Friday, February 18, 2011

My Valentines

If you know me, you know that I LOVE Valentine's day. I love everything about it. The cheesy cards, flowers, candy, dinner, dessert. The excuse to decorate the dinner table with hearts and candles. I love it even more now that I have my two girls. Jeremy and I were able to go out to dinner this year because a lovely friend offered to babysit which was such a treat seeing as how I thought it would be quite awhile to be able to go on a date WITHOUT kids now that we have two. Growing up, my mom always made Valentine's day a special occasion for our whole family. She would block off the dining room so we couldn't see it until dinner time and would decorate the table with candy, candles, hearts, special plates and napkins, and usually a little gift at each of our plates. She would make a special dinner which usually included crab legs and I would get soooo excited anticipating our Valentine's dinner all day. Because of all of this excitement of Valentine's day growing up I still get excited for this day that so many consider silly. Each year since we have had kids we have done a special dinner with the table decorated. The last couple of years we have done it with the rest of the family and kids as well. I look forward to continuing this tradition with our girls as they get older ( since usually no one wants to babysit on Valentine's day anyways:)). I am so thankful for my 3 Valentines!

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