Valentine's Day definitely did not disappoint this year.
Well, actually, the roses that showed up half-dead were a bit disappointing, but Ben and I had a good laugh over the whole ordeal. It was thoughtful that he planned ahead and ordered the flowers weeks ago, but when a FedEx Truck showed up and we realized my flowers just may have been sealed in a box for that same amount of time, we couldn't help but laugh.
Despite their wilty appearance, I insisted upon putting them in a vase even though half of them had to be tossed because the petals were brown and falling off.
The absolute BEST part was when I picked up a stem to discover there was no rose attached at all...it was simply a petal-less stem. We were laughing so hard at this point we were crying and could barely speak!
Lesson learned: do not order from ProFlowers. However, after Ben sent them a picture of the flowers along with a disappointed e-mail, they refunded him in full and then he made up for it with these:
The kids were absolutely thrilled with their Valentine goodie boxes.
After picking everyone up from school, we headed home for heart-shaped ham and cheese sandwiches complete with pink-sugar-sprinkled applesauce and our divine Valentine's cookies. Olivia was THRILLED about the cookies. Just seeing them in the cupboard made her giggle!
By the time we arrived home, it was nearly time to put the kids to bed. After showers were taken, teeth brushed, Bible stories read, prayers prayed, and little heads were on pillows, Ben and I devoured every last one of those wonderful hand-dipped truffles without sharing a single morsel with the kids. And, then we had gut-rot, but that is beside the point. They were delicious. Until next Valentine's Day, I suppose.....