Tuesday, February 14, 2012



Valentine's Day 2012.

The reasons I have to smile today.

My hot cup of morning coffee with a tiny red heart on the side, was the perfect way to start the day.




My candle lit breakfast added a touch of romance.  Of course, that is a daily practice in our household.




I really like the little soft heart-shaped candies that I picked up at Trader Joe's on Saturday.
They look so good on my old rose plate.  Would you agree?
But, most of all on the this day set aside for "love", I am thankful for the guy that I have shared 38 Valentine Days with.
What an amazing thought that is for me today.
I remember clearly, the Valentine day before we were married.  I had heard him proclaim that chocolate whoppie pies are one of his favorite foods.
I baked two dozen of them and put them in a big box.  He told me years later, when he opened the gift, he felt like he would be eating them for the rest of his life(because of the amount and the size of each one). It was the thought that counted, right?  I guess two dozen was over doing it:)




The two of us in 1975 and newly married.




In 1987...looking forward to the birth of our third daughter.



In 2011.

"Love at first sight is easy to understand.  It's when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle."   ~Sam Levenson

We have been looking at each other for many years, and he remains... my very favorite reason to smile today.




Wishing each and everyone of you, a reason to smile today, however small that reason may be.

This rose is for you!

10 comments:

Love Being A Nonny said...

You both get better with age! (Love those old pictures though!) Happy Day celebrating with the one you love!

NanaNor's said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you!!! I loved seeing the photo of you and your hubby!!!! It brings back so many memories of that era. Hope you have a loved filled day.
Noreen

Debbie said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too sweet friend! You were married the same year we were...long time ago. I love the quote you posted here..soo true. Have a wonderful day with your sweetie! HUGS

debi said...

That is so sweet ! Loved the photos of yesterday. Enjoy your special day....I know that you indeed are loved :-)

Hugs!!

Happy@Home said...

Such a sweet post you have shared for Valentine's Day. That is so funny about the whoopie pies. You 2 just keep getting better looking as you age.
I love the idea of lighting a candle at breakfast. I usually do at dinner, but will need to try it in the morning as well.
Your heart candies are very pretty.
Wishing you and your sweetie a Happy Valentine's Day.

Lori said...

What a wonderful post and I love the old pictures of the two of you!

Charli and me said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

ahhhhhhhhhh happy valentines day to an adorable couple cherry

lindsey said...

Happy Valentines to you...ours has gone already here in the UK. I love all your photo's. You have both 'aged' perfectly and look great! You will have begun your relationship about the same time we did. We celebrated our 36th anniversary last week.Mya you have many more 'Happy Valentine Day's' to come!

Miss Gracie's House said...

love it!!

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