My Funny Valentine.

I know Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, but it’s still one of my favorites.  It always has been, even when I was just a single girl in the city.  Why?  Everywhere you go you are surrounded by pink and red, hearts, flowers, and love, love, love.  What could be better than that?

Oh, and I love these.

On this Valentine’s Day, it’s a little different from the last five I’ve spent with Matt.  Usually we go out to dinner, and it’s a tradition for me to bake him a heart-shaped cake.

Except this year we’re still in Texas while Matt studies at the Kaplan retreat for his Step 1 exam he’ll be taking in March.  Since we’ve been staying in a hotel, and there’s no way for me to bake this year,  I thought I’d send Matt a different kind of Valentine.

Here we go…

Dear Matt,

–>(You can listen to “Loving You” here if you want…)<–

And I just wanted to let you know that…

In my heart.

And I just have to tell you that…

Because…

–>(You can listen to “Teenage Dream” here if you want…)<–

You’ll always be my funny valentine…

My sweet, comic valentine…

You make me smile with my heart…

Your looks are laughable…

Unphotographable…

And…

Now you probably already know this, but…

So…

Like, forever?

Please?

All photos by pinterest.

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Home In The Mitten State!

Hey!  Long time, no see!  Sorry I’ve been a little MIA for the last couple of weeks, but there has been so much going on!

First things first, I finally wrapped up this semester at school, and made the Dean’s List again!  Woo-hoo!

Then, Matt and I spent Christmas in Michigan this year with my family, and have had so much fun for the last week.

Christmas Eve was the big family celebration, and my whole family came over to celebrate.  Matt and I made up for time lost, and ate a ton of food.  I’ve probably gained about five pounds since we’ve been back in the States, but boy oh boy, it feels good!

My Mom's famous Gnocchi

We spent some long overdue time with my nieces and nephews…

Ain't they sweet?

They even got a visit from Santa Claus (aka my dad!) on Xmas Eve!

Rocco (my youngest nephew) with my dad (Santa). He totally bought into it, and thought it was Santa!

Santa's lil' helper, Tootsie (my parents dog.)

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus…

My mom and dad. P.S. Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas, and she told him "diamonds."

From the left...Rocco aka the Roc, Dylan aka Dyl-Pickle, Kayla aka Kooks, and Logan aka Logi-Bear.

My beautiful nieces, Allison and Kayla.

The next day, Matt and I opened presents from my parents and each other on Christmas morning…

A very special gift made by my mom. She saved my bridal bouquet, dried it a special way, and then framed it with our wedding invitation. How cool is that?!

We also got tickets to see my very favorite show, Wicked!

We went and saw the show today, and it was absolutely amazing!! P.S. I had to restrain myself from belting along to Defying Gravity!

My Christmas gift to Matt for our first married Christmas together.

Matt’s Christmas gift to me…

Isn't it gorge?! I LOVE it!

We’ve had such a blast in Michigan for the past week.  We’ve done all kinds of fun stuff!

We went to the Henry Ford Museum…

And we got to see the actual bus that Rosa Parks rode when she refused to sit at the back of the bus!

According to the tour guide, this is the actual spot that Rosa Parks sat in.

We saw the infamous car where Kennedy was shot…

And saw many, many more interesting and fascinating things.

Today we went to the Greektown casino in downtown Detroit…

We didn't win big or anything, but we didn't lose any money either!

And tomorrow we say goodbye to a wonderful and fun-filled week with family and friends in my hometown.

It’s been a good trip, and I’m happy I got to spend such quality time with those who are so special to me.

And…

It’s still good to be back in the States, and no, I don’t miss Grenada one bit yet at all!

So, tell me…

What did you get for Christmas?!

P.S.  I will be back to my regular blogging schedule after the New Year.  I’ve missed you all!

~The End