Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fuzzy Valentine

Sure this may be a Hallmark holiday, but it's still a lot of fun to celebrate a day of love. I told Mr. T that I don't want anything other than candy for Valentines day because I think it's a ridiculous holiday. He quickly replied with, "are you just saying that, but then really you'll get mad when I just get you something small?" to which I replied, "maybe."
He played it safe and bought me this little beauty at the Antique market.
Izzy and Elmo are King and Queen of photo bombing

We are laying low tonight and I am making a special homemade dinner for us and then I'm sure we'll enjoy a family ice cream date (shocker!). I remember the days when we used to set reservations a month in advance to a fancy restaurant that increased their prices by 50% to "celebrate love" and then go to a cheesy movie. Now, don't get me wrong I love me some cheesy movies, but I would rather stay home and make our own cheesy movies (not in a Paris Hilton kind of way, more of a Notebook kind of thing...you get my drift).

 Last years Valentine (much easier to just prop on the bed and smile).

 What a difference a year makes!
To my Isabelle:
Your free spirit and independent attitude makes me laugh everyday. You love to explore and find new adventures, yet you love to share those experiences with others. You have given me a glimpse of what God's love for his children must be like, which has completely opened my eyes. Your laugh melts my heart and the way you love to see others laugh is precious. I'm pretty sure you can get just about anything you want from daddy and mommy when you flash those big, brown eyes at us and I cherish everyday that I get to spend with you and learn from you. 
To my Valentine:
Thank you for making coffee for me after my runs (you know the way to get this girl to smile in the morning).
Thank you for making the bed every morning and putting the dishes away (you know how much I love a made bed and clean kitchen).
Thank you for letting me be me and hearing me rant and rave(even when my opinions can be a tad "loud").
Thank you for celebrating Valentines day a day early (better early than late).
Thank you for accepting me in my M&M pajamas (I also know you secretly think they're hot).
Thank you for driving everywhere we go (you know I love to pretend I'm Miss Daisy).
Thank you for feeding the dogs every night (because you know I am terrified that one day a mouse will be in the dog food).
Thank you for giving me a back massage and accepting my daily rain checks to give you one back (you should have been a massage therapist!).
Thank you for putting up with my antique shopping and constant "projects" that are still in the garage (your patience is amazing to me).
Thank you for laughing every time I credit card you (you know I have the sense of humor of a 7th grade boy).
Thank you for supporting me in all my new adventures (you're a great cheerleader...all though I am glad you never were an actual cheerleader).
Thank you for wearing your KU shirt (you know I can't resist a hot man in blue).
Thank you for being the spiritual leader, hardest worker, best husband and best father for Izzy and me (I thank God for you every day).  
Thank you for being MY Valentine. You are the best Valentine and I appreciate all of your little tokens of love.
I love you.
P.s. Are you crying your "happy tears"? :)
"We love because he first loved us"
1 John 4:19


Katie Lee said...

Sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day :)

Ashleigh Nichole said...

Sounds like you have an amazing valentine sweet girl :)& little miss is getting so big....

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