...wasn't really on Valentine's Day after all. We actually didn't do anything for Valentine's Day. Nothing. We're not big holiday celebrators. But, we did get to go on a pre-Valentine's Day date the Saturday before thanks to the Larson family. They came to watch the boys at our house and The Chief surprised me with an impromptu shopping trip at Old Navy, followed by a delicious full rack of ribs at Pat & Oscar's (which we shared). Then, we were going to head to the movie theatre, but we didn't want to watch the really late show that started just after 9pm, so we somehow ended up at Barnes & Noble instead. We spent two hours sitting on the hard floor in the middle of the aisle reading photography books. I'll tell you what, nothing says I love you more than your spouse expressing interest in your passion. It endeared him to me. I'm still telling anybody who will listen to me (that's you) about it. I love The Chief. He's my better half.
The second celebration we got was actually post-Valentine's Day. On Friday The Chief woke up late and let me convince him to take us all up to Disneyland instead of going into work. He complied and we had a perfect day at the DL, taking in Tomorrow Land rides and, of course, the ever-popular Nemo submarine ride (which is totally awesome, by the way). I got to go on the fast roller coaster in Toon Town with Buddha. Lines were long (probably for the holiday weekend) so we only made it onto about 5 or 6 rides, but it was definitely worth it. We had a much better experience this time than we did the last time we went in near-100-degree weather! Oh, and Buddha got his own pass for which he had to have his picture taken. He was very excited about that.
The Chief also purchased a brand new flash and UV filter for my camera...not on Valentine's Day, but I'll count it as a Valentine's gift. :)
Thanks for making my non-Valentine's Day perfect, Papa! I am the luckiest woman alive. I love you.