My Valentine

So, whether you like it or not, I’m gonna tell you about my Valentine’s day, ’cause it was really good, and that’s what this blog is about – good stuff. There was lots of good stuff going on this weekend.
We began celebrating Friday Night by attending the Laura Story Dinner concert at Family Life Network. Laura was so great in concert – so funny and REAL. And, of course, the food was awesome. But my favorite part, I have to say, was giving Jeremy his Valentine’s gift. Not sure how much we’d see each other over the weekend because Jeremy would be skiing, I chose our evening out to give him his gift. I had worked for 3 weeks to complete a scrapbook of our honeymoon pictures (after 4 1/2 years, it was high time I got them in an album so we could relive the great memories of our 3 week road trip around the country). It was hard to keep it a secret from him, ’cause I was so excited. But I waited and planned a special way to present it too him. I I finished the last page and wrapped the completed album on Friday morning, then placed it inside a salvaged pizza box, and smuggled it into the car. When we arrived at dinner, my FIL was good enough to make an excuse to go back out to the car and fetch it while we got seated. A few minutes later, a friend of ours who worked at the ministry ‘delivered pizza’ to our table. The look on Jeremy’s face was worth it all! He really liked the album and was impressed with how I had pulled the whole thing off with out dropping a single clue. 

I had my own surprise later in the evening, when a big read balloon was delivered to my table. All week Jeremy had been leaving letters for me to find – in a note, a text, on my white board, in an email – each day was different, but the message was clear – as he spelled out “V-A-L-E-N-T”- I knew he was thinking of me all week. The balloon had a big letter “I” taped to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

On Sunday afternoon, while Jeremy was finishing up the last weekend of ski lessons, I was hanging out at my in-laws watching the Olympics, when suddenly a red enveloped was delivered to me over the back of the couch I was sitting on. Inside was a card with an “E” on the front (completing “Valentine”) and instructions that I was to get a ride home and get ready for a date with my husband, even then on the way home from skiing – or so I thought. When I pulled into the driveway, I figured I’d got home ahead of him ’cause the driveway was empty, and the lights were all off in the house. But as I opened the door into the mudroom a delicious smell met me, and there was my man, standing in the darkened kitchen, just putting the finishing touches on a yummy dinner, with the TV all set up for us to watch the new movie, “No Greater Love”.

It was the most perfect ‘date’ together, as I was tired and definitely didn’t feel like going out that evening. The movie was great (highly recommended), the food good, and the company, of course, exceptional. Thanks to the family and friends who pitched in all weekend to help me and Jeremy surprise and bless each other. We love you all! Happy Valentine’s Day!

6 responses to “My Valentine”

  1. Abbey Avatar

    That is so great!!

  2. Joanna Avatar

    I am glad that the surprise worked just like you wanted it to… it sounded like so much fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mrs. Guthrie Avatar

    Love the way you guys surprise each other and keep it all fresh! ๐Ÿ™‚ Very inspiring. ๐Ÿ˜€ Sounds like you had a terrific Valentine's WEEKEND.

  4. rahraht Avatar

    Awww…that's special. Aren't there times when staying home is Way better than going anywhere?!?

  5. Traci Avatar

    You guys are so cute! I love what “surprise” people you are!

    And I love the fact that I could recognize people in the background of your pictures, lol!

  6. LeAnna Avatar

    Oh my, that is just the sweetest most romantic thing!

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