Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

While my husband and I don't normally go all out for V-day we do recognize the day. Mostly he gets me something and I gladly accept it :) This year we're keeping it SUPER low key, usually I make a nice dinner, but I don't even think that is going to happen this year. Perhaps I'll do something this weekend. It's just hard to come home after working for 12 hours and then making a nice dinner, Mr. is okay with that, phew. I thought I would share what Mr. did for me last year.

I have to start off by saying, as you might know, I have a TON of food allergies. One of them is almost all chocolate, because most chocolate has soy lecithin in it, and I can't have soy. But there is one chocolate at Trader Joe's that I can eat. So he decided to make me chocolate covered strawberries. For real people, coming from a man who can barely boil water, this was HUGE. And what's even better? He knew I would want picture of the process, so he took pictures of everything for me! He got up before he had to leave work to do this too.

He looked up how to make a homemade double boiler..

Boil water, set bowl on top of boiling water. I can only imagine how hot that metal bowl got.

All the melted chocolate - seriously how awesome is my husband to take pictures for me?

Arranged on the plate

 Here's the "extras" that didn't fit on the plate, he said he had some left over chocolate and wanted to use it, so he put them on potato chips. It wasn't the best, but not the worst thing either.

 All wrapped up (I did take this picture after we opened our cards, but before I opened the strawberries.

 He got home before me, so it could be out on the counter waiting for me when I got home. I was surprised to see him home before me, since that NEVER happens.

Proud of his surprise to me.
 I didn't even have a chance to take off my jacket before he sprung the surprise on me!

And I think this is one of my top Valentine Day surprises. The other one? That time when Mr. tied balloons to Baby Fox's wrist. I thought Mr. forgot about V-day, since I didn't see anything when I woke up (was still on maternity leave), but nope, he wanted to surprise me later in the day. He knows how much more I love balloons over flowers.

And the best part? We found out Baby Fox LOVES balloons and stared at them for a good 30 minutes, win win for everyone.

Now go out and enjoy your loved ones and tell them just how special they are.


  1. Seems like you got yourself a pretty wonderful and sweet hubby! YUM chocolate covered strawberries are always such a treat!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  2. he's so awesome dear ^^ Happy Valentine's day!
    glad that you have a nice one ^^