As we all know, Valentine’s Day just passed; the day to celebrate love. I wrote a little post with my thoughts on the day, and now I thought I would share how we celebrate with each other.
It all started with our first Valentine’s Day together, 5 years ago. We were newly into the relationship and neither of us ever bought into making it a big expensive night at a fancy restaurant, or whatever else a lot of people like to do. So, we decided that we would do a dinner at home. My future husband made arrangements with his roommates so we could have some privacy. He moved the one table they had outside into the dining room, got a table cloth, pulled out his Tallavera from the garage and moved his chiminea to the glass door so we were sitting by a fire. It was the most romantic thing anyone had ever done for me and I was highly impressed. He had also gotten flowers and a sweet card that were in the corner of the room displayed behind his seat at the table. Then came the meal; three courses of deliciousness made just be him, which included dessert. Now the dessert was extra special because he knew that I loved cheesecake, so he decided on individual cheesecakes with Texas Ruby Red grapefruit topping! (he’s from Texas) Super cuteness, right!?
I loved it — all!
With that started our tradition of a “fancy” dinner at home. We have been taking turns since then, but this year we decided to split it up. Really, that is because I just can’t wait until 8 p.m. to eat dinner at 32 weeks pregnant. Since it was his turn, he did the meal and I did the dessert. It was all still very sweet and perfect for us — a special romantic meal at home, with Domingo.
Setting Up The Table
Our little prince
Table with Appetizer - Stuffed Mushrooms
Second Course - Stuffed Salmon with Broccoli
Our Table with Second Course Added
Dessert - Chocolate Covered Strawberries
G + G (just like our wedding)
As you can see we had a tasty dinner and I can’t believe how well the strawberries turned out! I will have to make those more often. Now onto the last part – gifts!
The day before Valentine’s Day I got a gorgeous bouquet of tulips delivered. I love getting flowers!
Before dinner I put a card at his place setting. That was the extra sappy part. Included in the card was a promise to take him to the movies, my treat. With popcorn or candy treat — I couldn’t resist!
Card and a Movie
That was that! It’s our Valentine’s Day in a blog post. Simple romance.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful day, too.
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