Feb 15, 2012

A Little Valentine's Day Fun

Yesterday was our 6th Valentine's Day together. 

Our 2nd married Valentine's Day. 

And our 1st Valentine's Day on a tropical island.

To answer many people's questions, YES, they do celebrate Valentine's Day in Grenada.  But by celebrate, I mean that the kids know what it is, IGA has one end of an aisle dedicated to Valentine's Day treats, and I found a V-Day card at the stationary store with an envelope that had grease stains on it.  This. Is. Grenada.

But ya know what?  I kinda like it better that way. 

No deliveries of generic overpriced red roses at work, no over the top displays of candies and cupids, just a special day to celebrate my husband without all the hullabaloo. 

I spent the morning at our SO "Spread The Love" bakesale where we sold a wide array of beautifully baked treats to raise money for Dorothy Hopkins Home for the Disabled.  We made $1,700 EC at the bakesale and it was our most successful bakesale to date.

Josh was busy in labs all morning but found some time to sneak over and buy me a beautiful bouquet of Birds of Paradise.  I could get used to flowers like this, forget the roses any day.
Only $25.00 EC which is $10.00 US dollars people.
After classes, Josh came home to study and I went over to Limes to celebrate Valentine's Day with all the kids.  We made paper heart Valentine's and passed out special V-Day treats.  Some of the kids glued grass to their Valentine's Day cards, while others ate the glue.  Ya know, just a typical day at the Limes field!

Looks up to no good doesn't he? :)

Baby Deanna has been coming to Limes lately.

Loving the cupcakes Miss Julie made for them all.
After Limes, I finally got to spend a little time with my Valentine.  I gave him my very appropriate Valentine's Day card.
...but you're the only catch for me!
And then we went to the Beach House Restaurant for dinner.  We had never been before but had been told that the food was delicious and the restaurant stunning.  It didn't disappoint.  The Beach House is located right on the water on a private beach.  We arrived just as the sun was setting and enjoyed a great meal and a bottle of wine.  Even though Josh has his first set of 5th term tests coming up, we spent a carefree evening discussing everything non-school related.  It was perfect.
I couldn't have asked for a better Valentine's Day and I definitely couldn't ask for a better Valentine.  I hope everyone enjoyed their day as much as we did!

1 comment:

  1. I missed this post somehow... $1700 EC at the bakesale is amazing!! yay!!
    and Jade is the cutest little Valentine I've ever seen in my entire life, don't tell Lee.
    I love your card and flowers :)
    and I agree that the Beach House is gorgeous!
    Can you send me your address? I wrote some letters to the kids and a few of them I don't know how to get it to them so I'm just going to send them to you, ok?