I love.

14 Feb

While I attempt to come back down from that cloud labeled “nine” that was our trip to Savannah, I thought I’d grace all you love birds with an update on this St. Valentine’s Day. Our weekend get-away was fabulous. Perfect. Splendid. I’ll tell you all about it at a later date because I don’t have time to write a post that would do it justice.

For now, I’m going to link up with Jenn for another edition of (Mil)ing It Over. Todays topic? Love, of course!

I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. It didn’t matter if I had a boyfriend of not. It’s just fun to show love and receive love from all those special people in life. My parents were those who went all out on such holidays- A card, some candy, just a simple gesture to let me know they were thinking of me. I remember one year, in fifth grade,  I was hoping that I was one of those lucky students who got a balloon sent to the office with their name on it. Walking by the office, I could see it was sprinkled with reds and pinks, flowers, and countless balloons. Then, I saw it! I was face to face with a life-sized Mickey Mouse balloon. He had arms and legs and was at my eye level! I thought that whoever got that was the luckiest girl/boy in the world. The time came for students to pick up what was waiting for them in the front office. My name was called! I felt so blessed as I walked down the hallway. I walked in and the secretary handed me the hand of Mickey Mouse- that balloon was mine!

I know this all sounds so cheesy, but isn’t that an integral part of Valentine’s Day? I was so happy to get that gift from my dad. Of course, it isn’t about the gifts that my parents showered me with. It just felt good to know they care about me and wanted me to be happy. Now, to this day, I can’t recall a Valentine’s Day when my dad failed to call me and ask me to be his Valentine.

V-Day is about telling all those people in your life that you love em! And I love that we have a day to celebrate that. All those bah-humbugs are missing out! Just because there’s a day set aside for us to remind our loved ones what they mean to us, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t do it the rest of the year, as well. There’s no need to rain on the parades of those of us who do get downright obnoxious with our pinks and reds this time of year.

With all that said, Mom(and Joe), Dad (and Julie)- I love you bunches. Thank you for all the things you’ve done over the years to make me feel loved and special. 🙂

I also love my friends, my family, my Jesus, my husband, my dogs, my little baby growing inside, and so many other things-

Like…. blog awards! The other day, I got two of them in one day so I was pretty pumped! One is from Nina, a lady I envy from a far. This girl has got it all together! She lives in Anchorage, Alaska and stays busy working on a degree in Psychology, keeping physically fit, and exploring God’s green earth with her hubby. If you enjoy reading about outdoor fun in Alaska then check her out here: Adventures of a Lifetime

I received the Versatile Blogger award from her, but because I’ve already received it once or twice I’m going to skip all the rules. I still love getting blog awards so thank you very much, Nina!

The other one I landed was from the lovely, Lydia!

She is a newlywed Navy Wife so go over to her page and congratulate her! Thank you so much for the award, dear! As for the rules, I must share 7 things about myself-

1. I organized a gigantic box of greeting cards today.

2. I love the feeling ghost stories gives me.

3. Chocolate is a major food group in my world.

4. I come from a blended family, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

5. I love to scare my husband.

6. My 2nd trimester rocks thus far!

7. I just got a lovely bouquet of roses from Captain J that made my heart melt.

Now, I’m supposed to pass it on. I choose (drumroll please…)

Consider the Lillies.

Thanks for checking in with me on this beautiful, Georgia day. I hope you have all had a really swell day.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!


3 Responses to “I love.”

  1. ~Debra February 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Nina February 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day! And thank you for the kind words 🙂 Hugs from The Last Frontier!!!

  3. Consider the Lilies February 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    thank you for the award sweet girl 🙂 that’s so very nice of you!

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