This has been such a great week!
I don't care what anyone says, I love Valentine's Day, and I love LOVE!
(this post has quite a few pics- so stick with me!)
On Saturday, Snookums and I picked up a pizza and some beers for the UK v. Vandy game.
(Which UK won. Of course. DUH.)
It was a nice relaxing night, except for Snookums freaking out a little bit. See below.
Sunday we spent ALL DAY relaxing. Snookums and Skeeter did a lot of napping, and I did a lot of Army Wives watching on Netflix, magazine reading, and red wine drinking.
We were bad parents and put Skeeter into Snookums beloved hat. He said he wanted him to "wear it" while he was gone.. So. Skeeter tried it out.
On Monday- Skeeter and I made some Valentine's Day cards for the family. He helped by getting in the way a lot. And he also did some paw "signatures".
On the pinterest version, they bound them like a little book with metal rings and a hole punch, but I decided that he would probably look a little less conspicuous if he was just shuffling through a deck rather than flipping through a cutesy book. *One wifey point for me*.
And yes. That is a princess card. It came with a little crown cut out for me from my momma moo. I will be taking a picture in it very soon.
On Tuesday, Snookums called me and let me know he was coming home EARLY! I was so excited! (and also SO glad I had actually finished something ahead of time for once and had his presents finished!)
As soon as he got home, I noticed he was carrying a white gift bag. He literally couldn't even wait to change out of his ACU's to give it to me!! So we exchanged as soon as he got home!
He is the KING of handmade cards. He ALWAYS gives me a handmade one for any occasion. There have been some seriously elaborate ones in the past. My friends still talk about them from time to time. They are THAT good.
He said that this Valentine's Day card he made me (on the right) was not his best work when it came to the visual aspects, but it was his best work when it came to the poem he had written inside.
I'm telling you. It was hilarious and so adorable.
I had already given him one card, and one large part of his Valentine's Day present the weekend before (the movie pack I wrote about earlier), but I had also made him another funny little card, and FINALLY was able to give him the "little black book" I had made for him before the wedding. (no pictures of that one. Sorry! haha) As well as the decks of cards. HE LOVED THEM. He read every single one and laughed at just about every single one of them :)
And then- Snookums completely surprised me with what my present was!!
He knows me so well. :)
I got a long strand of fresh water pearls!! He was so cute, and so proud of himself.
"I knew my princess would want a long necklace instead of a short one. That way you could wear it all kinds of different ways."
A man after my own heart!
After exchanging all our gifts, we decided that we were just going to take the easy way out, and go order a million different chinese food dishes and bring them back home!
While we were waiting on the food, we found the MOST ADORABLE dog store in the same shopping center! So, of course, we had to do a little Skeeter spoiling.
I had planned on just buying him some treats, but in true Snookums form, HE decided that Skeeter just HAD TO HAVE another baby. (This dog has 1,000 of them. And still just loves his one favorite)
So, Snookums bought him this crazy expensive blue furry monster.
It's actually really cute. I might just steal it.
|See. I like the baby better than he does.|
After we ate ourselves to death on chinese food, I gave Snookums his last Valentine's Day surprise. A sugar cookie pop!
He very obviously liked it, as you can see below. Goober.
The rest of the week was spent doing as MUCH relaxing as possible. Snookums was actually supposed to have Thursday and today off. But his Thursday "off" ended up being taken back somewhat. But we won't discuss that. Because I'm nice. And I'm not supposed to talk about those things. :)
But believe me, there was a minor rant involved there.
The rest of this weekend, there will be a whole lot of puppy and hubby snuggling going on.
Also- just want to put it out there that I TRULY appreciate all the sweet mail, phone calls, texts, tweets, and "facebooks"that we've gotten from our friends and family. It means a lot to both of us. But it also really means a lot to me that there are so many friends who are concerned for me as well. I just want everyone to know I'M GOING TO BE O.K! I PROMISE! haha I have been through some rough stuff before, and made it through to the other side. This is just another hurdle, and we are gonna jump this thing. No problem. ;)
ALSO!! I can't tell you how blown away I am at all the sweet comments, and emails, and tweets that I have received from my bloggy/instagram/twitter friends!!! It means so much that there are people out there that I have never "met" before who are so kind and caring. It makes me HAPPY!
Thank you to all!! And please keep us in your thoughts and prayers! :)