feeling perfectly stretched. The studio is donation based so I'm sure I'll be going back even when I've used up my groupon visits.
Saturday evening, Nate had some friends over to play risk so I once again made myself scarce (Don't worry, we're having his birthday party next weekend. Trust me, I didn't forget). Some friends were having a clothing swap so I happily joined in. It was a win-win situation, Nate was happy that I left with a box full of clothes I don't wear anymore and I was happy that I came home with half a box full of clothes I will wear.
On Sunday, Nate and I went to church and then the hubby had to study. What did I do since I couldn't hang out with my man? I went to Yoga again! Who on earth am I turning into? This class was Power Yoga so, even though it was wonderful as well, it was the opposite kind of wonderful Saturday's class was. This class was full of movement! I worked up quite a sweat trying to keep up with people who have obviously been doing it for years. The class ranged from absolute beginners (like me) to people who could do poses I couldn't even dream of doing. I was impressed at how the instructor was able to lead each of us at our own skill level. I never felt like I had to sit out but I also wasn't pushed into doing things like balancing my whole body on my arms. (I think they called it the crow's pose?) Yeah, it was hard and sweaty but super fun! (Anyone in Portland want to join me next time I go? I love doing things with friends!)
Nate and were able to spend a bit of time on Sunday night together but mostly I got to catch up on the blogosphere, do a little housework, and work on the project I'll be sharing later.
All in all, I'd say this weekend was wonderful! Portland has such wonderful things to take part in! (Now for the hubby to be done with grad school...)
PS. Both pictures are from the venue's web sites.
PSS. No one paid me/compensated me/or any other form of giving me anything for writing these reviews but, as always, if they wanted to I'd be ok with that. ;-)