Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Living on Love

I usually don't put that much stock in Valentine's Day.
I mean, I like it.
It's all pinks and reds, flowers and hearts.
That's my kind of day.
But Michael and I have never gone just over the top on Valentine's Day.
(Except that one time he rented a limo...that was pretty sweet!)
This was limo night...minus the limo
We usually just try to plan a fun date night together, which for the past 2 years has involved paint, 
maybe a movie, and a yummy dinner.
We usually get each other a small gift, but nothing big.
This year though...
Man, this Valentine's has been over the top awesome!

First, Michael bought me some gorgeous Jason Wu clothes, which I talked about here.
Then, after my FTSA meeting on Saturday I came home to find this.
And at the end of the streamer pathway I found this!
The gift bag is perfume.
And tonight he is taking me to see The Vow.
He definitely went over the top this year!

Another outpouring of love that was a complete surprise came from my Mom.
Last Wednesday, I walked out the door to go to church and found this on the porch.
I was so excited, but a little confused.
If you know my Mom, you know that she is always on time.
Even when it comes to the postal service.
Birthday cards, anniversary cards - always on time.
(or 1 day early if they fall on a Sunday)
So I immediately erased the thought that this could be a Valentine's Day gift because it was almost a week early.
I figured it was just something that came to them and they needed to send.
But then I opened it.
First I found a beautiful card...but it was in an envelope so I skipped that and went right to the tin.
I have forever admired my Mom's collection of Mary Engelbreit tins.
She always said this girl was me because of the long dark hair.
I was so happy that she thought to send me a package, 
let alone the most perfect Valentine's Day tin,
that I burst into tears.
Then came the book.
Under the tin, I found a book that my Mom has read to us numerous times since we were little.
The Love You Forever Book.
It wasn't just the plain book though...
its a recordable book.
I was supposed to be on my way to church, but instead I just stood in my kitchen and let my Mom read to me while I cried the happiest of tears.
It is such a special book, and even more special to be able to have her voice reading it to me, 
just like she has so many times before.
Its cheesy, I know.
But it is so special to me. 
I could not have asked for a better Valentine's surprise!

I have definitely been feeling the love today.
I hope that you all have been blessed and are feeling so much love today as well.
Happy Valentine's Day!!


  1. Gee Whiz, Brittany. That story about your mom's gift almost made me tear up. Of course Michael's choice of red ribbon was equally mind-blowing. :-)

  2. Haha! Yes, he was pretty clever with the streamer! Hope all is well with you guys!


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