Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Heart You

Happy Valentines Day.  I have to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of Valentines Day.  I bought my husband a card, but usually we give each other the same card every year.  We save the card and just keep giving it over and over and over.  I know that sounds kind of stupid, but it's just something we do.  I don't want him to give me roses because they never seem to open and blossom like I think they should.  Their closed blooms always seem to droop and I feel like I've failed at being able to keep cut flowers "alive."  Also, my favorite flower to have in a vase are tulips.  He never seems to be able to find tulips on Valentines Day.  I don't want him to give me candy, because, well... you know, the whole pants thing.  So, this year he gave me music.  He gave me 10 love songs to walk on the treadmill to.  What a GREAT gift.  (actually, I suggested it and picked out the songs), but he helped me download them.  I didn't get him anything.  I made his favorite dinner tonight, spaghetti and meatballs and a salad.  I made a surprise of strawberries and chocolate pudding parfait.  This actually tastes much better than it sounds.

I think it's nice there is a day set aside to celebrate love.  I think it's GREAT my husband and I don't need a special day to celebrate our love.  He makes me feel special and pretty everyday.  I try to make him feel smart and strong everyday.  And then we just laugh and look in the mirror and we know just who we are and we are happy.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Happygirl! I came through Sara Janssens from your blog comment. I'm also not a big fan of Valentine's Day. We don't even give cards, lol, and we ordered delivery pizza! I'll be visiting your blog again:)

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  2. sending cyber hugs and love...

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  3. Amen, we 'celebrate' Valentine's day, ALL the year through. Not on this "Sales are down, we need to make a holiday" day. Though I'm not against it, I think it's better done to spread the love to family, friends and those in need then to set it aside for husband and wife. We really do not do anything (except this year, God gave US a Valentine's day gift, but I'll blog about that soon) The kids 'made' cards to give to some family and the neighbours, but that's it. Like you said, we don't need a 'special' day to celebrate our love!:)

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  4. i love your idea of the perpetual card...i might have to institute this at our place. genius.

    and re the heart bokeh, here's a little tute: http://www.diyphotography.net/diy_create_your_own_bokeh

    enjoy!

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  5. @ Homemaker - can't wait to read about God's valentine to us.

    @ nic - Thanks for the link to the bokeh. Such an cool effect. I don't have a cool enough camera to try that.

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  6. Amen, we 'celebrate' Valentine's day, ALL the year through. Not on this "Sales are down, we need to make a holiday" day. Though I'm not against it, I think it's better done to spread the love to family, friends and those in need then to set it aside for husband and wife. We really do not do anything (except this year, God gave US a Valentine's day gift, but I'll blog about that soon) The kids 'made' cards to give to some family and the neighbours, but that's it. Like you said, we don't need a 'special' day to celebrate our love!:)

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