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...
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