Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Weekend that Was - Be My Valentine

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The Boy spent the night with Grandma & Grandpa on Friday, so Saturday was an open book for Danny & I. Not that we did anything particularly "grown up" but it was sure nice having uninterrupted conversations! We just ate dinner at home, watched The Town from RedBox, and went to bed early.

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Flowers would look really pretty here, hint, hint!

The evening before I'd decorated our buffet in the mood for love. I used the polka dotted picture frames (available on Etsy) and some beloved pictures of the kids. I made this simple heart garland with red and blue scrapbook paper to match the frames by hot gluing them onto sheer ribbon and sticking them up at the corners with straight pins. The light blue square plate is from Ikea and the polka dot red plate is from Target. A heart-shaped candle would look really cute here. The jar is filled with candy leftover from the two birthday parties we attended last weekend.

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We woke early, ate a light breakfast and headed to the gym. Afterwards we both got haircuts, home to shower, to the bank and then out for lunch.

Yes, he bought us lunch! We didn't just have leftovers or cold sandwiches at home, we actually went to lunch at Bob's Big Boy (funny if you know what our last name is) and shared a turkey club with fries (fries, can you believe it?!).

Then we roamed around the mall and a local shopping center, making a few returns (pants that had shrunk after washing and a gifted sweater that was too small) and also made a few purchases (Clinique make-up remover and new shirts for Danny at Old Navy).

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We even went to the Toyota dealer and test drove a few pre-owned Tundras. A truck purchase will be in our future as he'll soon need something larger to tote around work tools & equipment. We discovered that the newer model has a wider backseat and that the person sitting in the center back can actually put their feet down flat instead of having the straddle the "hump" on the floor.

Why do they put those humps there? You can't always assume you'll have a child in the back seat, what if it's a 6' tall man who has to straddle his legs over the hump or put his feet there and then have his knees up around his chin? Ridiculous!

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I made these large heart-shaped sugar cookies and then decorated them Sunday evening. The boy is taking them to school Monday for his class party. I'd thought that personalizing each one with his classmate's names was a sweet touch and The Boy was tickled to see them.

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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2 comments:

KJ said...

Hump on a V-day blog. Ha!
Love the cookies. We can't bring homemade in :-(

Debra said...

Julie, those cookies are gorgeous enough to sell!!! How fun for the kids!! Did they love them?