Hi there! Did everyone have a nice Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend? We had a wonderful three days off from work, and I took a ton of pictures, so let’s jump into today’s recap with a sentence (or two) per picture!
On Friday evening we met up with my family at the Narrows in Kent Island to celebrate my grandma’s birthday. (When did my little sister get so big?!)
I ordered the crab cakes with a side of mashed potatoes and veggies. Delicious!
My grandma turned 81 years old, and is still looking fabulous.
Happy birthday, Grandma!!
Saturday morning began with cappuccinos, made by barista Fabio.
Then Fabio and I tag-teamed breakfast/lunch; I made a potato and bacon hash and he poached a couple of eggs. So good!
Later in the day, we joined some of Fabio’s coworkers for a birthday party in Herndon, VA. One of Fabio’s coworkers, Wally, turned 50!
At one point Fabio and his manager, Kyle, took over bartender duties.
Then there was a literal dance party in the living room.
Who knew 50th birthday parties could be so fun? 😉
Sunday – Valentine’s Day – began with another cappuccino, only this time it was extra festive for the holiday!
While Fabio made the drinks, I got working on some festive pink pancakes.
That I then had to snapchat them to all my friends, because these days if you don’t send a snapchat, it didn’t happen. 😉
In the evening, we met up with Rebecca & Richard and Grae & Dan, for a Valentine’s Day triple date at the Liberty Tavern in Arlington. We had been trying to schedule a dinner date with them for months, and after making a Doodle poll we realized that Valentine’s Day was literally the only day we were all available. Oh well!
I wore my heart sweater from J. Crew because you can’t own a sweater like this and not wear it on Valentine’s Day.
For my meal I ordered the prosciutto carbonara, which was delicious. Plus I had plenty for leftovers. 🙂
It was so great catching up with this group!
Monday began with an extra long walk for Jack, who was loving the surprise snow we got!
Somehow he found a gigantic
stick tree branch and insisted on running around with it, even though he could barely lift it.
What a goof.
The rest of the day included a trip to the grocery store and some meal prep.
I made a big batch of fresh juice and some hard boiled eggs to snack on during the week. Yum!
Fabio was in charge of dinner (his Valentine’s Day gift to me) so I sat back with a glass of wine while he cooked. How cool is this reflection?
He made us a delicious meal of chicken Parmesan and his famous homemade mozzarella sticks.
Enjoyed while watching the Bachelor. 🙂 Perfection!
Question of the day: How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Fabio and I both are ok with laying low on Valentine’s Day, and usually a quiet dinner at home is just fine for us. This year though it was nice to go out with other couples!