Tuesday, 15 February 2011

valentine's weekend. . .

i guess you could say i grew up always having mixed feelings about valentine's day.
if you don't have someone special around then you hate it.
if you happen to have a significant other it's the best day of the year.
anyways, this valentine's weekend i was lucky enough to spend it with
friends and of course my favorite valentine of all time.
i have been feeling real crafty lately with the quilting i've
been doing, so of course i took a trip to hobby lobby and bought a
bunch of valentines paper to make valentines and such.
P.S. if you have ever been to the hobby lobby then you know how
amazing/seducing it can be.
they literally have aisles and aisles filled with crafty things.
it makes all of these ideas go through your head about neat crafts
you could make, and before you know it you have spent $20 on glitter
& paper & cardstock & ribbon & stickers, etc. etc.
in sum, beware of the hobby lobby.
to start off v-day right, my dear friend whitney & i decided to make
some little valentines on friday using our paper & ribbon & stickers & such
we have accumulated from trips to places such as hobby lobby.
we had a lot of fun. but after making a grand total of 2 valentines
each, we decided our creative juices were not flowing anymore and we
decided to clean up our mass of pink and red paper.
whitney had a lot of cute crafting ideas. she is a beauty.

i made a couple of cards, including this one for logan.
he really liked the card. but i was sad when he only
looked at it for like 7 seconds and then gave me a hug.
i spent a lot of time on that thing. therefore i kept
showing him all of the details and made him look at
it for a good 5 minutes before i let him hug me and
tell me how much he liked it and appreciated me.

the next day(saturday)we picked up wilbert and nuvia like we always do.
these darlings are siblings that we have been mentoring for a while now.
every saturday we pick them up and go to the library or the park or something.
this saturday we decided to help them make valentines boxes for the party
they were going to have in school on monday.
i was secretly SO excited to help nuvia with her box. i haven't
made one since i was in elementary school, therefore i may or may
not have taken over her box and told her what to cut out and where
to put everything. . . but she had fun doing what i told her to do.
her box turned out pretty cute if i do say so myself.

logan helped wilbert with his box. they got real creative and
made a valentine's monster. wilbert is apparently mimicking the
monster face in this pic. . .

on valentine's day logan went to school as usual. he told me to
pick him up around 6 and we would do something 'special'.
all day i was excited. i couldn't wait for where we would go, etc.
the doorbell rang at the house around 5:30 which never happens, so
you can imagine my surprise when i saw logan standing on the porch
with some flowers. he just loves to surprise me.
we walked to center street and ate dinner at this great place
called spicy corea. why they chose to spell Korea with a 'C'
instead of a 'K' is a mystery to me. but the food was still great!
we both got bulgogi. i got chicken, he got beef. it came with a
bunch of side dishes-the kimchi was a favorite.
logan was really legit and used the metal chop sticks.

i was not as legit and used the metal fork.
nevertheless, i was overwhelmed by how much food we got!

after that we walked home and i was surprised (yet again) with my
favorite cupcake from the cocoa bean (raspberry chocolate).
logan put it on my seat in the car, and i almost sat on it
without realizing. that would have been a valentine's disaster.
luckily i spotted it at the last second, and i was able to
successfully sneak it into the movie we saw with help from
my purse:) overall it was a great valentine's day and an
even better valentine's weekend.
yay for love.


  1. your card for Log is adorable and awesome and creative and pretty, too. Lucky Logie.

    Thanks for showing us the funny and cute (respectively) valentine's day boxes...

    Isn't it nice to be married to someone we love? I had a great V-day, too!