Thursday, January 31, 2013

Do You Celebrate Valentine's Day?

Kev and Jen at Deer Valley Ranch, Nathrop, Colorado

Since Valentine's Day is our Anniversary, we celebrate it in a big way. We always make wish lists,  so we won't surprise each other with gifts we'd rather not have.

Our first Christmas together, I thought it'd be fun to sew cartoon character appliques on undershorts for Kevin. It was fun. But only for me. When Kev opened my idea of a special gift, he gave his best imitation of a smile and said, "Oh, thank you," in a way that I knew meant, "You have got to be kidding."  Since then, I've tred to avoid that scenario by asking for a list of what he really wants. And he, gentleman that he is, does the same for me.

This year I only have two things on my list: A woodwick candle and a heart-shaped box of chocolates--all dark, please.

I know, I know, you pay more for the box than the candy. But that's what makes it romantic. It makes me feel like a princess that my honey would take his hard-earned president's portraits and buy me a fancy box with a smattering of chocolates inside,  just because he wants to please me.

What kinds of gifts make you happier than a frog at a family reunion of flies?

Do you celebrate Valentine's Day?

Were you aware that the greatest demonstration of love in history came from a simple carpenter-turned-preacher named Jesus? See the Bible, the book of John, chapter 3, verses 16-17.