Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy St. Valentine's Day

Maya, Feb 13, 2011
Bobby, Feb 13, 2011

My sweetheart gave me a 90 minute massage at the day spa I visit.  I'm pretty psyched (especially because when I tried to link it another weight goal, i.e. I'll do it when I hit 175, he admonished me that THIS was his gift to me for being his sweet wife on Valentine's Day... Not for some goal.  "Pick something else for a goal," he said, disappearing into the bathroom as he gave the kid's their bath last night).  He's a dark chocolate fanatic, so I hunted down some dark chocolate snickers (which are hard to find around here) and some dark chocolate covered cherries (even harder to find!).

We havent been big Valentine's Day celebrators in the past.  From our very first V-Day together (1999) through 2007, Peter was sick.  Every single time.  He didnt get sick on other days of the year, but on Valentine's... It was a given.  So, I'd usually make dinner and sometimes we'd exchange cards.  But it was rare.  We usually would do something a day or two later... I think you can see where this is going.

On Valentine's Day 2008, Peter wasn't sick.  But when I look back to that year, I dont see it as our first non-sick Valentine's Day.  I see it as Peter working himself nuts... two days before our first daughter was born.  February 14th isnt a lovey dovey holiday; it's 2 days before Sophia's birthday.  It has been for the last 3 years.  Interestingly, we've given each other cards these last three years, but still, no big deal.  I didnt post in 2009, nor did I post in 2010.  As you can see... Not a huge deal in this house.  Other than the cards, I doubt we've done gifts in years.

But this year, for some reason (and without the other knowing) we got each other a little something special... A token of our love for one another.  Most days are sweet around here, but today, I'll list it as an extra sweet day. :)

I love you, Peter.  So very much.

January 30, 2011


trennia said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Valentine's Day.
I adore the pictures of Maya and Bobby.

Barb said...

Those kids are gorgeous. :)

Mother Knows Best Reviews said...

This is just lovely, Michele - you clearly glow when you talk about Peter. <3 the babies, too!

Kakunaa said...

Apparently great minds think alike :) Glad it was a good one!