As I shared earlier it was business as usual for Valentine’s Day at the Irish home much to the dismay of the kiddos. I did, however, inspire enthusiasm for them to work fast to get their work done with big “If” they got their lessons done, I would treat them to lunch out. I had all kinds of cooperation; I tell ya. They indeed finished all of their work before lunch and early to boot!
I surprised them with heart shaped pizza at Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza. We have done this several times through the years for Valentine’s Day and it is always a hit. Be prepared for it to be a little pricey, but for the holiday I think it’s worth it!
In the evening we went to Faith’s basketball game. Jason did offer to take us all out to a nice dinner after the game, but it was about 7:30 on a Friday evening on Valentine’s Day. I figured every nice place would be packed out and not what I was in the mood for with the children anyway. But so I wouldn’t have to go home and cook, he took us all to Kincaid’s for burgers. Then we went home, put the kids to bed, and watched a movie together. It may not have been a day of making things at home, but I think the kids felt like it was special anyway.
Jason did send me a Valentine email…that I didn’t receive until the next day because I just don’t check my email that often. Here is what he sent me:
I am so glad you married me! Here are 10 things I love about you.
1. You are fun and make us laugh.
2. You are a great cook.
3. You are my best friend
4. You think of vacations for our family.
5. You are a very good and interesting writer.
6. You remember the important things in life.
7. You work hard to give good things to our family
8. You are so beautiful
9. You give me good advice (if I only would take it) and you help me when I am stressed out.
10. You home school and teach our kids about God
A couple of the things he said really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. He was watching though and I didn’t want to get all mushy so what I said was, “Ten, you could only think of ten things? I give you twenty to twenty five every year!”
“Uh, I was in a hurry…I could think of more…”
“Uh huh… ” and we both laughed.