Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Edition: My Favorite Things

Happy Monday and Happy Presidents Day! I don't have the day off today, but I don't mind much. Work has been pretty entertaining today! Heather and I decided to take a break from the normal lunch, and we went to a local pharmacy to eat lunch at their soda shop counter. It was so much fun! I always enjoy eating there. It makes me feel like I live in Mayberry.

This weekend was a great weekend. I came home on Friday to find a package from Jules at Chic and Pink! I was so excited when I won her fabulous giveaway! Thanks again Jules!!!!! Jules is just the sweetest!!! If you haven't visited her blog, make sure you do! In all the excitement of playing with my new things I forgot to take a picture. However, if you go here you can see what I won!

Michael and I had a fabulous Valentine's. It was pretty low key! Michael had to judge a mock trial competition, so he was gone until late afternoon. When he came home, we went to a very late lunch and then took a little field trip down the road to see the baby lambs at The University of Georgia's farm. The baby lambs are so cute!!! They are always a favorite of mine this time of year! We weren't very hungry when dinner time rolled around, so we went to a little wine and coffee bar instead of going to dinner. There we enjoyed the romantic atmosphere along with a couple of glasses of wine and a cheese tray. It was perfect! As promised, I made Michael chocolate covered pretzels, and he surprised me with a very nice bottle of red wine.

Staying with the theme of Valentine's Day, my favorite thing today is a book that my minister had Micheal and I read before we got married. I know many of you have heard of it and even read it. It is called The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. This book really opened my eyes and helped Michael and I learn to communicate better. It even helped me to get over a few issues that I harbored from a very bad time in our relationship because I finally understood the reason our relationship was so rocky during that period of time. This book is a great tool in any relationship! Heck, I would suggest reading it even if your single!


19 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm glad ya'll had a good Valentine's Day. Low-key is the best!

LyndsAU said...

I am glad your Valentines was good :) And I would love to read that book. Maybe i will go get that soon :)

Lindsey said...

I love low-key, it's the best! 5 Love Languages is a GREAT book, enjoy!!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Wine, baby lambs, & cheese? Sounds like a fabulous V-tine's weekend to me! Low-key is definitely good. And this soda-fountain-pharmacy thing sounds positively adorable! Jealous!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

I have heard so much about this book! I'm getting married in October and I think my future Hubby and I need to get a copy!

Niki said...

Sounds like you had a great Valentine's Day! I will definately have to read that book:)

heather{dot}com said...

You forgot the part about getting a buzz from the essential oils during our lunch break!

Jules said...

I am so glad you liked everything :) It sounds like you had a great Valentine's Day. The wine and coffee bar sounds so fun and the baby lambs must have been adorable.

The pharmacy you went to for lunch sound very fun!

jen said...

Such a fabulous, eye opening book. I can honestly say that this book played a big part in saving my marriage. I also love the version for kids. It's such an "AH HA" moment kind of book :)

Glad I found your blog! I'll be back!

Casey said...

so glad to hear that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I love low-key days .. and baby lambs :)

Life at the White House said...

We too had a low-key valentine's day and I loved it!

We are always so busy and running 90 miles and hour, so we just laid around together all day and watched movies, had dinner....and too much wine!

I have that book on my "I need to buy" list! I'm glad to know you recommend it.

:)
Darci

Tara said...

I have been wanting to read this book!!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!! I feel a little better:)
I tagged you on my blog:)

Kate said...

Sounds like it'd probably be a depressing single-gal read, no?!

Cute site. <3

Rebekah said...

I Jennifer just came across your blog and love it!! We had a low key V-Day also and it was great. Also wanted to comment that my husband and I had to read the same book before we got married and we loved it!!

Brenda Heisler said...

Sounded like a lovely Valentine's Day for the 2 of you.

That book sound very good. Anything that makes a marriage strong is a good thing.

Little Pink Magnolia said...

Glad you had a good v-day, and I left something for you on my blog!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I really want to read that book, because I have heard GREAT things about it.

Mrs. Cup said...

That really is a great book! Glad you had a good Valentine's Day!

Valerie said...

love your blog..Pink is my favorite color!!!