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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day 2016

Hope all of you blog friends are having a GREAT Valentine's Day/Weekend.... Just remember that Valentine Celebrations are all about LOVE ---and we all need to keep the love going not just today,  but all of the time.





The weather has changed our celebration plans this week.  First of all,  we had a short trip planned ---which we had to cancel due to the weather...  Then today we were going down to Cookeville to have a fancy-dancy Valentines Dinner... BUT---with snow/sleet/ice all around us today,  we decided not to head down the mountain...

SO--what did we do to celebrate??????  WELL---we did something we had never done on Valentine's Day before:  we went to a local Mexican Restaurant near us here and had Fajitas for TWO.  Even though it wasn't 'fancy' --and we didn't dress up for a special occasion,  the food was GREAT.   We both enjoyed it ---and after getting home,  we enjoyed cuddling on the sofa by the fireplace --watching the snow come down (and being happy we were HOME).





The biggest surprise and JOY of the celebration weekend was getting a package from FedEx.... Guess what it was?   My middle son (Mark) and his wonderful girlfriend (Debbie) sent me a huge bunch of gorgeous ROSES from 1-800-Flowers....   The pink and red roses are so beautiful --and will only get prettier with each passing day as they open... 

Adult children may not always realize how special it is for a parent to hear from them.  This Mama CRIED with so much love and joy inside of herself.   Mark and Debbie will NEVER know how much this gesture of love means to me....





Finally and most importantly,  this is for my wonderful husband, George.   Thank YOU for the gorgeous card ---and for always being there for me... I love you to the moon and back FOREVER.... Don't ever forget that....

Well Friends---as you can tell,  even though it wasn't what we first expected,  we did have a wonderful weekend... As my Facebook friends tell me,  just being with George is enough for me!!!!!!  SO TRUE..  

God Bless You ---and remember to keep the LOVE going all year long.

Hugs,

42 comments:

George said...

I am truly blessed to have you as my Valentine. I love you!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Sounds like your day has been going well.So has mine.Those roses are gorgeous.I have mixed feelings about Steve moving in,but I am sure it will all work out well.I had gotten used to being alone,but it will be nice having him and Kai here.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your day sounds great inspite of dismal weather and change of plans.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Betsy said...

I'm glad your day is such a happy one. Dennis and I have a favorite local owned Mexican restaurant that we enjoy going to. We always order the chicken fajitas to share. Yum! We went to church this morning, but otherwise it's a fairly quiet day with him still recovering from surgery and me still not quite "up to snuff" with my heart issues. But, oh so thankful that we're together today.
Blessings my friend,
Betsy

linda m said...

I am so happy you had such a wonderful day. Just being with my hubby made mine very special just as you being with George was so special to you. Mark and Debbie sending you the flowers was the "Frosting on the Cake" for you.

LV said...

You are truly blessed with such a wonderful husband and life. Enjoy both every day.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Denise inVA said...

It was a wonderful Valentine's Day for us too, even though we celebrated very quietly at home. Happy Valentine's Day to you and George Betsy.

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, I know how you felt getting those flowers...and I know it wasn't the flowers but that they thought of you! So glad you had a nice day!

Small Kucing said...

Happy Valentine Day Betsy and George. That's awesome of Mark and Debbie . Very thoughtful of them☺

Chatty Crone said...

I just want to wish you a happy Valentines Day! sandie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The day is almost over, but I still want to say Happy Valentine's Day! Sounds like you had a nice day at home. Those are often the best kind of days...relaxing at home. BG and I had loaded nachos for our Valentine meal. lol! Not everyone would pick that, I'm sure, but it sounded good to us. Have a wonderful week! Oh, I almost forgot...that's a great photo of you and George!

David said...

Betsy, Heck...we didn't even leave the house for Valentine's Day! No snow but we just didn't feel like going out. Traded cards in the morning and then I cooked breakfast and dinner too... Relaxing day with plenty of love to go around. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Linda said...

Aww, you and George are so romantic! We did our Valentine's dinner on Saturday because (a) the restaurants are crowded on the big day and (b) the restaurant I wanted to go to is not open on Sundays. I guess I'm very practical.

