Friday, January 24, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Years Day 2014

George woke us up early. So we used it as an excuse to go out for breakfast. There is a fun restaurant in Portsmouth called The Friendly Toast. They serve pretty much any breakfast item you could want. Unfortunately they were out of biscuits by 8:00 How does this even happen? It was still good but Nathan was counting on biscuits and gravy. 

Everything in the restaurant is vintage/retro 50's and 60's. It's actually the first place we ate at when we moved here. We asked our realtor and this is the place he said we should go check out. 

We spent the afternoon at our friends the Coles eating chili and watching college football. Not a bad start to 2014.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 2013

 We had such a good Christmas this year. George was only 5 months old last year so he wasn't really aware of what was go on. He really, really likes lights so that was super exciting for him. Music is also something he really gets into so we had some sort of Christmas music going almost all the time. 

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Nathan gets half of the day off and this is what the afternoon looked like.

Dual phone conversations

Late that afternoon we went to our favorite coffee shop for hot chocolate and a snack. George still won't drink hot chocolate.

Christmas Day
We knew that stockings would be George's favorite since he gets really excited about taking things out of bags.

Nathan went all out on my stocking this year. I was in desperate need of a grapefruit knife and spoons.

Carrot pecan pancakes, grapefruit, eggs with Canadian bacon and spinach, coffee and eggnog for breakfast

Then a nap for George while I prepped lunch

Favorites for the day: daddy's pliers and

these large stacking blocks

Christmas dinner! We decided to go Italian this year. 

Cavolfiore alla Fiorentina
(cauliflower with tomatoes and black olives)

Anatra in Porchetta
(duck in the style of porchetta)
Which means duck stuffed with sausage, garlic, sage and rosemary then wrapped in bacon

Funghi Trifolati
(sauteed mushrooms with parsley and garlic)

It was freezing cold and cloudy but we decided to go for a little sledding in the afternoon. 


George would sit in his sled for hours if we weren't freezing and tired of pushing him around. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

GA Trip: Part 2

After a few days with my family we headed down to see the other half (Nathan's half) for the rest of the week. 

On Monday my in-laws graciously keep all 5 grandchildren so Melissa (SIL) and I could spend the day in Savannah.  After a little consignment shopping we headed downtown for lunch.

Chive Sea Bar & Lounge: this place was pretty fun and the food was very good. The interior was decorated in an art-deco style and they even had a black and white movie playing. I want to go back for dinner when Nathan and I can dress up.

My baked haddock over vegetable risotto was amazing and...

...Melissa's crab-cake served over a fried green tomato look scrumptious. 

We, of course, couldn't pass up looking around the Paris Market

While out Tuesday we bumped into Nathan's BFF from childhood. He hadn't met George yet so it was a sweet quick visit.

I was able to hang-out with my besties for a little while one night. 
This is us trying to get a good picture...

Cousin time!