Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day weekend

A few snippets of how we celebrated our Labor Day weekend......

Matt's cousin Susan sent us a recipe for S'mores Cocktails --- They were delicious!!!!

S'mores Cocktail

2(12-ounce)cans evaporated milk 

4(28-gram) envelopes milk chocolate hot chocolate mix 

1/2 cup chocolate or vanilla vodka 

8 large marshmallows 

1.) In an 8-cup microwave-safe glass ...measuring cup, pour evaporated milk. Microwave on High for 3 to 4 minutes, or until hot. 

2.) Whisk in chocolate mix, whisking until smooth. Stir in vodka. Pour into mugs, and top each with 2 marshmallows and 1 teaspoon chocolate shavings.

 Saturday night we headed into Portland to Helium Comedy Club with several friends where we watched 3 comedians...the headliner for the show was Todd Glass.

 After the show we all headed to Burnside Street in Portland where we stood in line for 40 minutes (after 10pm, the people watching is almost as entertaining as the Comedians at Helium Comedy Club) at Voodoo Doughnuts!!!

What we learned --

1.  One of the couples with  us appeared to be in fear for the lives, while standing in line.  Not sure if it was because the line was 1/2 a block long and rambling (and one groping) transient paced the block, or the fact that there is an adult "business" along that block where ALL SORTS of eclectic people came and went, or the fact that they didn't understand the concept of why people would stand in line for 40 minutes, in the middle of the night, in the seedy part of town for a doughnut.  I do believe I may have to pay for their therapy.

2.  When Brides and Grooms, on their wedding night arrive, people allow them to cut in front of the line.

3.  On 3rd and Ash there was a rocking bucket band!!!!  No tickets needed!!

4.  Either my friend Mechelle and I look really young (which I'm voting for since we were carded at the comedy club) or Mechelle's husband looks really old, since a transient..after asking for one of our doughnuts (and was told NO..per the sign in Voodoo that clearly states not to feed the homeless people that loiter on their sidewalks) asked Mechelle's husband if we were his daughters.

Our 2 dozen doughnuts.... worth every minute we spent in line!!!!

Monday, Matt, Sarah and I spent several hours at Swan Island Dahlias!!!  They had almost 400 floral arrangements showcasing their dahlia varieties!!!

Sarah with her balloon caterpillar

Acres and acres of dahlias

Sarah in the dahlia field


My friend Heather teaching a floral arranging class.  She is the 3rd generation at the dahlia farm!!!

 Monday evening we headed to the baseball field for the twins to practice for the upcoming fall ball season.





 Sarah and Tori on the playground

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