Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

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Despite the fact that I woke up with a nasty head cold which has progressively gotten worse as the day wore on, it was a very nice Valentine's Day.  We decided to stick with what we started last year and make it a day to not only celebrate our love for each other, but for our children as well.  We included them in the festivities.

I made a special dinner.

 ♥ Menu

Butternut Squash Soup
Garlic-rosemary Crusted Pork Loin
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Twice Baked Creamy Stuffed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli
Jello Salad
Citrus Cooler

Black Forest Cheesecake

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 I decorated the table and the kids enjoyed looking at photos from our wedding.

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We gave the kids some candy and a card.  I made Dan a tie and some homemade candy and he gave me some tea from my favorite company and a candle.

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It was a simple way to celebrate but still very nice and something that everyone looked forward to all day.  


  1. It sounds lovely. How nice to have the children as part of your Valentine.

  2. Wow, Terri ~ it looks wonderful. And you two so sweet in the wedding pics.
    Simple, you say? That was quite a menu...
    Hope our colds are better soon ( I have one too!)

  3. How nice. Maria: )

  4. Sounds like a wonderful, loving day.



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