Happy late Valentine’s Day to all my lovely readers! I took Sunday and yesterday off from the internet to love on the husband and pack. In that order.
But today I’m back at it…and I’ve got lots to catch up on.
On Saturday we met the husband’s parents in the city to show them our lot and take them through a house that has our floor plan. I don’t think I’d ever get tired of driving over to see our little piece of land, although if signs of an actual house don’t start to appear soon I may change my tune. Ha. We should be breaking ground any day now, though, so it won’t be long!
Also on Saturday, we stopped by Jonathan’s new office to check it out. Got to enjoy a pretty sunset while we were at it!
The husband surprised me with Valentine’s Day plans on Sunday. Our weekdays are just impossible now between Jon commuting to the city and back and working two extra jobs in the evening. Add on packing and we basically have no life outside of it all.
So our little celebratory day started off at a quaint little coffee shop in downtown where we shared some dessert and sipped on dark French press coffee. We enjoyed the atmosphere almost as much as the food, lounging back on a modern couch with the sun streaming in the windows. Love coffee shops. And good conversation.
Afterwards, we set out in the Mini to explore around town a little bit – what we do best. With the weather a nice 70 degrees, we cruised around with the sunroof down, admiring big old houses and taking pictures of color schemes that called out to us. We drove and drove and drove. A perfect sunny afternoon, just the two of us. And of course, before it was all over we ended up sitting in front of our lot daydreaming.
Jonathan had made reservations for us for dinner, so after a few hours had passed and our hunger had returned, we headed to the restaurant. It had a modern and somewhat eclectic décor that made us smile the minute we walked in.
We started off with the vegan nachos – cashew cheese (first time for this!), black beans and roasted veggies. I’ve been wanting to try cashew cheese for ages, and it was just as tasty as I expected. I got so excited about the vegan items on the menu as it’s a rarity here in OK. So nice to just order something and not have to make a million changes and then be disappointed when it comes out wrong.
We then moved on to the main course – chicken sandwich for him and veggie burger with sweet potato fries for m.e This was my first time to have sweet potato fries at a restaurant, and I was stoked. They were so delicious, and the veggie burger did not disappoint.
While dessert looked very tempting, we were quite full already so we passed on ordering anything. But it wasn’t just a few minutes and out came our server with a bowl full of cotton candy.
One of the most random things I’ve ever seen in a restaurant – so unexpected as it didn’t really match the feel of everything else. But also so fun! I love little randomocities like that. I don’t even like cotton candy, but it was really fun to look at and play with. And I didn’t take a few courtesy bites, so our server wouldn’t think us to be too high maintenance. Sadly, my camera battery died right in the middle of dinner, so the rest of the night I had to use the iPhone.
By the time we chatted over the cotton candy for another half hour or so, we decided to head out. There was still one last place on the list for the night.
One of the coolest places in OKC, at least for a health foodie. I’ve wanted to go there for so long, but somehow had never made it. 105 Degrees is a raw restaurant, shop, juice/smoothie bar and raw culinary academy all in one. It has a great, quirky modern vibe, and the service and food were excellent.
We sat at the bar and ordered dessert – one green smoothie and one green juice, yes please!
Best green smoothie and juice I’ve ever had, hands down. I don’t know how they did it, but it was divine. We hung around, chatting with the bar tender for quite awhile and exploring the little shop there before deciding to head back home.
I’ll be so happy the day that we don’t have to drive an hour to get back home from the city. It was well worth it, though. A great night to celebrate our fifth Valentine’s Day as husband and wife – couldn’t have been better. I know a lot of people think Valentine’s Day is silly and too hyped up, and I somewhat agree. But there’s no way I can complain about an entire afternoon and evening being set aside for just us. No distractions, no talk about work (well, almost)…just sweet time hanging out.
What was your Valentine’s like? Did you celebrate? What was the best part of your weekend?
This week I’ll be back to talk about some of the raw/mostly raw meals I’ve been enjoying (thanks, Kris Carr) and how I’m feeling as a result!