Love is Actually All Around

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day friends!!! I was beginning to have the early stages of "blogging withdrawal" since it's been since last week since I've been in touch...isn't it crazy how much you miss blogging when you're preoccupied with other necessary activities? I have to admit, absence does make the heart grow fonder and its nice to know I have stuff to write about since I've been gone.

Let's see, it's been a whirlwind of a week... escaping the snowstorm in Nashville just hours before it hit, attended 2 days of sales training and group-think sessions with my team in Denver, went bowling at Lucky Strike for meet and greet time, and then flew home late Friday night...oh jetlag I loathe you.
Saturday, the Y and I had a much needed rendezvous--a perfect way to get back into my normal routine. Then it was off for shopping and lots of "me time", and then we had Mom and Dad over for dinner so we could all catch-up. I made the best new dip--Creamy Bacon and Cheese Dip, recipe to come soon! Then, Jeff and I got to open our very first wedding gifts from Mom and Dad...can you tell how excited I was?? It's like Christmas, but BETTER!
Opening our boxes of goodies!!!
Our Lenox all purpose crystal glasses!!
And the open vegetable bowl--I know, I get really ecstatic for china like any girl ;)
Salt and pepper shakers!!
Yay!!! We love you Mom and Dad--thank you for EVERYTHING!!
Sunday morning, we went to church, and then I headed out for girl time with Mom... shopping with that woman never gets boring ;).
The rest of my night was spent baking for our Valentine's Dinner tonight, (the Cherry Sweetheart Cake via Tidy Mom) and doing all my house-wife duties like laundry, grocery shopping, and cutting coupons... oh and the final happy moment of my weekend--our engagement announcement was featured in the paper yesterday--yippee!!
Can you spot us??
 The close-up! Mom did a fantastic job, as always

And just a little shout-out to my number #1 valentine... Jeffrey, I love you more and more each day, and I am so thankful I get to spend not only today, but all the days of my life with you. My world is better because you're in it, and I thank my lucky stars for God bringing you into my life. You are everything I have ever wanted and I can't wait to celebrate our next Valentine's Day together as husband and wife. I love you the most, forever and always. OXOX


  1. Your engagement announcement looks great! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Wow - keeping busy! Yay for wedding gifts!! & your engagement announcement looks awesome!!

  3. You're a busy girl!! Such cute pics of you and your new pieces :) Happy Valentine's Day!!

  4. Love the wedding gifts! I hope y'all have a great V-day! :)

  5. happy valentines day, girl!! your engagement announcement looks great! job well done!! xo

  6. Sounds like a hectic weekend, with a great ending!

    I love the newspaper snnouncement ad!

  7. Beautiful engagement photo!!! Can't wait to see the dip recipe!

  8. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your soon-to-be hubby. That was such a sweet message to him. It seems to me he's one lucky guy as well. :)

  9. you guys are so cute! happy valentine's day!

  10. The announcement is fab!!!!! :)

  11. Congrats on the wedding announcement! So much fun!

  12. Eeee how exciting, congratulations! I'm newly engaged myself, and it is such a joy just basking in all of this happiness, isn't it?:)

    I'm so glad to have found your blog- it's divine!