Friday I had the last defense, and Tim and I went out to celebrate our anniversary (which was yesterday, not Friday, but it is almost impossible to go out in Eugene during grad weekend). We went to King Estate Vineyards and it was a beautiful day with a delicious dinner. The Vineyard is about 45 minutes from our house, pretty much out in the country, and have a really great chef. Tim had duck, I had filet, we had a pork hushpuppy amuse bouche (much much better than it sounds) and crab cakes. We were too full for dessert!
This is the view coming in (on the bay), not from our house. But it was an incredibly beautiful day in Pacific City, albeit a bit windy. We actually haven't spent a ton of time there in the summer--usually we have spent vacations after Labor Day, when the crowds thin out. It's a small town so it really isn't that crowded, but you can just TELL that the whole vibe is different in the summer than
Here is the kitchen. The counters are in and the choice of 'Viscon White" was great. I was so enthralled with the counters that I didn't even notice the pendant lights.
Here's the sink in the picture above:
The wall tile is up in the bathroom:
The Tulikivi is in, along with all the tile around it. You can also see one of the sconces. The wood for the floor is there but not put in yet. And the 'art nook' is there.
And last but not least, the outside lights are installed:
Sunday was the official anniversary. We decided on a 'no gifts' anniversary so these are officially not an anniversary gift:
The honors reception was at 9am and the J school graduation was at noon.
We walked in with the Duck and a bagpiper:
Tim made a delicious dinner and we enjoyed a surprise thunderstorm to close out the weekend.
My rib is better although it hurts the least when I stand or lay down. So I think I'll spend a lot of today laying down.