Skip to main content

Happy Valentines Day

Valentines Day this year was delightful! Kelly bought this pretty card for me that was so adorable that I wanted to post it here. Hopefully nobody will think it too mushy of me to add. The front of the card with the beaded and metal embellishments must have reminded him of me from all the cards I enjoy making because he has never bought a card quite like this, which is what made his selection so unique. As you can see, it says, "My favorite moments have one beautiful detail in common--" Open the card and it says, "YOU!" I loved this valentine from my sweetheart.

Our dinner party started off with Chris & Sherrie and Tom & Carol Ann picking us up, then we stopped by RuthAnn's house to get her. Her Romeo is on military duty with the Army Reserves, and we didn't want Cupid to miss her, so we took her along with us. RuthAnn wanted to see my new blouse, so that's why I'm "flashing" it.
Chris and Sherrie and the rest of us are waiting for our table for seven at North by Northwest. Somehow they screwed up our reservation and thought it was for two. Fortunately we only had to wait a few minutes. A seven kind of looks like a two, right?
Carol Ann and Tom live a few houses over from Sherrie and Chris and this was our first time to meet Tom and go out with them. Carol Ann and I have gotten together a couple of times and I am happy to have them as new friends through Chris and Sherrie and RuthAnn. Doesn't he look a bit like Val Kilmer?
Here's lovely RuthAnn sans Gustavo, her husband.
We were taking all kinds of pictures and Carol Ann took a picture of my pedicure so I did too. That's when Sherrie, such a true blonde, had her epiphany over why I was wearing red shoes and carrying a red purse, making the Valentine's Day connection suddenly. I should send Haley my awesome nail salon expert, a link to my blog and how her work was being admired. She does an excellent job and I enjoy have the luxury of her expertise on occasion. I'm self-conscious of my feet, so it helps to have a professional make them look better. How did I get off on a tangent about pedicures on a Valentine's post? Sorry.
Chris drove and his plush sports utility vehicle had heated leather seats, which warmed our bottoms up because it got rather chili that night. The red shoes didn't seem practical by now.
Carol Ann took a ton of pictures, so that made me love her even more because I always do too. We had so much fun and the food was excellent.
RuthAnn just finished her Tiramisu and was happy.
Tom and Kelly were official members of the clean plate club. Three of us asked for boxes to take home the rest. Carol Ann forgot her box and went back to get it-- it had been pitched already, after only about a minute. She was bummed. My kids ended up eating the steak, potatoes, and asparagus that I brought home and loved it. I ate so much of the appetizer and salad that by the time my entrée arrived, I was no longer hungry. We shared a lot of laughter that night and learned random trivia about my friends and their families. Make sure you never say "I was full" or Carol Ann's grandmother or mom will cringe.
What a good looking couple Sherrie and Chris are.
Kelly started Valentines Day two days early by bringing me two dozen red roses. He brought Lindsey a bouquet of colorful carnations that look so bright and cheerful on her desk in her bedroom. For Christopher, Daddy brought him a big mylar balloon which he loved. He also got really sweet valentine cards for them and his parents. What a guy. He's such a thoughtful husband, dad, and son!
Since we knew we would be gone for dinner, I made breakfast at 6:30 am for everyone and Kelly woke up early to join us. It was a really wonderful day and the kids loved the special family breakfast because we rarely eat that meal together. LOVE was in the air at our home on February 14. I hope YOU had a delightful, romantic, and special Valentines Day with the ones you love.

Comments

Kelly's Husband said…
Nice blog. I am finally leaving you a comment. Happy Valentine's Day!
RuthAnn said…
I love the Photos! I'm going to tell you my 5 Favorite ones. I like the one Kelly showing off her new Shirt! and how Sherrie is looking at her and CarolAnn looks cute on her arm. I like the 1st one of Sherrie and Chris. WHAT a cute couple..no wonder they have such cute offspring! I like Carol Ann and Tom where he has a rose in his mouth and Carol Ann is just looking...well....I already emailed her how she was looking ;0. I like both of K & K but if I had to choose one it would be the first one with their arms looped. and last of all..the Red high heels with the very nice pedicured red toes! Makes me want to go get my toenails done Red! Reds DO have more fun. hee hee
~RuthAnn
I love your breakfast idea. Sexy shirt and sexy toenails too :) What a fun day and night you had!
Heidi said…
Love the shirt, love the shoes, love the nails, love everything!

