I was out of town for two weeks prior to Valentine's Day. I have in the past done little things for Dave as the day approached. Even though I was out of town I also did this year. I hid some candy items (Dave's fond of sweet stuff) throughout our apartment in places that I knew he wouldn't look through while I was gone. And then I mailed him little Valentine cards intermittently instructing him where to find his goodies: Bit o Honey (for my honey), Nerds (from a nerd), and milk chocolate lips (because he'd miss my hot lips).
The last thing I mailed him told him where to find these Mrs. Fields chocolates (and a smaller box for Dietrich) and I told him to bring them with him when he met me. And that more or less concluded MY gift giving in honor of the holiday.
When he met me he brought this rose as well. Which I thought was a funny substitute for real flowers. Really, I thought it was just funny. I was also a little surprised because he has been consistent in giving me yellow roses (they're my favorite) for this day.
Then when I got home I found all of this on our table! I entered by myself; we decided to send him and the kids to pick up our heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's. I was so surprised! The Kingdom and the Crown series was on my wish list and so was the movie Enchanted, but I didn't anticipate that he'd get so much for this single holiday. Sweet, huh?! He really surprised me.
These are some sweet Valentine greetings (and Dietrich's chocolates) that Dietrich and Kate got from their Aunt and cousins. Aren't they cute? "You're oceans of fun, Valentine" and "Best fishes, Valentine." Clever right? I love family. And I love having a sweetheart. It was a LONG couple of weeks without him, and we're all glad to be back together.