Another non scrappy post, but that's ok.
We had a nice day yesterday.
Evan and Mike had work all day of course, and this year Erin had preschool in the morning. (so much fun that she came home from school calling her Valentine box, her "box of love". And it was full to the brim!)
Valentine's Day has significantly changed for me in the past several years. It's no longer so much about romance, but family.
Don't get me wrong. It's not like I don't believe in romance. I do. But personally I don't really need to devote a day to it. :)
And Mike and I actually celebrated on this past Saturday when we were able to have a date night with the kids at my parents. We have actually had several date nights this year already which is nice. As the kids get older, it gets easier to put that time aside! I'd rather have date nights than one day a year (lol)
Anyway, for Valentine's Day we do a family party in the evening when everyone is home together. I decorate the dining room, we have a special dinner and dessert, and exchange a few Valentine's.
And I was pleasantly surprised at the "valentine's" Mike picked out for each of us this year.
What you may say? How are books good for Valentine's Day?
Well if you know my husband, you know he is not a reader. He just doesn't like to read unless it's something "useful".
But the rest of us are. We love to read. Evan more and more so as he becomes more comfortable with it.
And I have been a book addict since I learned to read many, many, many years ago ;)
And for Erin:
A dad who knows what his family loves. Something that isn't about him. Could you ask for anything more? Especially on Valentine's Day :)
Me on the other hand. I bought Mike this:
So Valentine's Day was fun! But hardly any photos. For some reason, I just wasn't into "capturing the moments" this year. The only real photos I took were
Otherwise, it was a pretty photo less, stress free, Valentine's Day.
How about you?