A Surprise Slideshow + Love Pancakes + Gifts!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 14, 2009


I hope you are all enjoying your day so far. Eric and I are having an awesome day. We have just been lazing around the house! It is so nice to relax with him and enjoy each other’s company. :)

I made us a very special lunch today. We sorta missed breakfast this morning because we didn’t want to get up, so we just had something very small to tie us over til lunch.

I made a modified version of Elizabeth’s Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Love Pancakes found on my Valentine’s Day recipe page!


My version:


Dry ingredients:
1.5 c whole wheat Flour
1.5 t Baking Soda
1 t salt

2 tsp. organic cocoa

Wet ingredients:
1 T sugar
1.25 c milk
1 egg
2 T olive oil margarine

I split the batter in half and added the cocoa to one bowl and several drops of red food colouring to the other to make brown and pink pancakes. I just made regular round pancakes and then I used a heart cookie cutter to make pancake cutouts. I sprinkled some semi-sweet choc. chips over top and then 100% pure organic maple syrup.

They were delicious! Eric especially loved the chocolate ones. I liked both. :) I had about half the plate shown above.

While the lunch was calorie dense, it wasn’t a winner in terms of endurance so a little while later I had an apple with Almond Butter and now I’m a happy girl.


Then it was gift time!!


I got a GPS system for my car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don’t know how many tears this will save me! hahaha. I think Eric is just happy he won’t be getting panic calls when I get lost anymore. :D

[You think I’m joking but I’m not!]


I got Eric a 1000 Watt Halogen Workshop Work Light for renos, painting, etc. :)

And then the big surprise I was working on all week….

I pulled the curtains down, turned off the lights, turned up the music….and……

Viola! Click to play…

[blip.tv ?posts_id=1783370&dest=-1]

I admit I cried when we watched it. Brought back so many great memories! :) I’m such a sap. Eric LOVED IT! yay.


Ok, time to go get ready for dinner out in a bit! See you later tonight!

Question of the day: What are you up to tonight?

Though we may think we know each other well, when we neglect feelings in a relationship, we neglect the deepest and most intimate part of ourselves … sharing feelings leads us to great closeness because feelings are very personal, the most intimate part of us. The sharing of a deep feeling is the greatest gift a human being can give to another.
                –Fr. Chuck Gallaghe

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luckytastebuds February 14, 2009 at 5:29 pm

omg I can’t believe I’m the first to comment but WOOOW that was an awesome video. I have no words! It could totally be a silent movie and even I had tears in my eyes. You guys look so in love. I bet your Valentines Day is gonna be AWESOME. :) And that there will be more and more to come.


Bree February 14, 2009 at 5:48 pm

totally awesome video – WOW :-D

Happy V-Day! :-)


VeggieGirl February 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Amaaaazing pancakes and gifts!!

Such a touching video – you two have really been through a lot together!! Wish you both a LIFETIME together, of course :-)

By the way, I emailed some interview questions to you – hope you received it!!


Sarah February 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm

That is a beautiful video. Happy Valentine’s Day.


Eve February 14, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Loved the video, I even had tears in my eyes! You both look so in love and happy! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!


Sarah February 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm

i love that idea! your pictures are just gorgeous. your wedding dress was stunning and all of your honeymoon pictures are beautiful!


lilveggiepatch February 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Love that GPS! I have such a terrible sense of direction; my system was really a saving grace!

I’m going to cook myself a nice dinner and watch a movie with my boy via ichat. Virtual V-Day for me!

Have a wonderful night.


sharon February 14, 2009 at 6:51 pm

What a sweet video! That is such a special gift and you guys will treasure it forever! Your pictures are always so gorgeous!

My husband and I have reservations at 8:00 tonight at a quaint and romantic Italian restaurant! I can’t wait!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Becca A February 14, 2009 at 7:22 pm

What a lovely gift to your hubby. Awesome pictures.


caitlin February 14, 2009 at 7:28 pm

i just forced my husband to watch half of your video :) he says you are really pretty!! duh!


have a great nice!


Lesley @ Alive and Thrive February 14, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I LOVE your engagement and wedding pictures! They are they type of photos I dream of having when I get married…oh, wait…I have to meet Mr. Right first! lol And that being said, I am treating myself to my fave dinner , my fave sappy romantic comedy(When Harry Met Sally) and a relaxing night in.


Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Mmmm yummy pancakes! Happy Love day!


Anne P February 15, 2009 at 5:23 am

Awww that was such a sweet video! You have so many gorgeous pictures! :)


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