Thursday, February 14, 2008

On February 14, 1999 he came over to visit. I had the flu and was wearing my green scrubs. He looked handsome as ever in a blue fleece. He brought me four origami flowers that he had made. They smelled like Pleasures for Men (a fragrance by Estee Lauder). Just like him. Yummmm. We sat in the den on the brown leather love seat and chatted for hours. Before he left he gave me a valentine. It was homemade and impressive. On the front it said "Anne." The inside had a big pop-up heart (eat your heart out, Mr. Sabuda). The only writing inside said: "Will you be my valentine?" I looked again. There was more writing. Down in the bottom right-hand corner it said, "No, really."



I've been gushing ever since.

18 comments:

danielle said...

Can you believe that was almost ten years ago! Crazy. Happy Valentine's Day.

Sugar... said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Have fun with your hubbie! You two make a lovely couple, and lovely children might I add.

My greatest Valentine EVER was getting Jeff back home from his week long business trip!

P.S. And I am SO excited to have The Office back. We've watched every single episode and I was beginning to lose my memory on what has been happening!

rhall said...

We still have those flowers hanging up by your toe shoes. Lizzie and Sophie always want to play with them but I won't let them - they do play with the toe shoes! Love this post!

EMILY said...

I can't believe it has been that long. Thanks for you both, I love you!

Kate said...

What a handsome couple you to make! Total hotties!! You two were M.F.E.O!

Have a happy day!

Kate said...

I meant "What a handsome couple you TWO make." Wish this thing had spell check!

Eric, Halcyon, Viana and Brooke said...

I'm hoping you still have this wonderful valentine (and I'm hoping it was from Taylor!!)

Sarah said...

How romantic! I might have to fire Doug!

brittani c. said...

I love Sabuda. What a creative little valentine...you kept it after all these years, right? Happy V-day.

Sarah said...

I have to take back my previous comment. Doug gave me a pop-up Valentine yesterday, and I don't even think he read your post!

lori said...

Um...this is completely heart melting. Love it. Love you guys!

The Lindsey Ladies said...

Awww, so cute...don't you just love your life?!?!? I kind of forgot that we never really discussed our Christmas presents, did we? I love that bowl you gave me too, I have used it for two dinner parties we have had....which now that I think about we gave eachother pretty domestic presents, huh? We are growing up! Love you!

The Lindsey Ladies said...

Oh and seriously, how do you find the time to write so many blogs?? I am amazed. I swear it takes me 7months to get one out!

jeanine said...

so adorable!

Rachel and Jared said...

So cute! I love getting to hear all those romantic moments!

Joan Koplin said...

Is Taylor the cutest thing ever?! I love that boy! He is so clever and charming (helloooo? He was Prince Charming in the hs play! lol).
I'm sure Taylor put Mr. Sabuda to shame! haha.
Sure love and miss you guys.

Kate said...

Ohh, I know your at your computer cause I've checked back a couple times to see what your up too with your new blog look! Love it, can't wait to see it. Isn't it fun to redesign??

lissel said...

Anne with an 'e'

I stumbled across your blog and have enjoyed catching up on your life. Thanks for keeping me entertained!

-Lissel (Shorland) Dalton