Weekend Recap

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Outfit deets: Dress (eliza J last season), similar // Shoes: Kate spade by Keds (last season), Similar // sunnies: Karen Walker, Same frame different color// necklace: Kendra Scott.

Valentine’s Day was this past weekend and to be honest I love v-day! I always hear people complain that it’s a hallmark holiday or that you should love someone unconditionally all the time not just on one day, but for me it is more than that. I view it as a day we celebrate our love for each other.

 Last year Ryan and I went all out, booked a room at the NYLO in Plano, made dinner reservations, and planned an entire staycation in the comfort of our hotel! Let’s just say that relaxing staycation didn’t happen… our reservation for dinner was two hours behind schedule, and when we finally could have gotten into the restaurant they had run out of food. On the plus side they gave us a voucher for our meal, oh but it had to be used that weekend (like we were going to come back)… so at 8pm on Valentine’s Day we were scrambling to find reservations. In hindsight I wish we had ordered pizza but since I was dressed up I really wanted to go out. After driving around and frantically searching open table for available reservations we found a place. We finally sat down for dinner around 10:00 and made it back to the hotel after midnight. At that point we were exhausted and just wanted to go to bed, I was actually missing my own bed by this point.

So for this year we both agreed a low key informal day was what we wanted. Saturday we decided to enjoy the perfect weather with a picnic at White Rock Lake. I packed up the picnic basket and Ryan loaded Ava into the car. We found a perfect spot near the water with a great view of downtown off in the distance. Our spread was pretty amazing too; hummus, fruit, cheese, cupcakes you name it. We just relaxed and enjoyed the day together.

Ryan and I were talking on our ride home how quickly time had passed. We spent over two hours talking and eating…it seemed like we had only been there a short while. Once we got home, we headed to Dillard’s to run an errand…which turned into Ryan surprising me with my feather dress! And then we had a late dinner of steak and pan sauce. I really couldn’t have asked for a better day spent with my loved ones, and it sure beat the price of a steak dinner at our favorite restaurant! How did you spend v-day?

Amelia B.

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