Awesome Week of Chocolate and Food

Sunday was my birthday. I am now 23. And, since I am married, now I am starting to feel old. Wow. I’m actually 23. I’m a married adult.

Navy blue cardigan (Target), plaid skirt (Target), white tights (Wet Seal), Black Boots (Wal Mart),  White bow in hair (Claire’s), Celt Knot necklace (bought in Wales)

Sunday, it snowed. Not the best birthday present, especially after Provo had done so well melting it. So, I decided to wear my favorite winter skirt. And, I straightened my hair! =)

Justin gave me the best present ever! It was the Doctor Who Encyclopedia!
Justin also made me a delicious dinner. It took all day to cook in the crock-pot. Not fair. I was wafting in the awesome, amazing smell and I had absolutely no idea what it was! He’ll do a post later (I promise) about the dinner, so I won’t spoil it. But, I will tell you–it was absolutely delicious.
Tuesday, in lieu of my birthday and the fast-approaching Valentine’s day, my sister came to my school during my lunch break and gave me Costa Vida as a surprise! It was an awesome lunch! I’m kinda obsessed with Costa Vida (my old roommate Danielle and I would go at least once a week). Madison and I had great discussions. That night, Justin and I went to Carrabba’s. It was the first time I had ever been there, but my old roommates mentioned it to me. We got an appetizer–a focaccia bread to dip in a cheese-and-marinara mix. It was very yummy and the cheese was very melted–my favorite. They brought out bread with an olive oil dip with garlic, rosemary and other herbs and spices. That was what I was waiting for! Delicious! I wanted more! My main dish was called Tag Pic Pac. Pasta with garlic-olive-oil-marinara, roasted tomatoes, garlic cloves, chicken. Super delicious. Then, we even got dessert–creme brulee! My first time ever eating it and is was amazing. But, I have to admit, I liked the creme part more than the top. 


Today, I woke up and got ready for school. Valentine’s Day. At a middle school. Hadn’t had to deal with one of those since I was in middle school 10 years ago! 
When I got into the car, resting on the passenger seat were my two favorite chocolates! Reese’s and Lindor Truffles! What an awesome husband I have!
Most of my students came into my class with candy. I hoped and hoped that I would be lucky enough to receive something small for being an awesome teacher, just like Christmas. Maybe even when the candy-grams came for me to pass out during 3rd period…but, alas, to no avail.
It was funny to pass out the rose-grams and the candy-grams. I have a few super popular boys in my 3rd period who received numerous candy-grams…all from girls. *Roll eyes.* But I still thought it was cute…especially the ones that said, “From your secret admirer.” I chuckled on the inside.
But, hooray! I received one small bag of candy from a kid in my 6th period and a Valentine from a kid in my 7th period. 
When I got home, I immediately got started on Justin’s Valentine’s Day gift: Bacon Roses. I knew that he would walk in, smell (and then see) the bacon and be super happy.
Well, when he got home, he walked in the door, smelled and then saw the bacon roses and said, “Bacon roses!” He then ate one, kissed me, then ate another. 
In return, I got some BYU peanut butter fudge! I love it!
We decided to go to Pizza Pie Cafe for dinner since they had a V-Day coupon. It was yummy. I love their Oreo Cheesecake!
We’ve been home for about an hour, and it’s been about 3 and a half hours since I cooked the bacon roses. And guess what. Our kitchen still smells like bacon. It’s kind of the best thing ever!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. Awwww! He really did spoil you all week!

    My husband feels the need to live up to the first Christmas present he ever gave me, about 2 months into our exclusive relationship. (We had dated/talked for longer). He built me the Mirror of Erised. Yup, from Harry Potter. With the magical words carved in and everything. I’m not sure he’ll ever top that, but he’s matched it with my Time-Turner (1st relationship anniversary) and engagement ring in a Harry Potter book.

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