And then came Valentine's Day. Still in Arizona, and only surrounded by family, the girls (my mom, sister, and I) chose to go out for brunch to begin our day of lovedum.
We quickly decided upon this local and organic wonder, the Dragonfly Café.
These two were pretty wonderful dates.
I had coffee, water, and a grand ol' whole-wheat pancake with banana. Ahhmazing.
so that I could use a gift certificate from my Valentine and enjoy a facial at the bliss spa.
We then picked up my dad and drove out into the desert for lunch with a side of hot springs.
I had a Mexican beer for a refreshing change. What's your brew of choice?
Paired with the special of the day, a surprisingly-delicious salmon salad.
Later on in the day, after picking up my bro, we went to get dinner hot weather treats.
That's where I met this looker, a double chocolate and roasted coffee home-made ice-cream, and an oh so sweet ending to a day of family lovin.'
It really was a lovely day, but looking back, also bittersweet. Being away from him was so tough, and I fully intended to reschedule our romantic weekend, but, well, now? Truth is, there's trouble in my paradise... so intense so, that "the boy" may just become a boy. I won't go into details, I don't want any sympathy, I just felt the need to be honest. Have a good night, sweet peas.