Well hello lovely people!
Thank you so much for all your kind words after regarding my not-so-great post exam feelings. I’m doing my best to SHAKE IT OFF and I must say this weekend really did me well.
Friday morning I kicked the love weekend off by making Terry’s breakfast. I don’t usually get creative for myself, but it’s fun to make someone else’s food beautiful.
Later in the day we made our way to Mellow Mushroom for lunch.
We both got the lunch combo of a greek side salad and slice of pizza. Spinach for me, pepperoni for the Mr.
After browsing a few stores, we settled in at Nova’s Bakery for coffee and a work session. Getting out of the house really helps. Friday may be a no work day, but the school work never ends!
That night we finished The Office and there were plenty o’ tears. I will miss them… Dwight… Kevin… Pam… Phyllis… Erin… the whole gang!
On Saturday morning I celebrated Galentine’s Day with my grad school girlfriends. We hit up Bruegger’s Bagels for a late breakfast.
Whole wheat everything + plain cream cheese for me. This may forever be my favorite combo.
Celebrate your girlfriends. Women rock.
Later that night my church had our annual Valentine’s Day banquet. Those who put it on did a fabulous job with the decorating and food. I’m always so impressed by people with an eye for decorating! Our youth group served as the wait staff as a way to raise money for various events. I’m happy to report that was a success too.
Terry preached both Sunday morning and Sunday night, so it was a busy day for him. Rather than going out to eat, I decided to cook dinner. We had sirloin steak, cheddar scalloped potatoes, roasted broccoli, and bread.
This was my first time ever cooking steak and I used Alton Brown’s broiling method which was fine except my fire alarm would.not.stop.going.off from all the heat. Terry approved of the steak after we had to put it back under the broiler for a bit because apparently Alton likes his steaks very red.
Now the potatoes… those were glorious!! Meghan, you made my Valentine’s day dinner a true success. The broccoli was fine, but it’s just broccoli and since we like it a little burnt it wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing, if you know what I mean.
For dessert we both had a slice of this homemade ice cream cake, which I hope to share an how-to for this week, because it was awesome and did not cost $20+ bucks.
Terry hit the ball out of the park with my Valentine’s Day gifts. It is quite obvious he knows me: lots of dark chocolate, almond butter (which I never buy b/c I can’t justify the price), gum, a new wallet (mine was falling apart), and some tights.
I got him a pair of fun socks (his request) and made him these cards:
My love language is clearly “quality time”, so I arranged a quality time date for each month for the next 12 months.
The only thing that might make this weekend better is if my school closes due to the weather. Anything could happen, right?!
So tell me,
How was your weekend?
Did you celebrate V-day?