It isn't fun to be sick on Valentine's Day....or any holiday.
Luckily, Matt had to run an errand so that got me moving. His "errand" turned out to be taking a girl a Valentine teddy bear.....oh my gosh, he was so cute delivering it!
On our way to the girl's house, I dropped this little heart garland at a local coffee shop...
I usually spend half the day baking and cooking a special meal and dessert.
Since I didn't feel well, that didn't happen this year. Instead, Dean picked up some of our favorite dishes from a Thai restaurant on his way home from work.
I did manage to surprise him with some homemade cookies though...I couldn't let the day pass without a little something special. These are huge, made with my favorite sugar cookie recipe I got from my mom when I was a kid.
Dean walked in the door with these lovely tulips...my favorite flower.
You know a man loves you when he goes out of the way to find tulips when all the world is buying roses......
Matt asked me why I get tulips instead of roses and I told him....
We lived in Germany for 3 years when I was in elementary school and we visited so many places. Each weekend (for the most part) we would go somewhere, to take advantage of being in a different country.
One of those places was Holland so mom could see the tulip fields...but I think I enjoyed that particular trip more than anyone. We stayed in a house with a family and they fed us and amazing breakfast before sending us on our way.
When we first saw the fields, I was so overwhelmed by all the color.....it was hard to tell they were flowers at first. The fields were immense and the colors were amazing. I actually remember the excitement I felt.
During our walk, I remember telling everyone "I LOVE TULIPS!"
....and I have loved them ever since.
Mojo had a good day too. Special treats and toys made his birthday special.
Hoping you all had a Happy Valentine's Day too!