And he said he didn't get me anything... I love it! I'm so obsessed with my Pandora bracelet. I love it because it's almost like a little piece of history. Each charm is exciting. I love the way the charms sound when they bump against each other. I love that each new charm changes the way the bracelet sounds. :)
I put my new Valentine's Day charm on the bracelet immediately and we ordered cocktails. They were strong. I was buzzed immediately.
A cello player came into the dining room and set up. Mr. Robinson kept saying it was a violinist, but he wouldn't turn around and look at her. He said that he just "knows things." Except it was not a violin. I was much bigger. Haha. It was cello. She serenaded us (and everyone else) with live music while we ate. Her music was beautiful.
We ordered an appetizer.
FRESH FRENCH BREAD GRILLED IN A GARLIC-BASIL RUB, LAYERED WITH ROMA TOMATOES, FRESH BASIL AND MOZZARELLA, DUSTED WITH AGED PECORINO ROMANO CHEESE, THEN TOASTED
For our entrees, Mr. Robinson had Ravioli. His meal came with a soup or salad. He chose the egg drop soup.
TRI-COLOR, JUMBO RAVIOLI SERVED IN A SWEET BUTTER SAUCE WITH ROMA TOMATOES, FRESH
BABY SPINACH AND PARMESAN CHEESE
I had Mahi-Mahi with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
MARKET FRESH FISH LIGHTLY EGG-BATTERED, PAN SAUTEED THEN SERVED IN A CAPER AND LEMON BUTTER
For dessert, we ordered a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. It was heart shaped. We shared it. John Marshall sent us a complimentary bottle of champagne.
We took our time eating and savoring every bite. The food was absolutely amazing. I was so proud of my husband for trying so many new foods! He's a very picky eater, and I'm a very adventurous eater. I was so happy to see him branching out!
When we were walking out the door, a violinist was coming into the restaurant. We knew it was violinist because he had a violin. :) Mr. Robinson was all excited and said, "See! I told you there was violinist!" Yes, but we were leaving. We had full tummies. Haha. He said that he had arranged for the violinist to play our wedding song (God Gave Me You) at our table while we ate. But we missed him. That's totally fine. My husband made such a huge effort for us to have a perfect Valentine's Day plus One-Year-Anniversary of our lives together. It was perfect, even if all of his plans didn't play out exactly how he had planned. I felt like the luckiest girl in the restaurant!
We buckled the champagne up for the long ride home. :)
And we took a typical "I'm in the car and my wife is wasted" picture, haha.
Yeah...about that. Thanks to the
half-of-a-cocktail and a glass of champagne.....
I was pretty much drunk. I kept quacking on the way home. Do I know why? Absolutely not. Haha.
When we got home, we took pictures!
Why, yes, those are hand drawn penguins. ;)
|This was the car that was on the table at the restaurant. It's John's handwriting - Mr. R just told him what to write, haha.|
|This was the card I got in the morning!|
|All of our gifts!|
I love you, hunny! :) You're the best husband in the whole wide world and I'm the luckiest lady in all the land. Thank you for a perfect Valentine's Day! It's been a perfect year!
Oh, and he is still sick this morning. So instead of taking Zombie to work with me like I usually do, I let hubby keep him for snuggles. They're so cute they give me chest pains.