Friday, February 15, 2008

I love Valentines Day although I wasn't able to get any valentines out like I wanted to. I have two batches of sugar cookie dough still in the fridge. I had planned on making the cookies and some other valentine items when I finally had time last night but it didn't happen... The snow storm decided to kick in and prevent me from even coming home at all last night. But I am grateful for all the snow we have been getting.
I was at work, Brooklyn was with a babysitter in SLC and Matt was on his way to pick us up. He left Saratoga Springs at 4:30 pm and realized he was never going to make in time to pick me up to get me to my city league basketball game at 6:30 pm (which eventually was cancelled) because it took him 2 hours to drive 5 miles. He decide to turn around and go home to wait out the storm... he ended up driving 5 miles in 3 hours trying to get home, ended up parking his car at Smiths and walked the 10 min walk to our home in the freezing, 70 mph winds! He had but a thin jacket on and felt as though he were a pioneer trekking his way to the Salt Lake Valley.  (I can't even imagine traveling many miles in the snow... How strong our ancestors must have been...). Matt made it home but not without realizing he had left the house key in the car and no neighbors were home for him to warm up in. So he made the trip back to the car and walked back home again. He would later walk back again at 1:30 am to pick up the car when the traffic had dispersed. 
During Matt's adventure, I was still stuck at work and had been there since 9:00 am, it was 6:30 pm by the time I was able to borrow my sister in law's (Lindsey) car. Thank goodness she works at the same place as I do. I was able to go and pick up Brooklyn who was supposed to be picked up at 5:oo-ish. So I got Brooklyn came back to work and waited for Lindsey to get off work at 8:30 pm and then headed to Draper to stay the night since traffic was still bad in Saratoga Springs. What a long day it was and I still didn't get to do my valentines but I dang it I am still going to make them and give them away as a belated valentine! :) 
This morning, I was able to get home and Matt surprised me with a bouquet of flowers and a basket full of heart stuff. He also gave me a really funny card that totally describes both him and I.  The front of the card says, To my wife, "Did you know you're cute when your aggravated?" Then when you try to open the card it doesn't open! It's actually glued together! hahahahaha so of course I try to pry it open thinking what the heck! Then on the back it says, "See? Happy Valentines Day from the one who aggravates you the most!" hahhahahaha it was hilarious.  Matt really loves to push my buttons because he thinks it's so cute! I just love that guy! 
For Valentines Day we decided we wanted to paint one of our walls red and so we did just that! Matt also made me yummy honey butter shrimp with mango tacos for dinner that I love! Bajio has this on their menu and so he tried to copy it. It was DELICIOUS! Brooklyn loved it too! She is a great seafood eater by the way.  
Matt and I take turns coming up with an idea for something to do on Valentines Day and he did such a wonderful job! I am already thinking of ideas for next Valentines Day since it's my turn! I love you Matt and Brooklyn says, I love you daddy!  Here are some pictures of a fun filled day!

Matt making honey shrimp with mango tacos

Cute Brooklyn in her Valentine hat! Isn't she adorable?

Valentine from my Sweetheart

Matt all decked out in red! GO UTES!

Putting up the tape! (No I didn't paint in my nice clothes...)


Loni said...

I was talking to matt as he was walking out the door to go get you from work. i wish i would have known that was going to happen and i could have warned him to stay home! cute wall by the way, it looks like it turned out good. matt was worried it would be too bright.