Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Weekend

We had a great Valentine's Weekend.  It started on Saturday when Paul gave me my gifts early, I guess because he just came home from purchasing them and didn't want to bother wrapping, plus there were roses involved and what was he going to do with them for 2 days?  Anyway, I got a dozen roses, the requisite box of chocolates and a Wii fit bundle (he had given me the Wii fit DVD for Christmas per my request but we didn't realize that we needed the balance board thingie, which is NOT sold separately, that I can find anyway, so now we have TWO copies of the DVD, the first one from Christmas already open but we're going to take back the one that came in the bundle).  But my BEST gift was gift cards for a romantic night away at a winery!  On one of our trips to Crescent Bar this summer we will leave the girls with his parents and go to the Inn/winery for a night.  We'll do some wine tasting and have a nice romantic dinner and then sip wine on our balcony overlooking the Columbia River and the beautiful basalt cliffs.  Can't wait!  I feel bad, though-all I got him was a box of See's candies!  We usually don't make a huge deal about Valentine's Day and don't spend a lot, but he just happened to see those gift cards at Costco ($100 worth for $80) and we had talked about going so he just went for it.

Anyway, my lifelong best friend came down from Mount Vernon on Saturday and spent the night and watched the girls on Sunday afternoon while we went to brunch with another couple.  We went to the restaurant at the Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls, which was really nice.  It was great to spend time with my girlfriend, too, who I don't get to see that often since we're almost 2 hours away from each other.

Our actual Valentine's Day was a little less exciting.  We started off with heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast.

But as for the rest of the day, our kitchen sink sprayer was leaking, so Paul spent a lot of time working on that, then after dinner Olivia had diarrhea that leaked out of her Pull-up and got all over the carpet (she was wearing a dress with no tights or leggings), plus Kayley threw up, not because of being sick but she just put too big a piece of a Valentine chocolate in her mouth and gagged, causing her to throw up, so I spent a lot of time cleaning that all up.  We did have a nice steak dinner, though, followed by a yummy chocolate and vanilla swirl cheesecake.  All in all, it was pretty good.

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