Valentine’s Day is usually celebrated with candy, flowers, cards, or a special dinner date.  It is so much fun to find a new way to show that special person how much you love them.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to do this. 
Grandpa Bob and I spent Valentine’s weekend snuggled in our cozy home, making lots of good food, watching romantic movies, and just having fun. 
We were planning on going to our favorite lake resort, Stonewall Lake Resort.  They have a wonderful Valentine’s weekend package and we have done this in previous years. valentines day, stonewall lake resortvalentines day, stonewall lake resort
 Lodge at Stonewall Lake Resort.

 This past week our town was hit with a lot of snow and very frigid temperatures.  We decided that it was probably best to stay home so we could make sure that our water pipes did not freeze or that nothing happened to our house in the below zero temperatures.winter 2016, snow, valentines dayvalentines-day-with-grandpa-bobvalentines-day-with-grandpa-bobvalentines-day-with-grandpa-bob
I quickly created our own week-end get away at home.valentines-day-with-grandpa-bobvalentines-day-with-grandpa-bob
I went through some decorations we have packed away and did a little decorating in the house.  I lit a lot of candles throughout the house.  I spread some rose petals in our bedroom and lit candles.  It was so funny because he went in there, not knowing that I did this, and when he stepped on a rose petal he screamed because he thought there were bugs all over the floor!! We laughed so hard. 
We had a delicious steak and shrimp dinner on Saturday evening. I didn’t get pictures because he wanted to eat as soon as it was done.
I also fixed this Southwest  Chicken Salad with Jalapeno Dressing that is his favorite.  (Recipe will be on blog Thursday)valentines day, southwest chicken salad, jalapeno dressing


I prepared a special Valentine’s Day Breakfast Buffet on Sunday. We had heart shaped pancakes, mini quiche, bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy.  Again, I didn’t get pictures because we wanted to eat while it was still warm.valentines-day-with-grandpa-bobLoaded Breakfast Mini Souffle (1024x928)
We watched romantic movies  and played a few silly games that were adjusted to a Valentine’s theme.
Bob  had told me all week that he wanted a ham dinner Sunday night.  Not the typical dinner on Valentine’s Day, but why not?!?   He loves it when we cook together so that is what we did this day also.  Dinner was baked ham, scalloped potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, deviled eggs, and cake.
I think that we must have gained 5 pounds this week-end. 
Another thing that we did, was to take a drive in our 4 wheel drive vehicle out some old country roads sight seeing.  Bob loves to do this and has been wanting me to do it with him for weeks.
We shared a wonderful week-end at our own home resort and did not spend a lot of money to share special times and our love.
I hope everyone had a very special Valentine’s Day with that someone special in your life.


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  1. You are freezing and I am about to melt — it is 90 today! Grampy and I don’t usually do anything special for Valentine’s Day, just cards. But I sure would love to go to that lodge! Looks awesome!

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