Thursday, March 17, 2011

belated valentine

When I say belated I mean that I didn't write about this when it happened, which was on Valentine's Day -- in other words, I'm late, the Valentine wasn't.

When I entered my kitchen on Valentine's Day morning, the cupboards were covered by dark yellow post-its, cut by hand into the shape of hearts, each with a word or phrase. This was (part of) my husband's Valentine tribute to me.

I didn't take photos in time -- Curly removed the post-its while 'helping' clean the kitchen.

Here, in no particular order, is what was written on the hearts:

Loyal
Angelic
Worthy
Firm
Precious
Artistic
Sacrificing
Courageous
Special
Compassionate
Incredible
Friend
Articulate
Persistent
Connected
Brave
Beautiful
Sensitive
Wife
Caring
Helper
Relief
Pure
Supportive
Gorgeous
Generous
Talented
Honest
Dedicated
Sweetheart
Committed
Faithful
Witty
"Matchipul"
Protective
Brilliant
Striving
Teacher
Peculiar
Clever
No Nonsense
Intelligent

Yes, one of those is an inside joke. (It's the word which is made up.)

St. Patrick's Day fourteen years ago is the day that Darin and I got engaged. I wrote last year about what happened on St. Patrick's Day in 1990. This year's St. Patrick's Day (today) Mindy has released her video for her song 'Whole Wide World'. This song is our family theme song lately, we're always singing it.



Here's the official version. Congratulations, Mindy!



In the spirit of Love and Luck, please leave in the comments section at LEAST five positive words (like above) to describe yourself.

13 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

Loyal
Strong
Courageous
Hopeful
Caring

(It's so much harder to do for yourself, but I could whip out a list 100 words long for my husband)

Dacia said...

What an great Valentine!

My words are:

Creative
Optimistic
Thoughtful
Organized
Passionate

Happy Lucky day to you!

{natalie} said...

happy
baker
fun


i love the new video. we love that song at our house too.

La Yen said...

Caring
Smart
Thoughtful
Funny
Mom

Also: Tired.

Rynell said...

Optimistic
Determined
Generous
Mother
Friend

Gerb said...

thoughtful
passionate
kind
compassionate
hopeful
loving

I love your cute family. Great videos.

Kalli Ko said...

Seriously adorabs, you and Syd.

That husband is a winner I tell you.

I'm funny, smart, optimistic, capable, hard working, and loving.

Most of the time anyway.

Emily said...

What a super sweet valentine! My words? Probably these:

Great cheerleader (figurative, not literal)
Fiercely loyal
Independent (to a fault)
Thoughtful
Funny

Kim at Beehive Blog said...

awesome post and Happy Engagement Anniversary!

creative
fun
manic
focused
determined

Morgan -Ing said...

Awake
Alive
Happy
Hungry
Mother

I loved this! Your husband is so sweet!

Melody said...

Love the vid, the song, the post and you. Words? Ok.

melody
true
time-tested
warm
welcoming

Naomi said...

I so love the list and what an awesome husband :)
My words would be:
Kind
Friendly
Motivated
Loving and
Inventive

N x

Steph said...

Well since made up words are appropriate I am totally IN.

Funiful
Cuddleriffic
Fluffy
Loyal
Radtasmic