Happy Valentine's Day to all you saps out there (me included). As much as this holiday is meant for love, I don't really love it. I hate how all the sudden February rolls around and people feel forced to do something nice for their lovers. What about the other 364 days, people?! Roses, teddy bears and chocolate? Seems cliche to me. Maybe it's because our anniversary is right before Valentine's Day (and a lot more important) but it isn't a huge deal in our home. I do love decorating for it though! And I imagine that in a few years when Baby Hart and siblings are running around, we will start more Valentine's traditions.
Although Valentine's Day isn't a huge deal in our house, February 14th is pretty special because 2 years ago, February 14th, 2011...we brought Mr. Ernie home. I get sad thinking about Ernie becoming our 2nd favorite baby in August but for now he is still my favorite munchkin. Life wouldn't be as fun without this mischievous, stubborn, chunk in our family.
I had every intention of taking pictures of some of our Valentine's decor last night but guess what? I forgot! Jon go home from a 4 day business trip and I was all googly eyes for him. So I dug these two up from IG. I did make heart felt garland and strung it around the house, lit our heart shaped Scentsy, and bought those mini mailboxes from Target (that remain empty for now!).
You may remember last week when I mentioned Jon and I exchanging small gifts a week early because we were going away... well we no longer are. We weren't even supposed to be together on Valentine's Day (would have been the 2nd year in a row!) because Jon was flying to New Mexico and I was going to meet him up there Friday for a ski weekend in Santa Fe. Long story short, Jon postponed his trip til next week and we could have still gone but I was already up in the air about skiing and Jon has been traveling so much that he asked if it was OK for us to have a weekend at home.. just the two of us. Um, yes! The trip was basically going to be free for us with points so we aren't losing anything and we were just in Chicago two weeks ago. Its been a while since we've had a weekend to ourselves and plan on going out on a fancy date and hitting up Babies R Us to start researching baby products (Quote my husband "And maybe the Home Depot... if we have time!" Name that movie!). We may try to go somewhere before the baby comes but I have a few work trips and we are already going to Mexico so we are content and hope to plan our first trip with baby this time next year.
We will be spending tonight with our new missional community group from church, candle lit dinner and all!