Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Love Love

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I hope you had a good day, full of love, whether you celebrate "the day" or not.  I am big on celebrating lots of things, so I love the day.  We started last night, Dayle took me out to dinner at Tad's Chicken n' Dumplins - we knew it would be very busy tonight.  It was his first venture out to dinner since his knee replacement surgery 2 weeks ago.  I said.. "Honey, are you going to wear those shorts?  With your bandages showing?"  Yes, he was.  :-)  Thank heavens that Oregon is a casual state.  


The above box of chocolates were what I gave my little grandsons along with a card.  They loved the chocolates!  I wore my heart pin and pendant made of glass last night and today.  


Kristi and the boys got a bunch of V-day balloons and drove down to Travis' work place and decorated his car for him.  Cute, huh?  I guess you could say he was "heart bombed".  The boys thought the balloons would help fly him home fast after work.


Some of my regular readers will know the story of this sign.. the other side is all lit up, but the locals insist this side be left half lit and all of us call it the "Chic Dump".  It's a wonderful old restaurant perched over the edge of the Sandy River and they make the great old fashioned chicken and dumplings.. they also do their fried chicken in a big old cast iron skillet.  That's what we get.


Tads is just 7-8 minutes away from our farmhouse.  The interior is all mellow wood including the ceiling.  Always a fire going.  Very homey.


Dayle had been hankering for some fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy and green beans with ham and onions.  Yum.


The owner, Judy, got a quarter out of the till and started a song for us on the juke box.  She's super neat, an old friend of ours.


The boys are happy with their hearts!


This is what I bought for Dayle to give to me.. I also picked out my card for him to give to me.  :-)  


Do you like turtles?  A pecan stuck in some caramel and the whole thing dipped in chocolate.  Mmm.


Today I attended a meeting at Multnomah Falls and I met the new Site Manager and I'm very pleased at how nice he seems and he's about to graduate with his Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture!  The falls are just roaring with a lot of water coming over.


I would say it's at peak flow.


The kids just took their little family out for a Mexican dinner, so Dayle and I are relaxing and enjoying ourselves.  I hope you had a fun day full of love and have a great weekend ahead!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

26 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful day, absolutely full of love. That is a gorgeous necklace and that chicken looks gooooooood! I am now so hungry...
    Those falls are stunning. Happy Valentines day xxx

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  2. Ah, Tad's - that place has been there practically forever. We need to make time to stop - haven't been there in over 20 years. I used to live in Gresham when it was small and I think I remember it way back then - seemed like a very long drive to get there!

    Happy Valentine's to you and yours!

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  3. You had such a nice day! I feel the same, I just love to celebrate things, so while I do agree that we should show love every day, I like the fun of Valentine's Day too. I would love to go to "Chic Dump"! That's hilarious. The food looks SO good. I love good fried chicken. My son was looking at this post with me and he said your turtles looked "delicious" and also "that's some waterfall!" So you've got his attention. He's a pretty good Valentine. :)

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  4. Glad you had a fun day. The falls are beautiful, sorry we missed it cuz we couldn't get there from here with I-84 eastbound closed..we had a good day elsewhere that I'll blog about. Now need to get some clean up done while waiting for tea water to boil! Pretty jewelry! Happy Valentines Day! ♡ Hugs!

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  5. It sounds like you had a lovely day Teresa, glad Dayle is starting to go out, glad you had a nice dinner out and that you are enjoying a tiny bit of quiet time at home.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  6. Your day sounds absolutely perfect Teresa. Its probably just as well we don't have those Turtle chocolates here or I'd be adding many more kilos (lbs) to my already ample body :) I love the way you celebrate everything - you have such a happy life and beautiful family. xox

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  7. Happy Valentines to you my friend...I ate way too much today....chocolates/red velvet cupcake/you name it ....I felt Like I ate it. Hugs to you

