Thursday: Thursday was my actual birthday. Unfortunately, Patrick only had about an hour and a half free from 4-5:30 so we were at the bar of Margarita's at 4 o'clock. We had time for one drink and shared a couple of appetizers. Patrick got me these beautiful earrings for my birthday:
Friday: On Friday night we had a bunch of friends over to celebrate Valentine's Day. I made homemade pretzels, peanut butter chocolate bars, and frosted heart shaped sugar cookies. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of all the yummy food. I seriously need to attach my camera to myself so I remember to snap some photos! But fun was had by all and we watched some of the opening ceremony for the Olympics.
Saturday: My parents came up for the weekend to celebrate with me and to celebrate their Valentine's Day anniversary (cheesy, I know!). We went bowling and shopping and grabbed a bite to eat. It was really nice to see them and spend some time hanging out. I really love my family and I miss them tons while I'm here in Maine. Patrick's mother, my future mother-in-law sent along a birthday present. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and found this:
She bought me this to wear at my wedding. Patrick tipped her off that I really wanted a blue necklace to wear with my wedding dress. I was so touched. I'm looking forward to wearing it and it is something I will definitely wear after the wedding. My parents also brought up a gift from my 17-year-old brother: a bottle of champagne. He paid my mother to buy it for me. How cute is that?
Sunday: Patrick and I went out to lunch at the Olive Garden, which was crazy nuts, even at lunch time. Then we went grocery shopping (how romantic, I know). And finally, instead of getting Valentine's flowers, I got Valentine's Day plants! They'll last far longer and we got two plants for the price of a dozen roses. Here are the neat plants we picked:
This one is called a draceana. And the one below is a Chinese money tree (hopefully it will bring us some money).
And finally, we wrapped our night up with a tropical sangria cocktail:
Did everyone else have a nice weekend? Did you do anything fun or interesting?