Saturday, February 14, 2009
Happy Hearts Day!
Ok, so it's a bit late, almost mid-night by my clock. But, the kids are all in bed, hubby and I talked before he went to bed, and I've facebooked to my heart's content. So, now it's time to post some photos and share a little of our family Valentine's Day tradition. Not that there's much to it, but I get more hits on days that I post SOMETHING! Now, If I could just get more than 2 people to post comments, we might have a little fun with that!
This weekend we have 3 extra kids in the house. Our neighbors/friends traded us weekends. Last week they kept our kids and this week we took theirs so they could go celebrate their anniversary! We love their kids and they love ours, so it works out perfect.
I have a little Valentine's tradition that I started 2 years ago. I make a big 2 layer chocolate chip cookie and decorate it and get the kids a small stuffed animal, and maybe a little trinket. It's fun and ranks "just about perfect" on a scale of "over the top" to "absolutely nothing", if you know what I mean.
I have learned over the years not to put expectations on my husband for Valentine's Day. Expectations are almost always going to bring you disappointment and make your spouse feel resentful of an obligation, if he thinks of it at all. Besides, my husband is VERY GOOD at showing me every single day of the year that he loves me. I don't really need a souped up holiday for it. That being said, when you have no expectations, you are always pleasantly surprised and pleased when something DOES happen, because it also proves to you that it came from the heart! And this year... I feel like I scored BIG! Not only did I get flowers. I also got not one or two or even a prepackaged assortment, but I got a WHOLE BOX of a HANDPICKED assortment of MY FAVORITE pieces of GODIVA CHOCOLATE!!! AND, a card lovely, sentimental card! My man did it up right!!! I felt like a queen! My kids also conspired to give me various kinds of chocolate!
I'm not sure if it will become the next tradition or not, but we enjoyed a game of "Telephone" while we chowed down on our cookie and milk!
"Devon has gas. Pass it on." morphed into "Devon has passion." which again morphed into "Devon has pants on." Any of which may have been true, but for sure he had pants on! And the other sure thing is that was all had fun and enjoyed ourselves immensely while gorging on COOKIE!
Did I mention that I love my Honey?? I do. And I try to show him everyday how much. I'm not all that good at it, but learning more each year and getting better at it as time goes on. I'm a very blessed woman to be married to this adorable man, and to share all these kids with him, whether they are ours or the neighbors. Happy is the home where love abounds!