So I must first off tell you that Valentines in NOT my favorite holiday. Anyone that reads the blog knows that Christmas is my favorite. I have never understood Valentines when people are obligated to show love and affection, why not show it all year round? Is not the spontaneous flower delivery more special than an expected one? Alas, I know there are many people who disagree with me.
Lady Hiva is not overly concerned with Valentines either--so thankfully, it relieves a huge pressure to out perform all of the other men whose womenfolk boast about on social media. haha. But we have had some amazing Valentines together. From reading LANGUAGE of FLOWERS together and then making a bouquet message to each other, or the year I decorated the house to tell a story and finally last year we were in Athens, Greece to celebrate under the shadow of the Acropolis.
This year, however, Valentines Day this year will be remembered for other reasons...I had to be in New England for work--at a funeral of all things. Facetime makes distances not seem so far, but it is not the same as a real hug and kiss with those you love. So my Lucky Dragon and Lady Hiva had Valentines together without me--so sad. I decided to surprise Lady with a flower delivery. I ordered it in plenty of time. I chose potted Hydrangeas, one of Lady's favorite flowers (pink of course, because it is one of my favorite colors). Sadly, the flower shop called while I was on my trip and said that they did not have potted Hydrangeas and their cut Hydrangeas only came in white! LAME. So I cancelled the order and bought another bouquet, paying extra for the larger size because I felt badly I was gone.
|"Happy Valentines Day Daddy! Its so good to see you!"|
I was so excited to have Lady receive them but in an effort to keep a Lucky Dragon busy after Daddy being gone for a week, Lady decided to head to SLC to visit family...so the flowers were delievered while she was out--so much for a surprise. When we arrived home the flowers were on the front porch and not only were they not bigger as I had paid for but they were wilted and frozen. So sad. #FAIL
|Wilted and Frozen...|
|After they thawed. It was better frozen (are relationships like that too)|