So, being me and Evans first MARRIED V-day together, we had it planned down to a tee. I've never really been a HUGE v-day girl, but I like a good dinner and a movie I'm not hard to please (well sometimes i'm not) :). We had our whole low key day planned.
- sleep in
- coffee made by my husband
- watch pointless morning tv
- go run/workout
- shower/nap/get pretty
- early movie to see this (I know not really a v-day type of movie, but I'm not really a chick flick type of girl.)
- Then we had dinner reservations for our SECOND favorite place in OKC (Melting Pot being first) here DEEP FORK GRILL - yummy!
Well our reservations were not until 9:30 bc thats the earliest we could get in, so as a typical girl I had starved myself all day just thinking about all the bread, shrimp appetizer, salmon, and molten cake I was going to eat. OH OH OH and P.S. WE HAD A GIFT CARD haha thats the whole reason we could go here. Listen we live on one income right now we LIVE on gift cards :) So after the movie (VERY GOOD) we had about an hour to kill time so we drove around then we pulled into the restaurant aroun 9:00 and decided to be the nerdy couple early for their reservation. We checked in and waited. After we had been waiting for awhile I began to see a different menu on the tables. It looked like a "special v-day menu ", well I dismissed it and kept dreaming about my salmon and molten cake. Then while I was eavesdropping I heard the waiter say these words "Here is our "special V-day menu" for the night, its $65 a person.... my heart dropped. WHAT?!?! I mean this place is expensive but Evan and I could have easily gotten out of there for $75 for BOTH of us. AND the lady on the phone when Evan made the reservations DID NOT tell us about this "special menu"!! Well, I tell Evan and being the optimist he is he SURELY thinks they will let us order off the regular menu, I disagree and start pouting. Our name is called and we sit down to a pretty "special V-DAY menu"!!!! ugh, I start sweating and say, "well lets ask if we can order off the regular menu, but I'm not taking off my coat bc it looks like a big fat NO". We ask they say no :( :( My face gets red, I start to sweat, and I can feel the tears about to come. Evan quietly tells me we can say but I refuse. I think thats a RIDICULOUS amount to spend on a meal, even if you have a gift card. So, we calmly get up and leave!! OH MY GOSH it was a very embarrassing, sad, mad moment of my life!
Now, I know what some of you are thinking. "Kelsey that is stupid why did you get so sad?" "Its only a meal, not the end of the world", and I DO agree with you, but something about having my whole day planned around this event and being so excited to sit at a nice restaurant with great food with my husband and then all the sudden it NOT happen!!, well it brought the water works. I was crying as soon as we were outside, I cried the whole way home, up the stairs, into the apt, while washing my face, brushing my teeth, and into bed..not hysterical of course but weepy. Poor Evan had no idea what to do, Especially bc I RARELY cry. I mean I have seen him cry more then me. Finally, after about 30 minutes he climbed in bed with me and I was ready to at least talk haha. He apologized for not asking about the menu when he made the reservations, etc etc... and then I gave myself a pep-talk (in my head of course), put on my big girl panties (figure of speech of course ha), and stopped having a pity party. By that time it was already 10:30 pm. Well I was determined to not let money ruin our Valentines Day. So, Evan ordered some pizza from across the street, I got everything ready and we had a Valentines Day/NIGHT picnic on the floor with cheap pizza and SNL :) haha We will never forget our first Valentines day as a married couple. Moral of the story - Whenever you make reservations for Valentines Day make sure its not some "special" over priced menu, if you not ok with that. For all you richy riches go for it! ha here are some pics from the night