My Birthday Present

My birthday was this past week, and it was AWESOME. Seriously, I felt like a kid again. In the morning, James took me to the National Gallery of Art. I love that place. I actually minored in Art History. I’ve loved the NGA since I went there in Kindergarten and saw Renoir’s Girl with a Watering Can.

Renoir's Girl with a Watering Can

Afterwards, we picked up margaritas and Mexican take out for dinner. On our way home, we picked up marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers.

As soon as we got back to my house, James let me open my present. He gave me a mini hibachi grill!

5 inches of awesomeness

I was so excited! He got me fondue forks and fuel to complete the set. We roasted marshmallows in the living room and made s’mores. It was so much fun! If you don’t have a mini hibachi, get one. They’re amazing!


Christmas Cookie Date!!

For my upcoming holiday party, I had the massive chore of decorating Christmas cookies. Now don’t get me wrong. I love baking and I love decorating, but I was dreading this experience in particular, as I had about 100 miniature cookies shaped like Christmas trees to get through. Luckily, darling fiance James came to the rescue.

We covered the living room coffee table with paper towels, and by the glowing light of the Christmas tree, we iced 100 christmas tree cookies. It was really fun! We had the Terp’s basketball game on while this was happening, and watching them beat Notre Dame added to the festive spirit.

So next time you feel like mixing food and romance without spending a lot of cash, try decorating Christmas cookies. Sure it might not sound like his thing, but no good man turns down an opportunity to help his lady get something done when there’s sugar and basketball involved.