Monday, February 14, 2011

Why I love my Valentine

I know everyone is doing valentine's day posts today, and that probably sucks if you don't have someone special in your life. I remember those days. Well, I'm really lucky enough to have someone very special in my life. I also know a lot of people hate the commercialism of valentine's day, but why not use any excuse to celebrate with your someone special? And excuse is a good excuse, right? Maybe don't wait around for commercial holidays, do it everyday, AND on holidays.

Hal is so special to me, so I thought I'd share a story that happened that really reminds me of what I love about Hal so much.

Our Niece's Lily's birthday is close to Thanksgiving, so we were lucky enough to have her in town for her birthday. I picked out the cutest little sweater for her and asked Hal to wrap it for me since he had time. He was so nice and brought the present to the party for me and added a little unknown surprise in there for Lily. Ours was the last present that she opened and she pulled the sweater out with the tissue paper and didn't even notice it. She then looked back in there to find Hal's little surprise. Now look at the picture below. Hal knew exactly what was coming, but her reaction was even better than any of us could have expected.
 He put a red potato in the bottom of the bag. I wish we had a video of this because lily literally jumped up and down and screamed pink potato.Who would anyone put a red potato in with a child's present? Hal would, that's who. Who knew it would end up being her favorite present of the night and she had to carry it around and even sleep with it? Apparently Hal did.
He is the silliest person that I know, and I love him even more for it. Oh, and check out that awesome jaw line he has...that doesn't hurt either.

I need some Valentine's day help! We had plans to go out of town, but those are squashed now, but we rearranged our schedules to go out of town, so we want to go somewhere, especially since it was going to be our valentine's vacation celebration. We can't decide where to go though, probably not somewhere too spendy, maybe if we could get a cheap flight or drive there. SO Where should we go? Any ideas?

Oh, and this song reminds me of when Hal and I met, so enjoy


Allison said...

Haha, that's so completely random and HILARIOUS! Who would've thought? A red potato! I love your faces in the first picture- your laughing, and Hal's clapping... so funny! Happy Valentine's Day!

Big Mama said...

That's seriously my favorite birthday memory for her - it's going in her memory book!
I don't know if Morgan's told you we're coming up the week Daner goes to the MTC; we're SO excited to see you guys!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I want a potato now too! ;) So cute, and so funny. Did you find out on what to do girl? Hope you did. And about the's hard. I have some things in mind but they're on the heaving side when it comes to $$ and we don't want that. Cheap is better.

Hoep you still had a great Valentine's Day.


Jamie Walker said...

When I turned 6 I got a doll and I had been dying for. When I opened the box it was a head of broccoli inside. I cried and cried and my family laughed and laughed. haha it's funny now though!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

aw I love how this song make you think of when you two met :) cute blog, cute photos!

Brunch at Saks said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog- love yours! What a sweet post :) I love Taylor's song Enchanted too!

Hugs xoxo

Torrie said...

Man, that pink potato story was so funny I had to share it with Matt! That's about the funniest thing I've heard all week. Tell Hal kudos to him for giving the best gift of the night.

As far as trips go, St. George is incredible---it's one of my favorite places in the world to go, and there are tons of places you can go to within a two-hour drive.

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