I am finally feeling somewhat human again and getting back to normal every day activities besides work and sleep. So I know Valentine's was almost a week ago but I wanted to share what we did to celebrate our first V-Day as a married couple. Let me just say it was the best! I usually work Tuesday nights but since Nick has Wednesdays off, I decided to take the night off. So thanks Crystal for subbing for me! (I teach swim lessons at SWIMkids USA) Our Valentine's celebration officially started when I got home from work Monday night and hubby surprised me with flowers when I walked in the door! I somehow neglected to get a picture of them.
In the morning we started the day with Starbucks thanks to a couple giftcards I got at Christmas and I made breakfast, Nick's favorite is french toast but I decided to cut the bread into heart shapes to add some extra love. And since I didn't have any cookie cutters I just used my kitchen scissors to make the shapes. He loved it.
Then I made some sugar cookie dough, I used this recipe from All Things Thrifty and put it in the fridge to chill while we went to see "The Vow" which we enjoyed. While we were out we had lunch at In-N-Out Burger (so good!). Then before going home, we picked up some cookie cutters at Wal-mart for our sugar cookies waiting back home.
When we got home I pre-heated my oven, rolled out my dough and made a bunch of hearts and bows. After they were all out of the oven and cool, I called in the hubby and we frosted them together. Of course quite a few got eaten in the process. Nick: frost ones cookie, then: "can I eat this?" They were delicious, we still have a few left, it was a big recipe and there are only two of us.
It was still early and we weren't all that hungry for dinner yet from our late lunch and sugar cookies, so we killed some time before going out to dinner with some video games. Then we went to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack and I got a huge bucket full of all kinds of delicious seafood, crab legs, lobster tail and mussels. So fun, and so delicious! I also ordered a fun drink in a mason jar that I got to take home as a souvenir of our first valentine's.
Back home, we watched the notebook and cried oh and we exchanged gifts. Overall it was a wonderful day with the man of my dreams!