February 6, 2014

My Love For You Will Last...




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Mike and I don't do Valentine's Day. It's not anything that I have ever felt the urge to celebrate in my adult life. I love him every day and celebrate that love...every day. He's tried in the past but I could just never get into the holiday. The most I would ever let him do is take me out to Waffle House until that became a "thing" for couples to do. I know. Very hipster of me.

Growing up, my mom always made a big production over holidays. ALL of them. Ha! It was always exciting to find out what she had planned for us. When we found out that we were pregnant with Harper I knew that I wanted to raise her with the same spirit of celebration. Its not about the presents. Its about creating special memories with loved ones. I get it now. For the first time in my adult life, I'm going to celebrate Valentine's Day!

I've made some really cute white and gold polka dot napkins, ordered burlap for the table and have my menu planned. Chocolate chip waffles! Yes, Harper is only one so she won't "get it" but she likes a good party and that's what we'll have. Motherhood has really changed my perspective on life.
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54 comments:

  1. Chocolate chip waffles! Can I come?

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    1. Come on over! I love a good waffle party.

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  2. I can't believe Harper is one already. Time is flying by.

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    1. Me either! She doesn't even have that "baby" look anymore. I love to watch her grow but dang...

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  3. Chocolate chip waffles? Sounds good to me! Usually I'm more into celebrating Valentines Day, but this year, I feel like I'm so far behind. Maybe I'll just do something simple to celebrate this year instead of making a big fuss over it.

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    1. I'm sure that whatever you do will turn out amazing! Take lots of pictures!

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  4. My daughter is two and I am so in love with Valentine's day this year--- dressing her up, making arts and crafts and sweets! It's the best!
    Stopping by from the SITS Challenge!

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    1. Haha! I keep telling my husband that Harper's my Valentine. Holidays are so much fun with kiddos! I'm sure that your little darling is having just as much fun as you are!

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  5. I also have a one year old. I think we will go out for breakfast on Sat with him. Those waffles sound great. Onestepatatime.co.za

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    1. Harper loves her waffles. Have a wonderful time!

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  6. I share your perspective ! I am not much into celebrating Valentines day. I think I will change as well when I have kids.Would definitely love to make some cute memories. Hope you all make some wonderful memories to look back to. :)

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    1. Thank you! There are so many things I said I would never do before having her. Haha! Its fun to see kids get excited though!

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  7. Haha, I'm like your mom - I make a BIG deal over every holiday..any reason to celebrate, really! It's so fun having kids to share the moments with and make a fuss over. Whether it's making a cake, baking cookies or balloons...we're having a party! I hope you enjoy your Valentine's Day celebrations this year :)

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    1. That is so awesome! I'm really into celebrating life and I like your outlook. I'm taking notes!

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  8. Stopping in from SITS Girls... I totally felt the same way about Valentines Day... until I had kids of course. LOL. I love the hipster comment. Totally hipster of you. Hehe. We do low key stuff... family outing, trade Valentines. Have a fantastic Valentines Day!

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    1. Haha! I love how enthusiastic kids are...even from a young age. They just make holidays more fun! Have a great time with your family!

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  9. I agree about creating fun memories for the kids. We didn't make a huge deal of Valentine's growing up, but my dad always went and bought cards for my mom, sister and me. He let my mom buy cards and gifts for most holidays, but this was one that he did all on his own. Each Valentine's Day, I would walk downstairs to find cards sitting at my place at the breakfast table. A simple gesture, but a wonderful memory!

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    1. OMG!!! That is the sweetest thing ever! He probably had no idea how much of an impact those cards would make. So sweet!

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  10. I agree with you. These are the memories that she will have with her forever. I'm thinking of doing Valentine's this year also. I'm just having an issue getting started! Stopping by from SITS girls!!

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    1. If you're a Target shopper...they have some of the cutest Valentine's day decor! Heart garland...i heart that.

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  11. I'm like your mom and I make a big extravaganza out of every holiday lol chocolate chip waffles sound yummy, I'm sure Harper will be happy! Visiting from SITS girls :)

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    1. It's so much fun! I GET it now. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Your BABY is ADORABLE! :) While I know Valentine's Day is really commercialized, I am happy for a day to tell those I love how much I love them! :)

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    1. Thank you! I had that moment finally click and I'm glad. If she likes it (my hubby too lol), I love it !

