To be honest, I am not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I get annoyed with the idea that February 14th is the day to measure how much you love someone, or how much they love you. I think the real measure is how someone treats you when you’re having a bad day or when nobody’s looking. Am I just being a total grump about this?
Despite my distaste for the romantic emphasis on Valentine’s Day, I do enjoy the fun side of it…in the form of handmade cards and heart-shaped treats.
For example, John’s toast this morning.
Or the picture-perfect Valentine’s sugar cookies from my lovely and talented sister Courtney, who made them for a family party this weekend, and was thoughtful enough to gift wrap a few for me to take home.
I can guarantee that every sprinkle on every cookie was exactly where it was supposed to be. The crumbs in the photos are all mine. That’s how I roll. Or maybe that’s just how I eat…
I hope you all enjoy Valentine’s Day however you celebrate it…or don’t celebrate it. I think John and I will just go out for supper at our favorite local bar/restaurant instead of making something at home. Maybe I will put on a dress.
What are your plans?
Lots of extra V-day love in particular to one of my favorite people (and one of my first and most enthusiastic readers) Jessica. On Thursday she and her husband Mike became brand new parents to their beautiful daughter Bella Jane! I am so happy and excited for her. Yay Jess! Love you!