For the actual day of Valentine's, we had a ward social. The Relief Society put it on with the help of one of the young women doing it for one of her personal progress goals. They had the gym all decorated really nice, mood lighting, fancy tables and place settings. The young men and women were our servers - dressed sharp in black pants and white shirts. We had a yummy salad and rolls for our first course and then chicken, potatoes and veggies for the main course and yummy chocolate things for dessert. They kept our drinks filled and were so polite and professional. The food was delicious and I was just really impressed! They did a newly wed kind of game with our old Bishop as MC (we got a new bishopric a week ago). He was hilarious. He is hilarious. We'll miss him but he has definitely served his time - in a bishopric or stake presidency for the last 17 years. Wow! They also had a dance floor that people actually danced on and a little photo booth with some cute props. It was a great way to spend the evening. And I bet the food was better than anything we could have got in any of the restaurants around here!
But speaking of other restaurants, Friday we went to dinner with some of our friends to a new Mexican joint in town. Los Compadres. Our roommate serves there sometimes and had been telling us that it was really good. So it was definitely time to try it out. It actually was pretty good. I think I had maybe a tiny bit too high of expectations, but compared to other places here, it might be the new place to go! After that we got some DQ and hung out for a bit. So much fun. We really just feel so blessed to have met the people we have up here. So many great people and we are really making some great friends. It's going to suck when people start moving away from here and we all go our separate ways. Don't need to think about that though. We'll enjoy it while it lasts!
Saturday was a lovely day. Tanner was still pretty sick with a cold so we bagged probably our last chance at getting on our one time used cross country skis (we'll be ready for next winter though!), and just enjoyed a nice, relaxing, lazy day at home. We did manage to get out for a walk with the dogs and a trip to the new self-serve frozen yogurt place in town, My Swirl. And that place did NOT disappoint. Just as good as any place in Utah. Oh glory. Expensive, which is good. That will keep me from going there at least once a week. But it was SOOO delicious! With a decent Mexican place, awesome frozen yogurt, and US - Williston really could be a vacation destination. Just sayin'
|The dogs had a blast. It makes me happy.|
It was a good weekend. This last weekend was pretty good too. We made another trip to My Swirl with some other friends and their awesome, entertaining boys. And Saturday I made a trip to the temple in Bismarck. Oh how I miss the days when the temple was 20 minutes away. I left at 4am, picked up a friend in Minot, 2 hrs away, then drove to Bismarck, another 2 hrs away. Session was 2 hrs, then we ate lunch at Mackenzie River Pizza (delicious and oh so unhealthy), and then back the 2 hrs to Minot, drop Sara off, and then 2 more hrs to home. 12 hr journey, 8 hr drive, just to go to the temple. I'm not complaining. I know some people have much more difficult times getting to a temple, but man, were we spoiled.