Sunday, February 17, 2008

Valentine's Dinner with Friends

Valentine's Day 2008 was a good one. Mike surprised me with a basket full of goodies that he handpicked so I could enjoy a little pampering. We then went to dinner with 29 other people at Al's Upstairs where we enjoyed lobster bisque with a puff pastry dome, filet mignon and gulf shrimp stuffed with lump crabmeat in a cajun buerre blanc sauce, cheesecake and a pecan praline dessert bowl with fresh fruit, ice cream and whipped cream. Delicious!! It was a really special night since we were invited by our friends, Steve and Melanie. I posted about them a few weeks ago. Steve was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer on our anniversary, December the 10th. Miracuously, 70 days after he was diagnosed they could not find his tumor. He is not out of the woods yet, is still taking chemo, still needs your prayers but what a miracle!!! Praise be to God!!! You can read his story at It was not only Valentine's Day, but also a night of celebration with friends!!!
The whole group
Mike and I enjoying our friends
Steve and Melanie
Paul and Allison
Please pray for their daughter, Morgan, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on 10/29/07. You can check out her story at
Lu and Gregg
Debbie and Gill
With my friend Ferris (her husband was out of town)

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Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I'd say you had great reason to celebrate. God is so good!
That is so amazing that they can't find the tumor.
Looks like a great Valentines Day.

Mari said...

What great news about Steve - he's been on my prayer list! Looks like a great night with good friends and marvelous food!

Lindsay said...

nothing like a romantic dinner for 29! That looks like so much fun! oh- my email is

Thanks for getting some pics for me!

Terri said...

Wonderful news about Steve. Miracles still happen.

Dena said...

what a wonderful way to spend an evening - celebrating love and wonderful news at the same time!