Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Work Routine

We just spent the past 2 hours trying to get Mason to bed. His top teeth are coming in, and he's not been feeling very well. And boy, am I glad that I don't have to go to an actual office tomorrow for work. As much as I think it's tough staying at home, and I would never discredit all the hard work that stay at home moms do (because we all know that this sector of the "labor force" is under appreciated!), I'm glad that I don't have to get dressed early in the morning, figure out how to feed the baby without waking him completely up, make sure that there is no spit up on my shirt, commute to work, and interact with other working adults. Our schedule when we were both working was completely crazy, and I commend all those couples who can do it. But I definitely know that I felt like we were just go-go, and there was no time for us to actually just enjoy our time as a family.

I thought I would highlight a typical morning of getting ready, and how our evening usually went, when I was working full time:

5am. Feed baby.
5:30am. Put him back to bed. Get ready.
6:30am. Pack up the things he needed for the day. Go to daycare.
7am. Drop him off at daycare.

4pm. Leave work.
5:30pm. Pick baby up.
6pm. Get home. Either feed him, play with him, or try to put him down for a quick nap, and try to start dinner.
7pm. Bath time.
8pm. Put him to bed.
8:30pm. Check emails, and finish up work.
11:30pm. Go to bed.

And then do it all over again.

Anyways, for the time being, I'm enjoying hanging out with Mason, and watching him grow each and everyday.

Like, riding with him on his first merry go round!

I love this kiddo!


Monday, March 23, 2015

A house, a home

We had some free time this past week so we drove up to the area that we are considering buying or renting in. Of course, we proceeded to the hills, and to the houses beyond our price point to look at the houses. This house was open for show, so we decided to stop in and play house buying. Clearly, we are in the wrong neighborhood, ha! The realtor was really nice, and directed us to houses that are more in my price range, away from the hills. I love the hills for the view, but am not fond of it for fear of falling, or falling and rolling down a hill (my nightmare!). My girlfriend reminded me that she was not fond of it for reasons related to snow and driving (more realistic)!

Anyways, I would love to someday live on the hills. But in the mean time, here are some pictures!

These windows have some great views! Absolutely stunning. Downer for this house is that the garage is on the same level as the basement, which means taking groceries up the stairs. That was what we had to do in our last house so I definitely don't want to do that this time around if I can help it! 

What beautiful double doors!

I told Mason to not get too comfortable since we can't afford this place, but he wouldn't listen! 

We aren't looking for a ton of yard space so this would be quite perfect! Mason seems to agree!

Anyways, hopefully we can find a little house for us soon!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's a bubble kind of day!

Take a coat, they say. Well, truth be told, the weather here in Oregon has been absolutely beautiful! We have been taking evening walks almost everyday, and the air has been good, and the sun out and about. There has been a day or two where it's cloudy or drizzling, but not having to go out of the house helps! And, I must say, I don't miss the humidity one bit. Yep, not one bit! It feels good to be able to breathe!

We introduced bubbles to Mason recently and he loves seeing them. He looks super amazed to see them pop, and although he doesn't understand how they work exactly, it's fun to see him stare at them.

Last night, he had a really hard time sleeping and I think it may be because his top teeth are coming in. And he had a rash on his back so he may be allergic to something that I've tried feeding him. All those things aside, he's doing really well here, and we have really enjoyed staying here for a while.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Breakers Korean BBQ & Grill

Before I left Georgia, I went with two of my best girlfriends to a new Korean BBQ restaurant in town, Breakers. I had seen the billboard on my way home from work, and was very interested. I knew I wouldn't get some Korean BBQ for a while so I was very excited to go. The restaurant is inside the same shopping center as David's Bridal. One of my girlfriends got her dress from there, so I had been in that plaza before.

Inside, the restaurant is a lot fancier than most Korean BBQ restaurants. We were told that the BBQ grill have vents that pull the smoke in so that you won't smell like cooked meats afterward. If you've ever gone to Honey Pig, you know what I mean! Our waiter was very pleasant. He said that he had worked at Honey Pig, and most of the employees came from other local Korean restaurants.

We put in one chicken and two beef orders. There is pork, and scallops, and tofu as well. They fancied up the tofu by calling it tofu steak. Sneaky huh?

 They started us with a squash soup, which seems very random for what we were about to eat. Also, this is more fall than winter in my opinion.

The soup was followed by the salad, which is more of a summer salad to me, and also a bit inappropriate at a Korean restaurant. But maybe that is just me??? 

I've seen more side dishes but these were nice with our meal.

Korean salad.

The chicken was amazing! I have never had chicken this delicious. It was seasoned perfectly so if you go, I definitely recommend the chicken. The beef was a little too chewy, but I love beef so I won't complain too much.

Overall, this place was very good! It doesn't have the typical Korean BBQ feel though if you are looking for that. Definitely order the chicken! Looking back at these pictures makes me miss Georgia so much!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Philosophy Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Eye Repair

I've been trying this deluxe sample of the Philosophy Miraculous Anti-Aging Retinoid Eye Repair, and it has been amazing. It absorbs quickly and I have noticed a big difference since I do have wrinkles at the corner of my eyes. I don't have to use a whole bunch so it's lasted me nearly a whole month, and I used it morning and evening. I can't wait to grab a full size!