Normally, I love February. After all, it's the month we celebrate LOVE, CHOCOLATE and MY BIRTHDAY. However I have to admit, I'm ready to move on. For being a short month, February has seemed way too long!!
After reminiscing and looking through a few photos, I realize it was also a month full of fun and warm moments.
Here were some of the highlights.
The month was full of snow, ice and cold. This did give the opportunity for some photography practice.
I felt so sorry for these little guys but they seemed content with the food and the company.
Wonderful Husband's family is of Czech descent and enjoy a card game they call "Hank." It involves an amended deck where certain cards are removed. My mom could never remember it's name and when we planned to have a party, would always referred to it as the Bohemian Card Party. :) We hosted one of those Bohemian Card Parties the second weekend in February.
Thoughtful Mother-In-Law took me out to brunch at Erin's Coffee Shop on my birthday. Erin's is located in Winfield, Missouri and our breakfast was just delightful! I had the most wonderful open-faced egg sandwich with Hollandaise sauce!! I forgot to take a picture but here is the cover from their Facebook page.
The next day, several of us joined other retired teachers across Missouri and traveled to Jefferson City. Our purpose was to inform our legislators about issues and concerns regarding Missouri public education and our retirement. We also enjoyed meeting and sharing with many others from around the state. Our group's membership numbers over 22,000 and over 700 made it this year to the annual event.
Isn't our Missouri State Capital beautiful?
Valentine's Day was another cold day but we ventured out to try a new restaurant in downtown Troy, Sami's On Main. Wonderful Hubby had lamb shank and I had prime rib. They were both great. We went home and shared some chocolate cream puffs that I made. These actually turned out wonderful and were relatively easy to make! What a nice surprise!!
Here are several photos of some of my tables and dinners this month.
Chocolate Truffle Cookies
The last weekend of the month, we enjoyed a slight reprieve from the winter weather while attending the Chocolate Wine Trail in the Hermann area. Temperatures that weekend were in the 50's and 60's. Here are a few photos from the event. If you want to see the whole post, you can click here.
February was a pretty good month. Even with all the wintry weather, we were able to make a lot of warm memories.
Now it's time for March. The weatherman says it may come in like a lion with 4-8 inches of snow, some sleet and freezing rain and temperatures near zero but hopefully we can expect it to end like a gentle spring lamb.
Thanks for stopping by!