a breakfast date. oh! and you'll probably notice i got instagram too.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

i love breakfast out.  it might be my favorite meal to eat out.  particularly with a baby in tow.  parker is a happy guy but he's definitely most predictably happy in the mornings.  plus, it's not usually too crowded, and sometimes, in the winter, if you time it just right, you can sit near a window and have the sun pouring in on your face while you drink your coffee.  i'm like a cat that way.  i love sun coming through winter windows and warming me up despite the outside chill.  finally, what meal is less expensive to eat out than breakfast, i ask?  thus, breakfast is the best meal to eat out. 
since steve is a professor, we get a long winter break to spend together.  it's been especially nice this year since he's an extra set of hands for parker when i want to take a long shower or sleep in a bit.  now that the kids have gone back to school, most days it's the three of us and it's pretty leisurely around these parts.  the other morning, parker was up quite a few times in the night and this mama was exhausted.  steve took him out of the room to let me sleep another hour or so (and i slept hard.  it's amazing the sleep you get without a baby-in-the-bed.) and returned a while later with coffee and pancakes.  what?!  (he was totally paying attention to that foreplay bit in my vlog.).  needless to say, this quiet break has been really nice.
anyway, enough bragging about steve as you all roll your eyes at me.  we went out to breakfast to one of our favorite spots... a super kitschy, retro-themed breakfast place with the best menu ever.  last time we went, i got pancakes with fuji apples and granola baked in and fresh whipped cream on top.  shut your mouth!  they were amazing but i felt like i had to be rolled out of the restaurant so this time, it was an egg, cheese, and bacon sandwich on a croissant.  my go-to.  steve copied and got the same.  meanwhile, parker stared out one of the many wall-coverings wondering why on earth it wouldn't look back at him.  how rude!
we ate and enjoyed and then walked around a bit, did a little window-shopping... you know the drill.  it was sunny and lovely--but a bit cold.  parker was bundled to the max (i always think of the little boy in a christmas story yelling for everyone to wait up because he's so bundled) and i daresay he was warm.  oh, and you've probably noticed by now, but i gots the instagram!  needless to say, i am loving it.  since when does a phone take such good pictures?!  i'm itsahuntlife there if you wanna follow along.  i'll try not to bore you too much (but i probably will).  so, that's it.  our breakfast date.  

51 comments:

  1. Sounds perfect to me. I love breakfast dates, probably because I am lazy and eating out means no cooking or washing up--major plus. And also because I am not great at making breakfast stuff, after pancales I am out as I don't like eggs so never learnt to cook them.

    Loving your instagram photos, I recently got it too and am addicted.

    Sorry for rambling...

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  2. This sounds so nice! My favorite breakfast food to eat out is crepes! So good! (Maybe because I never have them otherwise). I love your photos! My phone definitely doesn't take pictures this good!

    Lauren
    http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  3. two things i love: breakfast and instagram! but seriously, my favorite thing EVER is going to brunch with a group of friends, or getting it to go and taking it to the river to eat with my pups. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

    xx, kara

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  4. I love going out for breakfast too!! Or brunch! That's good also! Your mornings lately sound just perfect! What a wonderful post!

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  5. so far this morning i've only had coffee so my mouth is watering. i have to say those pancakes sound to die for. but the whole rolling out the door afterwards, not so much.

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  6. love breakfast out-and a goodbreakfast does me for the day-great.
    PS-goes out to get pancakes...yes, a keeper!

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  7. I love the pictures. I think breakfast is my favorite meal out too because it is a lot cheaper and most times more delicious.

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  8. Parker is getting so big! And he just looks adorable all bundled up :)

    Glad you guys are finding a bit of time to relax!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  9. I love instagram. Someone could make some $ by printing square photos... Bc I haven't found a smaller print than 8x8... But I guess that's just Costco :) cute pics...

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  10. Such a fun date! Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out too. Especially at Cracker Barrel. I'll make sure to follow you on Instagram!

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  11. Awww its sounds like both of you are having a great, well deserved break .
    I gotta say I'm pretty sure breakfasts and brunches are my favourites to eat out! It's just the most perfect way to start a day! :o)

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  12. Bridget.. that breakfast joint looks so quirky and retro.. My kinda place, if you ask me. Wish we had something like that in our neck of the woods, all we have is "greasy spoon" type restaurants where all the old farmers go for coffee and grease hahaha! I just got instagram last week. Isn't it sooo addicting? I'm gonna look you and start following you. You won't bore me. I don't take too many super interesting photos so hopefully I don't bore you. Have a great day!
    -Janell

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  13. Look at your, Little Miss Instagram! I don't even have an iPhone so you're leaps and bounds ahead of me! Also, it's my dream that my husband is a professor someday so we can have winter break, spring break, and summer break. You make it sound so dreamy, so I'm still fighting for it! And your breakfast sounded lovely. (This turned into a really long comment, but I just really wanted to prove to you that I read the whole post before I commented. :) )

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  14. First of all, I don't care about the consequences - I want some of those pancakes with the apples and whipped cream goodness.

    Second - I giggle to myself everytime at the mental image of the little boy all bundled up in The Christmas Story. Glad Parker was warm and had people to carry/push him so he can avoid the waddling for this winter at least.

    Third - love your scarf/cowl thingy-ma-bob. Where from, if you can share?

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  15. sounds lovely and perfect to me. not boring, in the least.

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  16. I love instagram! So much so that I'm tempted to buy an iPhone JUST so that I can utilize it haha.

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  17. So sweet.
    And I'm with you. Breakfast is definitely the happiest meal to take a baby along to. The earlier, the better.
    Is it freezing in Boston? It's warm up here in Toronto!

