Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentines Day DeCoursey Tradition

My good friend Kenice gave me a great idea about 6 years ago. Celebrate the day of love at home with the ones you love.

The first time we tried it, it was a HUGE hit with everybody. I made everyone their own Cornish game hen. We also dined by candle light. Jeff decided to get the girls their very own rose. I usually get roses or tulips.

It's evolved every year to include something new. The girls decorate the dinning room, we give each other cards, and this year I wanted to eat something other than little chickens. The girls of course weren't interested in diverting from the usual, but Jeff and I were. So, the girls had little turkeys {Lindsay's term} and Jeff and I had blue cheese topped rib eye and lobster tail. It was a splurge, but sooooo worth it! Dessert is always of a chocolate persuasion. We had lava cakes with ice cream. I know that you might be thinking about how our diets survived. Well, we decided to not count points on holidays. We are right back on and doing fine, but the deviation was very enjoyable. I have lost almost 20 pounds and Jeff's lost 15 so far, yay!

Here are some pictures of our night. Picture soft classical music playing in the background, that's usually the music of choice for the night.





























We had entertainment during dessert. I think I will post that tomorrow. I hope you guys had a good Valentines day. I would love to hear your traditions.

12 comments:

Em and Ms said...

Sounds like a very fun and delicious tradition. Congrats on the weight loss!

KaTrina said...

Thats soooo sweet :) I love that you guys spend it at home together as a family, it makes it that much more special.

Congrats on the weight loss!! Thats amazing!

Alicia said...

what a fun celebration, and way to go on your weight loss goals!

::Jan:: said...

Good job Heidi. I bet you are feeling so great.

That tradtion puts are pizza night to shame. How lovely.

Lisa said...

20 pounds! Heidi! That is wonderful :)

I think that our family needs to head your way next year on Feb 14th. Your family knows how to celebrate!

David said...

that candle lit pic looks like a seance or something. and the dessert looks yummy.

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

So many awesome things in this post... but I think most of all, congrats on the weight loss!! 20 pounds is awesome!! (15's not bad either, Jeff!)

SuzanSayz said...

I'm so happy that you have settled on such a loving way to celebrate Valentines. I also love that Jeff makes the girls feel special by getting them each their own rose.

dani said...

what a great tradition you have started, heidi; everything looks wonderful!!! (and you reminded me that i need to get out my raclette, thanks!)
and, your weight loss is awesome; i am pretty much on the same track as you and jeff. i had lost 16 lbs as of yesterday. did you start at the new year, too???
love,
dani

libbie said...

That is a good tradition! And Good for you guys on the weight loss! That is awesome!

Marilyn said...

This is such a lovely idea. You set a beautiful table and made such a wonderful meal, your family had no choice but to KNOW that they are loved.

Marilyn said...

Oh, and way to go on the weight loss, both you and Jeff. Congratulations!