Thursday, February 14, 2008

The 14 Days of Valentines!

For Valentine's Day this year I decided to do something called the 14 Days of Valentines, where for the first 14 days of February you do a little something for your special someone. So I decided to take on the challenge. I like to believe it was worth it. Jason seems to have enjoyed in quite a bit! So, what did I do?
Day 1: I made Jason a little scrapbooked pamphlet. I can't really call it a book because it was only 3 pages ... anywho ... There was a list of 10 reasons I love him and a list of 10 of my favorite memories with him.

Day 2: Throughout the day I sent him several email "love notes". I like to think it helped to break up his day of studying.

Day 3: Giant Rice Crispie Treats shaped like Hershey Kisses. These would have turned out a bit better had I been able to find a funnel to shape them with. Have I ever mentioned how annoying our Walmart can be when trying to find random items such as a funnel? No? Well, that is a gripe for another post, another day.
Day 4: I made a note that said, "I love you BEARY much" and attached it to a bag of gummy bears. Cheesy I know.

Day 5: I wrote him a love letter in code, you know like you wrote in Junior High to your friends just in case someone else found it. I don't think he actually had the time to decipher it until 2-3 days later.

Day 6: I wrote notes on little kid valentines and taped them all over the house for him to find.

Day 7: I filled a little jar full of pink, green and purple conversation hearts and wrote a prescription to take 1 pink one twice a day to remember how much I loved him, 1 green one twice a day to remember how much Tab loved him and 1 purple one twice a day to remember how much Benton loved him. He totally OD'd the first day. Good thing he was just left with a sugar buzz.

Day 8: Tab, Grandma (Jason's mom) and I made him some yummy sugar cookies that we decorated. More like Grandma and I decorated while Tab gorged himself on frosting but hey, what can you do.

Day 9: Tab, Grandma and I paper mach├ęd a balloon and painted it red and wrote on it. Tab and I stuck little notes inside it.

Day 10: I made homemade fortune cookies and stuck little "love" fortunes in them.

Day 11: I made him a candybar letter, which of course didn't have any candybars on it, as the man doesn't believe in eating chocolate.

Day 12: I made a heart shaped Pizza for dinner

Day 13: I printed up the words "I love you" in 100 different languages. I cut them up into stips and stuck them in a cute little jar and made a tag for it that said "Jar of Love"
Day 14: The big day. I made a full meal, which I rarely do. I usually just make a main dish and a veggie. But I made Fettucine Alfredo, Augratten Potatoes, corn, salad and a yummy drink. For dessert I made a Strawberry Parfait. I put a valentine's tablecloth on the table and set up some candles and spread flower petals on the table. It was cute...see.
See, doesn't it just look so yummy?
And I made these yummy drinks. The frozen raspberries floating in the top are my favorite part. Tab kept asking Jason and I to "cheers" him over and over again.
And finally, the Raspberry Parfait. Now this is how it is supposed to look with the oreos.
Oh look at that yummy goodness.

But, sometimes a woman has to cater to a silly husband how doesn't believe in chocolate in any form. Thus the stawberry wafer cookies instead of the oreos. What's else would a woman to do for her man on Valentine's day?


Alissa said...

you had me entranced... and then it started to go sour with the non-candy bar letter... and by the disgusting pseudo "strawberry parfait" i was wretching... :P

love you j.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dear.

I had something to look forward to everyday for 14 days!

Like I said though... what happened to Valentine's Month?

My expectations are HIGH for next year... lol... don't let me down!

Love you!

Sarah said...

Jenny this looks awesome! Hope you don't mind me blog-stalking.