Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentines and a Bit of Blood Shed.

So today is a two stories for the price of one blog entry sort of deal.

The first is one of love and romance, it starts long ago during the time of the Roman Empire, every February a festival was held. The Lupercian Festival was held in honor of the God of Fertility and during the festivities young manly men would go choose their mate. A wedding would shortly follow, but when Claudius became Emperor he changed all of that. Fearing that men would refuse their duty to fight because they would not want to leave their wives behind, he outlawed all marriages. This did not stop the young lovers. Catholic Bishop Valentine, who understanding love began performing secret marriages. When Claudius found out, he was outraged. He arrested the Bishop and then sentenced him to death. While waiting in jail, Valentine began exchanging letters with the jailer's daughter and soon fell in love with her. The day he was to be beheaded, he wrote her one last note and signed it: "˜From Your Valentine'.  Sigh, how romantic…….. 

(Side note if this is historically incorrect I blame Google)

Over the years Valentine’s Day has grown and changed but always filled with love. Which brings us to Mike and I, we in years past have not really done anything special for this day of love. We both were not really in to it, as Mike puts it “I don’t need a day to show you I love you” But this year I wanted it to be different and join the celebration for the day of lovers. I told Mike that this year I wanted cheese and romance because it was our first V-Day as a married couple. So for us we went all out…… key words “for us”.

I being my Mother’s daughter 
thought of something wonderfully cheesy. With hundreds of chocolate kisses I expressed my Love. 

Mike, knowing my heart’s desire wrote a delightfully sweet card and gave me a book that I have been craving.

After all the the mushy-ness  a feast was enjoyed by all.

Loving Every Bite
Yes I watch "Cake Boss"

Thus ends the Sweet and Romantic Story.

Story #2

 This one starts with a loving and devoted husband graciously following the request of a stressed out wife to do the dishes…… this is when the story takes a bloody turn. Trying to be thorough my darling husband reaches down to get the very bottom of the glass. Suddenly there was an explosion!!! Glass flew everywhere and blood gushed.  I had to cancel my plans to go out that evening as my injured man needed to go to the hospital. All though you will note that there was still enough time and blood in his veins to take a few pictures

What Caused all the Damage
Putting on a Brave Face for me

9 Stitches in Total
 My brave manly man survived this ordeal, but has come away vowing Never to do dishes again.
…….. I think one of Mike’s friends said it best when she said “It looks like you need some more practice.”

So Brave.

"Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. "
"James C.Dobson"


  1. Cute idea with the kisses and the bee cake! Happy 1st Valentines to you guys!!!

    WOW, Mike really did a number on his hand...I hope that wasn't his attempt to get out of doing dishes for life...haha