February 17, 2009

Valentine's Day!!!

We just had our first Valentine's Day as a married couple and we had SO much fun! Jason planned a surprise for us (although I guessed it early)! He took me to Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, then we walked around 5 Points to a bunch of local shops. For dinner he took me to Sato's Japanese Steak House, my favorite! Perfect first Valentine's!

The oldest of the 3 male Silver Backs at the zoo.

They had my favorite animal on the PLANET!!! She's about a foot away from me.

I could swear this lama almost spit at Jason
These are Walabees, I thought they were Kangaroos but whatever.
This was the cutest Koala bear! He was sleeping most of the time so we couldn't get a good picture.
The awesome tiger!
The lion cubs

February 1, 2009

Christmas/New Years with the Nichols'

I finally got the pictures from my mom from when they were in town and we got to celebrate Christmas with them. We had so much fun! Then we cooked a traditional New Years Day meal for lunch and then lounged the rest of the day.
Celebrating Christmas

New Years Day Lunch
Jason got to try out his new cooker and deep fried a whole chicken for us (there were no turkeys left). It was so good! And dad made turnip greens that i decided to try for the first time in my life...not too bad!