Valentine's Day in Review

I am home from a life-changing trip!
I am holding on to the details of Brave Girl's Camp
 like they are a precious gift. (which they 100% are)
Sharing the experience with you will take me time.
I am still trying to process it all
and recover some much needed sleep!

So in the meantime,
I would love to tell you about
Valentine's Day.

Every year since the kids have been little,
I kicked off Valentine's Day
with a Chocolate Breakfast.
Yes, you are reading the text correctly...

Mmm mmm good!

This year's menu:
  • Chocolate Fountain for dipping bananas, strawberries, and marshmallows in
  • A mini chocolate cake
  • Chocolate chip waffles or pancakes
  • Suzy Q's
  • and cookies
My Valentine's Day started in the toilet.
I heard "Good Morning", then in the next sentence.
"Your dog left you a present in the hallway".
(this is not a box from my favorite blue box store...
this is exactly what you think it is!)

Wahhhhh!  Valentine's Day Stinks!
So over-rated!

Just like anything in life-
I had to clean up the hallway
then persevere with my day!

Downstairs I found roses...ahhh!
Good move darling husband...

Mail from my sweet friend Catherine!

She created this awesome card too!

Talent, talent, talent! 
I was so surprised and tickled!!!!

Dear husband surprised me with dinner plans.

Not typical on a Monday night and I must say
we really aren't big Valentine's Day Celebrators.
My birthday is too close to "Love Day".

I loved that he wouldn't tell me where we were going!
So, I stuck with the basic black Chanel looking dress and
the pearl necklace. 
Simple elegance as I like to call it.

We passed the city, and just like I though drove to The Plaza.
He turned sooner than I thought
and parked at Cafe Trio.
I had never been there.

I felt giddy for a minute when we walked in.
The place was plastered with Valentine's Decor.
Feathery lanterns, hearts hanging everywhere, and a balloon arch...
It was a cross between prom decor and the movie set for Valentine's Day.

I had to take a photo with my camera
because no one would believe it without proof.
Of course, they had a special Valentine's Menu.
The food was fantastic....
even a glass of champagne came with dessert.

I don't like champagne...the bubbles tickle
and it doesn't taste good at all with chocolate.
Hubby isn't a champagne drinker either...
oh, well.

It was a fun night...

On a love note, I forgot to tell you
that my Valentine mailbox is in the
February Hobby Lobby Magazine ($1.99)

Totally tickled pink!
I am leaving you today
with a few photos
 from my entryway.

The amazing box is by Lesa Dailey!

It is time to put away the Valentine's Day Treats
and think Spring!

Let's Talk tomorrow!


Megan said...

Wow! Looks like you had a beautiful Valentine's Day. I love the photos. TFS!

Sheila Rumney said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I can't wait to hear all about Brave Girl Camp. So hoping we can get together... missing you.

sweet dreams said...


Leah C said...

Welcome back!! And it sounds like you had one super sweet Valentine's Day:) I was in Hobby Lobby the other day, flipping through that very magazine, and I saw you're cute lil' mailbox...so cool!

Catherine said...

yeah, glad they arrived safe and sound, I hope I sent the flowers that you needed!! Happy belated VD! :-) Hope you'll share about your experience at Brave Girl!

Sandy Michelle said...

Now that's the way to celebrate V Day :) You look awesome girl! Sandy xox