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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My New Love

This post will be a small break from my usual topic, especially since we are in the middle of what feels like a very long wait for our next ultrasound and there is no new information to report. So far, the first few days of the week have gone fairly quickly. My husband has been at home sick for the past 2 days, which makes me lose track of my weekdays. I keep thinking it's the weekend already, and then I remember it's only Wednesday! Next Thursday can't get here fast enough.

I wanted to write a quick recap of my birthday on Monday. After our doctor's appointment that morning, I came home and Chuck returned to work for the afternoon. I spent my time updating the blog and checking e-mail and stuff while I waited for him to come home. We had plans for dinner and a movie that evening.

It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to eat and what movie I wanted to see, but I finally decided I was in the mood for shrimp pasta and a romantic comedy (nice combination, right?). We had considered seeing Avatar, but decided instead on seeing It's Complicated, which we thought was really funny. I do love films from writer/director Nancy Meyers.


It was so nice to get out and enjoy some time together, rather than sitting around feeling nervous! There was an elderly couple sitting in the row in front of us at the movie, and we couldn't take our eyes off of them. I think older couples are so precious! Chuck and I were imagining ourselves going on a similar dinner-and-movie date in about 40 more years. :)

After the movie we went to Chili's and shared one of my favorite desserts, the molten chocolate cake. I don't let myself get it all that often, so it was a nice birthday treat!


MMMMMMM!

As soon as we got home I remembered that I still had a birthday present to open. My dear husband made me hide my eyes while he went out to the garage to get it. (The garage? I was going to be mad if he had gotten me a power tool!) When I opened my eyes, it was quite a shock! It wasn't a power tool. It was something I've wanted since we've been married. For almost 12 years I've had my eye on it and I couldn't believe it was sitting right in front of me! He had gotten me THIS:



I was (and still am) ecstatic! I cannot wait to break in this new mixer, and at the same time I'm afraid to use it because it's just so pretty! I have wanted a KitchenAid mixer for a very long time, but especially since this Anniversary Edition model was introduced. Also, I knew the color would look great in our kitchen! My sweet husband saved his Christmas bonus (which he kept entirely a secret from me) and some other cash here and there to buy this gift for my birthday. It was a wonderful surprise!

Just for fun, here is my look of genuine surprise:



And here is my look of genuine joy and complete adoration for the man that I married:



It was definitely a great day from start to finish, and certainly one of the most memorable birthdays I've ever had!

Now, what can I bake?

28 comments:

Stacy said...

Ahhh...I love my Kitchen Aid Mixer! It's my favorite kitchen tool/gadget ever. Cookies, banana bread, brownies, cake....the baking options are endless. I even mix meatloaf up in my mixer so I don't have to get my hands icky. Enjoy and happy belated birthday! Praying for you and yours daily.

(Side note...the other night I was checking your blog and my husband said, "How's Stacey doing?" He knew I was praying for you. I thought that was so cute. May you feel God's presence during this time of waiting.)

Jennifer said...

You are going to love it!! Don't be afaid to break it in. It cleans up so easily that it will still look brand new!! Yea for you!

Baby On Mind said...

Happy Birthday, and what a wonderful time you must have had. Movie, dessert and then the wonderful mixer. I love my Kitchen Aid mixer too. My MIL got it for us for our wedding. But mine is plain white. I love the beautiful red special edition one. You hubby did great!

gg said...

awww....sweet pics. of you opening your present. you can bake me a bday cake. :) please take care of yourself. praying that you don't get what chad has.

DeniFay said...

That sounds like a great birthday to me! And I have that exact kitchen aid mixer, and when it showed up as a wedding gift, I literally jumped up and down!! I told my hubby, "Oh, this is the gift little girls dream of!!" He thought it was ridiculous, but it's the only appliance I leave out on my counter (and mine is red too!!). I know this wait is hard, but I pray pray pray that this is your time. God is good all the time, all the time God is good! Thanks for the comments on my blog! I'm praying for the best there too!! And my sister LOVES that molten lava cake, she always talks about it, glad you indulged!

