Thursday, February 14, 2013

love is in the air.

I definitely don't dread Valentine's day like some might. Some years Paul will surprise me with something, and most years I do nothing. What a lucky guy to have me, eh?

Last night Paul sent me to dinner by myself, and it was probably the best Valentine present anyone could have ever given me. It was lovely riding in the car without the sound of a crying baby, the feel of a little boy kicking the back of my seat, and picking the songs that I wanted to hear...instead of an 8 year old telling me what she wanted to listen to something different.

I didn't do anything fancy. A cafĂ©, a salad, and oodles of people watching to do. I didn't have to worry about anyone spilling, I could eat with two hands, and I didn't have to share. Amazing how a little alone time can really rejuvenate your spirit.

I usually curse Pinterest, and how it makes me feel like I am totally failing because I don't do this or that. This past week I have had a change of heart. I love that it has inspired me to want to do more and be better. This doesn't mean I have to do everything I see on Pinterest, but just try harder at making fun memories with my kids.
Last night I pulled out some of my $1 spot finds, and created a little surprise for the kids to wake up to. They didn't expect it, and I probably won't do it for every holiday...but it was so worth it.

Savannah said that today was going to be the best day ever, because I made breakfast instead of a bowl of cereal.

Devin told everyone how much he WUVED his new socks.

It was simple, it was inexpensive, and it made my morning watching my kids.
I definitely need to show my family more often just how much I love them, because sometimes they don't get the best of me like I would hope.

Thank you Pinners of Pinterest who help to inspire me.

Happy Valentine's Day!


kendahl said...

Simple and inexpensive is the way to go. Your breakfast and cute placemats are perfect. You are such a good mommy!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest too, but ultimately I find so much awesome inspiration there that I can't stay away from it. Your placemats and breakfast idea is so precious! I agree with Kendahl, you are such a good Mommy!

Mostly Jessica said...

nice job! I did nothing :( maybe next year

Rachel Ward said...

I totally failed at breakfast, but I fancied up dinner and it was deemed the best Valentines ever. Goblets will do that for anything. :)

Rachel Ward said...

Oh, and thanks to your recommendations, I'm on my third viewing of PItch Perfect. And the soundtrack is already on my phone. I'm hooked.

Rudy Rukus said...

I just posted about how inadequate pinterest makes me feel LOL we are so alike! I love it!