Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines Weekend

This post will have a few pictures!

Valentines Day we ventured out to run a bunch of errands. But we ended up with bikes!!!! I neglected to get a photo, I will try and get one soon. We have not gotten the trailer for the doggies yet, but that gives us a chance to get used to the bike trails.
We had to go shopping for a wedding gift, as I had a shower to go to on Sunday. We stopped at Williams Sonoma and while they were gift wrapping, I went next door to Anthrapologie and came out with these:They are the cutest things and match all my dishes!
That night I made a wonderful meal of Marinated Flank Steak, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and a Chocolate Fudge dessert...
I roasted the garlic myself.
My only complaint is the marinade for the steak left it very soy-sauce tasting. I have another marinade that is more balsamic that I will use next time. But it was still tasty!
And for Valentines - Lee got us 2 tickets to see the Legally Blonde Broadway show on Wednesday night!! I am sooooo exicted. I just wish it was the actual cast because I watched that girl win on MTV to replace Laura Bell Bundy. Oh well, I am sure it will be great anyway!
Sunday was HECTIC!
9 am: get up, clean the house a little bit
10 am: Ride bikes
10:30 am: shower and go to the grocery store
12 pm: eat lunch, clean guest room and bathroom
1pm: get dressed for bridal shower.
2pm: arrive at shower.
4:30pm: Leave shower 30 minutes late b/c you couldn't stop talking!
5pm: get home with full intentions to have the cake in the oven - Lee is all sorts of in the way with his ribs and such.
5:30pm: still mixing the cake, family shows up. Dogs barking. Start mini-panick attack.
5:45pm: cake in the oven clean up a little, search for wine, start the glaze.
6:00pm: Start brining out dishes, water, etc to the table outside.
6:15pm: Glaze cake. Stop freaking out.

The rest of the night was nice, the weather was perfect!
This dinner was held for Lee's sisters' birthday (twins).Justin (looks exactly like Jason Schwartzman!), Laura, Kelly, Clark, Me (i found the wine)
Excuse my pregnancy dress but it was comfortable!
The sheet cake was extrememly popular as you can tell.
Justin (i almost called him Jason) is from New Jersey. So we served him ribs and Texas sheet cake, and Blue Bell Ice Cream. Anyone from Texas knows there is no other ice cream that compares to Blue Bell.

1 comment:

The Riddle Family said...


Lee is one lucky man. That food looks out of this world YUMMY! I hope he got you something nice for valentines day after you cooked him that culinary masterpiece!