Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a picture of Stan and I exchanging Valentine's gifts this morning:



Watching the hundreds of diamond and candy commercials leading up to Valentine's Day this year has had me thinking. I tried to imagine what my reaction would be if Stan just decided to go out and buy some diamonds behind my back and bring them home to surprise me. Every time I play through this scenario in my mind, it always turns out pretty bad. I know myself and I think that Stan knows me well enough to NOT do that. :) Diamonds mean nothing to me (except for my incredibly beautiful wedding rings, which hold tremendous sentimental value) and candy will only make me miserable!

As I was thinking about what Valentine's Day would be like this year, I was filled with a deep sense of gratitude and joy. Our kitchen will literally be finished TODAY after many months of construction and many dollars reluctantly spent. :) It really looks amazing and it's so exciting to see our dreams for our little kitchen come together (I'll share pictures soon!). This year, Stan and I have decided to stay home and cook (we have not been able to cook in our home in over 3 months) a delicious gourmet meal in our brand new kitchen! There is no other way in the world that I would rather spend this Valentine's Day!

No, we're not big on all the Valentine's hoopla, but we do think it's nice to do something special to recognize how truly blessed we've been in love. This year we will celebrate 5 years of marriage and it has been one crazy whirlwind of joy, laughter, growth, challenges, and learning. I would not go back and change one single thing. I love Stan so much and I am so thankful that every year, for the rest of my life, I get to have hunky Stan Cross as my Valentine. :) I am the luckiest girl in the world!

12 comments :

Shara Lana Pisowicz said...

That is just too darn CUTE!!! Happy V day!!!!

Amy Martin said...

Stacy- are we long lost twins? ;)

Happy Valentines Day!

Jasmine said...

oh mother of god, i'm laughing SO freakin' hard right now. love you!

Stan said...

i'm so glad the world got to see that picture. you're welcome, world!!!

Stacy, when i think back to all the choices and mistakes i made that built who and what I was when I met you, I'm positive that I wouldn't change anything for fear I wouldn't end up where I am today - with YOU!

Our time since has been awesome, intense, fun, and inspiring. You are as much a part of who I am now as I am. I'm now 49% Stacy, 49% Stan, 2% Boosky.

I love you. You're my honey. Now I'm going to start a blog to show all sorts of embarassing pictures of you.

Toddzilla said...

Stan, I think you're secretly very happy that we had brought some props to that photo shoot...

Cortney said...

Awwwwwww! Cute.

I wish I was 2% Boosky but he NEVER comes to vacay in North Austin. :(

Now and Then Photography said...

I can't wait to see the kitchen remodel. Oh and I love your hair long in the first picture. LOL!

Megan said...

You crack me up.

E said...

this is awesome.. love this post.. see now I am a diamond girl..but I have an alterior motive.. I have 4 kids and I want them all to have a diamond they can use when they get married.. I think that would mean so much more than going to the store and buying one.. they can have it reset of course.. but see..thats a good reason to like diamonds right?

Jennifer said...

Y'all are SO cute and hilarious!!

Katy Regnier said...

Happy Valentine's day! You two are so cute! I'm so excited to hang out in San Diego, woohoo!

Jake Holt Photography said...

Long time no chat! Just had to say that the photo of "you and Stan" is freakin' HILARIOUS!

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