Monday, February 20, 2012

Lovers Day & Zoo Time

Valentines Day this year was surprisingly really fun! Matt had school all day until 6:30 so I was trying to keep busy making Cupcakes and preparing a nice dinner for us when he got home. I was kind of lonely and it seemed like everyone had plans so I was a little bummed, but I didn't say anything to Matt because I'm always afraid of distracting him while he's studying. We were talking on the phone around lunch time and all of the sudden I hear the front door opening and in he walks! I was honestly so happy and it made my entire day! He told me on the way to school he just kept feeling like he should come home early and spend the day with Addi and I. We drove out to AJ and took cupcakes to some of my friends and people I haven't seen since my mission. It was a lot of fun to visit them and introduce them to Matt. Then we headed to the mall and walked around and just enjoyed our time together. He bought me the cutest dress for my maternity pictures. We came home to my yummy ribs in the crockpot and I made him sit down and relax while I fixed the rest of the meal.
How in the heck did we ever survive without Pinterest? Seriously, I get most of my meal ideas from there now.
So this was called "Bubbly Love Potion" and it was dang freakin good!
Then I made ribs, garlic broccoli, cheesy bread, twice baked potatoes and we had triple chocolate cheesecake. yeah, that dinner was a huge step for me, considering I hardly cook :)

Today Addi and I went to the Zoo with our great friends, the Waskiewicz's. They are some of the best friends we have down here and we just love them.
So the Zoo here is pretty dang big. One part of it that we really love is the Farm Land. They have a little people play area that the kids played at for almost an hour, and they have a spot where you can play on the John Deere tractors, and milk a (fake) cow. Addi's favorite part is petting the goats.
And Oh. My. Goodness. The goats were kind of creepin me out. They are seriously so loud and they come right up to you and try to eat your jacket or papers.
This is Stephany and Bryce. Bryce is 5 but he and Addi really get along. Addi has also recently fallen in love with Stephany. We'll have to snatch her up to babysit one of these days.
This below is the little people playground.
These are the goats right before they stampeded out and almost knocked Addi over!

We had an awesome day and are grateful for such good friends!


Nick and Rebekah said...

That dinner was seriously impressive! Much better than the one I made on Valentines when Nick didn't get home until 6:30 because his genius teacher kept them late. On Valentines. ANYWAY! I can't believe you are out at the zoo. It's freezing here! Can't wait to come visit in just a FEW weeks!!

Rob and Jennifer said...

What a beautiful Vday you had my love!