Thursday, February 25, 2010

be mine?

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.

Afterwards, we went our separate soon-to-be-pampered ways,
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.


  1. Sorry about the boy situation. It's never easy, but you're a smart person who I'm sure has faith that things happen for a reason, and that there are always plenty of exciting new beginnings, even when the present doesn't seem so hopeful.

    On a happier note, your trip gets more and more amazing sounding with every post! Lucky you were out of the cold, snowy northeast for a little while :)

  2. brunettewalksintoabar: You're right, I know that you are, and thank you for having faith in the fact that I'm okay :) it's just easier said than done. But yes, on a happier note, the trip was wonderful, I'm glad you're enjoying the recap!

  3. Ooh! I am jealous that you have access to a restaurant with whole wheat pancakes--they seem to be pretty elusive at the places I visit!
    Hope the boy situation resolves itself:)

  4. The chocolate ice cream looks awesome!

  5. Hey,

    I'm new to this blogosphere deal and I don't know exactly what's going on in your life, but I'm dealing with a similar abroad/boy/heartbreak situation so I just wanted to reach out and let you know you're not alone.

  6. So sorry to hear about your boy situation. I hope you're able to work things out soon. I guess what i've realized when it comes to relationships lately is that you just have to allow things to happen, almost moment by moment. You can't plan as much as you would like to when someone else is involved. Thinking of you!

  7. BroccoliHut: It was awesome, I hope a similar place establishes itself near you soon :) thanks sweetheart.

    Dave: Oh and was it!

    Emily: Darling, thank you! That meant so much to me. Good luck and take care with everything that is going on with you, and welcome to the blogopshere :).

    jenngirl: Thanks lovely, I am too.


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