Thursday, February 12, 2009

The 14th of February



The first year Tobe and I were married, I spent two days cooking our Valentine's Day meal. It had several courses, required countless cookbooks, had a fiesta! theme, and not one frozen chicken nugget was involved. Fun times, those days when I had countless hours I could spend bustling around the kitchen.
Over the years, we have had some festive Valentine's Day celebrations. There were the years we went to a local historic movie theater for their Valentine's movie and dessert, the year it snowed and we hiked all over town taking pictures, the years I cooked something fancy, the time Tobe hid Crocodile Hunter valentine's cards all over the house for me to discover (found some months later), and now the years with children who can craft their own Valentine artwork.
This year Tobe and I are dropping the children off at the grandparents' house, then heading out for a concert and an overnight stay in the city. There will be no naptimes to coordinate, grapes to cut, or baths to give. Good times.
What are your plans for February 14th? Are you staying home, heading out, ignoring the day altogether?

5 comments:

Robin said...

Sounds like a fabulous, memorable Valentine's Day plan! Enjoy your night away (especially the meals in which you can savor every bite and speak to each other in complete sentences). I hope to blog about our plan soon...

Happy Heart Day,
Robin

Stephanie said...

Hope you have a great time!!! Sounds heavenly. Our plans to go to a cabin in the woods (with the Weston and all of the kiddos) were derailed by John David's flu (Anna's 5 year old.) We will go next week instead! Not as romantic but still memorable.

Stephanie said...

Hope you have a great time!!! Sounds heavenly. Our plans to go to a cabin in the woods (with the Weston and all of the kiddos) were derailed by John David's flu (Anna's 5 year old.) We will go next week instead! Not as romantic but still memorable.

Jennifer said...

We are hanging out here.....ordering our yearly heart shaped pizza and then dipping fruit into a chocolate fountain.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

DCVol said...

I just read about your storm damage~ OH MY WORD!!! I am so thankful that you guys are ok.... what a bummer to lose your beautiful tree. We will be dropping B off with the grandparents and doing a dinner at Trav's sister's house in the lake.... I have already informed her that I am thrilled that by moving here I gained a lakehouse vacation home, when needed!