Another year has come and my love for my husband is still stronger then ever. We may have had several changes over the last 7 years but my love only grows.
Our date last night is one that will never be forgotten! Let me just start at the beginning.
We left our house a little after three and we had a little drive to arrive at the museum we wanted to go to. The clouds were rolling in and we had already had a few storms come and go but no big deal. Once we took our exit I got my phone out to take some pictures of the neat and scary clouds.
My husband and I noticed right away that these clouds were low and moving very fast. A few seconds later our phones were sending us this message:
Let me remind you that we were driving! Within a couple more minutes it started to rain and then down pour. So we turned into the nearest place, ironically it was a motel, HAHA and took shelter there. As soon as we were running from the vehicle to the building the wind picked up. We were soaked head to toe and the winds continued to pick up. I can laugh now at our circumstances but I was freaking out in my head. Wondering if there truly was a tornado touchdown or if it was just wind. I was wondering what direction the storm was going because my kids were at home with a sitter. It did not take long before the wind died down and we got back in our vehicle and headed to the museum. Once we got to the museum only about 10 minutes passed and they directed us to the basement exhibits because of another tornado warning. YES AGAIN!
I still have not figured out if there was a real tornado touch down but it sure made for an eventful date.
After all the weather hold backs we finally enjoyed our tour and then made our way to dinner and enjoyed some Italian food. Then after that we had dessert at my new favorite ice cream place- Whitey's! There praline pecan is amazing!!! YUMMY, I might be drooling just typing and thinking about it.
With our bellies full and still more icky weather approaching we headed home to relieve our babysitter who was probably happy we were earlier then expected since she was up way too early that morning.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t