February 14, 2011

It's V-Day y'all

Here's to my first Valentine's Day in Texas!

Steve says he has something planned for me when he gets home from school so I guess we'll see what that is :)

On Friday night we had a little V day party at our house. I got the idea Thursday night and texted a bunch of people and surprisingly everyone was able to come even though it was so last minute. There were 7 couples here so it was a full house!

I mainly did it so that I had an excuse to make some adorable v day treats I'd found on people's blogs. haha.

I made some pink heart rice krispies from here

And flaky cinnamon heart twists from Haley

And Bekah, Jordan and Steve helped cut out the sugar cookies:

I also taped paper heart doilies everywhere:

But I wish I had done something like this:

Isn't that so cute? I wish I had done something like this for my wedding!!

Anyway, we played the newlywed game, since all of us are fairly newly weds. And people commented on how their cheeks hurt so much from laughing. It was pretty fun :) I'm so glad to have such an easy going baby to allow me to do stuff like this!

And I'm also so glad to have my husband to share Valentine's day with! 

This is why I love him:

Back in September, when I was about 5 1/2 months pregnant, I was walking home from the library since it had closed sooner than expected. Steve was on his way home from school and was going to pick me up but he didn't make it in time before they closed. I only made it a few steps down the street when I saw Steve driving towards me. He drove past me so that he could pull over into the library parking lot behind me. So I turned around and I was walking towards the car which was facing me and I could see Steve through the wind shield so I waved to him and he waved back. Suddenly he rolled down the window and yelled out: 

"HEY!!!! That's my WIFE!!!!" 

I was confused because I thought he was yelling at me but then he continued yelling: 

"Yeah, Dawg! That's my WIFE!!!!!!"

I turned around and there were these two black kids on their bikes riding behind me. I guess they'd been checking me out without realizing that my husband had a perfect view of them. Steve kept calling them "dawg" and repeating that I'm his wife. As they got closer, one of the kids told Steve all sheepishly:

 "Sorry Sir, we thought she was a girl in our class..."

I love this story because...

1. At 23 years old and 5 1/2 months pregnant I was mistaken for these middle schoolers' fellow classmate. (wait, that's why I don't like this story ;)

2. When Steve talks to black people, he thinks he needs to talk to them the way he thinks they talk. (that's why he said dawg a million times.) He would also talk to my ESL students like he was an ESL student himself. Yeah. Just imagine Steve speaking fake broken English to all my students. I always tried to stop him because it definitely doesn't help them learn English but he says they can understand him better that way. No babe, I really don't think so.)

3. And the main reason I love this story is because Steve didn't hesitate for a minute to stick up for me when he saw two black kids checking me out. Simple as that :)

And that's why I love him!
Happy V-day!


  1. Wow, I love that Steve story. You guys are so great! Love having you as our friends! Happy V-day to you all!

  2. Wow, I love that heart/doily/lights idea. So pretty! Next year! I also made those cinnabon heart twist, but mine all turned out burnt. Boo.

    That's such a fun story about you and Steve! Happy Valentines Day! Sounds like it's been wonderful so far!

  3. Haha! I made those cinnabon heart twists TOO! That's so funny. I'll have to post some pictures of mine later.

    Happy Valentine's Day! Love ya.

  4. You are so crafty! Those treats look delicious. And I too enjoyed the story about Steve haha.

  5. Hahahaha that story is hilarious. Wish I could have come to your partyyy! What was Steve's surprise when you got home?

  6. Oh i love your decor! imagine the lights with the pink & red doilies :) but white would look LOVELY for a wedding for sure! And I'm so glad you had fun making the heart cinnamon twists! thank goodness for pillsbury ;) Looks like you all had a great night with all your fun treats!!

    And that story is awesome! he sure loves you :)