Monday, February 3, 2014

Celebrating and Snow

Russell's birthday was Saturday. It was a very rainy and cold day, so we really didn't get out and do too much until that evening. I have to admit, though, I attempted to make breakfast for him, but it did not work out too well. As I was attempting to make the Pioneer Woman's "huevo in the heart," the corn tortillas did not really toast in the skillet like they should have. Maybe I added too much butter. Maybe I had the heat too low. I don't know, but if you know me, you know I was panicking a little bit. Russell took over the kitchen and finished breakfast. Hey. At least I cooked the bacon, right? :) When you are husband and wife, helping each other out is the answer. I love him so much! 
Saturday night, we went to AQ Chicken House for dinner. It was of course, Russell's pick and it did not disappoint.

Russell and his dinner. We enjoyed it so much. If you have not been to AQ Chicken, we highly recommend it. The "chicken over the coals" is our favorite.

We came home and Russell opened his gift. I got him a book based on an unsolved mystery in my hometown. I won't be reading it because it will for sure freak me out. Ha! I also got him a gift certificate for us to go on a date night at "Painting with a Twist" in Bentonville. We will choose our painting together, then set the date for our couples date night. He was very surprised!

I made him a chocolate sheet cake (another PW recipe) for his birthday. It's such a perfect go-to recipe for any dessert. Especially a birthday cake.

Belle was not too happy about the rain outside on Saturday.
That was our low key but very special day. It was perfect for us because it was just the two of us. Next time Russell has a birthday, it will be the THREE of us! It's getting more and more real now. :)

Well, it seems as if the groundhog has seen his shadow. That supposedly means six more weeks of winter. I guess Mr. Groundhog was really sending us a message. We got even MORE snow yesterday. It really was pretty, but I think Russell and I are hesitant to get excited because we do not want to be snowed in for a week again. No thanks. :)

Snow falling down. The snowflakes were huge, but a picture does not do it justice. The weather forecast calls for more winter weather tomorrow-freezing rain. I am praying it won't be too bad. EEK! Everyone, please stay safe in winter weather. Especially the Southerners who don't have snow plows to clear the roads. HA! Do you think the groundhog made a mistake? Can he change his mind? I wish! :)

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11


Becky said...

Hate to tell you, but here in Indiana our snow is piled into huge mountains. It has snowed close to 80 inches in our area and we are to get more tomorrow!! Happy birthday to Russell! I agree, you gotta love a guy who helps out in the kitchen!

bella said...

I would love to know the title of the book you bought Russell about an unsolved mystery. Mysteries are my favorite type of book to read. I'm praying you are having a healthy pregnancy!