If you're living right, Valentine's day is no different than any other day of the year. That is to say, we should live every day as if it were Valentine's day. Show your loved ones you love them daily by doing little things: whispering sweet nothings in their ear; sharing a well-timed wink; indulging in sweet kisses; a warm nuzzle on the neck; relaying a silly joke or story. By this definition, Kevin and I celebrate Valentine's day every single day we're together.
That said, for Valentine's day this year, we planned to stay in and create our own fondue dinner, ala The Melting Pot restaurant. Which we did! ... just not on Valentine's day. We had helped the LaLa's with their pending move by spending Saturday packing boxes and delivering them from their current house to their new house. Though we left around 2:00 p.m., by the time we got home, we were completely exhausted and decided that we were too tired to enjoy our planned fondue dinner. No matter, we thought - we have a nice long weekend ahead of us so why not create our celebration a bit later? Doing so would allow us to really enjoy the whole process such as working side by side in the kitchen to prepare the ingredients, setting the table - the whole experience.
I'm happy to report that we did, in fact, enjoy our special Valentine's day fondue dinner. And it was perfectly delightful! If you've not tried something like this with your honey, I highly recommend it. It's both fun and romantic -- even if you're not dressed to the nines (Kevin: "May I admire the lovely sweatshirt you're wearing?" Randa: "Right back atcha, handsome!")