When our boys were little, I used to make a fun Valentine's dinner for everyone with heart-shaped pizza, red cream soda, and conversation hearts for dessert. We'd eat by candlelight and have red plates and napkins. One year, I actually cut the pepperonis into heart shapes. Tee hee.
A number of years ago, I worked part-time for a friend who owned a floral shop so Valentine's Day and Mother's Day became very, very busy for me. I both coordinated and made deliveries. In fact, we had dinner for one of those occasions around 9:00 p.m. at Taco Bell. I was so tired, it didn't really matter. I just wanted some food. Obviously, I no longer made a fun, red dinner.
While I haven't worked for my friend in a number of years, I kind of stopped doing anything special for Valentine's dinner. The Comedian has a serious dislike for the holiday, so he certainly didn't mind. But ClayGuy really likes traditions, so I suspect he may have missed this.
So this year, I decided it was time to do something special again.
Slightly wobbly heart-shaped pizza (one of them):
The loves of my life by candlelight:
The highlight of the evening was when it was time to blow out the candles. Of course, all three guys had to play with the flames for awhile first. They had so much fun coming up with ways to put out the flames and then relight them...over and over again.