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  13. Parenting certainly changed my perspective about holidays! I see now how fun it can be to create new memories with my little ones, things they remember from year to year with wonder and magic. Like St. Patrick's Day. Before kids, the most I'd do is drink beer. Now? A leprechaun comes and leaves all sorts of mayhem. I guess my kids just bring out the kid in me! Stopping by from SITS!

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    1. Great idea for St. Pat's! I was just going to skip it because Mike and I would always go drink green beer at the local festival. I'm borrowing your idea! Hehe!

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  14. Those babies do, make your life have a new perspective for sure!

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  15. I love doing holiday stuff for my kids, just because they get so excited about it. It is so fun to see all the things that have become routine in a new and fresh way, through their eyes.

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    1. Exactly! They're just the most expressive!

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  16. Aw, that's so cute. I am passionate about making memories with our kids, too, and holidays provide the best chance for us!

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  17. This is funny because I've always been the same way as you about V-Day...until this year. I didn't realize that this MIGHT be because of my 4-month old baby girl! Gold and white polka dot napkins sounds adorable.

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  18. I always make a big deal out of Valentine's Day for the kids, now the grand kids. Dropping by from SITS girls! :)

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  19. That is so fun!! You'll love doing V-Day crafts with her as she gets older. Like you, I think Valentine's Day is kind of ridiculous, but we like to have a fun family night. I always do chocolate fondue for all of us.

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  20. I love chocolate chip waffles! yum!

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  21. I've never celebrated Valentine's Day either, but for kids, I think it would be fun. I mean, it doesn't even matter if it's a holiday or not. And I love that you made napkins. Handmade is to die for.

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    1. It's so much fun! I can't wait for her to help me craft and decorate. That was always my favorite thing to do growing up!

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  22. Forever and ever is the expression my husband and I tell each other whenever we say "I love you"! Happy to have discovered your blog today...

    best,
    diane

    Dropping by from SITS girls today.
    #SITSBlogging

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    1. OMG! Having that connection with someone is the BEST! Thank you for visiting!

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  23. I'm the same way--I put more thought into VDay for my kids than for my husband, poor guy! I think it's because they do it at school, it's on their minds more.

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  24. Treasure the moments and memories you make :) Being a mom is the best job out there! <3 from #SITS

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  25. Get it. Sounds like you are gonna have a great time.

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  26. Aww! That's so sweet that you'll be celebrating Valentine's Day for the first time with your daughter. I pay more attention to holidays and actually plan things now that I have kids. Parenting does change perspective on things :) Stopping by from #SITSBlogging. Nice to meet you!

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  27. Sounds like it's going to be a special day and even though she might not remember this one, it'll eventually turn into something to look forward to each year.

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  28. Totally agree! I love making holidays special, not because of presents or money spent but because of memories built. My kids look forward to every one:)

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  29. Celebrate!!!! Kiddos make everything more fun. Although, before I had mine, I was still all about sprinkles. Have the best Valentine's Day ever loving your little cutie!

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  30. Kids definitely make everything more fun! I hope you have a great Valentine's Day with your family! P.S. I'm in your SITS Girls Comment Love Tribe:)

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  31. Motherhood can certainly change your perspective on many things! But there's something to be said for keeping it low-key. That's what we do and I prefer it!

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  32. My hubby and I don't really do Valentine's Day either..its all about our anniversary and birthdays..but this year since my son is in preschool he is having a Valentine's Day party at school with his friends so I decided to do something nice for my hubby as well.

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  33. My husband and I never do gifts for any holiday or birthday, but we do cards and experiences (like trips or dinners out) and I love it. It is much more fun to celebrate than to accumulate more things! :) Stopping by from SITS

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  34. We are actually just doing a dinner together at home this year after the kids go to bed. We don't typically do anything, but we have a baby due in a few weeks, so it will be a quiet night together.

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  35. Being a mother really does change your perspective on a lot of things! My husband has never been big on holidays because he didn't celebrate much. But now that we have children, we like to see their faces when we put great effort into creating an experience for them. I think I might just do pancakes with rainbow sprinkles Friday morning for breakfast. Your chocolate chip waffles sound divine!

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