For 4 or 5 years now Josh and I have celebrated Valentine's Day with a nice dinner at home. Since having the girls we put them down to bed and then eat. This year we had steak, shrimp, mushroom risotto, asparagus and french bread. For dessert we had planned to have cheese cake with raspberry sauce, but we were both too full and too tired for dessert. So, unfortunately it has been left to me to consume the entire cheese cake before it goes bad. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it... This morning when the girls woke up they had little gifts to open. They each got a rubbery ducky with conversation hearts and little balls with suction cups that stick to the window when you throw it. Neither of them liked their candy, but really, who does like conversation hearts? It is like Peeps at Easter time...no one really likes peeps or conversation hearts all that much, yet they are the most popular candies for their respective holidays. I had to work this evening, but Josh surprised me by coming in to work with the girls. Madison brought me a card and Kenzie brought me a rose. Josh let Maddie pick out the card and it happened to be one that said "A Valentine for Grandma and Grandpa" on the front...it made me laugh and I will treasure it forever. I know that Valentine's Day is often called a Hallmark holiday, but is sure is a fun to love on your family a little bit extra!
4 days ago