Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Why I Love Valentine's Day

Those who know me aren't surprised that I love Valentine's Day, or any celebratory day for that matter. Life is short, why not live it up? I don't subscribe to the "Hallmark Holiday" bitterness that some do. I enjoy any excuse to celebrate and rejoice at life, and LOVE!

It doesn't hurt that my husband and I have a track-record for Valentine's Day romance. When we were first dating, he made the first Valentine's Day we spent together extra-special. He had been travelling through Europe, and decided to sneak home early to surprise me. The morning of Valentine's day I awoke to a trail of chocolate Kisses that led in to my powder room. In the bathroom, I found roses EVERYWHERE. On the counter was a card that read "Now that I have showered you with flowers, and kissed the ground you walk on, will you be my Valentine?" Sigh... still the most romantic moment, to date, in my life.

I have to admit that I also became engaged to Ryan on Valentine's Day. After a lovely day of shopping (he bought me lingerie!) we sat down to eat at a delicious, casual restaurant in Le Marais district. After dinner Ryan suggested a walk, which was a chilly one due to the cool February evening in Paris. Ryan proposed to me right over the Seine on Napolean's bridge, overlooking Notre Dame, the smell of warm chestnuts in the air. How could I say no?

Pretty romantic, n'est pas? Valentine's day is all good for me, and I hope it is for you, too! Life is all about making the best memories--I hope you make some good ones this February 14th!



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