Tuesday, February 12, 2008
That most lovely of holidays is just two days away and counting. So, how about some random Valentine's Day fun for my Random Tuesday post today?
Personally, I LOVE Valentine's Day. I love anything red and white and pink. I love storebought valentines. I love chocolate-covered strawberries. I love sappy movies and sappy songs. I love having a date night. I love getting hugs and kisses. And I love celebrations (so, you know I'm all over this holiday!).
AND...I love anything home-made by the sweet little hands of my children. I don't get as many from my preteen and teen anymore (!), but Sydney is just discovering it! See the picture up above? Sydney made this door hanger for me on Saturday and had to proudly display it for me. (If you can't see the words, it says that she loves Mom because "you give me hugs and kisses." Now THAT right there melts my heart!)
Here then are a couple of love-related questions I came up with; give your answers in the comments section or go do it on your own blog! Cmon now...join in the love-ly fun! (I'm not tagging you to do it. But you know who you are! lol)
Do you have any Valentine's Day traditions?
We always get the girls a pile of goodies. Nothing expensive, just usually a basket full of fun stuff like candy, stuffed animals, pens, favorite snacks. (Sydney and I actually went yesterday to buy the stuff. I let her pick out the things for McKenna and Delaney and I snuck some things for her into the buggy without her noticing. The hardest part was convincing S that she couldn't have anything "right now," but had to wait for a few more days!)
Gary and I also always go out for Valentine's Day. We usually try and have a "date" once or twice a month anyway, but VDay is a good excuse for going out again. I'm a BIG believer in couple time!
And, oh yeah...I usually try and make some chocolate-covered strawberries. That somehow has become a favorite Valentine's Day treat!
Favorite romantic movie?
Ooh, there's a lot of them! "Say Anything" has always been a favorite (with my boy, John Cusack) and I also love "Somewhere in Time," "Serendipity," "Moulin Rouge," and "When Harry Met Sally."
What would you love to get for Valentine's Day this year?
Gifts are not a requirement, although I do love fresh flowers (I'm a sucker for one of those cheap, mixed arrangements) and a card with a true sentiment written on the inside. But, really, just a night out with Gary is all I really want!
Favorite love song?
I guess that "Tupelo Honey" by Van Morrison is a favorite, since Gary and I danced to it at our wedding. But there's so many more too. In fact, this is a very hard question because there are SO many! I have always loved "In My Life" by the Beatles, "Burning Love" by Elvis, "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel, "Amazed" by Lonestar, "The Dance" by Garth Brooks, "How Sweet it Is" by James Taylor, "She" by Elvis Costello, "More than a Woman" by Billy Joel, "Crazy" by Patsy Cline, "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer, and I really like "No One" right now by Alecia Keys.. Shucks...I keep thinking of more and more of them...let me just stop there. But I want to hear your favorites!!
Lindor chocolate truffles. Yumm!
Calla lillies. (Even though I just mentioned the mixed bouquets, if I had to pick an individual flower this would be it. My wedding bouquet was white calla lillies and red roses.)
What are three things you're loving right now, at this exact moment?
Gosh, so many things! But let's go with... my family, sweet tea, & having things to look forward to.
Join on in the fun!
And now I leave you with my favorite scene from one of my very fave movies. The awesome medley of love songs from "Moulin Rouge" (so WOW!)...
If THAT doesn't get you in the mood for Valentine's Day and love and passion and all that good stuff, I don't know what will!
Have a fantabulously wonderful Tuesday!