Saturday, February 14, 2009

Our Valentine Tradition

We have a Valentine Tradition we started with our family when the kids were little. Our Valentine Version of The Forbis Family Fun Night! Every Valentines Day we cook a big fancy candlelight dinner. (And when I say we, I mean John, he is the chef after all! I decorate!) There is always a small, special gift at each place setting.

John & I go out on our own date as well, usually on a separate night, for our couple time. This is just a special night that all the kids look forward to every year. We use our good china, and usually serve sparkling cider in our fancy champagne glasses. I remember getting a little Valentine gift from my parents every year until I got married and had my own personal Valentine! How do you celebrate Valentines with your kids?

5 comments:

lmerie said...

That is fun! The last couple years we have whizzed through the day. There has been so many demands - but I miss the fun part. Tonight we went to our Sunday school soup party. It was fun, then we were off to pick my oldest up from his dad's - about 30 miles away. Again, running! :)
Happy Valentines Day!

Nancy said...

Sounds like you are making great memories! When the kids were all at home, we made the day special, and David & I always went out on a different night -- less crowded. Happy V-Day!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Hey! You guys really do all of that for Hearts Day? Wow! I've never even heard of such a thing! I mean, of a family that celebrates Hearts Day THAT much!

I dunno, I don't like Valentines Day, for some reason...I think it makes me sick or something...LOL

stefanie said...

We are sort of hit or miss. Some years we do a special dinner or give small gifts. This year Steve and I went out for breakfast together and brought home two cookies for the girls. They are to-die-for cookies from our favorite bakery. They were happy.

You're making me feel guilty that we haven't been more intentional on v-day, but we do have impromptu celebrations with candlelight occasionally.

Karen (KayKay) said...

What a wonderful tradition!