The past few weekends have been so great! Now that the snow is finally gone and the sun is back where it belongs (front and center), my heart is no longer beating erratically and I've lost the huge desire to hibernate. A not-so-quick recap...
Last weekend Michael and I invited my work friends (the Underwriting group) over to our house for Game Night (oh yes, it's capitalized). We had so much fun. There were four couples total and each brought an appetizer and/or dessert and a board/card game. We ate, drank, and were very merry. I am really fortunate to work with so many great people. You'd think we'd be sick of each other after working together all week but we get along fabulously and so do our husbands. We decided Game Night needs to happen more than once a year so Game/Grill-Out Night has already been scheduled for May 2011. Woohoo!
Last Sunday we had our second annual Super Bowl party (I use that term loosely as there were 5.5 of us total) and ate Texas BBQ while watching a decent game with so-so commercials. We had a great time with the group and had fun watching Owen boogy to Beyonce. :)
Friday night we skyped with Justin, Michelle, and Evan and were able to wish Justin a very happy 32nd birthday "in person." We also got to see our future niece/nephew (well, Michelle's baby bump--close enough). Can't believe s/he will be here in less than two months!!
Yesterday we woke up to a gorgeous day and Michael surprised me with a gift card to a place in Highland Park. We ate lunch at The Mint, spent my gift card, and decided to turn it into Discover Dallas Day (our New Year's resolution). We spent most of our time around Highland Park and were so out of place (and SO ignored). As we were leaving we decided we don't need to go back again. I did, however, have a moment of pure happiness as we walked around the Christian Louboutin store. Michael might get mad at me for telling you this, but he really likes CL shoes (for me--not himself). He notices them more than I do (admittedly it's pretty easy with the shiny red sole) but he also realizes they cost more than an average house payment and so the shoes will remain on the shelf where they belong. BUT since we're on the subject, I found these beauts yesterday and figured I might as well share them with you:
Window shopping wore us out (ha) so we had some gelato and headed home. We weren't quite ready to end the day so I mentioned a movie at the Angelika. This place is fantastic! It's a very nice movie theater (there are two in Dallas) and it shows movies other theaters won't (think Indies--Sundance, Cannes, etc.). When Michael and I started dating he had to get used to my love of Indie movies. In the days before Netflix, we'd go to Blockbuster and I'd always pick the obscure movies while he'd gently steer me to something else. I finally convinced him to see some and he loved about half. The other half he absolutely hated, but 50% was enough to make him want to see more, especially since we've discovered a lot of music we would've missed if it weren't for them. I now check Angelika's movie listings on a weekly basis. We saw "Another Year" (it had amazing reviews) and when it was over Michael and I were both laughing. Michael was laughing because he hated it and I was laughing because I knew Michael hated it. Actually, the whole theater was laughing because I'm pretty sure everyone hated it. I thought it had several redeeming qualities but the end was crap. Absolute crap. Oh well, can't win them all, and we still managed to enjoy two hours of British accents and bad teeth. An evening well spent if you ask me.
This morning we went to church (finally!) and are going to a nice dinner with Michael's parents tonight. And that sums up an extremely long post that approx 10% of you finished and 5% of you enjoyed.
Hope you all have a happy V-Day. We will be spending it in our pjs on the couch. I believe pizza and champagne have been invited. We'll see if they accept.