I was thinking about Valentine's when I was a little girl. I was always excited for this holiday because "way back in the day" we really got to decorate the classroom before any type of holiday. We spent time the week before making boxes for the wonderful Valentine's we would receive at the party, and there was great anticipation over the homemade heart-shaped treats that all the mothers would bring in that special day!!
Want to hear something funny? I never made it to one single Valentine's party in elementary school. Every year I had a fever, the flu, and during the last year, I had chicken pox. Can you believe it?! It is no wonder that I over-do this holiday a bit in our house - LOL!! ;)
When my son came along, I was really anxious to make his first Valentine's party at school special. I planned on bringing treats, we made homemade Valentine's. You'll never guess what. He came down with the chicken pox and couldn't go to school that day!! So you know what I did? I decorated the house, called the moms to see which kids already had chicken pox, and invited them over after school. During the day, Shane and I put together Valentine's for his friends - and it turned out to be a great party!!
Oh, and he was never sick on Valentine's again!!
What about you? Do you have some Valentine's memories? I think they are just grand times to remember! Roses, chocolate, love ads in the paper, jewelry - it's such a sweet holiday!!
This year Jerry and I are going to dinner at a place called Serendipity on Valentine's Day. They have a harpist that evening, and I am quite sure from talking to friends that it is going to be lovely.
May you have a Valentine's Day filled with love!!