Sounds like a fun night with friends and your bff/hubby.
Chris and Mandi said…
It looks like you had a great time on V-Day. What a fun idea to go out with friends. Ashley sent me a v-day card that I think she made at your card camp, it was soooooo cute. A pink, green, white and black one. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I loved it.

~Mandi
Kelly said…
Yes, Mandi. That's one of the cards we made. I loved that one too. It was fun to have Ashley here! One card we did had a little turquoise gem on it...that I learned about from YOU! I love those. Plus they're cheap!
Juventud said…
Kelly, your Valentine's Day looked fun and romantic. I also loved the shirt, and red toes are always fabulous. Thanks for doing card camp, we all love your cards. I'm glad I could go and I'm glad Mandi liked the card.
Events at said…
Kelly, you crack me up!
love all your photos... took me a while to catch up on the exciting times in your family's life!

O.K. - you know you're a "foodie" when you spell (cool air) chilly like the food "Chili"! You're now a true Texan!

love ya!
~ Tina

Popular posts from this blog

Fun with Ninnies and Nini

Our family got to attend the monthly stake temple day at the Taipei temple on Saturday.   Lindsey and Christopher did their temple work, then waited outside on the beautiful grounds and at the chapel next door until we were finished with our session. After that, we enjoyed hamburgers at a place we heard about called California Grill, then did some exploring.
Lindsey arrived last week from Rexburg, completing 32 credit hours and her first year of college at Brigham Young University-Idaho. We are so glad to have her home with us!  She will be with us until she starts school again in September and will be taking two classes online in the meantime.  In addition to Lindsey's arrival, we've been blessed to have the company of 7-year-old Nini (her real name is Yeh Min-Yu) with us this week.  She's so darling and we love having her around too.  It's kind of funny that when Lindsey was a little toddler and she could not say her name well, she called herself Ninnies.  So we h…

Isaac's creation

One year ago today, this little angel came into our world, sent directly from heaven, without a doubt.  Isaac is our fourth child, but the first that I gave birth to.  He was the result of a successful fertility treatment called In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), our first and only attempt.  The fact that I was 48 years old when I got pregnant, is a miracle in and of itself.  I had long since given up the idea of ever being able to experience pregnancy and childbirth after having been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, until a rare contact from a dear friend had renewed my desire.  This is the story of how Isaac came to be, and the loving environment that welcomed him.  Take note of the numerous small miracles along the way, leading up to our pursuing this dream.

There was a three-week window of opportunity when our family had come to our Austin home for the holidays, while we were living in Taiwan for one year.  My long, lost friend sent us a beautiful Christmas card, perhaps the fi…

Class of 2030 first day of school

First day of kindergarten was a huge hit!
The only thing that went wrong, other than arriving to school a few hours late due to our flight from Denver and no sleep the night before from seeing the 2017 American solar eclipse in Casper, Wyoming, was losing two small, black buttons from his brand new blue and gray plaid Hurley shirt.
My little boy started kindergarten and I'm so excited for the freedom it will give me while he's away at school, but especially I'm glad for the fun times he will have in learning and being with new friends.  He was so ready and excited!  I didn't know any of the kindergarten teachers at the school, but after meeting Mrs. C, I'm so glad we got her!  Her body language and introduction to Isaac were so sweet and made him feel safe, loved and welcome.
I ordered this fun and festive balloon from ATXBubbles and they delivered it to our front door.  Isaac loved his after school surprise.
He picked out this backpack because the inside says &quo…