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24 February, 2010

Valentine's Day


I saw these cookies and thought they were the neatest looking cookies I'd ever seen! I knew I just had to make them and I knew Mike would love them! Heather came over one night and we whipped them together. Surprisingly, they were much easier to make than I'd anticipated and they were fun to make too! It was my first time working with fondant and I can't wait to work with it again. Here's the link for the recipe if you'd like to give it a try!
Mike and I had decided that we really weren't going to do much giftwise for Valentine's Day, or so I thought... I didn't spend much on him, but I did put thought into his gift. Considering that we didn't really celebrate Valentine's Day last year, this was kind of our first Valentine's Day. We spent the afternoon together and then he made my favorite, Chicken Alfredo, for dinner. He also gave me this absolutely beautiful necklace, which matches my promise ring he gave me last year.

Thanks for a wonderful day Mike, I love you!


(P.S. This is my hand, not a wrinkly chest ;))




13 February, 2010

Auto Show Toyota Performers

Mike and I went to North American International Auto Show in Detriot a few weeks ago. It was my first time going, and we had a blast! It was really neat to look at all the concept cars, and the newest production cars. There were all kinds of things to look at and lots of neat cars! My "dream" car--2011 Ford Mustang Convertible, 50th Anniversary Edition

Mike's "dream" car--Dodge Viper!

Me, in my more realistic "dream" vehicle--2010 Jeep Grand Cheerokee

Mike, in his more realistic "dream" truck--2010 Dodge Ram

Me and my dream man ;)


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The Toyota display had this group of performers, Mike and I thought they were really neat, I think you'll enjoy them also!

10 February, 2010

Virginia

In January, Mike, his parents, and I went down to Virginia for a weekend. His family has some friends who live down there and the men had planned a trip to go deep sea fishing on Monday. His Mom and I went along to just relax and spend time with the ladies!

We left on Friday afternoon, and drove until about 10 before stopping overnight at a hotel. Saturday morning, we got up early and drove to Mike's cousins, Chad and Kathi's house in Pennsylvania. We spent a few hours visiting with them before continuing on our way to Virginia. We arrived in Woodbridge around dinner time and joined everyone for dinner to celebrate Dave's birthday. We don't have a Cheeseburger in Paradise around here, but I definitely recommend stopping there if you ever get a chance!

Sunday was spent relaxing and enjoying time with eachother. We went to church with Dave and Nancy and they had a special luncheon at their church so we stayed for that. The men left for Virginia beach in the early afternoon, so that left us ladies to enjoy the afternoon! We relaxed at night in the hot-tub and then watched a movie.

Monday morning we went to Quantico. Dave was in the military so they have access to the base, and Nancy was able to show us around. It was especially neat because Mike and I love to watch NCIS and many of the shows are based around Quantico. Then we went to Ikea. It was my first time going there and it was such an incredible store! I could spend all day browsing there (we did spend a lot of time there!) I got some great deals, and some really neat ideas for when I have a house! We went out for lunch and then hit a few more stores. The men got back around the same time we did and we left to head back to Michigan around dinner time. We drove until 10 before stopping at a hotel, and then continued back to reality on Tuesday. It was great to get away for a weekend and not have to worry about work, and just be able to relax!

The snow on the trees in Pennsylvania was absolutely beautiful!
Mike's Mom and I by the memorial statue outside Quantico
Some history of Quantico

The NCIS building

A helicopter...it flew around most of the time we were there, but we also got to see it land and take off again!

07 February, 2010

Griffin's Game

Mike and I went to Griffin's game on New Year's Eve...It was a pretty active game, even though the Griffin's lost pretty badly to the Hamilton Bulldogs. I think the final score was 7-3 or something like that. We didn't see the end of the game because we left during the 3rd quarter to go to a friend's house for a party.







Can you tell there were lots of fights? :)

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