Sunday, February 15, 2009


Someday, but not today, I will post a brief five-year history of my Valentines Days with Magnet--it's quite the story, something I've been working on writing for years, and I think I just might finish it this year, so maybe next V-day I'll post it.

In the meantime, I did draw names for the dozen-rose bouquet giveaway, and it all proved to be a little tricky! The winner was Heather, but I haven't been able to get in touch with her all weekend, plus she wasn't at church today, so I'm wondering if she's out of town. Since I've had the flowers for a few days now and wanted to give them away as fresh as possible, I decided to instead give them to my friend Pam who's husband is working abroad in Japan (sorry, Heather!). I thought I'd surprise Pam and dropped by her house after church only to find her not home, either! I decided to just leave the bouquet on her doorstep. Hopefully she'll arrive to them safe and sound when she gets home tonight. Congrats, Pam!

As for my Valentines Day, here's what made it special:
  • Magnet's mom stopped by for a few hours in the afternoon and showered us with love.
  • I bought a big picture frame from Ikea a couple of months ago, but it got knocked over and the glass shattered. As a V-day gift, Magnet replaced the glass. I love thoughtful surprises like that!
  • He also had this arrangement specially designed for me. I've never loved a bouquet of flowers more!

  • Magnet's been hinting lately that he'd love for me to learn how to bake pies, so I made my first apple pie for him as his V-day gift. Amazingly, it turned out really yummy!

  • I also made a favorite Thai food dish of ours that brings back lots of happy memories from when we were engaged and I waitressed at a Thai restaurant. We ate Thai food daily back then! But, unfortuantely, last night's rendition was a little bland.
Being in the floral industry, Valentines Day conjures a range of emotions, but mostly, I just spend the week feeling lucky--lucky that we're a part of Flowers to Go and very lucky to be married to Magnet.

Hope you all felt lucky and loved this year, too!


  1. Too bad for Heather, but yay for Pam! Those were beautiful. So was the bouquet Magnet got for you. And good job on the pie! Brad loves pie, but I don't really care for it. So of course, I don't make it. I should follow in your footsteps, that would show him some love!

    Oh, and I didn't know you guys liked Thai food! We love it too! Curry is what we traditionally have for dinner on Christmas Eve and Brad's b'day. We should go out together some time! Yummy, yum, yum.

  2. Pie making is a grand tradition in my family and we absolutely reverence a good pie! Glad yours turned out well! Your flowers were gorgeous too, Magnet did a good job.

  3. Thanks, again, MAG. You're amazing. Sorry Heather, would you like me to press one for you?

  4. Beautiful flowers and it is so sweet to hear about those cute things you two do for each other!

  5. Hey we discovered a really yummy thai place this weekend when we went out for Valentines. Its in Gig Harbor and we need to go!! I LOVE thai food and I know you do too :)

  6. That's a sweetie of a husband you've got there! Gorgeous flowers, but I wouldn't expect anything less!

    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  7. is that polish pottery i see that you baked your apple pie in? LOVE that stuff!




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