So, a little background info. might be nice, yes?
I have been bugging Aaron to write me a note for QUITE some time. This dates back to my first Mother's Day being a mother. Yes, it was right after Matilda was born. I told him, "You don't need to go out and buy me a gift... just write me a good note and I'll be happy."
Well. Nothing happened.
Same story, different holiday. Birthday: no. Christmas: no. Anniversary: no. So, let's just say, I wasn't too happy. Yes, we went out to dinner to celebrate these occasions, but that wasn't something meaningful---rather, a good excuse to not cook myself.
So, I told Aaron that my hopes were high for Valentine's Day 2009. I said something along the lines of, "This isn't acceptable. By you doing NOTHING it says to me that I am not important or worth your thought."----and, I was serious about him doing something great, or else we'd have some MAJOR problems in life.
So, the pressure was DEFINITELY on. Sorry, but what's a borderline-insecure-girl to do?
Well, my friends, he delivered. Look at what I woke up to.
Try a 7 page letter. With illustrations. I won't include every page, but a few highlights:
(click image to enlarge)
So, we did it.
sticky bun goodness. thank you for that delight.
Went to Guenther House and enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Matilda was happy. It was great. I went upstairs and bought some cute tall red birthday candles for Matilda's 1st birthday cupcakes, and a bag of gingerbread mix that my friend, Mandee, had raved about.
Next we went to Cavender's Boot City. We spent over two hours checking out boots, trying them on, Aaron changing a poopy diaper in the middle of the walkway---and right then, customers walked by. SAD for everyone involved!
Tried on lots of boots. Decided on this pair.
Then, off to the massage therapy school where I got a ONE HOUR massage. It was great. I felt comfortable and I had a really nice older lady---for some reason I was worried it would be a guy my age or something, and then I'd be all nervous/weirded out. Luckily, it was an old lady. Whew! Disaster averted!!
Some parts hurt when she was trying to get out, in her words, "the largest knot she had seen" (nice)... she would put all her weight on her elbow and dig into me. Not fun. Almost cried, but did feel better in the end. Good times. I get used to that treatment...
(side note: it was so great that I even had my mom get one when she came to town. For $20, why not?! She, too, thoroughly enjoyed the experience).
THEN! We went to La Madeline for Lunch. I got a chicken cordon bleu sandwhich, which really wasn't that awesome, and Aaron got some french something (shocker there!)... all in all, though, it was great. And, Matilda LOVED their free bread.
Great day. When we got home, I even got to take a nap. Best day!! It was great.
I loved the note, especially.
I look at it all the time.
Aaron totally delivered.
best. valentine's day. ever.
(second side note: i have since taken BACK the boots. (insert gasp! here). you see, even though I have looked/waited/saved up for/deliberated for over three years about these boots---in the end, I couldn't swallow the price for those specific puppies. Seriously, it was expensive. So, I think I'll use that money toward a wide format printer instead... and opt for a cheaper pair of boots too. Yes, if you do the math, it would equal the total cost for the original pair of boots. You see, I'm SOMEWHAT practical. And, perhaps, this way, I can have my cake AND eat it too. (Aaron thinks I use that statement WAY too often. Whatev.)
good times. happy am I.