Good morning friends! I am getting a late start this morning after a long and glorious weekend. Plus, one of Chris’ friends from college lacrosse came into town yesterday so I have been busy being a hostess 😉 Before getting to our weekend, I want to announce the winners of the Sparkly Soul and Shabby Apple giveaways!
Sparkly Soul: Susan D.
Shabby Apple: Rachel A: (@chelle493)
Congratulations ladies! Please shoot me an email at foodfitnessandfamily (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize!
Friday Chris and I celebrated a late Valentine’s Day. Our friend Mike watched Em while we headed downtown to the Melting Pot. We have gone to the Melting Pot almost every year for the last 6 years … it’s a tradition that my stomach is happy we keep 😉 I also loved having the chance to get dressed up!
Skirt: Forever 21 Tank: Forever 21 Shoes: Steve Madden
And while I love seeing my husband in his Army camo every day (who doesn’t love a man in uniform??), I enjoy seeing him dressed up too 😉
We got downtown and enjoyed a glass of champagne while we waited for our first course. My only dislike about going Valentine’s weekend is that there is always a pre-set menu. Note to self: go the week AFTER Valentine’s in the future!
The cheese was delicious as always. The salad was terrible. Both salad options had nuts in them so I kind of had to customize a salad. The Asian vinaigrette was awful. Neither Chris or I ate the salad. For dinner, we had ours cooked coq a vin style and it came with duck, terriyaki sirloin, herb crusted chicken, pork, shrimp, and pot stickers. We both agreed that the terriyaki sirloin was our favorite!
And of course the REAL reason you go to the melting pot … dessert! We got the traditional milk chocolate fondue and both agreed the graham cracker crusted marshmallows were the bomb. Overall it was a nice night out to celebrate our 7th Valentine’s Day (holy cow).
Saturday morning I hit up my favorite yoga class for an hour of intermediate vinyasa. The rest of the day was chores and errands. Fun times.
I don’t know what Savannah was thinking but when my alarm went off at 6AM for my long run it was in the 20’s. Which means it was WAY too cold for an Arizona girl. So I immediately nixed running 12 and decided to run 6-8 later in the morning. When I set out at 10AM it was still in the 30s and I was cold. I managed to get 8 miles in but it was a hard run. I am not used to, nor do I like, running in the cold.
In the afternoon Bryan got into town and we picked up Mike and headed downtown to meet Victoria at Vinnie Van Go Go’s for some pizza and beer.
Luckily for us, Vinnie’s at the heaters on. We had all bundled up too because it was still in the 30s! UGH. Per usual, Vinnie’s was delicious and a good time was had by all. After dinner Victoria introduced us to Lulu’s Chocolate Bar for the first time. Chris and I got a slice of the strawberry suspension cake to share and OMG it’s heaven. Pure sugar heaven.
SO glad I ran 8 miles yesterday to make up for the delicious and indulgent food 😉 Why do I run? For pizza and strawberry suspension cake apparently.
Overall we had a great weekend with friends and some quality family time. I have a pretty epic giveaway coming your way tomorrow so make sure to stop by 😉
What did you do this weekend?