We’ve been enjoying a long weekend over here in the Thomson house, and it’s been filled with family time! My parents came to visit late Friday night and are here until tomorrow morning. I love having them in town and it also means we get to spend lots of time with my brother, sister in law, and my adorable nephews.

Alex and I celebrated Valentine’s Day on Friday night, with a casual dinner out and some champagne at home. Alex didn’t fall for the “you don’t have to get me anything” line and surprised me with quite a few awesome presents!

Spiral slicerI’d been wanting a spiralizer for ages and he claims that it’s the only kitchen appliance I didn’t have yet. (That’s not totally true… but almost true.)

RVA MugI’m also loving this Richmond mug which is a reminder of lots of our favorite places. Isn’t it cute?

We spent most of Saturday and Sunday with my family and it’s fun just being together. My sister in law had a cute (and delicious) Valentine’s Day surprise for all of us.

sweet treatHave you heard of these cupcakes in a jar? They’re called Wicked Good to Go cupcakes and they were on Shark Tank! We each got our own unique flavor and Aricka knows me well so mine was chocolate and peanut butter! It was so good.

Dessert and babies? Clearly it was a good weekend.

IMG_7482Baby Yawns.
IMG_7477That look wins the cutest baby nephew ever award.

My mom and I did try to work in some exercise by doing laps around Target on Sunday. According to her FitBit, I think we hit almost 5,000 steps just by circling the store. When you’re talking, the minutes (and steps) just fly by! I can’t wait until the weather warms up and we can start walking outside. It’s been freezing here and we’re supposed to get snow today! The wind alone was enough to knock our power out on Saturday night, so let’s hope this winter storm isn’t too bad. Brrrrr.

P.S. Did you make this vegan deep dish cookie yet?

Did you celebrate Valentine’s Day?