Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day...



Do you & your love celebrate it?
We usually do, well sort of.

10 Years ago Swift Jim sent me a bunch of red roses. We weren't dating at this stage, but had met a couple of times. A mutual friend was trying to set us up. I thought he was pretty cute, but he seemed a bit shy. I had told our mutual friend that Swift Jim's name should be "Deaven" which meant "Heaven, with a 'D' " (swift Jim's real name starts with D) well yeah it was corny, but hey I was only 17 LOL....
So anyway, these flowers rock up to my front door (whilst SJ & Pete were out the back of my house helping my brother with his car). There is a note attached which said "I think these flowers are as beautiful as you are, Deaven." I was MORTIFIED! He signed the card Deaven! He wasn't supposed to know that!!!!! I then had to go outside & thank him for them, he had hoped they would arrived when he WASN"T there!! LOL Anyway, so that began our love affair.... 10 years later we are very happily married :)

So back to usual valentines days.... normally we just get each other a chocolate or something. Sometimes we go out for dinner. One year I bought SJ a 6 pack of beer. He told me it was the best V Day present ever LOL....
This year there had been no talk of V day between us. Quite frankly we are getting a bit old LOL
But I was out to coffee one morning last week & my friend spotted this...

We thought it was hilarious. It is HUGE!! This mug can hold up to 900ml of liquid!! Thats a lot of hot chocolate!! Anyway I got it, thought it would be a bit of fun!
So on Valentine's Day I gave SJ his gift. THe look of horror onhis face was priceless!! Not about the mug which he thought was amusing, but that he hadn't got me anything.... hehe
Later in the day he went & did the grocery shopping for his poor invalid wife. I half expected him to come home with some chockies or some flowers, but was completely shocked when he came home with this....
Isn't it beautiful!!! So my gag gift payed off in the end!! LOL Woo HOO!!

7 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

Deaven! You're right, that IS corny! Hey, nice Valentine's Day gift, wow!

Femina said...

Ooh, pretty! I have earrings that would go very nicely with that.

Hippomanic Jen said...

Deaven should get huge brownie points for that one! It is gorgeous.

Cazbam said...

Ih that's stunning!

hehe and Deaven. How cute :P

Cazbam said...

ok so that was meant to say "Oh that's stunning" not "Ih that's stunning" my bad :P

Shannon D said...

that's a cute story about the roses...and a funny one about the mug!

our anniversary is only a week before V-day....so v-day kind of gets the shaft around here!

we had a nice day with our kids and a family movie night with a special dessert!

Jen said...

that cup is too funny and I am totally loving the watch!

I am glad to here that you are the baby are doing well.