Catching Up on The Week

Catching Up on The Week

We had a sweet week, with extra special stuff for Valentine’s Day!

Remi had her party at school, and she looked EXTRA cute in her sweet outfit (her 2nd year to wear it…my fave!).  She loved her party and was very excited to give cards to her teachers, too!

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Our Nene sent her a dress up set for Valentine’s Day and she was SO pumped about it.  She put everything on- and she was a mermaid bride (a “marry” she will say!)

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I’m on our work Fun Committee, and I had the job of picking up the heart donuts for our team. It made me very happy to know that I was going to make everyone so happy. It’s the small joys, friends!

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We’ve all been stuffy this week. And I decided one night to try and sleep off the crud, so I went to bed early.  I told Tyler and Remi goodnight at like 7:30 and went to bed. A few minutes later, my doorknob turned and Remi came in. Sweet girl brought me one of her lovies to make me feel better! Her caring heart is so beautiful!

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Life is good!


Valentine’s Dinner Date

Valentine’s Dinner Date

Tyler and I took advantage of Valentine’s being on a Friday with a fun date night. One of our favorite brunch spots, Jeff’s Club House, hosted a special dinner, and we jumped on it!

I LOVE their food. During the week, it’s just a soup/sandwich lunch spot. But they do an AMAZING Saturday brunch, and then we also had them do our Thanksgiving dinner and it was SO GOOD, so we knew we were in for a treat!

It was a 6 course fantastic meal. We only had to choose between chicken or steak (and we did our usual and went halfsies and shared them!).  I even told the waitress to surprise me with a cocktail, because I loved not making any decisions.

Our first course was a delish cheese board. Who doesn’t love that?

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Then we got a great triple berry salad. And I got bonus berries because Tyler isn’t a fan.

Our third course was OMG goog- chipotle corn chowder. We licked the bowls clean!  I was feeling full after the soup, but we were only halfway through!

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The 4th course was an appetite cleanser- blood orange sorbet topped with champagne! It was so unique and refreshing and fancy!

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For the entree, I started with the steak.  When we do halfsies, we start with our favorite and eat half, then trade.  However, neither one of us finished our meals. We took about 1/3 of eat to go.

They were both so delicious.  The creamiest mashed potatoes, wonderful veggies and perfectly cooked meats. No complaints here!

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THANK GOODNESS dessert was light- just some truffles and fruit. We were SO full.

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We picked up a Redbox movie (and I passed out!).  Full bellies, full hearts. Love this man of mine. We’ve come a long way in the last year together, and I’m eternally thankful for him and that we have fought so hard for our marriage.

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Valentine’s Day Love

Valentine’s Day Love

We had a fun Valentine’s Day! It was a little more exciting because Remi understood it was a special day!

At church the night before, they decorated balloons, so she was ready to pose with her special balloon before school.  Her adorable holiday outfit is one I’ve been saving for MONTHS (I got it on clearance in the summer).

I got a SWEET surprise at work when a friend texted me that she was stopping by.  Rachel brought me a few flowers and a sweet card. (And I think our receptionist thought we were “together” since she brought me flowers on Valentine’s Day! ha!)

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Tyler and I don’t usually do much on the actual day, but he planned a nice dinner out since Nancy was going to pick Remi up from school.  We went to Rolando’s and had a wonderful dinner.  I got him a heated toilet seat (true story! He thought it was neat and it’s a “luxury” item he wouldn’t buy himself) and he gave me a certificate for a spa treatment when we go on our anniversary trip in March.

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We hope you felt the love on V-Day!


Night to Shine and Valentine’s Week

Night to Shine and Valentine’s Week

Tyler and I spent Friday night at the local Night to Shine. It’s sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and is a fun prom night for people with special needs. A coworker asked me to volunteer and I jumped on the opportunity.

They asked Tyler to come in uniform. Apparently police officers are pretty popular folks at Night to Shine.

I got to wear a dress that hasn’t fit in a while (hey-o!)

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I was a Buddy- meaning I was sort of a “date” for the night, making sure my King or Queen (that’s what they call the prom-goers) had a great night.  I was paired with an extraordinary gentleman named Christopher. He was a teen who was into so many fun things- rodeo, cowboys, wrestling and country music.  We had a GREAT time.  The event is amazing.  The girls get hair/makeup touch ups, corsages and crowns and the guys get shoe shined, boutonnieres and a crown.  Everyone got their photo taken then out to a limo ride around the parking lot.  Then you entered on a red carpet of SCREAMING fans while an announcer said your name.

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While we were at the prom, mom kept Remi.  She sent me this fun picture of her playing with all of my old children’s books. So special!

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She came home and kept digging!  I made her a bean bucket- and she’s a big fan.

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Last week, she had her Valentine party at school (they do things a little early at our school) and she looked ADORABLE in her romper and bow!

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We then took the opportunity to wear our Valentine red and pink the rest of the week.  Sunday….

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Monday (while making a mess in the kitchen)…

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Tuesday…

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And the big day…

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Such a great expression of love all week long!