Let me just give you an idea of what my husband thinks of Valentines day.... He says he doesn't think we should have a day to show someone we love them, when we should be showing them every day. He also thinks its a way for candy companies to get more money, bla bla bla. Agreed, but I still cant help but love this day so much! Skyler knows how much I love Valentines, so he makes it extra special for me every year. Good hubby! ;)
I went all out on Valentines decorations this year.
Borderline too much, actually probably OVERboard on decorations. I have to admit though, it gave our home a very romantic feel and we all kinda liked it.
The day before Valentines, I got home from running errands and found this gorgeous HUGE bouquet of flowers on our kitchen counter. Seriously, the picture doesn't do it justice. It was huge. I heart flowers so much. Then the day of, he came home with a large box of chocolates, an adorable card, and two presents for me to open. This all from the man who claims to hate Valentines day. He really does love me! :) I felt like the worst wife EVER because he told me not to buy him anything, so I made him a coupon book, and just got him chocolates and a card. Whoops. He said he loved them though, and its the thought that counts right?
My mouth dropped when I opened the first present he got me. The Jcrew necklace I had been wanting for so long but couldn't find anywhere! Im not sure how long he had it in his possession, waiting to give it to me for Valentines Day, but I was ecstatic! He also got me a zumba fitness video for the xbox kinect I had asked for months ago. Yay! No more crazy Insanity videos for me, now I can dance my fat away! ;) Im thinking about having Zumba Fitness parties at my place every week, anyone want to join!? You know you want to!!
One great thing about having two boys, is that instead of just one Valentine, I get THREE!! Haha I got extra kisses from both Cayman and Beckham that day. Cayman would steal a rose from the flowers daddy got me, and bring it to me. Then he'd proceed to give me a great big kiss and say "I ouv (love) you mom" while signing "I love you" in sign language. Seriously the cutest thing ever!
For breakfast I made my Valentines heart shaped french toast, oh my goodness it was delicious! Comparable deliciousness to that of Kneaders french toast, and I LOVE Kneaders!
After breakfast I finished preparing our Vday gifts for our neighbors, I thought they turned out pretty dang cute. Cupcakes and chocolates, then Skyler delivered them for me.
Hubby and I left for our date and my sister in law Kamie babysat. I left her a bowl full of fun Valentines cookie supplies to make while we were gone. Didn't they turn out so cute?
annndd this was how excited Cayman was about them. Bahahaha! He was not a happy camper. I just couldn't help but laugh when Kamie showed me these.
Our date was perfect, not because we went to some fancy dinner, but it was perfect for us. We walked around City Creek and held hands. I swear we never hold hands anymore because one of us is always holding a baby nowadays! I met Marvin Williams for the Jazz (wow he's tall, or maybe i'm just a midget??) and we went shopping! We ate at the Joseph Smith Memorial building. I wish I could say we ate at the roof, but lets be real here. We called to make reservations two weeks in advance and they were still booked! SOO we ate at the Garden. haha When we got there the lady at the front desk said a window table with a view had just opened up. We were pretty excited about that, and the food was nummy!
After dinner we were supposed to go ice skating at the Gallivan Center, but it was so dang cold that night, and we didn't bring big enough coats. I kept telling Skyler I wanted to go anyway, but when we stepped back out in the cold after dinner, I swiftly changed my mind! Hehe So we went to a movie instead and saw Safe Haven. SO dang cute, if you haven't seen it yet you need to. When we came home we saw that the cute Young Womens in our ward heart attacked our front door. So sweet.
Although i'm sad to see February go, i'm also glad I will not be tempted by cookies, chocolates, and pretty much anything having to do with Valentines sweets! They say the holidays are over after New Years. Thats a lie, Its Valentines day people!! I think i'm still in a sugar coma. Zumba Fitness- HERE I COME!!