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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Day!

Today has been pretty dang good! I will recount for you the many reasons why this day rocks:
  1. Made a cinnamon braid for breakfast. Those are just really tasty.
  2. Delicious breakfast puts everyone in a good mood so the kids don't fight (much) until lunchtime. Because pb&j just isn't as good.
  3. So far, the Man has given me flowers last night, a cool silicone oven mitt at breakfast (just in time to use !), a set of goblets at lunch, and a box of chocolates after dinner. I just love having gifts spread out all day! And he's hinting at gifts still to come...
  4. It is very unusual for the Man to give me anything for Valentine's Day so being showered with gifts is really amazing. Our first Valentine's Day, we were dating but on the verge of becoming engaged. In fact, we had a camping trip planned with some good friends to Zion's National Park for the weekend. He was going to propose to me on top of Angel's Landing on Valentine's Day. How romantic, right? Well...long story short, he didn't get the ring in time and instead did absolutely nothing for me. Yeah. I cried. Then the next year, as newlyweds but still in college, he took a test until 9 pm that night. And he wondered why I locked myself in the spare bedroom and wouldn't talk to him! He's gotten better over the last 10 years. And this year? The best one so far!
  5. Went shopping. That's always fun, even if I don't get anything.
  6. I almost got a nap. I was exhausted, laid down, and just as I drifted off, the doorbell rang. So I felt better and then had other people in the house to keep me on task for getting dinner ready.
  7. I found out I won a prize! I never win anything! This is very exciting...
  8. One year ago today, I started this lovely blog. Back then, three people read it. Now, I can say that I think as many as eight might stop by on occasion...if they are looking for poems about ducks.
We make Valentine's a family affair, with handmade cards and small gifts to exchange. Like we talked about earlier in the week, this holiday is for showing our family how much we love them. I showed my kids some love by constantly slipping them pieces of chocolate. Because I'm cool.

It is our tradition to have a heart-shaped dinner. So dinner tonight was all hearts and lots of fun. We invited Aunt Denise, the Co-ed, her roommates and a "special friend." I must say, we had a lovely time embarrassing the Co-ed to no end. I shall have to give details tomorrow, along with pictures from dinner. But seriously? I'd be surprised if she ever talks to us again. hehehehehehe...

11 comments:

Heather said...

Be SURPRISED! Mmm so many words and so little comment space. Could you not see the horror in my face the whole evening?haha and in my defense he's a friend--no special in front.
Love the Co-ed

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see the dinner pictures:) SOunds like you had a busy loverly V-day:) I can guess your LOVE Language form this post and many others! Have you read that book?

Jan said...

Happy Blog anniversay.

Amanda said...

YOur day just got better:) Check Molly's Blog!!!!! You need to e-mail her:)

Emma said...

Glad you had a happy day. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Hollywood said...

I'm so glad your hubby pulled through this V-Day! Spreading out gifts is a great idea. I can't believe that debacle about the engagement ring. And yet you still got married - love will prevail!

The background on your blog is awesome. I'm totally feeling the love here.

So I commented on my blog, but if you still want a flying pig, I can make another one for you. I don't have any of the pink fur left, but I can make it in light blue, dark blue, purple or yellow. Let me know if you are interested. Or look through my "sold" section of the shop and tell me if there is anything else I've sold you want and I can remake it.

Holly said...

Sounds like a great day! I love the heart-shaped dinner idea, and we definitely want details of how you embarrassed the poor Co-ed!

Kristie said...

Sounds like a great day to me!!!! I can't wait to see pictures either!

The Ward Family said...

We remember that Valentine's trip to Zions. What's funny is we were just talking about that yesterday. That was a blast. We still have our souvenir from that trip (and all the fun pictures).

Tausha said...

Love your bLog. I am not real sure how i found you, and if i would not have bookmarked you, i don't think i could have found you again (it was late) Please tell me other people do that too! Anyway-your blog makes me laugh-i will be checking back-anything that makes a mom of 3 girls laugh is defianltely a keeper! I am jealous of your V-day-I got a recipe box-but its the thought that counts right? Unless he was thinking that i need to cook more! Keep up the GREAT blogging!
Tausha
PS i was not looking for poems about ducks-who does that?

Jessica G. said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tausha! And really...how ever did you find me if you weren't looking for duck poems? :)

And I have countless blogs bookmarked that I lurk on for months for commenting or adding to my blogroll.

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