Sunday, February 14, 2010

The One With the Burning Love

You know I love Valentine’s Day. I am practical, yes. Logical... more than most. But I love romance. And surprises. And sugar cookies with frosting. And the list goes on. So here is the short version of my weekend.

Friday: I made DK a pretty good dinner. New York steaks, roasted asparagus, and melt-in-your-mouth Mushroom Risotto. Muy bueno. He loved it so much that he broke out my Valentine early. It was a big pink-wrapped box of Belgian chocolates. I ripped off the paper, lifted the lid, and removed the padded paper from the top... and found that someone had tampered with the package. Two thirds of the candy had been unceremoniously dumped, and replaced with... a brand-new cellphone! It was pretty cool. Pull-out keyboard, touch screen. I was excited. I have been without a cellphone for six weeks now. He asked me: Do you like it? Of course I like it! Oh... then you probably don’t care about this (pulling another little box from his bag of tricks):

Yes, an iPhone. He said I could choose between the two phones. Man, I hate when he does that. How can I not choose the iPhone, for goodness sake? It doesn’t have a phone number yet, because AT&T did not hear that it was Valentine’s Day, and that they should make my day by letting us add a line... no... they do not share my love of romance. But we are going to figure that out this week.

Saturday: Drove down to pick up Ethan from the Marine base for his three-day weekend. 72 degrees. Ocean views. Not a bad way to spend the morning.

Sunday: Making BBQ brisket, macaroni and cheese, homemade rolls... for Valentine’s Day, yes. But for this guy:

Home from his mission, and here to visit, and I can’t wait to see him. In fact, I am not the only one. Skippy has asked me fifteen times in the last hour... is he almost here? Yes, he is almost here. Oh. And I am making those aforementioned sugar cookies. Which may be my favorite treat. In. The. World. Ever. The End.

Happy Valentine’s Day... love love love love love love...


The Garden of Egan said...

Is that fruit pizza I'm staring at?????? My absolute fav in the entire world! (next to nyquil)
Beautiful sugar cookies...too pretty to eat!
Congrats on the Valentines haul! Your hubby ROCKS!!!!!!
Mine got me a droid eris, I'm kinda loving it... alot...that's why I had to load the awesome ringtone for him.
Love your blog!

Victoria said...

Yes! Super yummy fruit pizza... but there weren't ANY good strawberries:( which I would have thought by Valentine’s... but oh well. In a couple of weeks we will have to have fruit pizza.

Cherie said...

You will LOVE LOVE LOVE your IPhone!!!!

I love how your hubby packaged things up for you - creative and cute!!

You cookies are beautiful - Mine never turn out that pretty :D

Hope you are enjoying your visitor, your family and having a Wonderful Valentines Day!

Just ME the MOM said...

Here in Utah, I too am mourning the loss of strawberries for Valentines Day. I ALWAYS make chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentines day! I need them by Wednesday! Is it wrong to pray for strawberries . . . ?

Happy day to you!


Stefany said...

First- YUM can I be your valentine?

Second - what a great weekend!

Third- How do you make these cookies look so AWESOME? This is a perfect picture!

Victoria said...

Oh man... true confessions... I borrowed the sugar cookie photo. Mine were a) not as pretty as these... although they were pretty; and b) probably better tasting than these.

Rachel Ricchio said...

so those sugar cookies are gorg, and that missionary was sooo handsome. what a dream. you can tell him i said that. hope you all have so much fun :)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Happy iPhone day, er I mean valentines day. What a good hubby you've got there.

Hey do you have a good recipe for sugar cookie frosting? I can never find one that tastes right.

Cindy said...

Woo, woo, hooie! Okay, I need to learn to pipe icing like that.

Oh, and the phone thing: so clever and way romantic!

Momza said...

Fruit Pizza recipe?? Please?? Pretty Please?


Joe Wisniewski said...

Those cookies looked way too nice to eat ... almost.