Though Collins has been definitely been a lot of work and a lifestyle change, we are totally smitten with our new addition. She has brought so much joy into our hearts and home.
Immediately after she came home, Lash entered into hell week (aka test week) so I had my first taste of a hyperbolic single motherhood. Life was literally wake up- dog- go to work- dog- eat - dog- sleep- dog. I passed test week as best I could being consumed with the dog, and also with cooking all the things that aren't Lash's favorite like salmon, quinoa, and beets....
But despite my best attempts at culinary and doggy distractions, I found myself counting down the minutes until that blessed Friday afternoon was over. I was looking forward to not only getting my husband back but also to sharing some of the canine responsibilities (and 3am potty trips)!
That Friday also marked my 25th birthday, and I was greeted with a hysterical bouquet of flowers from "Collins"(thanks Luci and mom!) at work.
Afterwards, I rushed home to greet Lash back to the land of the living, and got ready for our date night. If turning a quarter of a century old isn't a good enough reason to wear sequins, then I don't know what is!
We started the night at Cypress with their signature lavender martini (wow!),
and I had the crisp wasabi tuna, which is one of my favorite dishes, with edamame, shiitake mushrooms, with a ginger-garlic glaze. It is amazing!
We capped off the night with one more cocktail and dessert at Blossom. I've been thinking about their red velvet bread pudding ever since.
After a rough and honestly emotional week, it was so refreshing to have a relaxing and wonderful date night and catch up with my husband. Test week is miserable to both parties involved!
I'm so glad to have this guy around this house a little bit more :)
Cheers to 25 and what all it has to offer!