I love this photo of Eddie and I, celebrating our first Valentine's Day together. It's probably one of my favorite pictures ever. We had been together less than two months at this point and came up with the idea of a picnic.
We were both supposed to bring something so I made some sort of really yummy sandwich. I can't remember quite what it was but I made sure it was something semi-impressive. In my mind, I was already set to marry this man...I had to prove that I could feed him and feed him well! Haha, oh goodness. I even did a test run of the sandwiches the day before and had my family try it to make sure that it didn't taste like dirt. Luckily, it did not. Eddie made this awesome potato soup and guava empanadas. Man, those things are so delicious. So unhealthy but so so delicious.
The picnic was a success! We went to Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta and pretty much had the place to ourselves because it was rather chilly. We shivered as we ate and talked but it was so great. I was probably super awkward because that's just the way that I was around Eddie for probably the first three or four months that we were together. And he, as you can see, was his super stud-muffin self and melted me with his sweet smile and kick-butt photography skills. Sweet memories!
Now, two years later, we're married and have our own rockin' apartment to celebrate in! Love it. This year, I cooked dinner and dessert. We had pepperoni calzones, made from scratch, and salad for dinner. I made panna cotta for dessert, something I'd never made or tasted before. About an hour before Eddie got home from work, I ran out to Kroger and got some premade choco chip cookie dough and made cookies too, just in case panna cotta turned out to be something neither of us ever wanted to eat. Happily, that was not the case and we had two desserts instead of one!
Happy belated Valentine's day!