You are my soul mate, my sweetheart,
You are my dream come true.
From now until the end of time
I give my heart and soul to you.
…in the making of these photos.
Some of you may remember this post from last year. Well, I finally got around to doing a little experiment and was quite pleased with the way it turned out. Thankfully it didn’t burn as fast as I thought (or was afraid) it would, and I had several shots to choose from. I was also afraid that I would have to sacrifice my favorite cookie cutter (not that I actually ever make cookies with, it’s strictly for photography purposes 😉 ) but thankfully it’s still good as new.
…and all that’s left are the charred remains of my heart
Once again I have to thank Brian for his help. Not with editing this time, but settings advice….even though I almost regretted listening to him and shooting in RAW. Thanks, friend 🙂
…to all the lovebirds out there ♥
These are the Valentines that Sara will hand out to her classmates and teachers this year.
We bought matchboxes and pretty papers, removed the matches, and covered the boxes with the papers. Finding something to fill them with was a bit of a challenge because I wanted candy that was wrapped. The Hersheys hearts fit pretty well, and we found a different brand of chocolate hearts, too, and added one to each matchbox.
It was a fun little project, and Sara was happy that her Valentines didn’t involve getting her picture taken 😉
A necklace and flowers! The necklace was a complete surprise! ♥
I knew I would get a card, and I asked him not to get me chocolate (I know, crazy, right? ME saying NO to chocolate!!)
This is the card, that Sara got to hand out to her classmates yesterday. Sadly, they didn’t have a Valentine’s Party. I thought it was district wide, but then I found out from Amber that her daughter’s school is doing Valentine’s parties.
I e-mailed Sara’s teacher to ask why, and told her that Sara was really looking forward to exchanging valentines with her classmates. She wrote back, saying it was a decision made by the PTA and the principal, and that they had opted for an end of year party instead.
I’m sorry, but what is so special about an end of year party? The whole last week of school is pretty much a party… no one does anymore learning, the report cards are already printed, they have field day, and everyone is excited about summer break.
The next day, Sara’s teacher came up to me at the end of the school day to tell me that she talked to the room mom, and the students would be allowed to exchange cards during social studies time on February 13th. Yay! That’s all I wanted. I’m OK with not passing out candy, etc. but to not even let them exchange cards just didn’t seem right. I guess more parents complained, because just a few days later, another note was sent home (with ALL the students), saying that there would not be any Valentine’s parties, but the students would be allowed to exchange cards if they chose to. But, the kicker was that the PTA was asking the parents to help bake or donate cookies for all the teachers as some kind of Valentine’s appreciation thing (I forget the wording). What is wrong with that picture??? The kids are denied a party, but the teachers get one, cookies and all? Needless to say, I did not drop off any cookies. I would have gladly baked some for the students, though.
This picture was inspired by Kristie
As promised, here are some pictures of the roses. Will post more on flickr, too.
Greg ordered some personalized M&Ms online and each of us got a bag for Valentine’s Day. He also surprised me with a dozen roses when he came home from work!
Funny story about the M&Ms…. a couple of weeks ago he told me that he had my Valentine bought already, ordered online after he saw a commercial on TV. He thought he could torture me (well.. he did a little!)… until the UPS man dropped off the box! Unlucky for Greg, who was working from home that day, it came pretty late in the day, and because the UPS man almost never rings the door bell, we kept checking the front porch. So sometime after 7 pm I looked out the window and saw a box sitting on the porch….. with BIG M&Ms all over it!!! No doubt about what was inside! LOL
He had “Love you” written on half of them, and on the other half it says “My M&MS”, which of course stands for Michaela, Melissa and Sara.
♥ ♥ ♥ XOXOXO ♥ ♥ ♥