Aside from the fact that it was below 10 degrees and we had freezing drizzle, Valentines Day was a great day....once I got home from work.
Instead of joining the millions of people fighting for service at the local restaurants, we decided to stay home, save some money, and have a home-cooked meal (by me!) with just the 2 of us. So, I made a lazy lasagna (all the flavors, but about 1/3 of the work), fresh bread, and salad for dinner. For dessert, I made a heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie that we topped with Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean (Lite) ice cream as soon as it came out of the oven. Yumm!!
We had decided not to spend any money on gifts, so I cooked, and B made me a wonderful gift! Remember how I said that my hubby is creative and loves to make things? Well, when we had been married for 6 months, I came home from a business trip to find a wooden tray, filled with sand and pictures from our first 6 months as a married couple. It was made to look like a little scene from our lives together. Every year, on our anniversary, B adds to it. Here's what it looks like after 6 years of marriage.
The house is a drawing of the first house we owned together. The cars have changed as we've bought different cars, so they represent what we drive today. There are pictures of our dogs when they were puppies, the rock is from our trip to Ireland last spring, there's a sticker of a Moose from Jackson Hole, another vacation destination. The icy tree reminds us of the ice storm we survived in East Texas 2 weeks after our wedding, and the palm tree reminds us that one week before the ice storm we were in Maui. Oh yeah, and there's our voter stub from the election where we votedr the Governator into office...y'know, all the memorable times in our life!
SO, for V-Day, B took some of the tiny tiny people from his train layout and painted them and glued them to a rock, to "remember the happiest day of my life" (his words, but true) - our wedding! Now, how sweet and romantic is that?? What a guy I nabbed...