Thursday, February 24, 2011


For some reason, my son loves pearls.  Really, he loves any kind of jewelry--necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.  He will go to any woman with a necklace or interesting earrings and he always wants to chew on Drew's rubber Bound4Life bracelet.

But pearls are his favorite.  He lights up when he sees them.  I don't even have to be wearing them!

Last weekend, my mother-in-law was wearing pearls.  After Gabriel almost broke the clasp trying to eat them, she took them off and let him play with them along with her phone.

Needless to say, Gabriel was in heaven:

Please can I play?

Look at my pearly whites, Mom!

Crazy eyes!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Last night, I asked Drew about our first Valentine's Day.  Turns out, he has a better memory than I do!  Who'd have thought?!

He reminded me that he sent me roses.  And not boring old red ones, either!  He sent me a dozen mini Israeli roses.  They were the most beautiful color--pink/peach.  I loved them!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Five Years

In some ways, it's hard for me to comprehend that this is my fifth Valentine's Day with Drew.  Yet in other ways, it feels like it's been forever.  In a good way, of course! ;)

Our first Valentine's Day was spent apart.  We'd been dating for almost a year and Drew sent me a package in the mail.  It's sad; I don't remember what it was!  I do remember the most important part, though:  the beautiful card that was included. <3

Our second Valentine's Day was a month before we got married.  I was living with my aunt and uncle in Southlake, Texas.  We had made reservations to go out, but at the last minute, we decided to give the reservations to my aunt and uncle.  Drew grilled some steaks while I made some mashed potatoes and we had a nice romantic dinner while we babysat my five cousins!

Our third Valentine's Day was our first as a married couple.  Drew went all out on the presents!  Then, I made a special dinner for just the two of us.  It was amazing, and I don't mind saying so!

Our fourth Valentine's Day is when Drew surprised me with tickets to go see Phantom of the Opera.  I wrote a blog about it here.

This year, Drew and I celebrated yesterday, as it was more convenient for our wonderful babysitter, Abbey.  We dropped him off at 2 and went put-putting, which is one of our favorite "couple" activities. :) Afterwards, we went to Texas de Brazil.  It's Drew's favorite restaurant, and it's pretty spanky!  We were planning on going to the Melting Pot, which is my favorite restaurant, but when we called to make reservations, we discovered that they didn't have their traditional menu this weekend.  Lame.  Needless to say, we're planning on going there for our anniversary.  The evening was finished off with a movie.

All in all, it was a great way to celebrate our fifth Valentine's Day together.  Sorry, no pictures because I failed hardcore at taking them. :p


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