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Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

Say what you want about this day.. a commercialized money maker type day that the greeting card industry lives for, it's about girls, it's dumb... whatever your opinion, you are entitled to it.

I honestly have mixed feelings about it. It isn't my favorite holiday but I always sorta hoped I would have a valentine someday. Call me a hopeless romantic. I chalk it up to watching endless hours of Romatic Comedies like 27 Dresses, Never Been Kissed or The Holiday.

This year was different though.. I actually had a Valentine. I tried to play it off with " eh we don't have to do anything to big". Jared didn't buy it though.

Of course I had to work on Valentine's Day so we celebrated on Saturday. We spent a few hours at the zoo, checking out the sites. I have to save my favorite exhibit is the Tigers. On this trip we got up close to the Tiger. She was perched on a rock but decided to grace us with a closer look by moving in front of the window.

The plan (we all know how much of a planner I am) after the zoo was to eat at the Corvette Diner in Point Loma. We were both pretty hungry so when we arrived and saw the crowd, my heart dropped. We got the little buzzer thing and found out we had a 40 minute wait. We headed outside to discuss if we wanted to wait so long and I promptly burst into tears. This was not how my plan was supposed to go at all.

Jared, being the amazing guy he is, wrapped his arms around me and became my voice of reason. As I stood there in tears,trying to be okay with the delayed plan, the Sesame Street theme song started to play. We both started laughing and decided 40 minutes wouldn't be so bad. We ordered the largest appetizer I have ever seen. I mean, this was a meal all in itself. It was soooooo good.

In addition to the ginormous appetizer , we both got burgers. Jared got the "Rory". It may sound gross but it had crunchy peanut butter, bacon etc on it. Honestly it was de-li-ci-ous. Trust me.

Sunday we met up for church like we usually do but before we grabbed our usually coffees, Jared made me close my eyes. When I opened them I was greeted with a card and these:

Gorgeous! Of course I got all teary eyed ( I refused to cry due to the water works from the previous evening). First of all, I have never been given flowers from any guy. Second, I love red roses. They are my absolute favorites. And three.. A beautiful card from a guy who isn't so into cards. it doesn't get any more special than that.
We had a simple afternoon watching tv and I headed off to work. About an hour or so after I got to work I got a text from Jared that said " can you come outside for a minute". I did and there he was with a big smile on his face. He had a big box of chocolate covered strawberries from Shari's Berries. As if the weekend hadn't been amazing enough, he had that one last little surprise.

It really was an unforgettable Valentine's Day. The gifts were wonderful but what I really love the most is having Jared in my life, having the incredible family that I do and have friends that are more family than friends. Sure we should show love every day of our lives but having one day that shows a little extra love isn't so bad. :)

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I am sitting here nursing Asher and reading your blog to get some idea of how this blogging thing works and you brought tears to my mushy eyes. I am so happy for you. I would love to spend some more time with you and get to know you better Shannon. You are an amazing person. :-)