Thursday, February 26, 2009

Funny for today

So I was down at Mama K's yesterday and brought her some prints that I got from Walgreens (they had a 20 free print thing going on the other day). Anyway Mama K's little boy W and my little niece Meggie are about two weeks apart in age and both little blonds with brown eyes. So I showed W a pic of Meggie and said "here's a picture of your future wife, w".
Well W looks intently at the picture for about 2 minutes then says kind of nonchalantly "I like that."
Let the wedding planning begin :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Weekend Recap

We had such a nice weekend. Friday we went out to see "He's Just Not That Into You" for the most part I liked it as a cheesy date night movie definitely wasn't my fav chick flick though. Then Sat the hubs had band practice so I went with him and spent some time with the drummers family who are also great family friends. My friend Anne (the drummers wife) and I went out to lunch, I helped her alter a costume for a 70's party she was going to, then over to do some shopping. From there the hubs and I did a little bit of shopping and came home and vegged for a little bit watching a few episodes of Big Love (my new favorite show). We made a really great dinner of Fillet Mignon, asparagus and mashed sweet potatoes that we pared with a really good Merlot. After dinner we watched "Better Off Dead" and were cracking up we forgot how much we liked it.

Today we went to a church that a few friends have been telling us about and really enjoyed it. The message was insightful and applicable. We haven't really been too motivated to find a new church lately because most of the church's we went to haven't felt right to us. It was hard to me to figure out if it was the church or if I just needed to give it some time. The hubs and both really enjoyed our first time at this church, it is a bit farther away than I would like but thats ok. Its been pretty hard finding something so I'm pretty happy that things are looking up in this area.

I had some thoughts on Valentines Day yesterday. I do think the holiday is a Hallmark one that you can easily get caught up in the buy buy buy of it all and feeling obligated. However, I choose to look at is as another opportunity to show love. Yes, we should appreciate those we love every day but there's nothing wrong with a holiday that emphasizes that expression. This holiday we got small gifts for each other and made dinner together and it was amazing. The part that I was most appreciative was the thought that went into everything the hubs really took time to think of things that I would enjoy that to me really showed his love. I really love the turn that gift giving has taken in the past few years with smaller more thoughtful gifts and would encourage anyone to reduce the amount they spend and up the thought that they put into it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Amazing Husband Pt 3

So, yes, I am a lucky girl. This morning he ran down to make breakfast and this is what I came down to. He had the idea then when to Crate and Barrel for the execution. What a sweet sweet man I have :)

My Amazing Husband Pt 2

So I may or may not be slightly addicted to Facebook tetris. The husband accepts this of me and loves me despite it.
So you may realize why I thought this was probably the best Valentines Day card EVER!
I love the hubs mad Photoshop Skillz.

My Amazing Husband Pt 1

So we ended up being up until after midnight last night so we exchanged our valentines gifts and cards. I got him a thirty pack of Star Wars Valentines and wrote 30 reasons why I love him on them as well as a new guitar for Rock Band and some gum. He got me Smittens. As you might have guessed, this gift rocked my proverbial socks off. His wonderfulness did not stop there :)

Yes, we are that couple.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Joy Experiment #10

1. The springlike weather that we've had the past few days.
2. Romantic walks at night, hand and hand with the one you love.
3. Choosing to forgive
4. The future hope of finally getting rid of our ugly carpets in the living room and dining room!!!
5. Lame people that you watch on tv to just give you something to do while folding laundry. Wow!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chinese New Year Parade

On Sunday I took my sick self out to China Town in Philly for the New Years Parade. It was pretty interesting to say the least. The parade itself was 6 or so dragons going around from store to store looking for these. Yes, thats a big long chain of fireworks with a head of lettuce on top.

Once they found them the dragons would dance around

When the fireworks start going off they "watch" them then eat the lettuce

I have no clue what this all means, but it was pretty interesting to see and a great way to take advantage of the 60 some degree day.

The hubs spending quality time with a dragon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Joy Experiment #9

1.) Finally folding that last bit of laundry
2.) Listening to a brothers valentines poem for his wife and being proud that he left off the curse words.
3.) Finally downloading pictures from camera and finding one that makes you smile and laugh

4.) Thinking of the ways to show the hubs that I love him, then realizing how much I truly do.
5.) My fingerless gloves that were knitted by a friend that even though it was too warm to wear still made me smile by sitting next to me in the car today.

Happy Birthday Baby!

So I used my cake decorating skills that I've been learning at my Wilton Cake Decorating Classes to make a cake for my nieces 4th birthday. I have made a Similar Cake before but this is the first one I've made all by myself.

I don't know if you realize how much icing is on this cake but let me just say, its a ridiculous amount.

The beautiful birthday princess. We were so happy to share in her birthday :)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Joy Experiment Day 8

1.  Meeting wonderful friends that you don't see every day (or month ok usually a couple times a year)
2.  Ideas for a princess cake for a certain red headed niece
3.  Seeing that the items I need from the grocery store are on sale.  NICE!
4.  the hubs
5.  Finishing a book in a day.  

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Joy Experiment Day 7

1. Kitty cat snuggles when your sick
2. The softest bathrobe in history
3. Not needing to leave the house
4. a good book
5. my windowsill garden

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Joy Experiment Day 6

1. Good news from good friends
2. Snow Days
3. Working on accomplishing goals.
4. Late night Photography walks with hubs in snow
5. Party leftovers for dinner meaning you don't need to cook :)