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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Early Valentine's Day

Jerry and I have never celebrated Valentine's Day by going out to a restaurant. When we were first together, I was still working part-time as a server so I always had to work V-Day and all the days that surrounded it (but, I honestly didn't mind: V-Day is a HUGE money-maker for restaurants and I always made fat cash). Then, in the past few years, we have always decided to do V-Day as a low-key dinner at home.

But I decided that this year, we're going OUT.

I hear that with children, going out becomes a little harder to arrange, so I figure that if we're gonna do V-Day up, this is the year to do it! So tonight we're going out to dinner to The Melting Pot for a delicious fondue-tastic meal (it was easier to get a reservation a few days before V-Day), and I'm excited to get a bit dressed up and enjoy a good meal out.

I just pray I keep it down.

21 comments:

Shannon said...

Happy V day and you picked a perfect yummy restaurant. We want pictures of you a purtied up.

Word Verification : Swindler? WTF? LOL....

Carly said...

Happy Early V-Day. I can say that it is A LOT harder going out with kids than without (unless you have a free babysitter).

Have fun!

Wes said...

Agreed! You have a great V-day celebration :-) I, for one, have never had ANY problem with mine or anybody else's kids in restaurants!

Marcy said...

LOL I'm with Carly.

I give my kids a good punch in the gut before we go in. That usually sets them straight (Totally kidding!)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I didn't even know it WAS possible to go out with kids...

...just kidding.


Happy V'day. Enjoy your meal!

Jamoosh said...

Ooooooh - enjoy that meal!

AnthonyP said...

Happy Valentines day to you. It totally changes with kids. My wife and I haven't gone out alone since we had our first, 8 years ago this month. Enjoy it while you can.

Christy said...

Randomly came across your blog, love it.

And I love the Melting Pot! A little advice, if you're going to go all out when you go (getting the cheese fondue, main course, and chocolate fondue), go light on the cheese! You'll want to save room for the pure deliciousness of the chocolate...mmmmmm.

My husband and I went a little overboard on the cheese (so good) and then didn't feel like dessert (which is the best part!)

Erin said...

Yum! A sassy new cut (Jaci asked me about it) and a V-day dinner at Melting Pot...who cares if you puke it up. You will have fun and look good doing it.

Marci said...

That sounds like fun! I am plotting a nice getaway with the Hubs. I looooveee to dress up!

kelsalynn said...

Oh my gosh, the Melting Pot is an awesome meal... I love the experience of dinner there b/c it takes a long time but it's more about the conversation and company. It's great- a perfect choice for Vday. HAVE FUN!

teacherwoman said...

Oh for fun! Enjoy you two!

Shannon said...

Jon and I were talking about that place the other day. We had reservations for our 2nd anniversary (Sept 11th), but they shut the restaurant down obviously. We wondered if we should temp fate and try again this year for our 10th anniversary...

MCM Mama said...

Yum! I love the melting pot! We don't celebrate V day here (my choice), but are hoping our babysitter is available soon so we can have a date night.

FWIW, we go out for dinner one night a week with the kids (sometimes to nice restaurants, always to a sit down place) and they do really well, mostly because they've always done it.

Have fun!

Kevin said...

The melting pot is great for date night. Enjoy it. Definitely a good idea going a couple days early to beat the crowds

Marlene said...

Sounds like a fantastic idea. Enjoy!

Mel said...

Happy V-Day! Enjoy your night out.

X-Country2 said...

I always want to go to the melting pot! Enjoy!

AKA Alice said...

Happy Valentines Day to you and Jerry. You're smart for doin' it up right while you can...

Fondue is my fave!

MN Mom said...

Good thinking! Have a romantic evening while you can. Hope you keep it down too!

J~Mom said...

Very smart of you! Don't worry though you will still have plenty of romantic dates after the baby is born!