Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Three Valentines

I seriously love Valentines Day. I mean flowers, chocolate, romance, and love all celebrated in one day - amazing! This year I was especially lucky because my Valentines keep multiplying and now I have three! To kick off the day I made two of them homemade, whole-wheat, heart-shaped pancakes. Good for the body and the soul :)

We slathered them in strawberry jam and enjoyed. Aren't my two Valentine's cute?

I didn't leave out my third Valentine; I sent him a cute, heart-covered mug full of hot chocolate mixes for him to enjoy at work. Plus, we had our own hot date planned for that evening.

Brigham made reservations at a steakhouse called Madelines and we enjoyed a fancy dinner after dropping the kids off at the grandparents. We exchanged gifts and I got a beautiful necklace with matching earrings and Brigham got the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay. 

At first I was hesitant about the necklace because a bit earlier I told Brigham I didn't want jewelry and I just wanted chocolate for Valentines Day. In fact, my exact words were, "It's Valentine's Day. Every girl deserves to get chocolate on Valentine's Day. I won't be happy unless you get me chocolate and all I want is chocolate. Well, you can get me something else too and I'll be long as there's chocolate with it." Obviously I was having a moment, but I was trying to get the point across loud and clear. I don't know how much clearer it can get.   

So when Brigham pulled out the necklace, I kept waiting for something to accompany the gift and when nothing took me a moment to overcome that fact. However, I will say it melted my heart when Brigham told me he picked out this necklace because it's made out of the same type of shell that we were given during our sealing at our wedding. So sweet!

As for Brigham, I was happy to surprise him with Mockingjay. We have the first two Hunger Games books and Brigham had read both, but he needed the last one. For the last week, he had been trying to convince me to let his friend at work borrow one of my books so that Brigham could borrow Mockingjay in return. I kept saying I didn't want to talk about it and pretended like I didn't trust his friend borrowing our book. Really, it was all a ruse to hold out until Valentine's Day so my present wouldn't be ruined. Let me tell you it was hard work getting two men off my back about those dang books, but it made for a pretty good laugh in the end when everything was revealed.

After our dinner and gift exchange, we made a fast pit-stop to get me a small bit of chocolate I'll pretend I'm ok with, and then went to the movies and saw This Means War. It was hilarious, although a little sketchy in spots, and an enjoyable time together.

After the movie, we picked up our little Valentines and headed home. It was a lovely day. Especially since I'm now blessed with three different Valentines to share it with. I hope your day was full of those you love and Happy Valentines Day!


  1. Oh my gosh that necklace is so cute! Good job Brigham! How thoughtful that it was from the same shell. So sweet. Sounds like a great night!

  2. It sounds like you had a fabulous Valentines Day...which makes me happy because I know how much you love Valentines Day. I'm also glad that you were able to get your chocolate...because I know how important chocolate is to you. As well as all women in the world :). Tim gave me four dozen chocolate rum balls. I realize that is 48 rum balls. However...last night when he suggested that we each had one, I got this greedy "I'm not sharing any of them with you" look on my face and tone in my voice. They are pretty much amazing. But, I came to my senses and realized that I love him, and what's mine is I let him share...half of one...with me :). Hahahaha. I guess I'm still a little greedy.

  3. I absolutely love the hunger games books! Great choice! And I think the necklace wins over chocolate. Although everything is better accompanied by chocolate! (Or in my case, Diet Coke).