I've had a difficult time getting into the Valentine's day spirit this year. I'm not sure what it is. I think I'm just tired of the cold (although it has been unseasonably sunny the last few days and I have found myself daydreaming about spring). So Saturday night I decided enough was enough and I was going to enjoy this holiday I love so much.
Nate and I made a trip to the store where we purchased all the fixings to make some festive cupcakes. Then yesterday afternoon we embarked on our cupcake baking/decorating. I was ready to give up when we realized I had forgotten cupcake wrappers, but Nate was creative and used wax paper (which I think ended up being even better than the traditional wrappers). I'm not sure if Nate would appreciate me telling the whole wide blog world this, but he is a FANTASTIC cupcake decorator. I mean he has some real talent. Those puppies looked better than Sprinkles or whatever the trendy cupcake shop is these days.
Of course, the candy hearts we bought left something to be desired. I nearly broke a tooth on one. After I found one that said, "Page Me" we decided they had to be at least 10 years old. Bleh!
It definitely made up for my whole lack of Valentine's day spirit lately. Now we just need to decide how we are going to celebrate tonight. Nate and I have been gchatting and we can't decide if we are in the mood for an evening in or a night out on the town (I use the expression "night out on the town" loosely considering we do live in Provo). I have always wanted to continue my mom's tradition of a fun Valentine's dinner at home, but during the winter I will take advantage of any opportunity to get out of the house.
I'll have to let you all know what we decide later. But for now, I hope you all have a lovely holiday!
p.s. If you find that you have been slow in getting ready for the holiday, you should go here. Normally I am not a huge fan of e-cards, but the fabulous Kate Spade has made some seriously adorable Valentines. You won't be disappointed.