Saturday, May 29, 2010

Celebrating the future and the past

I am working on the BG's unicorn cupcakes, This is my trial run.
The horn is a birthday candle :)

Friday, Shawn and I went to the Iris Garden in Salem and bought 2 dozen iris' to put on our grandparents grave for Memorial Day. This is the third year we've bought the iris', before we just bought Costco flowers. The iris' are 6 bucks a dozen, so it's a bargain!
The Iris farm is spectacular, the gardens alone are worth visiting even if you aren't buying anything.

Shawn gazing out at the gorgeous landscape. The painter guy in the background was interesting. I need to tell my Hostas that they need to get on the ball, their Hostas were enormous and beautiful.

Doesn't this look restful and idyllic?

I liked these small iris, like little mini me's.

This is my Grandparents grave in Albany.
The flowers are just gorgeous! My Grandpa died when I was only 7, however my Grandma Rachel was the greatest grandma ever. She even lived in a pink house.. I just cried and cried , I miss her so much even 12 years later.

This is Shawn's Grandparents. They are in Eugene. I never met Shawn's grandpa he died New Years Eve 1999, while Shawn was visiting me in Texas.
Shawn's Grandma died in 2005. She was a cool lady, she was a great substitute for me.

So after all that we went to this restaurant. Shawn for quite a few years off and on was the owners Sous Chef. He started out washing dishes and worked his way up.

Our Salad.. yummm. The 1000 island was awesome! You could tell it was homemade.
We got the crab/shrimp stuffed shrooms as a gift from the chef. Shawn warned me that I would have to eat one and do it with a smile.He was saying this whilst chuckling because he knows that mushrooms are number 1 on my WILL NOT EAT list. I tried peeps I really did, but Oh EM GEE, I got half of one gagged down and couldn't eat the rest without barfing.

I thought this was funny.

the new location is much nicer and hip'r than the one in old Springfield. The old one was very run down and was in an old Mexican restaurant style building. The new one is very modern and clean.
Nothing prettier than nice clean sparkly glassware.

WE ordered a pizza and this kid came out and fixed it. He was the new version of Shawn 20 years later. Dishes, pizzas, etc... HE was doing the same thing Shawn did 20 years ago. How cool is that?
I am a big BI*** if they seat me somewhere I don't want to sit. Like next to the bathroom, the kitchen, etc... They were going to sit us out in like a hall way/common area? Ummm No....
So we opted to sit at the Pizza Bar instead. It was funny as soon as she started walking out there, SHAWN JUST KNEW I wasn't going to sit out there. HAHAHAHA

Here is the chef AKA Mookie. My favorite dish there is the Chicken Linguine.. So rich and fattening. Comfort food 101!

So that was our day. We celebrated the past and our present. We hadn't had a fun day alone together in a long time. We love to go to Eugene and see friends, eat out and reminisce about the good ol days.

Thanks for coming along !

There will be another HUGE post Monday night!



wilsonc said...

Sounds like a great day to me. I've always wanted to visit the Iris gardens. The unicorn cupcake is adorable.

Kristina P. said...

I am thoroughly jealous about the unicorn cupcake. Have a great weekend!

allhorsestuff said...

That was such a neat day! Loved the garden walk..did not know those were there...I am trying to sched a date with my man for the Oregon Garden and stay over at the B'N'B they built too.
I am glad you did all that...looked very romantic! ummm, you & my man and Thousand Island you both can have it all...I just asked him what it was..he said , "Like ketchup and Mayo mixed!" eeeuw.

Your cupcake was sooo cute!
Hope your ride today at the river is a goodie!!! Wa may like water more now...that she has easywalkers on..the rocks always bothered her before.

Orange string and blue markers...loggers are coming to the forest!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You married a chef???!! Lucky you!
I'm so happy that the two of you were able to spend a great together. I'd have barfed over the 'shroom, too. Yuk!
And the Thousand Island....reminds me of vomit. lol!

I love the unicorn, though!


Desert Rose said...

Glad you and your hubby had some time together! The iris's were georgous!

Paige said...

Sounds like a great day! When you come here, I will take you to this iris farm too

JJ said...

What beautiful Irises. I didn't know there were so many varieties. I've only ever seen the purple ones and the yellow. Beautiful!

I'm glad you had a nice day together; that salad looked delish!!