We don't go overboard on Valentine's Day. I buy the kids a few candies. David brings Emily and me flowers. David and I exchange cards. That's about it. I know the day is about love and is to be celebrated, but I feel like every day is full of love around here. We end most nights with 20 minutes of lovin'. That means our kids' are in our arms at the end of most every day. Then, we tuck the kids in and David and I hold hands while we watch TV. Seriously, we are very fortunate and I may take it for granted from time to time. But, my life is blessed. This much I know.
Last Mother's Day, I told David that I'd rather have flowers that were potted from Trader Joes instead of fresh cut flowers. I'll get to enjoy them so much longer. On Mother's Day, he bought me a beautiful hydrangea that lasted all summer. Yesterday, he brought me an orchid and Emily a lovely rose bush. I love it and love that I'll be able to look at them and feel the love for months to come.
We are enjoying some unusually warm weather for this time of year. Although, we are all disappointed we didn't get any snow this winter. My thought is if it's not cold enough to snow and enjoy that, then it might as well be warm. And warm it is. Ben's birthday is tomorrow and we are having his party at the park with temps in the 70's. Even our sweet Rocko dog is enjoying the warmth. He has a rough life.
Emily made this video just for her Grammie and Grampie. They request piano videos, so Emily tries to please.
On this Valentine's Day, we aren't doing anything grand. I'll hug my kids a little tighter and kiss my husband a little longer, and honestly, I don't want for anything more. Life is good.