Contest 1: All About Love
Simple enough post - You will post, on your blog, about a memorable Valentine's day you've had. Could be from when you were a child or now. (5 points) Extra points if you post pictures of anything in red, pink and white, for Valentine's Day. (an extra 5 points) Posts must be made by February 14th.
We don't normally do a lot for Valentine's Day around our house. I think it's kind of a Hallmark Holiday - seems to be done in order to make people feel bad and the card companies make money. That being said, we generally do something for each other. One year when hubby and I were dating, I was working in a hotel as a hostess in the restaurant. I was able to get hotel rooms with that chain anywhere in the country for $15. So my cute boyfriend and I got a hotel room (If you're reading this and you're my Mom, we got 2 hotel rooms) just outside the city he was living in. We dressed up, went to dinner at a very yummy Italian restaurant (not nearly as yummy as the Serbian restaurant we went to at another time, but still good) and felt like grown ups. To be fair, he had a real job but I was a college student. I don't remember what all he got me, but I think there was a chocolate rose and I know that was the year he bought me the pine needle basket kit. I haven't actually made the pine needle basket yet. I tend to be a hoarder and don't want to make it because then it will be over. 10 years is probably too long to hoard that sort of thing....
This year I believe we will be celebrating with these two cuties. It looks a little morbid, but they're actually "painting" with red jello. I think we'll just be having a quiet night at home tomorrow.