This weekend was the perfect introduction to fall...
windy, rainy and cold and I loved every second of it!

Chris got off early on Friday after working crazy hours all week, so we relaxed with some lattes before heading out for date night.
 Friday it was actually still really nice out so we decided to grab some dinner at the Hawthorne food carts. I was so excited to get the pizza with camelized onions and pistashios from Pyro Pizza but was sad to see that they didn't have it. I settled for a burrito while Chris waited for his pizza.
  (the pizzas are made to order and cooked in a wood fired oven inside the cart, so they take about 20mins but are worth the wait!) 
We also split the smallest order of fries from Potato Champion with homemade honey mustard. Yum.
I was underwhelemed with my burrito (it had lettuce in it and I kept getting bites of tortilla and lettuce) though the horchata was one of the best I've had in a long time and they give you a ton!
 Note to self: next time stick with pizza but get an horchata.
 Best of both worlds, literally.
After dinner we headed downtown to walk around a bit before grabbing Pudding on the Rice
downtown at dusk:
 Have you guys ever been to Pudding on the Rice? If you live in Portland you must try it! Their shop was only 2 blocks up from us when we were living at the Ladd and we went all the time. It's not your grandma's rice pudding...I think there are about 20 flavors and they just started making their pumpkin flavor again! Whatever flavor we get, we always top it with tart frozen yogurt, it's amazing! Oh and they have crepes and rice bowls as well...maybe I just need to do a whole post on Pudding on the Rice sometime.

I guess I didn't take any pictures on Saturday but we didn't do much. 
Chris played at church in the evening and Bennett made us some awesome artwork while he was in the nursery.
Sunday morning we had a family coffee date and watched people walking in the rain.
we came home and had grilled cheese and tomato soup with hot chais to stay warm:
I had been wanting to make blueberry muffins for a while, so during Bennett's nap we made this recipe and doubled it so we could take some to the Hartmanns. Definitely the best blueberry muffin recipe I've ever made!
 While we were at the Hartmann's, Bennett got to ride Marly like a horse. 
He throughly enjoyed it for like three seconds. 
 Lastnight Chris made us a fire (the first in our new house) and some delicious hot chocolate and we got caught up on The Office. 
Not sure how I feel about this season with Michael Scott gone...


  1. kira on September 27, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Jeremy and I were pretty surprised about how much we liked that episode of The Office without Michael. I wasn't expecting it to be as funny as it was.

    I'm pretty sure Rox and Syd would be the worst horse dogs ever. We will definitely need to wait until Pearl is toddler age to try it out.

  2. Nicole on September 27, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    We love pudding on the rice! We made a whole date night out of it-dinner & dessert. Question on the chais-do you have a recipe? They look so yummy!

    Bennett made a great burning bush!! And I agree-with the uncertainty of the office with Michael leaving. I feared it was the end for me since they lost some magic....we will see.

  3. Sara B on September 27, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    What a lovely and cozy weekend!

  4. Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... on September 27, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Awwww! Bennett riding Marley is my favorite thing about today. Officially. I'm blogging about it right now :).

  5. Maggy on September 28, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    I. love. this. post. We don't have kids yet, but this is what I imagine all the time. I love small dates with lots of time. I would sooo much rather read this than the fancy meal and fashion. PS - your lattes are so professional :)


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