Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Funny Valentine

With Valentine's Day falling on a Monday this year, Conor & I decided to make a fun weekend of it.  We aren't that into the holiday, but still use it as an opportunity to go on some fun dates.  That Saturday morning, we went out to breakfast at a new place that Conor discovered.  It's called Morning Glory at The Farm at South Mountain and is literally a farm-to-table restaurant.  When we first pulled up, it was a little more rustic than I was expecting, but once you walk onto the property, you see how beautiful and quaint it really is.  The seating is completely outdoors with the tables covered in white & red checked cloths.  I aabsolutely loved this place and will hopefully make it back many more times.

Conor & I lost our photos from this outing, so I stole this picture from the website to show ya how cute it is.

After breakfast, we ventured down to Maricopa to play a round of golf at Southern Dunes.  This was a tougher course, but I actually played pretty well.  Definitely still had some whiffs in there, but I also had some really good holes, even made par a couple of times.  Pretty big deal for me!  Conor did an awesome job as always!  Maybe one day I'll be able to give him a run for his money...

Here's some pics from the course, and the sunset we saw on our drive home.

Typically, Conor & I go out to dinner the day before Valentine's as to avoid the crowds.  But this year we changed things up and went to a drive-in movie!  I got the idea from my friend Andrea who had just recently been with her husband.  We had never been before, so we were pretty excited to check it out.  Of course we had to add our own touch to the adventure, so we loaded up the car with cheese, crackers, & a bottle of red wine.  No plastic cups for this girl, oh no, we brought along all the necessary glassware.  We saw The Dilemma which was sufficiently funny...I pretty much love anything with Vince Vaughn.  The whole experience was great, and we already can't wait to go again.  Now that the weather is getting warmer we'll be able to bring lawn chairs and sit outside, maybe even bring a small BBQ...probably not allowed, but how great would that be?!

For our Valentine's dinner we had king crab legs, yum yum yum!  Conor did pretty much all the cooking, so I got to sit back, relax, and enjoy the champagne.  I am so lucky to have a husband that is a wonderful cook.  It's nice to have someone to share the duties with.

We had way more crab that we needed, so the next night we made crab ravioli with a vodka sauce.  I saw "we" but really Conor took control of this meal too.  While I was at my Tuesday night wine date with Andrea, Conor was putting it all together.  I got home just in time to snag a picture of the process and final product.  Mmm mmm mmm.

Next up, the crazy adventures from my parents visit!

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