Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I can't wait for this!! :)

So Matt and I went looking at lab puppies yesterday! We wanted to see if we like black labs or yellow labs better and I think it will be a yellow lab. It was so fun and I just love those cute little puppies. I can't wait until we can get one! Seriously I can't stand waiting for anything I just want to take one of those cute little guys home now but we cant :( Well in the meantime I will be looking at lots of cute puppy pictures like this...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Day Festivities

So Valentine's Day was awesome this year! (Well all of our Valentine's Days have been awesome together.) First of all here are some pictures of a few of the Valentine's Day decorations that I made. First is some letters that say "Kiss" and I put a kissing picture of us next to them, and second is a yarn wreath I made with sparkly white felt rosettes :). I love how they both turned out! It was just enough decor without being too much.

Ok so to start off when I woke up I found surprise #1. There was a pink mug sitting there with a little note. It also was full of milk chocolate dove hearts with the little messages, i love those. I have been wanting a pink tumbler mug for so long so this was perfect! It was cute Matt wrote a cute little poem to go with it, he is so creative and good at getting things to rhyme.

(The flash makes it look like the little card is blank but its not)
Before Matt came back to pick me up for work I hurried and set out his surprise. I had made his card using the little candy sweethearts with the messages on them. It turned out perfect, I was so proud. Underneath his card was a "love coupon" to go to that new indoor surfing place at The Riverwoods. He was very excited when he saw both his surprises and I can't wait to watch him try the surfing thing.

So at around 9 am came surprise #2. A pomegranate pick me up Jamba for breakfast, my favorite! It's actually a little joke we have to always get a Jamba on Valentine's Day. This also came with another clever little poem. I wanted to type up what the poems said but Matt made me promise not too, he is embarrassed but I think they are awesome! :)

After work Matt took me to get lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. It was perfect! We had the Chipotle Chicken Pizza and a Sicilian Pizza. They were both soo yummy :) Seriously you have to try the Chipotle one its amazing!

I don't have any pictures of Matt, he didn't want to be in any of them :(.
After our lunch we headed home to take a nap. When I walked in the door I found surprise #3 waiting for me. A beautiful arrangement of 1/2 dozen red ecuadorian roses :)They are so pretty and they are continuing to grace our kitchen table :)

There were a few more things on the table as well. Surprise #4 was a note that said to "Meet here at 6 for a dinner by Chef Matt". And Envelope 2 had surprise #5 in it. Tickets to go see "Just Go With It at Thanksgiving Point. I had really been wanting to see this movie and it was soo funny. We were laughing the whole time, seriously if you have seen this the coconut part I was dying at hahaha. Also surprise #6 was some yummy caramel and white chocolate with cinnammon sugar covered pretzel sticks. This plus my dove chocolates were perfect movie snacks!

(I wore my hot pink peacoat to be extra festive :)
So while I got ready Chef Matt prepared a delicious Valentine's Day feast for us. He made filet mignon with a tasty rub on it, grilled veggies(bell peppers, onions and zucchini) that was seriously soo tasty, caesar salad, and asparagus in a butter and white wine sauce. He kept saying he messed up on everything, but seriously it was flawless! I loved every single bite, it was the perfect dinner. I had said I wanted a home dinner instead of trying to battle the crowds at a restaurant and Chef Matt far surpassed any restaurant :)Plus he served it on our pretty wedding china and we had sparkling cider :) Side note: This boy cooks the BEST steaks! he seriously is a grilling master. I am sad I didnt take a picture of our dinner set up, I was too anxious to eat it :) After dinner we changed into comfy sweats and went to the movie. It was a perfect day. I love how Matt was able to make the day feel special for me. I love you Matthew Alder Ekman so so much and I am so grateful and happy that you are MINE forever! I feel totally overdone though, but Matt says Valentine's Day is a day for husbands to spoil their wives and that what I did was perfect, so that made me feel better :). Anyways I can't wait for all of our future Valentine's Days together. Up next we have birthdays, graduation, waiting to hear back from law schools and then deciding where to go,our 2 year anniversary, and moving to a new state in hopefully May or June. We are going to be busy busy busy these next 2 months just the way I like it :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Being married really makes Valentine's Day so much more fun!! There is no stress attached to it so it really can just be a fun day to surprise and love each other. It is fun to do little special things for each other. I love sneaking around to set stuff up and surprise him. I was actually telling Matt yesterday that everyday with him is like Valentine's Day because everyday we celebrate our love and do special things for each other! I know that sounds cheesy but all you other married folk will agree. :)I hope Matt will enjoy his little surprises and I know that I will! I can't wait to get off work today and spend the rest of today with my Valentine! I mean who wouldn't want to spend the day with this hottie!? Happy Valentine's Day babe! I love you forever!

Also I plan on doing lots of this today. But lets be honest we do lots of this everyday! :)

(Oh how I wish we were back in a tropical land on the beach right now, but thats ok fun vacation coming after graduation! Yay cant wait :)

New post with pictures of actual Valentine's Day festivities coming tomorrow!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Aww Color Me Mine :)

Here are some pictures from one of our most recent date nights at color me mine. I forgot to take any pictures during the painting process but here is the final result. I painted a goblet and Matt painted a cereal bowl. We love all of our fun creations from color me mine. It is one of our favorite date activities!

Friday, February 4, 2011

The newest member of our family!

And now presenting...Humphrey!! Haha I bet you all thought this was a baby announcement nope its my new stuffed animal friend. Matt and I went on a date to build a bear and came home with this little guy. You can now find him sitting on our bed or being held by me :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


This picture made my day. haha, the little chick is soo cute!