Saturday night away felt like a whole weekend

I forgot to take any photos of our family get-together in Portland on Saturday night. It was Kelly’s (Bruce’s sister’s) big 50th birthday. Her mom Ann,  and 4 of her 5 siblings traveled to Portland to celebrate with her. Our son, Fritz, had to work on Saturday night, but his girlfriend Meg was able to join us. We spent a good bit of the late afternoon in the bar area of the Portland Harbor Hotel where a few of us were staying the night. Kelly met us there after finishing work at her store, Nomads. We all met again at Sonny’s for appetizers and then on to Ribollita for a fine Italian meal.

We met for brunch, on Sunday morning, at Kelly and Al’s house. Al had prepared a delicious spread of fresh fruit, blueberry muffins, fritatta, and bagels from her bakery, Scratch. Bruce and I finally got to see Fritz and meet our new grandpup, Rocky. (Bruce is not a fan of dogs, so he says Rocky can be my granddog.) Fritz says that Rocky is probably the closest we are going to get to a real grandchild any time soon!

Not only does Al make incredible bread to eat, she makes bread to use in her flower arrangements. I have to remember this trick.

I may not have any sisters, but I am compensated and blessed with wicked cool sisters-in-law!

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  1. The bread idea is very unique. The shapes remind me of a few types of Echeveria. The Desert House at the Atlanta Botanical Garden has some from Madagascar that instantly came to mind when I saw the bread.

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