Monday, February 16, 2009

Be Still My Heart

Valentine's Day was beyond perfect. It started on Friday night with a candlelit homemade meal of steak, shrimp, pasta, salad and garlic toast. Boyfriend is a master griller and really outdid himself. He also presented me with a card he made - complete with a wax seal. It is so adorable! We finished our meal with DELICIOUS Coldstone cupcakes (yes, they were worth the 3 store debacle... the flavor I ended up with was not my flavor of choice, but they were divine). Boyfriend had me pick a chick flick, and we curled up to watch.

Saturday morning dawned chilly and rainy, and I woke up early to get a haircut, then B and I were off to our surprise destination. I wore outfit #1 and felt so festive and fun! We drove about an hour and a half, and as the skies cleared and the sun peeked out, we pulled up outside a gorgeous Tuscan villa-style building. Boyfriend had whisked me away to Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC.

We started our adventure with a wine tasting. We had the opportunity to try about 6 different kinds, and although I drink wine regularly, I am by no means a connoisseur, so this was an educational and yummy experience! After our tasting, we were both feeling... happy, so we signed up for a walking tour of the winery. It was exquisitely beautiful! Since we weren't there during the peak of the season with grapes on the vine, I can't imagine how much prettier it would be during the summer! After our tour we piddled around the store deciding which bottles we wanted to take home. We had a lovely lunch in the bistro overlooking the winery and split a bottle of Classic Blush wine (yum!), purchased two other bottles (Rose and Merlot) and headed home.

After a long nap to sleep off our lovely wine haze, I cooked dinner of chicken and pasta in a pesto cream sauce, garlic toast and, of course, cupcakes and some more wine. We called it an early night since we (me) had had more than enough to drink. We woke up fresh on Sunday for church and lunch with BF's mom, sister, broth
er-in-law and sweet nephews. All in all, this weekend was the best Valentine's Day I think I've ever had, and I feel so blessed to have a love that cares for me so much and spoils and pampers me like I was this weekend.

I'm off of work today for President's Day, so I'll be enjoying a day with Little, Bosley and Sadie complete
with a long workout, Target, a trip to the mall, cooking, baking, and Bachelor with
Miss Lobster. What a fabulous way to start the week!

A rather pathetic attempt to show you Outfit #1. Don't worry, I changed bras, so I didn't actually have exposed straps.
The gorgeous winery!
They don't have grapes now, but they will starting in March or April.
Another shot of Childress Vineyards.
A gratuitous shot of Pupcake destroying her Valentine from me.


With Love from New Orleans said...

AWW Sounds like ya'll had so much fun! The picture of your puppy is precious!

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh, what a fun weekend!!!!

Candice said...

I'm so glad you had such a great weekend - and you look so cute in the outfit!!

The Pink Chick said...

What a wonderful weekend!!! The vineyard visit sounds like a lot of fun!

Lindsey said...

Sounds like so much fun!! The winery is GORGEOUS!!!

Miss Lobster said...

cute haircut lobs!

Jules said...

Sounds like a great weekend. The winery looks so nice!

Denim and Pearls said...

My puppy did the same thing with the pink tennis ball she got! It is now a rubber ball and I'm finding pink fuzz al over the house.

kels said...

awww, what a sweet guy!
sounds like you had a great weekend!! :)
and LOVE the picture of Sadie... so cute. :)

Tiffany Lynn said...

Husband got me Coldstone Cupcakes for V-Day this year too! Aren't they amazing? Sounds like an awesome weekend :)

Nantucket Dreams said...

what a fun and special weekend!