Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The one where we learn how to cook

Oh, a Coke Zero tastes so good early in the morning...

For those of you keeping track, so far I have received from my work Secret Santa...a day planner, an apple, a coffee cup, a candle, a flashlight, a scarf, a food container (really awesome!), earrings, and a nail file. Thank God only three more days left.

Rindy and I ran three miles this morning. We were supposed to run 4.5 but we didn't have time. I got to work right at 8 a.m. Plus, we were huffing and puffing like this was our first time running, so it's probably good that we ran only three miles (in less than 35 minutes, so that wasn't TOO bad...).

But that's not the exciting part. We had our weekend getaway to the Alluvian this weekend and the Viking Cooking School!!!




The Alluvian hotel itself was AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEE. Okay, truth be told, Superman and I usually stay in rinky dink hotels when we vacation because we would rather spend our money on cooler things like Red Sox tickets or to see a museum. However, during our Boston trip (which, really, was our last big trip together), we decided that we were going to start splurging on our hotel more. This was the first example of that.

Truffles on the bed during turndown (there were also chocolates and a happy anniversary card waiting for us on arrival)...

(BTW, our anniversary was in September...we've had to reschedule this trip at least twice, but it was well worth the wait.)

I don't have the picture of me devouring the truffle in the guest robe (which I wore practically the entire time we were in the hotel room), but I did decide that the robe wasn't nearly as nice as the one I have at the house, courtesy of Bath and Body Works. Yes, the Alluvian robe was warm, but the BBW one is so, so soft.


And, of course, the Viking Cooking School!!! Crabcakes, fantail shrimp, avacado sauce, beef tenderloin, creme brulee, oh my!!







Sigh. My stomach is already growling.

Oh, and it almost got renamed the Superman Cooking School, haha!! So Superman was cooking the beef tenderloin, and my husband is a tall guy. He leaned up from the stove and slammed his head on the stove vent. A huge tuft of his hair was hanging from the stove vent, and he jerked it down quickly, mortified. I was laughing (sorry, couldn't help it!) and I joked that I hoped it was those gray hairs he pulled out and not the brown ones. Well, he was being all manly and not saying how bad it hurt (though with more than 100 hairs being yanked out, you KNOW that hurt like a mug. I would have been bawling my eyes out.). When we sat down to dinner with the rest of the nine people in our group, he put his hands up to his head and whispered to me, "I think I'm bleeding."

Well, of course, I had to look. I'm sure we looked like monkeys picking ticks off of each other as I scanned his head...and found a HUGE cut.



Of course, after I gasped from shock, everyone else had to look, too...

He still has a nice little nick in his head. And it probably didn't help that he knocked his head on something AGAIN at the Indianola Pecan Factory the next day.

But it was still a fantastic weekend.



(view from the cooking school area into the store)


Ten more days til Christmas!!!!

14 comments:

Brooke said...

how fun!! :) well except for head gash.

and i've got a B&BW robe at home that i love :) aren't they the best??

misti said...

LOL!!!!! Only you two :) Looks like a blast though, totally jealous!

Brittany Ann said...

What fun, well-deserved anniversary celebration!

Sara said...

I think it's important to splurge when it comes to anniversaries. I didn't think we'd be able to do anything, being Christmas season with two kids and two kids birthdays...then the door bell rang and my Husband ordered flowers for me, I burst out bawling all over the delivery guy!
rationally it's like, yeah we know we love each other we shouldn't be spending the money, but then feeling totally spoiled and loved on, well now that is priceless!
Love the picture of the two of you in the wreath. SO cute.

Mari said...

What a fun time! Except for the injury...
I love the picture of the two of you in the wreath.

septembermom said...

You guys are the cutest!! What a wonderful way to celebrate with each other. That scratch looks like it hurts.

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

You guys are so cute! And it looks like ya'll had a blast!!! I'm jealous over the cooking school.

And I have to ask: does losing his hair on a stove vent violate his vow to not cut his hair until the Saints lose a game? :)

sara said...

oh my gosh, that is like my dream vacation!!! what fun!!!

Growin' with it! said...

i'm like you in wanting to splurge on other sorts of things...but yep, these times are worth it! you 2 are so fun, cooking school? what an awesome idea. 'cept for the owie!!

Julie said...

That's a lot of Secret Santa gifts!

I understand not wanting to splurge on the hotel - that's often how I feel about plane tickets (and end up taking some flight that departs at an hour no human should be awake).

Ginger said...

I so love the idea of going to a cooking school with my husband! We both love to cook, and I think it would a lot of fun; although, I would be the one who may have an accident... ha!

Aleta said...

OUCH!! OUCH!! That picture of his head bleeding made me cringe. Poor thing!! I would have cried!

Rest of the trip sounds like you had a great time. Loved the pictures!

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Wow, Looks SO so fun!!! :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

That is so amazing - that menu sounds super fabulous. I'm a little jealous! :)