The kids and I picked up a cold on the plane home, so this was a laid-back Valentine's Day for us. I love love love celebrating the "little holidays" though, so, in spite of feeling like I was moving through molasses, I did what I could to make it special. And James, James makes everything special, without even trying. :)
Pinterest!), and I slipped a love note into a Jayhawk Valentine card. :) I'm making a scrapbook of our Disneyland trip. It's "for" him, but we'll all enjoy it. I also bought him a silly Pirates of the Caribbean shirt.
I know Valentine's Day gets a bad rap, and I get that. It's commercial and encourages overspending on silly things, and yes, we should celebrate love all year. I think it's sweet to have "little" holidays throughout the year though that make us pause for a second and celebrate something, anything. Just to raise our heads up above normal level, look at each other, and grin. To throw our hands up and do a little dance. To enjoy each other just a little bit more. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, shoot - Arbor Day! It doesn't have to be with expensive gifts. It can be with love that gets expressed somehow, with joy that gets shared, with a beer that's raised in toast, with silly little handmade tokens of affection. I'm all for spreading love, great big moonbeams of love, and I was feeling it yesterday. I hope yours was fun and that somebody somewhere let you know just how special you are. Happy Valentine's Day!