I’ve spent a few Valentine’s Days being pampered and over-indulged. I’ve spent more than those alone, or reminded of how “one time I closed down a restaurant and made a 7 course dinner for the girl I was dating,” while we ate pizza with his friends. I’ve forgotten about the 14th of February and been reminded of it again, and yet no specific Valentine’s Day could compare to the one I had this year.
Let’s begin with the fact that it was on the perfect day this year… SATURDAY! No work, plenty of places to go, and a day after to recover. Totally what we needed.
Dave treated us to a shopping trip to BJ’s, where we stocked up on organic frozen broccoli, fresh strawberries and steaks, we scrambled to assemble in our cart as others raced for milk, eggs and bread, as the snow came down outside.
When we got home, I melted some chocolate we had, added some pink coloring and dipped everything I could find, before Dave took over making steaks in his birthday gift (cast iron pans from my mom!).
We opened up a bottle of champagne we’d been saving for a rainy day… and shared some delicious food with Addie (Millie dined later on at Chez Mommy). We lit candles and had the rose from the first Valentine’s Day Dave and I shared together.
While we celebrate our love every day, and we remember to always kiss goodnight… having this special meal, with lit candles amid the flowers Dave got for Addie and Millie, complete with a special dessert- it just made it all a perfect Valentine’s Day. It was better than shutting the place down for ourselves, or a romantic dinner for just two… because for us, four is better than two any day.
I hope you’re all enjoying the winter wonderland that has yet again struck New England… or wherever your destination takes you. Have a beautiful week, Reader. I wish you lots of love… every single day.