I don't know why I'm saying "was", it's today, actually. But as I'm watching my nephews for the weekend and Russell is hosting an 18-team summer league basketball tournament, we pretended it was last weekend and celebrated with a night out in Portland.
Russell made all the plans this year, booking dinner reservations at McCormick & Shmicks Harborside Restaurant on the waterfront, with dessert reservations afterwards at The Melting Pot. Well done, honey!
This restaurant holds a special place in our hearts as it's the restaurant Russell brought me to the night we got engaged.
The Melting Pot also holds a special place, because #1: Melted chocolate. and #2: underground awesomeness.
That's the entrance. It's a spiral staircase down to an underground fondue restaurant that is beyond cool.
Russ bought the romance package so we were led to an extra-secluded corner where there was a card and rose waiting for us, then they took our picture and gave it to us in a frame. Kinda fun, huh? Needless to say, we had a lovely evening, ending with a late night flick at the theatres.
I'm not going to get all gooey on the blog this year because I already did last year, and I try to mostly save all sappiness for in person. (Trust me, I can be the sappiest sap you ever did roll your eyes at.) But I did tear up a teeny bit when Kendall revealed this to us...
How sweet is that?