Two of my most favorite things. My husband sure knows the way to my heart. There was a yummy blueberry muffin too but it was eaten too quickly for a photo :)
Because Alex's office was closed today in honor of President's day, we decided to continue our Valentines Day celebration. We spent the morning doing nothing special--running errands before another big snow fall set to bring us 6 more inches of snow--but we were together just the two of us. We then went to one of my favorite restaurants, The Log Cabin Inn for an early lunch. It is actually an old log cabin that was renovated into a cozy restaurant. We sat at a table in the back room next to a wall of windows that overlooked a little creek and a wonderful forest. Today the view was almost hidden by the gigantic icicles that were hanging from the roof. Our meal was delicious and we had such a lovely time together.
I also wanted to share with you these beautiful Valentines that I received in the mail. With all this snow that has fallen in the past week, the mailman is having a difficult time delivering. There were several days last week when he just could not get to our street. I was so happy that these little hand made beauties were able to make it to me before Valentines Day.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.