Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Happy Valentine's

Yesterday was the best day EVER. I don't know if it's because I went into it with low expectations or what, but it truly was one of the best days in our 3 1/2 years of marriage. True story.

I had fully planned on waking up early to make Matthew breakfast, but guess who beat me to it? Yep, he was up and at 'em and soon ushered me into the kitchen for this lovely treat...




It may be hard to tell, but that's scrambled eggs dyed red
with toast & butter. YUM. Not pictured (which was
equally delicious) was pomegranate green tea. So thoughtful!


Later on in the morning I got him back and blew up pink and red balloons and threw them in his office, along with sweet messages taped on his office door that read "This Office Belongs to the Man I Love" and on his chair "King of my Heart". So sappy....I know. ;0)


I also decorated our table in the afternoon for dinner....



I set the table for 4 to make it look more complete,
but it was only for the two of us. The only thing I
bought were the placemats for $1.99 each, everything
else I had on hand.











Remember these beauties I scored at a garage
sale for 25 cents for a set of 12? It's amazing
what a little bleach will do.





Valentine cookies. YUM.





Drop cloth tablecloth, pink votives, red
tapers and heart playing cards. ;0)







For lunch I surprised Matthew with this...



Tomato basil soup with Caesar salad- one of our faves!
I got a little cream-happy, thus the distorted heart.





♥ My Valentine ♥



For dinner we cooked together. Fun! Here's the table at night:









Strawberry "heart" spinach salad with red onions,
glazed pecans and a homemade dressing.





Fillet mignon, creamy scalloped potatoes,
buttered asparagus & (not pictured) sparkling
cranberry juice & bread.






And here's my studly Valentine again
sporting the pink polo. (nice shave, too.)


And if that wasn't enough already, Matthew surprised me by recreating our first date together by going iceskating! Cole had his first babysitting experience with Matt's parents while the two of us were able to get out for a little alone time. It was WONDERFUL and we laughed and smiled the entire time. Before heading home we finished out the evening by going to Braums for my favorite icecream: Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate! Perfection in a cone.

Anywho, I really didn't write this post just to brag and boast, it just made me so happy I had to share it!

I was happy to get home to this little dude though....



(Photo taken Valentine's Eve)


Love & hugs,

Gail

3 comments:

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

What a festive table. Very creative to use the heart playing cards. I'm glad to see you are finding time for the two of you with that little fella to take care of. He is so stinkin cute by the way.

goatpod2 said...

Very nice pictures and what a happy baby Cole is!

Blessings,

Amy

Kristen said...

Oh my gosh....this post makes me so HAPPY. I'm glad to know you have a blog. I'll be checking it out more frequently. And that final picture of you and Cole is amazing. Ahhh this seriously MADE my morning. Love you!