Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!


I love Valentine's Day - especially when I get flowers delivered at work from a certain special husband of mine! For Valentine's Day, my parents offered to watch Amaya while Steve and I had a date night. We went to a new Italian restaurant in town and it was scrumptious! We enjoyed it so much that it's now one of our favorite restaurants. For an appetizer, we had Risotto Fritters with smoked mozzarella and a creamy tomato artichoke sauce. I also had the most amazing Caesar salad ever! Steve had the Veal Marsala with cream sauce and mushrooms served over garlic fettucine. There were so many options and I had a hard time narrowing it down, but finally decided on the Chicken Milanese - a panko crusted chicken breast served with a lemon and white wine butter sauce served over garlic fettucine. For dessert, we ordered the Pazzo AmoreTorte - a flourless chocolate torte with espresso whipped cream and raspberry puree and a cup of coffee. AMAZING! Afterwards, we went to see the movie, "No Strings Attached" starring Ashton Kutcher. When we picked up Amaya, she didn't really even seem to miss us because she had just as much fun!

At Amaya's preschool, each student was encouraged to share Valentine's cards. Here she is with all her loot!

We gave Amaya this Tinkerbell card...

...a few books...

... and CANDY CORN!

I gave Steve a gift card to Subway (his favorite fast food place) and a box of NERDS.

Hope everyone had a special day sharing it with the one you love!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Great Grandma's 92nd Birthday

It's not every day you're invited to celebrate someone's 92nd birthday. But yesterday, we celebrated Amaya's Great Grandma Struckmann's 92 years of life! Doesn't she look great?

Steve's mom made this cake - It tasted just as good as it looks!

Great Grandma, Grandma Horning, and Amaya

Four generations!

Happy Birthday Great Grandma! We are blessed to have you in our lives!