Tonight, thanks to the generosity of Peter's mom (aka Uita) and my BFF Sarah (aka Aunt Sarah), Peter and I enjoyed a lovely chorale concert, followed by dinner at our favorite Italian place. They watched the kids, got them dinner, and handled their bedtime routine; thankfully, we didnt miss out on all the fun and made it home before they fell asleep so we could have some snuggles and enjoy their falling asleep. But, truly, THANK YOU guys. We really had a lovely time. :)
This, as I've posted before, was Peter's gift to me, a celebration of crossing over the "200" on the scale. As of this morning... 194.5. I'm pretty happy, since my goal for Nicholas's birthday was 200lbs. I'm quite a bit ahead of schedule! To celebrate, not only was I treated to a new dress from Shabby Apple, but I also (after an AWESOME run with Sarah this morning and some equally awesome girl time in the sauna after) enjoyed a deep tissue massage at a local day spa. Can we say nice day? Then, we dressed up and headed out to a church in a nearby town where the chorus was performing. It was a lovely concert. Although we didnt love all of the arrangements, the music was gorgeous. I'll post some excerpts from the poetry and religious texts used later on. But, suffice it to say, we were really happy our friend (who is in the Chorale) told us about it and that we were able to attend.
We havent been to Bocelli's since September, when I posted my Shabby Apple review dress. Looking back at that post, I can see where the 40+ pounds were... I dont see it in the mirror, but I see it in pictures. Clearly. But, I digress... We had a lovely dinner! And, we even shared dessert. While I posted about what I ate, etc, the best part was that there was no guilt. It was a lovely evening; I ate what I wanted, stopped when I wasnt hungry, and it was great. The company, of course, was even better. :)
So, here are some pictures of the love of my life and I, getting ready to enjoy a night of music, wine, food, and (even better) love. :)