Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The L Word...

The year is already passing quickly. Where did January go? Seems like Christmas shouldn't even be over, and yet, Valentines Day will be here soon!

I love Valentines Day. I'm a sucker for it. I was the kid in grade school passing out Snoopy or Carebear valentines to everyone in the class (carefully chooses the generic messages for the bully in the class or the guy I had a crush on to avoid drama. haha). I loved V-Day in elementary school because we got candy and some moms brought cupcakes with pink or red frosting. Everything is hearts, candy, teddy bears, and flowers - what more could a girlie-girl want? =)

The teen years made V-Day a little more difficult. If you didn't have a date, it was hard to watch friends around you receive flowers or chocolates at school. To teens, V-day is everything. I had several friends planning on breaking up wait until after the big day so they wouldn't be "alone"!!

The years off and on throughout school that I homeschooled were easier. My parents would give me and my sister a V-day card and some candy on the big morning, and that always helped ease the "pain" of being single. I plan to do the same for Audrey over the years!

Then you find The One and get serious and get engaged and married, and V-day gets extra romantic because of the love behind it.

Then you get pregnant and find yourself in the middle of moving on V-day, sitting on the floor together eating steaks off paper plates because your furniture has already been put into storage! Yet somehow, that year might have been the most romantic of all! =)

This V-day, my parents will babysit and let Hubby and I go on a quick dinner date. Maybe for more steak. We don't have any big plans but as long as we're together, it'll be perfect.

What are some of your favorite Valentine memories? What are your plans for this year?


Erica Vetsch said...

Anything with my DH is the best. We don't do a lot for Valentine's Day usually, just a card or maybe some chocolates. But being in love all year round is what's important to us.

I remember decorating shoeboxes as Valentine's mailboxes in elementary school and praying everyone in the class had a mom like mine who made you bring a Valentine for everybody. You didn't want to be the only kid without anything in their Valentine Mailbox at the end of the day!

Georgiana said...

Yep, I remember Valentine's in school. In grade school I was stressed because I wanted to make sure I didn't forget anyone. I didn't really care for V-day as a teen or adult. I'm such a grinch! Re-read the opening of Table for One and you'll know =P LOL!!! Maybe I ought to lighten up.

Audra Elizabeth said...

I remember passing out Valentine's in grade school.

V-Day has never been big with me. I don't hate, but I don't love it. And I don't get mopey because I'm single. I enjoy my singledom!

But I do look forward to the day when there will be a special guy for me to share Valentine's Day with. :)

mandy said...

i'll be working on actual v-day, but we will celebrate sunday, with my parents taking Mav for awhile, letting us have dinner and watch the NBA all-star game and the season premiere of the Amazing Race. Yes, this is our idea of romance hehe =]hope ya'll enjoy the day!