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  8. It looks like you had such a fun day today Teresa! I'm so glad that Dayle feels well enough to get out and about. I had to smile at his wearing shorts. I saw people walking around in the snow in Portland last week with shorts on. Right next to people who were dressed like Eskimos. Only in Portland! Maybe us girls can eat at Tad's sometime for lunch. That fried chicken looks wonderful!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. Happy Valentines Day!! I want to go to The Chic Dump!!!!!!!
    The Falls are roaring!!!!! We are relaxing here at home together. It is nice!!
    XO Kris

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  10. I'm so happy you had such a good day and that Dayle feels better so you could go out to dinner together. It looks like the kids sure loved the hear chocolates... I sure liked mine :) have a wonderful rest of your Valentines day my dear friend :)

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  11. Belated Happy Valentines Day! Looks like you all had a great time! I must say those Turtles chocs look amazing, we don't have them here. Probably just as well, I wouldn't be able to stop eating them! good to hear that Dayle is on the mend, you must be so relieved.

    I love the "Chic Dump" sign lol!!

    Helenxx

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  12. I suddenly have a craving for fried chicken!!!! LOL Glad to hear Dayle is up and around on that new knee. Happy Valentines Day to you both!!

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  13. What a happy heartfelt day for you all. It looks lovely and I love the way the sign is half lit. So glad Dayle could make his first trip out. Onwards and upwards.x

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  14. Sounds like you've been having a lovely time. Chic Dump looks like a great place. I'm so glad Dayle managed to get out, I do hope his recovering continues apace.

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  15. Lovely Heart Day you two Had! A great combination of yummy, out and about, cosy, romantic and homey, my kinda celebration too. And of course Chocolate : )
    xoRobin

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  16. Hello Teresa, Very pretty heart pin and pendant.. The Chic Dump looks like a super wonderful place. I also enjoyed seeing the roaring of the Fall.. Truly beautiful. Sounds like fun was had by all. Hugs Judy

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  17. Teresa what a gorgeous heart you have sent to me!!! Thanks so very much. I love hand-crafted items…always from the heart!!! Looks like you had a wonderful day!

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  18. It sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! That restaurant looks like a very charming place - lots of local character!

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  19. Hi Teresa. Glad Dayle up to going out now. Your dinner looked yummy. DH bought me a card and chocolate hearts. He also bought and cooked dinner. We had pink champagne.The champagne was some Mum bought me when I was 60, a good one and it seemed fitting to drink it last night. The boys look happy. I sent all our grands a card and chocolate hearts. Hugs Anne x

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  20. Sounds like a wonderful time. So glad Dayle is getting out and about...how wonderful!

    Blessings always

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  21. So glad you got to have a special day yesterday even with Dayle a little gimpy (or a lot). Sounds like a really good place to eat. That chicken plate looks divine! We went out yesterday morning and early afternoon and ate at a Thai place. It's way too crowded around here at night on Valentines Day. We had a nice day running around. There may have been some yarn involved. Ha-ha.

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  22. I love Tad's interior. Loved your chocolate heart gifts. IM sure the boys we're thrilled

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  23. It looks like you had a great Valentine's Day and the restaurant looks like a fun place to eat. BTW, that photo IS my real house! It is actually just the left side of the structure. It is in the Folk Victorian style and has a front porch, that I have featured before. Hope you had a great Saturday!

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  24. The falls look wonderful in your photos! These new storms should really keep them running at full volume for awhile.
    Happy to see you had a great Valentine's Day:) We spent time at the beach (of course) and then went to see a movie that night.
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  25. So glad you all had a happy celebration! (I especially loved that the boys wanted their dad to fly home :) MF looks magnificent!!! I should go to see it soon! xx

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  26. It is so good to see that your valentine is up and able to get out of the house for dinner. I would say that you all had a great Valentine's Day. My youngest daughter came over and we made homemade pizzas and watched some of Season 2 of Downton Abby.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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