This year Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder and I celebrated our first Valentine’s Day as Mr & Mrs. Wanting to make this year extra special, Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder had lots of fun surprises and sweet little touches planned for the weekend. He even special ordered SNOW for the occasion!
day 1: Friday
Grabbed a quick salad for dinner and had an impromptu snowball fight in the parking lot. Snow much fun! I definitely threw the most snow balls, but Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder wins for the best shot…right in the face! Ear, nose, eye and mouth. Frozen fingers; warm hearts.
day 2: Saturday
Waking up with the sun (No, this is not a common occurance), we bundled up and decided to explore the winter wonderland outside. We decided to make the 2-mile trek to the Waffle House for breakfast and take some pictures along the way. I know this sounds silly, but it is actually a great memory I have from my childhood. When it snowed one year, my Dad walked me and my little sister up to the Waffle House near our house. I always thought that was such a big deal. Now we will always have our own special memory of walking to the Waffle House on a quiet, snowy day.
Funny sidenote: I actually wiped out not 20 feet from our house. Teared up a little, but ended up laughing at how silly I must have looked!
Later that afternoon, a beautiful single red tulip on my nightstand. So sweet. We played 20 Questions in order for me to figure out where we were going for dinner. Once the restaurant was revealed, Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder told me each of their dishes are under 475 calories. I was skeptical, but have to say very pleasantly surprised. Our meal was absolutely wonderful. Using many fresh, seasonal ingredients, each dish had a burst of flavor and uniqueness about it. The restaurant is also known for their “Mini Indulgences“, which are shot size desserts of all varieties. We came back home after dinner to hang out before heading out to Whole World Theater (my little surprise for my Valentine). Like magic, an entire bouquet of red tulips had appeared on our coffee table. He’s a sneaky one.
Some of the best laughs we have had in a long time came from the hilarious Whole World Theater. It was a perfect compliment to our spontaneous, laughter-filled weekend.
day 3: Sunday
Who doesn’t like waking up to home-cooked breakfast? While snoozing on the couch watching the weather, my dearest valentine cooked the sweetest breakfast. I have told him before how much I loved the sweet little things my mom did for us as children, such as heart shaped pancakes for Valentine’s Day, green pancakes for St. Patty’s Day, etc. After refusing to let me help in the slightest (I didn’t put up much of a fight), he placed the most adorable plate of pancakes and bouquet of red roses in front of me. I could have just cried. He remembered my little stories of pink heart cakes and had made them especially for me.
Just when I thought the weekend’s surprises were over, Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder busted out champagne and strawberries after dinner. Not just any champagne I might add, it was the same champagne that we had on our wedding night. Melt.
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