Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

I had such a great time yesterday for Valentine's Day.  It started off of course at work with my kiddos.  They were full of hugs and love, candy bags, cookies, SUGAR, SUGAR, SUGAR!!!!  I don't know if my sugar levels will return to normal this week, but I am definitely in detox. 

Then came the surprise that I really didn't expect...well, I guess that's why they call it a 'surprise.'  I had been called to the office to complete some paperwork, and while I was on my way back to the classroom, one of my students saw me in the hall and said, "Ms. D, you missed it..."  I was clearly confused as to what I missed, and she wouldn't tell me.  Meanwhile, my phone started ringing, and I saw that it was Levi.  I answered, and he asked me what I was doing. 

I always laugh at that question because he calls me at you know, I'm!  I told him I was walking back to my classroom.  Then he said...oh you're talking in the hallway on your phone, and I replied, yes, so I need to get off now.  Then, I didn't catch this from the beginning, but he mentioned my principal being in the hallway, (and she was), but I was so focused on getting back to finish that power point presentation, that I didn't catch it. 

Well, when I returned to my room, I had flowers, a balloon, and a stuffed animal on my desk, and MY KIDS WERE GOING CRAZY!!!  They were talking all at once, I couldn't make out what they were saying.  Finally, they calmed down enough to tell me that L had come to my classroom to surprise me with my gift...SWOON!!!

I was so embarrassed because my kids were telling me that I was smiling and blushing, but I was so shocked and SAD that I missed him.  I really don't know what I would have done if I were in the room when he came in, but that was really the best surprise of the day.  Trust me, it wasn't the fact that he bought me anything...I'm not really materialistic, but when we discussed exchanging gifts, I just wanted it to mean something, and to be thoughtful...and he FAR exceeded my expectations. 

Plus, my students were so tickled that they got to witness that...I may never live this!

I managed to finish the rest of the day but it was so hard....I just wanted to head home to get started with our date night!  The cheerleaders and I had a little V-Day party, and that was filled with more hugs, and SUGAR!  I definitely have enough candy to last me a while. 

After work, I came home to get ready for my date.  It was my turn to take L out because Saturday was his V-Day celebration to me (not to mention his surprise visit).  We went to dinner and was so much fun, and very funny...I think I laughed more people watching... I love to people watch!

We started off at The Cheesecake Factory, but I LOVE PF Changs, and he didn't mind going there since the wait was a tad shorter.  Well, I was at the CF, and he went to check out the wait, so when he came back, he said we can get seated right away.  I was a little apprehensive because EVERYWHERE was packed, but I trusted him and off we went. 

Little did I know, but he had worked it out with the hostess for us to get seated right away...I was so thankful because I hadn't eaten since lunch, and I was starving!  Wasn't that sweet?!

It was a wonderful day, and I can honestly say that it was better than I could have imagined!  I'm thankful for this season in my life, and just taking it day-by-day...and trying not to flee the state...but that's another post for another day...

I hope all of you had a lovely V-Day full of LOVE and lots of SUGAR!!!