Sunday, February 15, 2009

valentine's day wrap-up

We had such a fun Valentine's day. I love that it fell on a Saturday. I'll go backward. Ken got me presents--I'm so excited about this new book. I heard Mark Bittman interviewed on a podcast (here) and he was talking about how going "vegan 'til six" is not only good for your health, it's extra good for the planet too. I really think that podcast is worth listening to if you happen to get some time. Ken also got me a rose plant, which he planted in the yard for me, a box a chocolates from Trufflehounds, and he wrote me a beautiful letter. I'm a very lucky girl.
We had our annual "trail of hearts." The heart trail leads to the little presents. Here we are opening the gifts. I was dismayed that Dieter was more excited this year about the gifts than the trail. Every other year it has been the opposite. My own doing, I suppose. I still love getting them little presents, though. On the other hand, he loved the handmade Valentines his Daddy and I made for him and carried them around with him after dinner. I wrote a compliment to each person on the valentines and placed them around the table. That was fun--I think it will be a tradition.
And earlier in the day we went to the snow! I loved it so much. I pulled Dieter along in the "sleigh" (actually a plastic sled), which is what I was doing here. I was elated to be in the snow with them. I was getting all kinds of crazy notions about getting snow gear for the boys and learning to knit mittens. In reality, though, there is no snow without precipitation, and there is so little of that here. So I just drank it all in for what it was.
I hope your Valentine's Day was sweet.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I also received the Mark Bittman book after hearing the show. The best part? Nels read it first which means he's getting more on board about changing diet.

Lisa said...

I love that picture of you pulling the sled.

Carrie said...

I am delighted with the compliment on the Valentine. What a great spin!

Our Green Nest said...

Looks like a great day! Ours was too!

Mom said...

What a lovely, snowy, Valentine's Day! And I am thrilled to see the boys in their Christmas shirts - sooo cute!

Rach said...

What a truly lovely valentines you all had.

Gorgeous photo of you in the snow.

x

MoziEsmé said...

That snow looks beautiful! And I love the trail of hearts idea... Seems it was a lovely day!