Today June 30 is Rileys 5th birthday! We didn’t have any get together with my hubs family(we always do something) because it’s in the middle of the week. We got some donuts to celebrate the bday boy (we only gave him a tiny piece) and walked him this evening and had yogurt to end the day:) Happy Birthday Riley, you bring so much laughter to us!
We’ve been having a great week in the PNW (weather wise) so I’ve been enjoying staying in our patio and my little garden, savoring summer! I didn’t go “all out” in my garden this year and kept it simple. I had tomatoes and herbs and cheap annuals just to add color and that’s about it. I have 3 hydrangeas and I’ve been enjoying them inside the house too. They’re my favorite! I’ve been loving free flowers for the last couple of weeks now. I’ve been using our herbs too in my cooking. I love summertime:)
Hello Everyone! Hope you had a good Fathers day weekend. Ours was great! We had some nice, sunny weather in the Pacific North West. Saturday, Hubs and I, with our travel buddy Riley, went to the Tolt River (Carnation,WA) and spent Saturday afternoon there. The river water was pretty clear and low and they have an area were public fishing was opened and several people just did that.
Sunday, Father’s Day, we had hamburgers to celebrate my Father In law. We ate on our patio and enjoyed the nice Sunday evening. My Dad is not with us anymore so Father’s day is kinda sad for me but I hope you guys had a great time with your Dads and celebrate them while they are still here! Have a great rest of your day, I’m off to garden right now:)
One thing me and my sisters wanted to do in Vegas was to dine at Giada De Laurentii’s new restaurant in the Strip (Cromwell Hotel) because it got good reviews and personally I really like Giada. I usually watch her Food Network shows and I have 2 of her cookbooks. I even went to Costco when she had her cookbook released and I waited in line to get it signed. I’m sort of a fan! This is her first restaurant so I figured I might as well check it out. The atmosphere was really nice, we were seated at the window so we got a good view of the Bellagio fountain and the Strip.
It was a pricey dinner for what we had (I think, the Hubs kinda disagree!). The food was good but the servings were kinda small for the prices ( I guess we need to expect that in a fine dining place). Although the food was good, Zach was unlucky because he didn’t like his order. He got the lobster ravioli (the servers recommendation) and it was pathetic. I tasted the ravioli and I can’t believe Giada would allow that dish to be served in her restaurant. The pasta was too al dente and BLAND and the lobster was overcooked! I wouldn’t recommend their lobster ravioli. Despite Zach’s order, we had a good experience and the service was fast. We will most likely be back here if we happen to be in Vegas but we’ll just skip the raviolis 😉
The Hubs and I just got back from Vegas 2 days ago to attend a family friends wedding. The Bride is my sister Cynthia’s SIL and they are like extended family to us. My other sister Rosell also attended so it was like a mini reunion for me and my sisters. It was such a fun wedding and so happy that Zach and I got to see Trisha and Shane (Bride and Groom) on their special day. Aside from the wedding, I’m glad we got to spend some time with my sisters doing “Vegas” thing like watching a show, having a nice dinner at Giada, and enjoying the pool at Caesars palace ( we stayed at the Hard Rock hotel too), buffet dinner at Bacchanal and Wicked spoon and experienced the HighRoller at the LINQ.
We are back at home now and I’m just resting because since we got home, I’m having a nasty cold and I’ve been pretty miserable since. The Hubs is taking care of me and Riley. I hope you’re all having a good weekend!
Congratulations to Trisha and Shane! You two are such a fun couple and we wish you a lifetime of Love and Happiness!