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  18. eating out for breakfast is our favorite thing too. so yummy, cheap and quicker with a busy toddler. are you at the friendly toast? if not, you should definitely check it out because it is SO good.

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  19. i love breakfast out too. i wish i could experience winter someday soon. we only have 2 seasons here in indonesia

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  20. ha ha totally laughed about the foreplay blurp. hilarious! :)

    looks like a perferct morning. we're all about a good (and cheap) breakfast. have you tried ikea's? no seriously, it's then best $3.00 breakfast around.

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  21. Now I'm hungry...I hate that! But that place looks so nifty!

    And I've been loving following you on pinterest!

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  22. Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day. I love to have a morning coffee out - flavoured coffees are fabulous and they never taste the same when I make them at home ...

    Well done on getting Instagram, phenomenal isn't it?! Modern Technology rocks!

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  23. Too cute! I love Parker's little hat...and yours too for that matter!

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  24. parker wins the 'baby with the cutest facial expressions in the blogosphere' award.

    congrats, parker!

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  25. i was showing my ma your blog the other day and she was like "i KNEW she looked familiar! i see her in (town we've talked about before in our our) before with that cute little man of hers." (Parker, not Steve haha)

    love it

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  26. I always love your pictures posts! Makes me feel like I am there too. You really know how to capture great moments!

    xo. Britt
    A Southern Bee Diary

    :)

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  27. Love the cowl/scarf thingie as well - where from???
    Heidi

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  28. Oh man... now I want instagram. Such a fun way to capture the day.

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  29. i love the Friendly Toast. no, i need all caps for this: I LOVE THE F-TOAST. where else can a tofu scramble be as comforting as a greasy diner eggable mess?

    did you know they're open 24hrs on the weekend?

    also, did you know the owners are selling it? more caps: THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN AND I'M A SCARED KOALA.

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  30. I agree that breakfast is the BEST!! We have a little place called Broken Egg Cafe here in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and I would eat there every single day! I like their avacodo bacon omelette, their skillets, and their cranberry pecan pancakes! YUM! I want breakfast NOW!

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  31. did you know i lived on the north shore for a summer? because i did. shacked up with the gordon girls. your posts always make me miss MA and new england in general. i can picture exactly how that cold winter sun feels! so fun.

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  32. Breakfast is the best date time with a babe.

    Also - I want to go sit in a window with light pouring in and drink coffee now.

    also - you menfolk are handsome.

    you are beautiful.

    And Steve is a smartie for watching your vlog and responding appropriately.

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  33. ooh, is that the friendly toast?

    LOVE that place.

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  34. Before we had kids, my husband and I would eat breakfast out every Sunday and became 'regulars' to a small local breakfast place. We loved it. I especially loved our morning dates because it meant we weren't tired or stressed from the days happenings yet so we really got to enjoy each other!

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  35. "it's amazing the sleep you get without a baby-in-the-bed" so true.
    We bed share as well and when I get an extra hour on Sat or Sun it is amazing. I feel like I have slept for hours for one hour of sleep actually happening.

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  36. Oh my gosh! What the heck?! I just went back and reread my comment. PINTEREST?!? I.am.a.MORON.!!!

    Now I look like one of those people who doesn't read your posts! I obviously meant instagram! And I obviously read your post!

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  37. the cowl is from forever21!

    kaitlyn, funny! i believe you!

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  38. Such pretty photos! I recently followed you there, but no worries you're not boring me! It sounds like it's been nice having Steve there!

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  39. thank gods you got instagram girrrrl.

    i'm with you on breakfast being the best meal to eat out. all that coffee makes me such a happy person ... they basically have to kick me out if they want me to leave by lunch.

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  40. istagram is the best.invention.ever.

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  41. my definition of instagram...welcome to documenting [even more] of your life than you already do :) and I love it!

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  42. just now watching your vlog, a few things:

    1. i kind of love you. creepy? oh well!

    2. i paused the video for a couple of minutes when you were talking about working out. when i turned it back on you were in the middle of saying: "at least three times a week, sometimes two, but usually three." and i totally thought you were divulging your sex life.

    onto this post:

    i love super kitschy, retro themed diners! there's one in my husband's hometown that i love to eat at when we're there. so good!
    your meal of choice sounds super tasty.

    i will soon be your newest instagram follower! : )

    hope you like to read books...because i certainly just wrote you one.
    3. i love parker's middle name!

    4. your outfit is so great!

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  43. whoa. totally don't know how i did that, but obviously #s 3 + 4 should be BEFORE the "onto this post" part. sorry!

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  44. We love the Friendly Toast! My husband went to UNH, right near the original one, so of course it's a regular place for us! :-)

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  45. For me, going out to breakfast is a doughnut. I think I need to step it up!! But it is a good doughnut! Shout out to Dunkin Doughnuts!!
    Love the Instagram pics though! And love your hat!

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  46. breakfast is my favorite meal out as well! in fact breakfast is my favorite meal anytime!

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  47. i have at least 2 incredible breakfast places to take you to when you come here...which i anticipate to happen this year. i'm feeling lucky.

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  48. I spy...The Friendly Toast! Ahh, that makes me miss Boston!

    Breakfast it totally my favorite meal to eat out too. Actually favorite meal in general.

    Fun, fun :)

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  49. Are you at Sugar Magnolia's? If so, I am 100% jealous... :) Miss you girl.

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  50. I find it annoying that you always look cute - hair blown out, cute outfits. Clearly, not annoyed enough to not read your blog. Okay, it's jealousy, because I don't makeup much lately because I can't find the time

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