Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Hearts

Yesterday was, what many refer to as, the "most romantic day of the year." I like the fact that there's a day dedicated to expressing love to those in your life…even if you should be doing that on a daily basis. ;) And I don't think it needs to just be a significant other's love celebrated, but those important to you as well (Chris and I sent Valentine's to all of our family members to remind them we love them, too).

This year, I decided to surprise my wonderful hubby with a little something sweet at his office. I ordered a dozen Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes and delivered them to him during my lunch hour. Here's my handsome hub with his Valentine's day treat-
Not the best angle of my Valentine (in his opinion), but you can see his gift.
Bundtinis! White chocolate and red velvet- Christopher's two favorite flavors.
Of course, Chris knows the key to my heart is my stomach and he brought home these fabulous desserts from one of my favorite Dallas bakeries-
Since Valentine's fell on a Tuesday, Chris and I decided we would rather pick up dinner (ordered to-go from Brio) and celebrate the evening together at home. To be honest, even is Valentine's fell on a weekend, I don't think I would have wanted to celebrate it any other way. I am so thankful for my amazingly charming, thoughtful, sweet, handsome, caring, funny Valentine and could not imagine being any luckier.

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's day! And, as I wished all my friends on Facebook, I think it's important to remind everyone- whether you're in a relationship or not, you are loved. :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Veggie Tale

So, as of late September, Chris and I have made the choice to no longer eat meat. It all started with a photo I took of Shamrock on my phone. He was laying on his back and had his legs in the air. In this particular photo, his little back legs resembled chicken wings! At that moment, it struck me and this picture sums it up-
I immediately began doing research on how to become a vegetarian and what steps I needed to take to do so. After reading a few articles, I called Chris and informed him of my decision and explained my rationale. Of course, being the amazing hubby he is, Chris promised to support me. I did not intend to stop eating meat "cold-turkey" initially. However, once that realization hit me, I no longer wanted to eat another animal. After a few days, Chris joined me in this journey and we've been meat-free since. To be clear, I'm not sharing this to convert anyone to vegetarianism. This blog is a window to our life and, since September, this has been a big change in our lives so I wanted to share. I do not know if this choice will become a permanent one, but, when I see the photo above, I certainly hope it does.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

It All Started With a Question

12 years ago, Chris asked me something no other guy (outside of elementary school) had ever asked me. That very question was, "Will you be my girlfriend?" It was such a sweet moment. Me being me, however, I couldn't help but laugh because it was so unexpected. Not that I didn't see us being exclusive, I just didn't anticipate him actually asking me to be his girlfriend. It was almost as if he asked if I wanted to go steady. ;)  I, obviously, said yes and the rest is history. I love celebrating this anniversary, almost more than our wedding anniversary since this is where it all began. I will always cherish the moment that skinny, funny guy asked me to be his girlfriend in my dorm room…and then headed to Mexico with his fraternity. Yup, true story. At least I knew he wouldn't do anything silly. After all, he was my boyfriend. ;) Happy 12 years together, babe! I love you! :)