This past weekend my mom, aunt and little brother came to visit. We are all about creating new memories with my mom and my aunt is so sweet to ride the train three hours one way from Portland with her every few month to visit. My little brother drove up and stayed with my boyfriend and I. He is special and gets to sleep on the couch 😉
Friday night we met them at a new restaurant called Laredos Grill. It was mexican food and it was deeeelicious!
We were there for quite awhile so we headed home after that and they went back to their hotel. Saturday we did some normal tourist things and also went to the Theo Chocolate Factory and went on a tour! It was fascinating to learn about their all natural, fair trade and organic bean to bar process. We got to sample a lot of chocolate too. I will never say no to chocolate. 😉 Afterwards we went out for some beers (or cider in my aunt’s case) and just talked for hours.
We then went to dinner at Kyle’s restaurant. Kyle is the General Manager at a great little place called The Kiss Cafe. If you are ever in Ballard in Seattle and you love beer (or sandwiches)… I would highly recommend The Kiss Cafe!
On Sunday my little brother and I picked up my mom and aunt from the hotel and we went for breakfast downtown. We went to Le Pichet, a great little french place. After that it was off to Starbucks for some more coffee (we ARE in Seattle 😉 ) and then we took them to the train station so they could catch their ride. It is always sad to say goodbye, but I enjoy the time we have together. My little brother stuck around for awhile and we explored a bit more. We went to the farmers market and into a great little place called Pie Bar. They make the best coconut cream pie I’ve ever had. It was a busy weekend full of a lot of walking and a lot of eating. I was exhausted by the end of it, but that is a sign of a good weekend, right?
This week has been a blur. I woke up sick on Monday and also pretty emotionally exhausted to be honest. My mom’s disease is hard to deal with for me and I am always so tired emotionally after extended amounts of time with her. Tuesday I powered on to work, but still felt terrible. I stayed home today in hopes of kicking this sickness. It turns out that repeating “I will not be sick, I will not be sick, I will not be sick..,” a hundred times to yourself doesn’t actually prevent you from getting sick . 😉
Anyways, I saw THIS on Sunday and got excited because spring really IS on it’s way! I cannot wait. 🙂