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Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's 2009- Warning- Lots of pictures!!!

Did everyone have a Happy Valentine's Day? I was hard at work Saturday preparing a nice Valentine's day for everyone. It started out with this......
Pecan pancakes with warm syrup!!! YUMMY!

We then enjoyed our morning just being lazy and doing little things around the house. Then after lunch I made every one high tail it out of the house for the next 4 hours. What was I doing?
I was also busy setting this.......
my Valentine table. I kept it very simple yet fun. I used the dessert as the centerpiece as it was so pretty to look at.

A squirrel's eye view.
What was on the menu? This................
Chicken Bryan with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce, Twice Baked Potatoes, and Broccoli ( I know they look a lot like green beans and that's because they are. I forgot to put the broccoli on and everything else was done so green beans it was! LOL)

And for dessert? Heart shaped butter cookies and heart shaped brownies!!!
Here's the family enjoying the feast!
After dinner we read our Valentine's to each other. That is always a fun time.Then after everything died down we got a little silly. I wasn't going to post these but my son insisted and when you see the picture that he actually wanted me to post you are going to crack up. So here are some pictures from that!
Now I know what you may be thinking and no, he's quite normal and quite smart!!! He just has a.... let's just say.... a "special" side to him! LOL.

Everyone kind of got washed out in this picture but I wanted to point out my daughter's perfectly manicured toes! LOL. She was lying on the floor laughing at this point. Not sure why her feet were in the air.
and the last one for now! Does anyone else do this kind of stuff with their camera. I have folder after folder of goofy pictures. More than "normal" pictures!!!
Well there you have it. Valentine's Day 2009 at our house!
Oh by the way! Guess where I'm at right now? In a little Bed and Breakfast with my sweetie. He just surprised me today (Sunday) and I'm writing this now so it will post tomorrow (Monday) when you will be reading it. I love my man!!! That will be another post though!!!
Big Hugs!!


  1. What a sweet dinner you made! Lots of fun and laughter there, as I can tell by the expressions, LOL.

    Hope you had a wonderful time on your romantic getaway too!

  2. Looks like everyone had a grand time. The dinner looks great and the heart-shaped cookies and brownies are amazing. I'm glad you guys all had fun, funny faces and all.

  3. How fun. I too think I have more funny pics than normal.

  4. What fun! Love the table and all the cute and funny pics!! :D

  5. Looks like a wonderful love fest! Glad you enjoyed yur day!! :-)

  6. What a lovely table!! And a delicious looking dinner.

    AS I've shared with you, Valentine's Day gets pretty much overlooked in our house, due to Gabrielle's birthday on the 13th and our anniversary on the 15th. I know you have an anniversary close to Valentine's Day as well.

    Anyhow, I will sometimes make heart-shaped pizza, but normally, it's not a special day since we're still celebrating Gabrielle and getting ready to celebrate us. If I had it to do over again, I would have chosen a different month to get married!!

    I did, however, give the gang some Valentine goodies (candy and a Sonic gift card).

    Thanks for sharing your creative, love-filled dinner.


  7. Kimmy,

    How fun! What a beautiful presentation and lovely dinner you had for your family! I love the silly pics after...how cute!

    I'm lovin ya today!!

    Blessings and hugs to you, my sweet friend!

  8. Oh my FRIEND!! Your hubby is so sweet to surprise you like that! What a lovely Valentine surprise! :)

    Love your table, menu, and silly kids! Looks like so much fun! I will really have to try and do something fun like that next year. Your desserts turned out very pretty and now I want one of each - LOL!

    Have a wonderful time with your hubby!

    Monday hugs!!

  9. Such a cute table!! I am lucky I baked them pink cupcakes!! (which I ate half of, gulp!)

  10. How fun...I am going to have to try the chicken bryan and the twice baked potatoes. Delicious!

  11. That is a gorgeous table!! I love it:-) It looks like you had a great Valentine's Day!

  12. You are so good! Mrs. Talented, Mrs. Domesticated and Mrs. Festive :-)

    You did a fabulous job and everyone looked they were having a blast!!!

    I am so excited that you got a sweet little surprise for Valentine's Day to spend with your hubby! How sweet is that?

    I love the silly pictures of the kiddos too!

    You always make me smile!


  13. You are so sweet and your family was very spoiled on Valentine's Day. Beautiful table with yummy food!

  14. Man, that is a lot of work for a simple Valentines Day dinner. Looks like some pretty darn good memories to me! And if the memory should fail...you always have the photos to prove it! What a loving family you have!

  15. How precious! I loved the pics and I'm so glad you enjoyed Valentine's Day. The food looks yummy, especially the cookies.

  16. What a great mom and wife - making the day so special for everyone!


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