Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Weekend Wrapup!

I hope all of you had a very Happy Valentine's Day! We had a very nice weekend, Friday I went to see He's Just Not That Into You with Monika it was a cute movie and then we had lunch it was such a nice girl's afternoon. After lunch I did some walking around and shopping on my own. I sometimes forget how much I love taking advantage of having all things Disney in my backyard and I had a really nice time just wondering around taking it all in. I had hoped that after I picked Mike up from work we might head out a do more fun stuff but my tricky husband told me he had something that had to go in the fridge and that he had to go right home after work. So we headed home and though Mike did have our farm fresh eggs that needed to be refrigerated that was not why he made the big push to come home - when we arrived home there was a box by the door which was addressed to me! I had no idea what it was but when I opened it I found that Mike had sent me a beautiful mini rose plant! I was so surprised because we had said that we wouldn't exchange Valentine's presents, that the cruise was our present! Good thing I picked up a box of chocolate for my husband!

Saturday we spent the day together, we ran a bunch of errands and then we came home and I made Orechiette with Sausage, Beans and Mascarpone. This is another recipe out of the Giada's Kitchen cookbook my sister gave me for my birthday and it was DELICIOUS! You can find the recipe here. I did make one change I used regular Italian pork sausage instead of turkey sausage because Mike can't eat turkey plus it's not as easy for us to find. I think next time I might try chicken sausage but we'll see. In addition to the pasta I also made garlic bread and for myself I made strawberry bellinis! It was a very nice night.

Yesterday we hung out at home most of the day and then we went to our friend's house for an Amazing Race viewing party. Mike and I tend to not watch much reality tv but we thought it would be fun to hang out with friends and we had food that went along with the places the contestants would be traveling so Michael and Wil served fondue and I made Swiss Lemon Cake - so another new recipe that you can find here.

Now it's big time count down to the cruise! I am keeping busy today, I gave Hooper a bath and I'm doing a ton of laundry and cleaning and then I imagine tonight we will start packing. I can't believe we are cruising this week! Speaking of the cruise that leads me to the big contest announcement! Many of you know I like to take pictures and I take a lot of them. I have my camera with me where ever I go and I really feel that not only am I taking pictures to blog or scrapbook but to capture our lives at this moment. So that being said how many photos do you think we'll take while on vacation? Keep in mind we head out Wednesday evening and return Sunday late morning/early afternoon so please post how many pictures you think we will take and whoever is the closest will receive a Cruise related prize! Please post before noon on Sunday February 22nd and I will announce the winner either Sunday evening or Monday morning. Good Luck!!

I am going to try to post again before we take off but no promises! Stay Tuned...


Joy said...

We love the Amazing Race and think that the idea of serving food to match the countires they are visiting is a great idea! I think I will do that next week. I did print the lemon loaf recipe, was it good?

I am holding off on my guess as to how many photos you will take, but I will be submitting my guess.

I'll be updating my blod this week

Gabbzilla said... are a mad photographer...I imagine that you'll take somewhere in the 550 photo range.

Sandy said...

hmmmm, well if you're as bad as I am taking scenery photos, you're gonna have a lot!! I'll guess...375

Louella said...

I guess 90! hahaha, Well, thats what I would take anyways, have loads of fun!

Jean said...

I know how photo crazy you are so I'm guessing really big!! 1,368!!

Wishing you lots of fun, good food, and wonderful memories.


Diana said...

Now does this include the dozens of pics that the cruise line is going to try to sell you? guess will be 450. :)

Anonymous said...

Well lets see how many pictures will Danielle take, i'm guessing about 400 for you and oh yes theres crazy sunset Mike about 250 of those. thats about 750, you take more put you have to stop to
eat and lose the shot.

Jennifer said...

I sure can't wait to hear and see all about your wonderful cruise! On our last trip this past summer, we took about 240 pictures. I figure your trip is twice as beautiful as where we were, so you will take at least twice as many. So my guess is 480 - which also works out to about 5 an hour. :-)

Mandi said...

Okay getting my guess in here before the deadline! lol I am going to say 584 pictures. I hope you had an awesome time on your cruise. I can't wait to hear about it. :)

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