Valentine's day crept up on me this year.
Yes, I saw the plethora of Valentines stuff in every store, and even had multiple people ask me what our plans were for Valentines day. But I still didn't really put two and two together.
I've been distracted....with Evelyn's injury and appointments, Bill's busy work schedule, and some nice visits from family and long lost friends. I think having the holiday on a Sunday really threw me off too.
In past years, I have always given Bill and the kids some sort of chocolaty gift/surprise. Not this year. I spaced it. Thank goodness for my parents dropping off some valentines and chocolate for us, and also an unexpected package that arrived from my cousin, that was filled to the brim with some candy and a stuffed animal for Evelyn, and chocolate and candy for the rest of us. So, even though my mind was elsewhere, we were sufficiently 'valentined'.
Our Valentines day was actually very nice. Bill started out Sunday morning with a meeting at the
Stake Center with Elder Perry, an apostle. There was only about 30 people at this meeting, so it was really special for Bill to be able to be there.
Later on, we went to church, where we listened to Porter speak in sacrament meeting. What a great kid and what a great talk!
After church, I made some enchiladas using some really tender pork from a roast I had made earlier in the week.
That night, we invited some friends over. We had a wonderful visit while eating some Valentine's cake and ice cream. (Yes, believe it or not, I did make a cake. I scrambled Saturday night to at least make a Valentine's cake to give my family).
After our company left, and the kids were in bed, Bill made the two of us some Mexican hot chocolate in the blender. It was his gift to me, and it was delicious. Darker than regular hot chocolate, with a hint of cinnamon. Mmmmm. I loved it. There's nothing like a mug of hot chocolate to end a nice, relaxing day with the one you love.
This morning, we woke up, got ready for our day, and had the elders over for a breakfast of french toast on Bill's day off.
Despite my absentmindedness, our weekend was great. It just goes to show that you don't have to buy expensive gifts or eat at restaurants or put up lots of decorations to enjoy a holiday with your family, huh?
Plus we have enough enchiladas for tonight's dinner, so I have the night off of cooking!
An update on Evelyn's hand: We had to do a home treatment on her hand yesterday because physical therapy was closed for President's day. Ron sent me home with all of the stuff that I would need to be able to do it. I was a bit nervous, but Bill and Porter helped me. We did it!.... and her fingers are looking amazing. I mean really amazing. This little girl has been so blessed. We go see Ron tomorrow and then to the plastic surgeon on Wednesday where we will learn more.