Weekending With Love

It is supposed to drop down in the teens here today. We haven’t seen anything below the 20’s all this winter. I was hoping we would see some snow!!! But I think we are just getting some lame ass ice storm. Either way, I am thankful to be working from home and not having to worry about getting out in it and getting stuck somewhere.

We kicked off the weekend on Friday morning with a Dunkin Donut run! I wanted to make sure to get Zoe some heart donuts, since donuts are her favorite. I grabbed a Cupid’s Choice for myself, and we got Zoe one of those and the Brownie Batter one to have the next day. They were so cute and delicious!

Friday was a bit crazy, so I am glad we got that fun outing in early. I made some bacon meatballs Friday night for dinner that turned out pretty good. Both Chris and Zoe liked them, so I plan to add them in our regular rotation. I made some peas for Zoe, and had an apple spinach salad for the side myself.

We spent some time downstairs playing Big Buck Hunt and Ninja Turtles. Ninja Turtles is pretty cool, because you can have up to 4 players at one time!

Saturday morning I did some laundry and made breakfast, and we headed out for our car ride. We ordered some Landmark BBQ and drove by our old house while we were out that way. It is so crazy to go back into that area. I cant believe we lived that far out for so long!

We all ordered burgers for lunch. Their burger is always the best! We made some stuffed sweet potatoes with the chicken it for dinner. Yummmm.

After lunch, we got started on our sugar cookie baking!!! We made hearts, unicorns, X’s and O’s and teddy bears. I love baking things with Zoe! It reminds me of being in the kitchen with my mom when I was younger.

Saturday night after dinner, we played lots of rounds of Don’t Break the Ice and Cootie. I had both of these games when I was little…and I am glad we were able to find them in stores again for Zoe to enjoy!

Sunday morning I made heart shaped cinnamon rolls and set up a little surprise for Zoe. I always like to make sure she has a fun Valentine’s Day, even though Chris and I usually just exchange cards and have a nice dinner in. It is more fun to make it special for the kiddo.

Zoe fit in her Valentine’s Day dress from last year and wanted to show off the card that she made for Chris. It was so cute seeing her get all excited to color and decorate it. She even wrote her name inside for him.

Speaking of making Valentine’s special…our mail carried dropped a special surprise in our mailbox on Saturday. I have never had such a sweet and carrying mail carrier before. It is quite refreshing from the one we had at our old house that broke our mailbox about a million times. Something little like this absolutely made Zoe’s day and had my heart expanding three sizes.

Zoe made a thank you card and is putting it in the mailbox this morning for her. She also colored her a picture from the coloring book that she left.

Sunday afternoon, Chris and I spent 3 hours putting together our new coffee bar! And by we, I really mean Chris. I just assisted and was there for moral support. I cant wait to get it styled!

Last night I made filets for dinner, and that was a wrap on our Valentine’s Day weekend! I highly recommend an indoor grill. They make life so easy.

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer February 15, 2021 at 10:31 am

    I really wish we had an indoor grill right now! We can’t even make it to our outdoor grill the ice is still so bad. Love all of the Valentine’s pics – hope you guys had a great weekend!

  • Reply SMD February 15, 2021 at 10:47 am


    Looks like a fun weekend.

  • Reply laura February 15, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    What a fun surprise from the mail carrier!!! I have never heard of such a thing!! Bennett did our steaks in a cast iron last night, and they turned out amazing!! Glad Z had such a fun Valentine’s Day – and that you got your coffee bar up and built!!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent February 15, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Stop it… the mail carrier left that for Zoe? that is PRECIOUS!!!!!
    I love she gets excited to bake cookies with you – what a memory she’s going to have with you & want to do with her own kids.
    OK – where did you find all your video games? Ricky was wanting to get some for our basement & I can find anything but cheap little kid ones.

  • Reply Lauren February 15, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    BUT, did you get snow? I mean the news is showing snow crazy far south ….

  • Reply Andrea Nine February 15, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    All your hearts and your sweetest little love bug make me smile! Glad it was a sweet Valentine weekend my friend, you always make everything special

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag February 15, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    What a fun weekend! I think most holidays are more fun with kids, and it looks like Zoe had a lovely celebration. Mmm…those donuts and cookies look great. Your mail carrier is fantastic! I LOVE that.


  • Reply Carolann February 15, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    I can’t wait to see pictures of your coffee bar! I’m working on setting one up here. I just have to say, you’re an amazing mom. You made such a special weekend and Valentine’s Day for Zoe! I hope I can be as creative as you for M! I also love that you two baked together! I’ve been baking a lot with M to try to get her into it but it’s mostly just me baking while she colors nearby for now!

  • Reply Danielle February 16, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    An indoor grill would be amazing. Looks like a great weekend. All of the food makes me hungry. My girls baked with my parents this weekend and we are enjoying their sugar cookies too! So cute.

  • Reply Biana February 17, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Such a great weekend!! I am loving the games you guys played with Zoe, I can’t wait for Sophia to have the attention span for games LOL! The mail carrier surprise is just the sweetest ever!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Anne February 18, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    You are an awesome mom, and you have an awesome kid. Her smile and her love of life just shine out of her!
    I think your mail carrier should be nominated for mail person of the year. Seriously. Is that a thing? Because wow. What a wonderful, caring thing to do!

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