Saturday, March 17, 2012

Valentine's Day, Part Two

Hi friends! So I've been a bit of a blogging slacker again but now I'm back to reveal the wonderful little weekend getaway my handsome Valentine planned for us! :) I know...over a month ago now, but I promised!

It started basically with my adventures into the closet and trying on at least 4 skirts trying to figure out a nice outfit for dinner :) Don't most nice dates start that way?

Anyway, I had previously been told to pack an overnight bag so when hubby got home, we tossed our bags in the car and took a circuitous route to a restaurant I love and only have visited on special occasions...The Melting Pot!
Our wonderful dark and white chocolate fondue at the end of the meal. YUM!!
Such a lovely dinner courtesy of this thoughtful man :)

I was then whisked away to the same hotel where we had our wedding reception and welcomed with flowers and chocolate. :) It was fun to relive our memories of that day over a year and a half ago now.
Memories from this day! Hello wonderful ladies! :)
The next day, after grabbing a quick Panera breakfast, we headed into DC to spend some time at the National Gallery of Art and walking around the Mall. We wandered through a gallery of sculptures and saw some early Picasso works (most of which weren't all that impressive though there were a few). We enjoyed traversing the moving walkway between the two halves of the Gallery which makes for a great picture backdrop.

The moving walkway shot with the cool tunnel lights :)

After our adventures in art, we headed down the Mall to take in the sights. It was fun seeing people out flying kites and we even had a girl tell us "Boiler Up!" when she saw Dan's Purdue hat :) Only in DC (and probably Indiana...or during a Purdue game).

All in all, it was a fabulous and relaxing weekend. It gave us time to unwind and reconnect after some long weeks of the typical routine. It's always nice to have a chance to break out of the routine and get away, even if it's locally, for a little bit. :)

I hope you all have had a great month since Valentine's! How did you spend your Valentine's? What about St. Patrick's Day today? Any fun family traditions?

Soli Deo Gloria!

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