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Valentine’s Day Festivities

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day!

My favorite kind of chocolate!

I enjoyed time with my favorite kind of chocolate on V-Day, chocolate lab!

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. I think because it was always a special day for me as a child. I can remember decorating my Valentine’s Box for school each year, picking out specific Valentines for everyone in my class (they pretty much always had dogs on them!), and my mom always giving me a small gift like a stuffed animal or chocolates to celebrate.

This Valentine’s Day was lovely, and I feel blessed that I was able to spend time with Jimmy in the evening! He surprised me with the sweetest gift–he called me after work to inform me that he was making dinner for us. This was a big deal because Jimmy had never cooked for us before!

He went to the grocery store to buy the ingredients and told me that he didn’t trust himself to cook everything. I offered to be his sous chef, and we had such a nice time in the kitchen together.

linguine-with-shrimp-scampi

Jimmy’s menu included:

Impressive, right?! The menu was very gourmet and everything tasted absolutely delicious. The best part was that Jimmy had planned everything out and thought of such a special dinner.

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On the work side of things, the family I work for had me bake cupcakes and assemble treat bags for their kids’ Valentine’s Day parties at school. It’s really fun for me to feel like a part of a family with little ones. I think kids just make holidays extra special.

valentines-treat-collage

I have to share some pictures from my parents, too! They ran a Valentine’s Day 5k together, which I thought was adorable. They finished in 32:00 minutes, which I think is quite impressive. Go mom and dad!

valentines-5k

Lastly, my sister and her fiancé received some great news on Valentine’s Day. The offer they put on a house was accepted! Congrats on becoming homeowners Hannah and Josh! They’ll move in after their wedding in June! I can’t wait to see their home in person 🙂

Tell me about your Valentine’s Day!

Past Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Valentine’s Day 2016
Valentine’s Day 2014
Valentine’s Day 2013
Valentine’s Day 2012
Valentine’s Day 2011

Pictures

Hey there! I am working on my purity ring Q&A post, but in the mean time, I want to share some pictures I’ve taken recently. They’re all pretty random. Just the way I like ’em!

cats

Surprise! A cat picture! Just kidding, that’s not surprising. I just love Lily and Felix. Right after I took this picture, they started play-fighting and I got nervous they would break my window’s screen and fall to their untimely deaths.

hannah

Hannah is a beast at mowing the lawn.

swimming

Swimming is one of my most favorite activities in the whole wide world. It’s so relaxing to me. I also have the best swimming buddy!

jimmy

On Saturday, Jimmy and I did something we’ve never done together before. We got our hair cut! I asked the hair stylist to cut off my dead ends, and now my hair is like three inches shorter. I’ll have to post a picture soon. I liked that the person who cut Jimmy’s hair spiked it! In the photo above, he was reading while I worked on some internship work. Can you guess where we were?

nursery

I really enjoy working in my church’s nursery. It makes me want kids and not want kids at the same time.

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I washed my truck on Saturday morning because the weather was amazing and my truck was dirty. Yay for being productive.

What’s the last thing you photographed?!