Monday, January 30, 2012

Fabulous Valentine's Challenge: Day 1

First of all, thank you all for the sweet comments yesterday. Mom is feeling well enough to go to work & will hopefully be in a boot later this week :)
Over the next two weeks I'm going to be linking up with Neely, Amber and Casey for their Fabulous Valentine's Challenge!

Today's topic is: Loved This Date - Best Date Ever

I have had a ton of "best dates" but that's because it doesn't take much for me to think a date is the best one! In fact I can't really think of any bad ones.
Going bowling, putt-putting or making a homemade meal together can make me smile from ear to ear!
Since Steven and I don't get many date nights throughout the year, I value each one we do get. Our favorite date night is definitely dinner & a movie.

However, the date that stands out in my mind is my 18th birthday. Steven told me we were going somewhere in Roanoke, but wouldn't tell me where. He picked me up & we started driving.
Sidenote: this is huge for him. I'm usually the one having to decide what we do! I was excited, but scared. We had been together for almost a year by this point.
We got to Roanoke and walked into the mall. Not many clues came to mind seeing as the mall has a lot of stores.
We go up the escalator & I know exactly what store is at the top.
Build-a-Bear Workshop.

I don't care if this makes me sound like a baby, but I was so happy! I got to make a penguin (one of my favorite animals) and he still sleeps on my bed to this day.
I was not only thrilled to be going to Build-a-Bear (the last time I was there was quite a while ago) but it meant so much that Steven planned the whole night himself. He planned a special surprise, just for me, and that means more than any gift.
Not my picture - but this is the penguin I made! Isn't he adorable?

Afterwards we went to Abuelo's for a birthday dinner! The same place we both went for our 21st's this past year. YUM!

Coming in at a close second would be our day-trip to Disney! Even though his parents were there, so it wasn't really completely a date.

I also know my best date might change in twelve days when we go to the game I got tickets for for Steven's birthday! Can't wait!

Also - did anyone else watch the SAG Awards? I was so happy that Modern Family won best cast ensemble for a comedy series. That was a tough category, but I think they deserve it. That show is hilarious!
I was also so glad to see The Help win so many categories. That was a great movie with even greater actors. They deserve it!

Hope y'all have a great Monday!


  1. The one time I went to Roanoke we went to Abuelo's. I can agree that that dinner was fabulous :-) And build a bear? How sweet!

  2. woooow girl :) thats adorable! i love build a penguin haha.

  3. that sounds like such a great date!! I'm like you, just spending time together with someone is always amazing.. even if it is just cooking a meal!

  4. My boyfriend gave me that EXACT penguin from the photo last year when we had to be apart for summer! :) Sounds like a great date! xo

  5. So sweet! I haven't been to Build a Bear in YEARS!

    Thanks for linking up with us for the Valentine's Challenge!

  6. What a sweet date Sarah, the penguin is precious! I love it when Kris takes the initiative to plan a date, so I know what you mean! I did watch the SAG awards. Didn't Julie Bowen look radiant? And Sophia Vergara of course is always so gorgeous!

  7. Aww, I love Build A Bear! I've always wanted one. Maybe one day :-)

  8. I've always loved going to Build-a-Bear! Such a sweet story!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm your newest follower! :)

  9. Love build-a-bear & I have a mild obsession with Penguins, so that looks like an amazing date to me! :)

  10. What a sweet date! It means so much when they take the time to plan it out and surpise you. My best date was actually a weekend the hubby & I spent (alone which never happens) in Tenn. It was an amazing weekend!

  11. I think thats a great date! Your penguin is super cute, but my hubster loves penguins!

  12. sounds like such a sweet date :) and I loved that the Help got so much love last night too!


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