Thursday, February 11, 2010

Top 3 Thursday- Valentine Issue

Today's post is in response to Confessions of a Working Mom's new weekly meme Top 3 Thursday. This weeks question is.....
Our inaugural topic is...
What are your Top 3 Valentine's memories?
(Could be dates, movies, restaurants, gifts...)

3. The very first time that my husband( at the time he was just my boyfriend) took me to a restaurant for Valentine's Day. It would have been 1996 and we dined at the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant. He didn't make reservations and back then they did not have "call ahead seating" so we had to wait a little while. But I was pretty much in bliss, so it didn't matter.

2. After purchasing our very first home, we spent our first Valentine's Day eating in. We put our daughter, who at the time was 18 months old, down to bed early and cooked this extravagant meal of steak, shrimp, corn, garlic bread, potatoes and a bottle of wine. Needless to say, we were so tired from cooking this large meal we struggled to eat it.

1. This by far is the most memorable. Hubby and I were dating at the time and he had saved his money to take me out for a nice evening. We didn't know where to go and he wasn't the romantic type so he asked my mom for some suggestions. She looked in the local newspaper in the entertainment section and found an ad for a "fly-in" restaurant near a local, small airport. Let me say, we should have called ahead to see if there was a dress code. That place was the Ritz. Ladies were wearing fancy, sequin dresses and guys were sporting dinner jackets and ties. The place even had a pianist wearing a tux. Boy, did we feel out of place wearing our blue jeans. But..we did our best to enjoy the evening and had a delicious dinner. And of course we'll be able to look back and laugh about it now.



Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said...

Hey girl! I added your link to the blog hop-- you have to add it at the bottom of the blue box, not actually in the blue box. But it's there now! Thanks for playing along!

Confessions From A Working Mom

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found you from Mr. Linky. I love your number 2. That's what we're doing this year. My daughter is 18 months, and I'm looking forward to getting her to sleep so hubby and I can enjoy some much needed time together. We're also making a huge dinner which neither one of us will feel like cleaning up! But you better believe we'll eat it! Haha

Stephanie said...

We love making big dinners... but it IS so tiring afterwards! That fly-in place sounds like fun. I'm glad you were able to enjoy yourselves in spite of the dress code! :)

Unknown said...

What great memories! I love the second one- I think all moms can relate to the effort of making a romantic valentine's day at home, and then being tired! Found you from Top 3 Thursday :)