I won a gift card to The Ringside Steakhouse from my friend Marlynn over at Urban Bliss Life as part of her holiday giveaway series ( I was so excited because I rarely win anything )! Wayne and I decided since the holidays were already a time of chaos and over commitment that we would hold on to the gift card until February, and use it as our Valentine’s celebration.
We unpacked our bags, as well as a bottle of wine. We relaxed until about 6:30, then got ready and headed down for the happy hour where I sampled their sangria before catching a cab for our reservations at 8:00 pm.
I’ve sampled some of The Ringside’s food at various events, but hadn’t ever experienced dinner at the restaurant before – I did know three items I had to eat though – their famous onion rings, butternut squash soup, and a filet mignon.
Their onion rings were unlike any other I had tasted before – they practically melted in your mouth! I already knew the butternut squash soup was delicious, and that’s why I opted for that instead of a salad. I also tried a cocktail named “The Spirit” –which included vodka, muddled strawberries and lime. I would have had ordered another one if we hadn’t ordered a bottle of wine with dinner.
Wayne ordered the night’s special – an 8 oz filet mignon dry cured for 28 days, served with mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts. He decided to add a lobster tail on as well…can you believe with all of the food events we’ve attended over the past couple of years that neither of us had tried lobster before?!
She will be very excited when I tell her that she’s going to get to go to a soccer camp this summer! Has your child ever attended a British Soccer Camp before?
similar to Noah’s (he’s obsessed with it!)
Well, last night we made it – Emma’s holiday program was a success. All three of the kids programs were squeezed in together less than a week, and then tonight we headed out to our friend’s son’s preschool program to finish up our week of events. ‘Tis the season to see a bunch of adorable performances.
It’s been a busy week filled with Christmas programs, holiday parties, basketball tournaments, and all of the other little things that happen on a day to day basis when having a family of 5!
Last week we drove up the Oregon Zoo for our annual Zoolights visit. Last year was actually our first year seeing the lights and we enjoyed the evening so much we’ve decided to add it into our festivities every year. This year we were very lucky because there was no rain and it wasn’t too cold (unlike last year) so our coats and gloves with a cup of hot cocoa made the evening perfect.
Hey everyone! This past week has been so incredibly busy that I’ve barely even had a chance to say “hello” on here. On top of my normal routines Anika started basketball practice and I filled in for someone who was on vacation all week at work – so the week just flew by!
I made sure that I signed the waivers online first so I wouldn’t have to worry about that when we got there. We entered in to the large building and my kids let out a little gasp of anticipation. There were multiple areas with different activities for them to play on – sections for all ages to jump, certain areas for just younger children, a basketball bouncing area, a foam pit – and all of the sections had their own attendant supervising everyone.