Monday, February 16, 2009

Matters of The Heart!!

Well as most of you are well aware Valentine's Day was this past weekend, weather you are for or against the holiday it came and went yet again. Now, I for one am all for any day that my hubby decides to do a little something extra and I do the same in return. If he wants to bring me flowers or chocolate or jewelry I am not about to say no to the dear lad!!

But this Valentine's Day was special for all of us in the Kelley household this year! Let's start with Grace

Grace, was able to have a wonderful day on Thursday with her very Best Friend Brooklyn or Brookie as she is often called. These two have been great friends since Nursery but Brooklyn's family moved to the other side of town and for a little child, they may as well have moved out of the county because it seems so far away. Nevertheless we made the trek over to their house and the girls were able to play all afternoon, lucky for me I am a HUGE fan of Brookie's mom so it was quite enjoyable for me as well. Grace was too sad when it was time to go but I promised that we would return as frequently as we could.

this year spent the night with Gabby and then Early Saturday morning I brought her home telling her that there were some important "family" things going on and she needed to come home quickly. I think she was a bit nervous wondering what could be so important but she soon discovered the reason as she and I were sitting in the front room a familiar mini-van pulled up to the house. She looked at me and said "Is that who I think it is?", I coyly asked "Who do you think it is?" with a blush in her cheeks and a tilt of her head she replied "Coby?!" I smiled and walked from the room while she giggled. I went to retrieve my camera from the kitchen when the doorbell rang and before I knew it she had the door opened and the guest was trying to escape further embarrassment and had turned and headed back to safety. It was indeed Coby and Lexi was in the midst of pure joy as this sweet boy presented her with a chocolate rose, a teddy bear, a little plant and a card.

With a little prior knowledge we made sure to have a little something for her him, as we didn't want his efforts to go unrewarded. As parents there was an obligation to make them pose for a few pictures and to present the opportunity for as many awkward moments as possible. What kind of parents would we be if we didn't!??! After some short conversation Coby left and before the door closed, squeals of delight could be heard around the entire house. Lexi was on cloud 9 for the rest of the day walking around holding her romantic gestures. So sweet! It is a little scary though when I think about the fact that they are in the same grade as Jimmy and I were when we met!!

and I
started our Valentines on Friday with a surprise lunch from me to him and then we did a little shopping. I had actually planned to do main course in one place and then go to another for dessert but we were both stuffed after lunch so we called it good. I made out like a bandit at Bath and Body Works at their 75% off sale table and we made a few selections at Wal-Mart for the kids. Our next stop was to one of my favorite fabric places and while I went in to drool over all the amazing bolts, Jimmy said he was going into one of the other stores. Well when I came back out to the car there were red roses in the front seat waiting for me! Oh and how I love roses, the smell, the look, and how I feel when he gives them to me! The next part of our Valentines was Saturday morning Jimmy headed out for some errands and when he returned he was holding a plant, but not any plant, one with chocolate covered strawberries as the blossoms!! I have been wanting one of these amazing edible selections for a long time but who am I to justify sending myself one? We enjoyed the rest of the day with the kids making cookies and going to the park then that night along with my parents Jimmy and I headed to the Temple to do a session. It was a wonderful evening and a wonderful day all around.
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James, well now he is a little young but on Sunday we made an appearance at his "girlfriend's" birthday party. She was a little under the weather so he wasn't able to spend as much time in close proximity but I could tell he still loved being in the same house with her! Little Sarah will make for a great daughter-in-law someday! :) Seriously I am all about arranged marriage!!


Jessi McCall said...

That sounds like an amazing Valentine's Day! I seriously don't think there is ANYTHING as tasty as chocolate covered strawberries!! I LOVE THEM! I make the ghetto version at home!! haha
Glad you had a wonderful day with your family.

Heather & Greg said...

What an amazing Valentines day you had. Good for you and your family! My email is Hope everything else is going good with you guys.

K.C. and Ipuna said...

So funny. Thanks for allowing my son to drop by.

I love chocolate covered strawberries.

Chad & Emylee said...

what a great valentines! luv ya! those choco dipped strawberries looke good!

Jen Rose said...

Hey girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment! IT was so great meeting you too! Thanks again for the pink fabric! I can't wait till it's all done! Hope to see you soon! So glad you had a great V Day!

Liz - Jess said...

THAT is my kind of flower arrangement!! I loved hearing about Alexis' Valentines. It reminded me of one of my first Valentines. I wasn't even in Kindergarten yet and my little boyfriend that went to the same day care as me brought be in a huge chocolate heart and a picture of him. I was SOOO in love at the age of 4! haha... too cute! :-)

Annie said...

I love these stories! They are so fun and so cute. I think your "flowers" were WAY better than a real flower (maybe because I kill them in about .2 seconds!)