Wendy said...

you are such a lucky lady! I've wanted a KitchenAid (and candy red) for a long time too! one day, one day! :) Glad you had a great evening and birthday with your hubby.

Alicia said...

Your new love is smokin' hot! Thats gonna look great in your kitchen!

He's with you in the waiting. Praying for you and your baby.

Morningsun said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday!

kirke said...

I'm very jealous of your Kitchen Aid....I've also been coveting one for years. Happy belated birthday :) I haven't been commenting much on anything lately, but I wanted to let you know how happy I was to read about your news. Truly, truly happy.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful gift. I want one and I do not cook or bake that much.

I saw that movie. I went with my mom and sis and I did not really want to see it but I ended up really liking it. It was funny.

Glad you had a great birthday!

Connie said...

First of all....I LOVE YOU! You are absolutely adorable! That pic of you wakes me want to hop in my car and give you a big hug and kiss! :) Chuck's a good "fella". Glad you got your "molten lava chocolate cake". hee, hee!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! Yum...molten chocolate cake, which I LOVE! I made that last year for Valentines Day dessert for my hubby :)

And the Kitchen Aid mixer will be your best friend in the kitchen! I love mine and use it all the time. It's the perfect addition and you'll be making Cup Cakes for your growing little bean before you know it :)

So happy your Birthday was special.

Many Hugs and know that I'm cheering you on to the finish line!

Sharon said...

What a stunning gift! I hope you've been baking up a storm!
Happy birthday Stacey, may this be the year where all your dreams come true!

Samantha said...

I have been wanting one of those since I got married!! I am glad that you had a good birthday! and by the way the cake pic looked delicious!!

Susan Sene said...

I love that mixer - it rocks!! I'm SOOOO excited for you...congrats on your pregnancy!

Andi said...

I can't believe I've never noticed this, but you look kind of like your mom in that last picture.

Kate said...

What a wonderful, glorious birthday. And I'm SO EXCITED for you and your Kitchen Aid! I adore mine, and I can't wait to find out what you decide to bake first. Make something with a really thick dough so you can revel in the power of your new machine!

Jenn said...

What can you bake? How about that molten chocolate cake just like at Chili's! Hmmm, everyone who posted a comment either has one of those mixers or has been wanting one. I feel left out. I don't have one and I've never thought about them! :) Glad you had a great birthday. You're adorable!!

andreajennine said...

Ooh, I'm jealous of your mixer! I've had one on my wishlist for a while, too. Let us know what you end up making!

Andrea said...

Stacey...we are so much alike!!! Your date sounds exactly like a date that I'd go on with Matt for my birthday. :-) I'm sitting her "That's what I would choose to eat! And that's what movie I want to go see! And that's MY favorite dessert too!!" And I love your mixer! Very good color choice too. :-)

Life In Mazes said...

So happy you had a great day!

I love that mixer, we have been shopping around for one too, comparing prices.

So have you broken it in yet?

Melody said...

How 'bout you bake that moulten cake and send me a piece! I'm kidding. I'm so glad you had such a great birthday. You deserved a wonderful day like that. Your DH did good! Happy belated birthday. Still praying for you, friend!

DeniFay said...

Had to tell you I was thinking about you today as I used my KitchenAid mixer to make purple, green, & gold fleur di lis shaped cookies in honor of Mardi Gras!! Hope you had a great day!! Know you're pacing waiting, and I'm praying for peace for you!!

chuck's bro said...

Good job, Chuckles! I think that you should make bread...lots and lots of wonderful homemade bread. Yum.

Renovation Girl said...

I love my KitchenAid Mixer-but yours is such a lovely color!!!! You will make lots of wonderful things with it for your growing family!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

I absolutely love these sweet pictures of you! You are going to love the mixer. It makes baking so much easier - which, in my case, is not necessarily a good thing. :)

Rebekah said...

What a great day! LOVED the movie, too!

I Believe in Miracles said...

BEAUTIFUL kitchen aid mixer. LOVE it!!! Glad to hear you had a great birthday.

xoxo