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Valentine's Day

I admit it. I love Valentine's Day. The chance to be openly sentimental and sappy is just too much to resist :)

This is how our day went yesterday:

We began the day with pink heart-shaped pancakes and strawberry syrup

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We paused later in the day to play a silly little game (you have to attempt to feed each other candy hearts using chopsticks)

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Then we set the table and began cooking for our fancy dinner. We made some super yummy pasta, salmon cakes with garlic aioli, and a big salad. Then we made "love potions" for the girls and Josh and I had champagne with our chocolate cheesecake for dessert. The girls wanted to do it all as a surprise for their dad, and he was quite surprised!

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The girls and I spent about a week scouring stores for just the right things for the table and they managed to keep it all so secret. Quite impressive, really, since usually they get too excited. But, it was all very sappy and pink and fun. I can't wait for next year :)

Comments

You have mad pancake shaping skills.

This post makes me enjoy being a girl.
You should see my teddy bear pancakes!

Yes, it was all very girly. Bailey said, "I love this day! Everything is my favorite color- pink pink pink pink!!!!!!"