Joel and I went to Montage on our second date, which was technically our first real date because it was the first time we actually went anywhere besides my apartment. I would wax nostalgic about how hot and heavy we were back then, but that hasn't changed a bit, so instead I'll wax poetic about how six months ago, I had no idea I'd someday find myself sharing a table at Montage with him and our CHILDREN.
On a Sunday after CHURCH.
Or that I'd still be so infatuated with him that I can't resist the urge to send him naughty texts over my BLT.
It seems like every Sunday after church we have a pow pow in the car about where to fine a good CHEAP meal and every week we have trouble coming up with anything besides pizza. There are a hundred fantastic happy hours in Portland, but unfortunately none of them take place on Sundays at 2:00.
But today Liza threw the name of her favorite mac 'n cheese restaurant into the ring and when I googled Montage from the passenger seat, I learned they not only have a brunch menu from 10-2:00, but it's also fabulous AND cheap. The kids split an order of cheddar mac for FIVE BUCKS. It would have cost me more to take them through a McDonald's drive-thru.
See also: Montage sells BOOZE. Fresh squeezed OJ and Monopolowa? Yes please. I'll have another.
We took some great photos at lunch and I suppose I could just let them speak for themselves, but what fun would that be?
First we passed the camera to Joel, who caught this lovely shot of me with my girly.
Then me with his girly.
Then it was my turn, so I got my two favorite brown-eyed boys to smile pretty for Mama.
And then? Well then it was Alex's turn to be photographer. Brace yourselves.
He made us a little silly.
But this series of shots he took of his sister? These are getting framed.
When it was her turn, she caught a beauty herself.
Those curls. Man.
But honestly, I think I took the cake with the next one, which may be one of the best photos I've ever taken. Genoa and her leftover mac 'n cheese mouse.
The look in that single eyeball tells the story of her entire personality.
Liza loved her tomato basil pesto mac, too, and she wrote about it on her food blog today, so you should definitely head over there and give a girl some props.
So far, 35 is awesome.