I thought it would be a simple celebration. I changed up our front-door Christmas wreath with a spangled heart from Michaels (before the Valentine's pricing went into effect).
But, when the actual day came, we were flooded with cards to each other, and from family, and from classmates. (Mom, I now recognize your handiwork! Don't ever say you're not creative or anything like that..... See the Suzy's Zoo stamped card above.) There was quite a bit of chocolate and other candies, too.
Hubby and I got a special wooden sculpture of a kissing couple to put together. And my sister surprised us with a copy of the gift she had made for our mom--a recipe book of special Mom recipes with some new additions from the rest of us daughters, complete with pictures of all of our Kitchen Aid mixers. (That's worth a post in itself, probably.)
Then, as if that day's mail wasn't enough, FedEx appeared with a huge cardboard rectangular box. Oh my!
For the 3 girls in the house!
That night, the celebration concluded with pizza--handmade and heart-shaped for the girls.
I had purchased a frozen stuffed pizza (Chicago-style). Our old favorite pizza restaurant in Naperville, Illinois, Leonardo's, has gone national (through Kroger), so we gave their frozen cheese and spinach pie a try (adding sausage, because we always ordered it with sausage!). It wasn't what we remembered, but it was a treat nonetheless.
So much for a quiet holiday! It was definitely one to remember....