The other night I noticed that my ring was broken on the back where the two are soldered together. I took it to a local ring shop and asked to get it fixed. The guy tried to tell me I also needed to get it refurbished, but that was an additional $30 on top of the $20 I was already paying to get it fixed. He promised it would look like it did when Mike gave it to me, but I decided that I couldn't fork over $50 at once. I asked to only have it fixed, planning to get it refurbished some other time. Well, the goldsmith must have taken one look at my sad-looking ring and decided to refurbish it anyway, because when I picked it up the next day, this is what I got! It looks bran new! How wonderful, and I didn't even end up having to pay for it. What a wonderful surprise. So my advise for the day: get your ring refurbished. It's amazing how it sparkles when it's clean and dent-free. Thanks again, Mike, for the perfect ring! I love you!
Of course, my camera doesn't do it justice.
For Valentine's Day we skyped Grandma and Grandpa L and joined their cookie bake via the Internet. It was fun, though as Grandma says, not quite the same as being there. But our GF cookies turned out amazing! I modified our favorite sugar cookie recipe, and it worked! They were perhaps a tiny bit more crumbly than usual, but I think I'll add more zanthan gum next time to fix that. They tasted great! Soooooooooo yummy! And the kids had a great time doing them. As you can see, Natalie mostly ate the frosting!