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Valentine's Day 2014!

Friday, February 14, 2014

I am so thankful to have love in my life in so many loving husband, my pets, my family, my various friends (local, far away and online!). My dogs, Mocha and Cocoa, have been so cute sporting their Valentine's sweaters around the house all week! We wish everybody on Spark People a Happy Valentine's Day today!

I surprised my husband with a special Valentine's dinner last night because tonight we are going to our friends' house. I went all out with roses, champagne, vanilla candle, chocolate covered strawberries, heart shaped napkins, Botecelli music in the background, an Italian sausage omelet and a sourdough baguette. Our evening was AWESOME! The champagne and chocolate strawberry were just the right amount of bread for me!

After dinner I gave my husband the perfect gifts...his favorite dark chocolate and almonds, some chocolate cherry coffee beans and best of all...this slightly chipped "Dog Dad" mug. I have the same mug at our beach cottage, but it says "Dog Mom" and it is also slightly chipped. Awwwwww. We love our little family! I can't wait to get our two mugs together.

I also have to share my husband's super cute Valentine's cards from the dogs!

My husband had bought me a tea kettle and a watch this month, so I told him he was covered for Valentine's Day. However, he got me the most beautiful card last night plus he is taking us out to lunch Saturday and also booked us 90 minute massages afterward! I am so spoiled!

I also had fun plans with my University Women Scholarship Fundraising Group today! It was the organization's Centennial Valentine's Luncheon and there were over 250 of us. We dressed up in a decade of our choice, enjoyed a fashion display through the decades, had a delicious lunch including a salad from the campus garden, the tables were decorated with amazing red roses, a men's barber quartet sung "Won't You Call Me Sweetheart", a welcome speech was given by the University Chancellor thanking us for supporting University scholarships and the keynote speaker was California Senator Lois Wolk! Again, I indulged in a glass of champagne and a special chocolate dessert! I will try to stay within the rest of calorie range tonight...eek!

We've been watching this whole series of Homeland with our friends and taking turns making dinner. Tonight I'm making us grilled turkey burgers, homemade baked potato fries and a salad. I also made more chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate Valentine's Day with them! I think I had better figure my calorie budget for tonight...right now! Starting with no hamburger bun!

Peace, love and joy is what it's all about. I hope you are having a great Valentine's Day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSINGLISA 2/16/2014 7:07AM

    Sounds like a really fun Valentine's Day! You are such a good planner to go all out like that! And your dogs are too cute.

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BOOKAPHILE 2/15/2014 12:00PM

    You are a busy lady!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/14/2014 3:40PM

    AWESOME! Enjoy Homeland! I can't wait till it comes back on the air.

HUGS and Happy Valentines Day!

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DNJEN471 2/14/2014 3:33PM

    Sounds like the perfect valentines!!

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LPRUNWALK 2/14/2014 12:35PM

    Wow, this all sounds so wonderful!! You are really taking the time to nurture your relationships! Very impressive. I have done absolutely nothing so far but am planning to make a heart-shaped chocolate wacky cake (a vegan recipe that includes apple cider vinegar) and some pink frosting for my DD to assemble when she gets home. She loves making cakes and especially loves the decorating part, so this should be fun for her. DH will enjoy eating it this weekend!
Happy Valentine's Day, and enjoy the rest of your celebrations!

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HOLLYM48 2/14/2014 12:11PM

    Wow, what a lovely evening and a beautiful table setting and the dinner sounded delicious. What a fun way to spend an evening. I love spending Valentine's day with the people I love. When my daughters were younger and still lived at home, we would have a candle lit romantic dinner for 4 with fine china and flutes filled with colored milk. So this is always a special day for my family.
So happy that you are spending the whole weekend having a good time!

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