Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Favorite Valentine's Day

It was February 2007, and the 10 of us were living in a 30 year-old, 900 square-foot, single-wide mobile home while we built our house.                                                                                                                    
To say the least, it was crowded and lacking in positive ambiance, so Hubby, with help from the kids, set up our dinner table (really the patio set)  in our future kitchen, where he hoped we could enjoy some privacy and a partially elegant moment...Required attire: Winter coats.                          
The house was framed and closed in, and had the plumbing roughed in, but that's about it.  You can see blankets on the chairs, as it was COLD in there and we wrapped up as well as we could while eating.                                                                                                                                                                            
It was a very fun adventure to sit in my future dream room.  We were able to imagine we were sitting in the finished space,  enjoying a romantic meal for two at the kitchen table.   For that little while, the stress of the build, the frustrations with life in the mobile home, and the busyness of our lives were far away...and the dream of living in our home seemed real.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The kids were proud to have helped


Candlelight (necessity as well as mood)
CD of romantic songs purchased by Hubby, that was actually pretty good (CD player hooked up to long extension cord)                                                                                                                                                                                          

Chinese Barbecued Pork appetizer
Caesar Salad
Johannesburg Riesling (Hubby isn't into red wine)
Dove heart-shaped chocolates                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

What the kitchen looked like at the time
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