Backing up a little bit, Derek and I did a little early celebrating on Thursday night. I went in after work to meet him at his office before grabbing drinks and dinner at one of our favorites - Ocean Prime. The cold temperatures were really starting but we had a great time.
After a bit of relaxing on Friday night, we welcomed two of our best friends to visit for the weekend and headed out for everyone's favorite - mexican! We finished off the night at our favorite bar next door then our very favorite bar - Sotherden's Saloon - we stayed up way too late talking and catching up.
We all slept in much later than usual on Saturday but then headed into town for a leisurely lunch and some great drinks - my white sangria was amazing. The girls did a quick Target run - with a couple matching items and the boys grabbed a drink while they waited for us.
We rallied and took naps then my family came over for a little happy hour so everyone could catch up. Some light appetizers with wine and beer were out for everyone to enjoy.
love that my dad is still my valentine too :) receiving flowers is always such fun.
We bundled up and braved the cold heading out to a cute little specialty italian place for dinner and drinks which was quite enjoyed. I think it took about all of five minutes to get into our pajamas and get under blankets when we got back.
The main celebration for the holiday was a friends brunch! We all four headed out to mine and Derek's favorite brunch spot (it's usually outdoors but they tented it for the winter so we were still able to have an "outdoor" meal and decided to forgo the inside for the more fun setting). Brunch was delicious and we each had two plates.
Of course we couldn't forget our favorite little Valentine. Stella was not left out and got a couple toys to destroy - which she wasted no time playing with. My parents had already brought her a new toy the night before so spoiled is an understatement!
She was sweet enough to get me a card too!
One of the biggest treats was a nice long nap yesterday and then Derek and I layered up to get Stella out for a quick walk before enjoying a nice dinner in. We had some frozen meals from Maggiano's and paired the lasagna with a caesar salad complete with chocolate covered strawberries and a slice of cake to enjoy for dessert. While the meal cooked we enjoyed some wine and gifts and finished the night off with The Bachelor 20 Special - a great way to end the night/weekend!
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and weekend! Stay warm! xx
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