Thursday, February 17, 2011

Every Day is Valentine's Day....

With Valentine's Day falling on a Monday this year, Mike and I decided to begin our celebrations on Saturday. After a tumultuous start to the weekend:

Yes, that is my beautiful 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sport Wagon. As I was attempting to leave work on time for a change on Friday, a student backed in to me. Sadness. However, the good news is that it was just the passenger door and the body shop is optimistic that it can be fixed and ready to go by Friday (hopefully)!

So,we got a rental car on Saturday and headed down the road to Nashville to see our good friends Matt and Ashley Cox.

Watercolor Sky
 We had a blast hanging out with Matt and Ashley! Great dinner, frozen yogurt concoctions, a great church service Sunday morning (all about marriage, might I add), and some chicken on a stick at Toots! After we left them, we went to a parts show in downtown Nashville that Mike wanted to go to and then we went furniture shopping for a bit. No luck though...we are hunting for nightstands, a dresser, and a makeup table for me. Any suggestions???

As for Valentine's gifts, my amazing husband got me something I've wanted for a looooooong time:
We now have a Felix the Cat clock in our kitchen! It makes me crack up every time I round the corner...
 My wonderful husband also got me some yummy truffles and a screen cover for my Nook! On Valentine's Day (actual holiday), he showed up after work with beautiful red tulips and a new beta fish! Pictures to follow...

So, as my faithful readers know, I really enjoy blogging about FOOD. Therefore, I shall be including the Valentine's Day dinner I made for me and Mike in this already ADHD post. Here was the menu:

Drinks: Dirty Martini for Mike....Wine for Ashley
Appetizer: Crostini with Olive Tapenade
Main Course: Hasselback Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans, and Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Shallot Vinaigrette
Dessert: Strawberry Trifles

It was delicious.

My Valentine's Day Booty (well, some of it...)

Yes, I put a strawberry trifle in a beer glass :)

Here's to the first married Valentine's Day!

Till then,