Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentine's Day Candlelight Dinner

Sunday, February 20, 2011

We postponed our annual Valentine's dinner because I wasn't feeling well, so we had it the following Sunday.

Our tradition started Valentine's Day of 2004 when we lived in our apartment with Oliver, then age 2, and Eden, then age 1. Ed and I decided to make a nice dinner for our small family on the spur of the moment instead of going out. Since Oliver had many food allergies, we served him spaghetti and the rest of us had fettuccine alfredo. It has continued throughout the years with the kids getting more excited throughout the years. They even help with food preparation and table decor. We've seen a few changes over the years including having my family over to celebrate as well. This year my brother, Bryan, attended for the first time. We set the mood with candlelight, rose petals and soft music. They talk about the candlelight dinner all year long!

Pretty table

Jaren, Eden, Uncle Chad, Uncle Bryan, Grandma, Oliver

*The Menu*

Fettuccine Alfredo
Tossed Salad
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Sparkling Cider
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Molten Lava Cakes

Jaren and Eden

Jaren, Eden and Chad


Jaren and Eden... looking like she's singing some drunken ditty! We managed to get through the dinner without sacrificing any wine glasses!

Me, Ed and Finny

Oliver telling a story

Jaren drinking his cider with a spoon... hmmm...

Finny recently learned how to drink with a straw


Love this picture! They were trying a 'Lady and the Tramp' scene.

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