Jeevan said...

Being together is what important on this occasion and where and what isn’t a matter or second. Glad u enjoyed the day at home and dinning at a local restaurant! That’s a gorgeous bunch of roses from your son and his gf…. and heart-warming card from George. Stay warm and cherish love :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Betsy! Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Yummy food and beautiful roses! Happy Monday, enjoy your day!

Ann said...

sounds like a pretty perfect Valentine's day. Such pretty roses and those fajitas look really good

SweetMarie said...

don't you love how things just work out?! the food looks yummy! I've been craving a chimi! son told us he found a good mexican restaurant here, so we'll be checking it out soon. :)
your flowers are Beautiful! we grilled steaks on the grill with son and his gf and played board games. :) perfect evening! Hubby bought me a watch and hubby and son bought me a beautiful mini rose plant/bush..it's inside. :)
have a great week and be safe! we have snow/sleet here today.
hugs,
Marie

Arkansas Patti said...

You two are romantic 354 days a year. You don't need a special day as they all are but it seems you managed to make Valentine's day just a bit more special. You set the bar high.

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Happy Valentine's day !

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Sounds like a lovely Valentine's Day. I got my "present" a day early. I came home from 11 days in Tennessee to a clean house, flowers on the table, and groceries in the kitchen. Can't beat that!

Linda Kay said...

Happy Valentine's Day...Mexican food will do.

Happyone said...

Happy Valentine's Day.

ladyfi said...

Sounds like a perfect day! And how lovely of your son to send roses.

diane b said...

Glad your weekend turned out good even with the bad weather. Cuddling on the couch sounds great to me.

Linda Gross said...

It sounds like you and George had a very nice weekend.

Connie said...

I'm glad you had such a nice Valentine's Day, Betsy. Your dinner sounds delicious and the roses are beautiful!

I love your header photo too!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

We had planned to spend a few days in the Smokies on our way back from Florida last weekend, but the weather forecast motivated us to skip that side trip and head straight for home instead. Sounds like we made the right choice, from your description of the weather. Your fajita meal looks like it was delicious, and what a sweet and thoughtful gift the roses were from your son and his girlfriend.

troutbirder said...

Our experience on that special day was very similar. Stormy day and a small local restaurant. We had a great time too...:)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We were snowed in on valentines too and had two boys with a stomach bug. Our power just came back on today. But I made a nice dinner and we never go out to eat anyhow. It sounds like you and George had a great time and I bet the fajitas were awesome!

Linda P said...

Glad you had such a happy day. We're truly blessed to know that we are loved and can show our love in return.

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks so much Betsy. It appears you had a good one. Eventually, spring should arrive, right?

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I think you were wise to stick local. We often used to eat at the Mexican place there in the little mini mall in The Glade. They also had one of the same restaurants in town near Walmart. I can't recall the name. The other Mexican place on Peavine up the road from the Interstate is also good. Yes, Fajitas are wonderful! Have a very good day tomorrow and a fine weekend. Enjoy the golf course and your beautiful"Glade!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Oh how sweet! I love those casual times together! Yes those kids are sweet when they send flowers etc, just to hear from them

Dorothy said...

Glad you and George had such a lovely and blessed day! It doesn't have to be fancy to be extra special!

Small City Scenes said...

So glad you all had a nice day. Sometimes the changing of plans makes for a more wonderful time.
MB

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Betsy, this is my first visit. This is a beautiful post of love and appreciation. Thank you for your love ones, they are great! I am following you now and invite you to follow back. Thank you.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's day. We slept in and just stayed home to enjoy each other's company.

Rambling Woods said...

Hi Betsy..I have not been here is a while. Thank you for stopping by... Tina will be missed. Life seems so fragile sometimes..Michelle

Kay said...

Oh gosh! You guys are just so beautiful. It makes everybody happy just knowing that the kind of love you two share is possible. How very wonderful to get those beautiful flowers from the kids too. You've raised very thoughtful children who obviously love you very much.

Lux G. said...

So much love! Couple goals! :)
Enjoy the week, lovebirds.

Vix alexa said...

Happy valentine to you ! :)

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