Christmas is only 10 days away. My Mom flies in tomorrow, to be followed by my dad next Wednesday. I have a million things to do. I haven't even begun to clean the house. (I reason that it's best to leave the cleaning to very last. That way there is an outside chance that the cat-hair might still be somewhat under control when we get back from the airport. Doubtful, but that's what I'm going with!) Of course, knowing full well that I don't feel at all prepared, I spent most of the morning doing things that weren't even on the list. Procrastination is a fine, fine art.
In my defense, I had a very, very full weekend. There was gift making, a trip to Crafty Wonderland's holiday bonanza, more gift-making, grocery shopping, and yet more gift making... You get the picture. I want to share, however, the start of the weekend.
Saturday started off, in the very best of ways, with brunch. Ryan, Lex and I headed over to SE Portland to try out a new restaurant called "Slappy Cakes," where you make your own pancakes at a griddle built right into the table. Yup, you read that right, and I'll bet you're jealous! Ryan found it through the Portland Mercury's MercPerks section. We had a blast! Lex tried the buttermilk pancakes, Ryan the pumpkin, and I had gluten-free. As sides/toppings to our pancakes, Lex had blueberries (which she shared with me), Ryan had chocolate chips, and I had lavender honey and lemon curd. We also indulged in the house-made raspberry syrup. SO GOOD!
Here are a few photos...
Blood Orange Mimosa - Yum!
Lex is gonna make a pancake "This BIG!"
Getting down to business...
This is harder than it looks!