Our Valentine’s Day

We had a great Valentine’s Day! Well, besides an emergency eye doctor appointment for Thomas after pink eye suspicion it was great! But I guess you can say we had a great Valentine’s Day morning!

On our way out the door Matt requested that Caroline and I wait outside because he and Thomas had a little surprise for us…

 Yeah girl, I get it — he makes me that happy too!

Thomas couldn’t decide if he wanted to give me my rose or if he wanted to mutilate it, so he did both.

The kiddos were pumped to bring their goodies to their friends and teachers at school. We recycled last year’s treat idea again this year since they were such a hit. Bonus points that they were low effort on our part too.

After nap time I got a call from Thomas’s teacher informing me that they suspected he had pink eye! His eyes were completely crusted shut and he was miserable. So I raced to daycare to pick him up and take him to an emergency eye doctor appointment (skipped the pediatrician all together). Thankfullyyyyyyyyyyyy, it’s just some sort of non-contagious conjunctivitis that requires some eye drops for the next week or so! Hallelujah. But the poor guy was pretty fussy the rest of the day and allllll night long. It was a rough night for everyone!

Thankfully, we had exchanged gifts at home over the weekend.
Matt and I can’t ever save our gifts once we have them in our possession so this is pretty standard for us. Caroline received a few new Pookie books to add to her collection (these are favorite bedtime books because I’ve always called her “pookie”) and Thomas added the Barnyard Dance book to his Sandra Boynton collection and a Trucks book

Matt was really excited about the gifts I gave him, especially the board game for at-home date nights! He surprised me with a super cute dress he picked out from my favorite boutique and a sweet card with an additional surprise inside for a night out with a few of my mama friends — already planned by the husbands!

I also whipped up our Valentine tradition steak dinner at home last Sunday night after the kids went to bed. I knew for certain that there was no way I’d pull this off on a Tuesday night. And I was right — we had egg sandwiches for dinner last night.

And that was a wrap on Valentine’s Day!


See our previous Valentine’s Days here:

2016 Valentine’s Day

2015 Valentine’s Day

2014 Valentine’s Day

2013 Valentine’s Day

2012 Valentine’s Day




  1. Corie M
    February 16, 2017 / 12:26 am

    Happy Valentines Day! It sounds like it was a good day 🙂

  2. Laura Darling
    February 16, 2017 / 2:03 am

    Oh man, sorry about the pink eye scare but I'm glad it isn't that! Love that the boys got you girls flowers! So sweet!

  3. Sara Elizabeth Miller
    February 16, 2017 / 2:25 am

    That picture of Caroline and Matt is the cutest Valentine's Day thing I've seen this year!! Love her excitement!!

  4. KW
    February 16, 2017 / 3:22 am

    I used your 'butter steak' recipe last night – added a bit too much lemon, but perfect otherwise! Thank you!

  5. Rachael Alexis
    February 16, 2017 / 3:29 am

    The rose from Thomas and your hubby…so sweet! And the kids treat ideas for teachers were adorable…I might have to adopt the popcorn idea in the future! XOXO Rachaeladuchessandablog.blogspot.com

  6. Lizzie Simantz
    February 16, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    What a sweet picture of Caroline and Matt! And Thomas with the rose, so cute!! So glad he didn't have pink eye!!Lizziewww.thishappylifeblog.com

  7. Jenuine Happiness
    February 16, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    The picture of her getting her rose is a memorable one for sure! Glad you guys were able to fit some of the fun in this weekend. What sweet gift ideas. And, glad Thomas's eye is alright!

  8. LHWinstead
    February 16, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    Your family is absolutely precious!! Looks like the perfect day – I love the pictures!! Especially the ones with the roses!!

  9. Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren
    February 20, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Beautiful! Oh so glad you went with Ticket to Ride! So fun!

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