What. A. Weekend. I think we found the key to making a weekend feel extra long – Friday plans. Usually, we spend Friday nights curled up on the couch enjoying a show on the DVR and calling it a night. But the last two weekends have included Friday night plans, which adds another day of fun into the mix!
Our weekend kicked off Friday night when Phil’s mom Kathy arrived. She was kind enough to offer us a night out for Valentine’s, so we asked her to come and spend the whole weekend together. After a long day at work, it was wonderful to come home to a full, busy house that smelled of dinner in the oven. We spent the night eating a delicious dinner, catching up and relaxing.
And the relaxation continued into Saturday morning when Mitchell ventured into the guest bedroom at 6am to see grandma allowing Phil and me to ease into the day. What a treat! Shortly after, I headed off to workout while the rest of the crew dug into breakfast.
The afternoon flew by and after Mitch’s nap, Phil and I got ready for an early Valentine’s date night.
We didn’t have reservations or plans, so we decided to return to one of our favorite restaurants and have a throwback date night. The first Valentine’s Day Phil and I spent together was just a few weeks before we started to date. Phil asked me out to dinner and we ended up at the local Mexican restaurant.
Picture from a few months after our first date.
It seemed fitting to enjoy a Mexican date night for our tenth Valentine’s together.
The restaurant had a short wait, which made for the perfect opportunity for a drink to kick off the night.
Within minutes we fell into a conversation reminiscing about our first Valentine’s together and the years following. I always look forward to time alone with Phil, we have the best time. The people next to us must have noticed and ended up picking up our next round.
Not long later, we were seated and continued laughing and reminiscing. After a round of chips and guacamole, we were regretting our orders. Check out Phil’s burrito!
We did our best, but in the end, the food won.
The night wrapped with more talking and laughter – just what I wanted and needed. There is no better gift than time with loved ones. Oh, and a case of Nespresso pods. He knows me so well.
Sunday was another slow morning (thank you, Kathy!!). Once we were up and around, I headed to the kitchen to whip up breakfast for the crew. We spent the next few hours relaxing and talking before Kathy left for home.
The afternoon was filled with work, errands, and meal prep. After Mitch woke up from his nap, we kept the cozy theme going with Mitch’s first movie. He lasted about twenty minutes, but I loved sliding under a blanket with a bowl of popcorn with Mitch and Phil. I hope we can have a family movie night in the years to come.
It was a wonderful weekend filled with good food, good people and another spicy Valentine’s.
How was your weekend?
Do you have any Valentine’s plans or traditions?