Last year on Valentine's Day, anticipation played a special part of the evening being romantic and special.
I made a big deal out of a romantic dinner at home with just the two of us. My husband knew I was making a big deal out of it. This is the food I served.
This pic is for you Cathy. I remember you asking what I served. When I posted the table last year I didn't show what we ate.
Five years ago I began blogging. My FIL died early February, afterward my husband and I both got sick, it snowed in south Alabama and housebound I did a novice Valentine post.
I asked the question last year: What are you planning for your husband for Valentine's Day? After 42 years of marriage I think I can humbly say I have learned a few things. One is to plan things to do together. The other is to surprise your husband with something romantic occasionally. Don't always expect him to do all the planning and take you out. Tell him you are planning a romantic dinner at home or plan the dinner out yourself. . Anticipation is the key with you..... and your family. You will enjoy planning little details hoping to please.
If you are still interested here are a few suggestions:
Get a baby sitter early because the good ones get taken quickly or put the kids to bed early if they are small. If they are older tell them you and Daddy are going to have a romantic dinner in the dining room and treat them to having their dinner on trays while they watch a favorite video. They will be excited and will cooperate if you handle it right. You could even have your dinner on trays in your bedroom while the kids have the den. I am sure you have great ideas. I just wanted to suggest you serve your husband this year. Make him feel special! HE IS!
Stay tuned for 2014's Valentine Dinner.
In regards to marriage, I was very impressed with a recent blog post titled, Why is Marriage So Hard? I highly recommend you read this well written and heartfelt post. Read Edie's post here.
Living thankfully, Bonnie
Linking to: Tablescape Thursday, Be Inspired Friday, and Seasonal Sundays.