For some reason, this week I’ve been thinking a lot about the past year and how different my life is one year later. Last valentine’s day I was in my last semester of graduate school and was in the thick of wedding planning. One year later I’m married, living in a different state, happy in my career, and mom to an adorable Westie puppy! It has been quite a year but boy am I happy!
Last Valentine’s Day Neal took me on an adventure. It was such a surprise and just what I needed! This year we’re laying low on Valentine’s Day. We actually have a little bit of a staycation up our sleeves for this weekend but for tonight I think we’ll enjoy dinner together, catch up on DVR, and get to bed early.
For the next 40 days, Neal and I have decided to give up sweets/desserts… aka I asked Neal to give up sweets/desserts with me and as a loving husband he said yes… so on Sunday I whipped up a batch of Iowa Girl Eats’ Brownie Truffles as a final treat.
I followed Kristin’s directions exactly, though I’ll admit that my brownies were definitely not fudgy enough.
It made rolling the balls almost impossible so I more or less smooched them into balls.
These brownie truffles were DELICIOUS and a recipe I would definitely recommend. They were easy to make and next time I’ll definitely work to create more fudgy brownies.
Giving up sweets is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now and I’m trilled to have Neal along side me for this journey. The first couple of weeks will be hard, but I think come March we’ll both be use to not eating sweets/desserts. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m going to miss our frozen yogurt dates, but we’ll just have to find something else to enjoy together.
Are you giving up anything for Lent? Are you doing anything special tonight to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
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