Valentine’s Day began with a spectacular sunrise. It is going to be difficult to top that today.
Okay, one last shot of the amaryllis and then I’m done. Or maybe just two. And then that’s it…I think.
These arrived for me at work today. I snapped a picture with my iPhone. They came fresh from the grower according to the box they arrived in. The irises are much more open this afternoon than they were this morning. I can’t wait to see what they look like tomorrow. The stargazer lilies are going to be amazing. They are one of my favorites. My Dad’s too. I didn’t know that until my Mom mentioned it recently. I imagine I will be taking a few photos of these flowers once they open. I really need to get outdoors and look for things to photograph. Or maybe snap a few more pictures of the kids?
p.s. Happy Valentine’s Day to my Valentine, Mike. Looking forward to a nice, romantic dinner (for four) tonight! xoxoxoxoxoxox
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Tuesday this week, it didn’t offer much opportunity for romance. Mike and I weren’t even able to fit in a lunch date this year. While I was at work, Mike was chaperoning Sebastian’s class ski trip to Spirit Mountain. He did have a great time and had a fun group of skiers that he was with throughout the day. My lunch date ended up being with Daphne. She seemed pretty happy about it. I even gave her an extra dog treat because it was Valentine’s Day. I had given up much hope for anything Valentine’s related in my day, when these arrived for me in the afternoon.
I was also greeted with six chocolate-dipped strawberries from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory when I got home. I fought the temptation to devour one and instead got a quick run on the treadmill in while Mike got dinner for the kids. When I finished my workout, I put together dinner for Mike and me. By the time our risotto was finished cooking, Mike had only 5 minutes before he needed to leave with Sebastian to basketball practice. He ate a few bites and then headed out with Sebastian. I was planning to wait to eat until he got home so that we could share our dinner together, but I was hungry and the risotto looked too good (with Italian sausage, red & yellow peppers, parmesan cheese and fresh cracked pepper). I finished eating just as he walked back in the door. We did enjoy chocolate-dipped strawberries after the kids went to bed. We had enough leftover risotto that we ate more for lunch the next day along with a couple of the chocolate-dipped strawberries. Even though I think we still deserve a night with just the two of us, I can’t help but be thankful that our days are busy and full with our kids and activities that make us a family.
The kids are looking forward to their winter break from school this coming week. We don’t have a big trip planned, but the kids will get a mix of time at daycare and time at home. The kids are excited to see friends at daycare that they haven’t seen for a while. We also have some fun things planned to do in town and are looking forward to a week off from evening activities, homework and packing lunches.
Mike and I are both tired after a late night out last night. We were invited to a dinner at a co-worker’s house. There were three couples in all. We had a nice evening filled with wonderful food, great stories, music and even some Pictionary. We got home way too late, but enjoyed our time socializing with adults. Morning came early when Daphne wanted to get let out at 6:45 this morning. The sun was coming up, but I wasn’t ready to be up. Despite my grogginess, I noticed the sherbet colored skies outside. Half-asleep and in my bathrobe, I took a quick snapshot through our front window. Even though I would have loved to stay up and watch the sunrise, I was too exhausted and went back to bed. I’m sure it was quite amazing though.