The day after Valentine's Day, Andrew took me to Steinaker Reservoir for my first ice fishing experience. :) It was a little creepy at first if I thought about how deep the water was underneath me, but the ice was probably about 2 feet thick so once I saw that, I felt better. It was also a little cold even inside the tent, but I think Andrew wants to get a heater for inside the tent so that will make it a little more enjoyable. Though I don't know if I'll be going ice fishing again...I got a little wet coming off the ice onto the shore afterward. Brrr! Andrew says that's not supposed to happen though. It was just because its been so warm lately and that was probably the last ice fishing weekend of the season. Afterward he told me how it made his day that I wanted to go ice fishing with him and that he didn't think in a million years that I would ever go. I do love to make him happy and I think I fell in love with him a little bit more when he said how happy he was that I was there, if that's even possible. :)
For swap this year, Lewaina and Kim came up with the idea of having each person embroider a vintage dish towel of their own with a quote about friendship and then each month passing it to a different person in the group to embroider their name on it. Their are 9 of us in the group so after 9 months, we'll have a finished towel with everyone's name on it including our own. I decided to change my friendship quote slightly and swap out the original number in the quote for the number nine so I can always remember this fun group and the 9 of us who were in it. :)
Here's what my towel started out looking like:
When I get it back, I'll add my name to it and it will be complete. Such a fun idea and I can't wait to get started embroidering my name on the first towel I swapped for last night!
To make swap night even better, I also won the giveaway! Lewaina had suggested the giveaways be something to do with embroidery and since Felicity was our hostess, she was also in charge of the giveaway. She chose to give away a really nice pair of embroidery scissors! Can't wait to use them for all the towels I'll be embroidering. :)
Last Sunday was the Super Bowl once again, but this year we decided to invite the traditional bunch to our house. We had Andrew's parents and Brandon & Kim over along with tons of Super Bowl snacks! This year we were rooting for the Denver Broncos because Andrew said he just couldn't cheer for the Seattle Seahawks since they beat out the 49ers for the Super Bowl. ;) But the Seattle Seahawks won the game with a score of 43 - 8, not good. :P Oh well. We still had a great time watching the game, commercials and Bruno Mars at halftime. :) Even Cecil watched some of the game. ;)