Happy Valentine’s Day! I can only imagine that a Friday Valentine’s Day in high school is a big deal. I picture balloons, stuffed animals and all the girl dresses in pink or red, mixed with the excitement of the impending weekend. Ah, sweet memories!
Valentine’s for me now is a bit more low key. So, for today, no food, recipes, health topics or toddler talk; I just feel grateful for all the LOVE I’ve gotten to experience over the past few days of snowmageddon here in Charlotte.
It started coming down on Wednesday around noon and didn’t stop.
David was working, but I somehow lucked out having Nana here and snowed in, so we did what anyone is supposed to do when trapped inside during the winter. We baked cookies…
and watched a movie
and did a lot of pretend shopping at Target while the snow fell down… hour after hour after hour.
That’s a lot of snow for us down here, so when I found out David had to go into work Thursday morning I was not a happy camper. It was still coming down hard and every news station said to just stay home. David woke up at 5am, shoveled the driveway and then took off for his hour commute. I was such a nervous wreck. Whether you call it stupid (like I did) or dedicated, he works his tail off and I love that about him. Forgive me, I am bragging on him here a bit because it’s Valentine’s Day and I know he is dedicated to working so hard because he loves us so much.
Two hours later, I was so happy to hear he made it to his destination. That’s what Valentine’s Day is about to me now; ***CHEESE ALERT*** knowing those I love are safe and sound. David had made it, my mom was here with us, my brother was at home, not trapped in his car like he was during the last Atlanta snow… that is all I want for Valentine’s Day.
And finally, early afternoon, the snow stopped falling and the sun came out, meaning we could finally get out and PLAY!
…and attempt to shovel the driveway with a rake…
and wear our festive sweaters.
Haha! Sorry, Koda.
David made it home mid-afternoon and Hailey greeted him with a snowball to say, no driving in those conditions ever again, Daddy!
From there, we spent the next couple of hours outside, sledding with friends and walking the ‘hood.
It was a memorable few days with the ones I love. No recipe to share today or food pics, but just wishing you and yours lots of LOVE and a happy Valentine’s Day!
Do you have any Valentine’s Day plans?