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Friday, February 13, 2009

I Need More Time

I think we have all said this a time or two but I need more time today. We are having a little impromptu get together tonight.

Tomorrow Love turns 4 years old...she is my Valentine Baby. Valentines Day has special meaning for us; not because of the day as Hubby doesn't recoginize it and believes we should show our love and appreciation everyday of the year not just on this day. Hubby proposed to me in our local paper 10 years ago on Valentines Day. His greeting read:

"I thank God for our gift and for bringing you into my life. I only have one question to ask will you be my wife?"

I was 8.5 months pregnant when he proposed and we had no idea that Zman would be born 2 days later February 16th (by emergency c-section). It amazes me how much we have been through in 10 years. We have had lots of ups and downs but I can't imagine being with anybody else. Even at times when he gets so upset with me or vice versa he is my best friend we are so much in love that it's what gets us through the hard times and makes us so thankful for the good times.

So tomorrow we are having a birthday party for Love and Zman. I think this will be the last year for a joint party. We really did it this way because of costs associated with throwing two separate parties. Zman has been so generous in having a low key party this year. He said to me the other day "mom we don't have to have a big party; afterall you did throw me a surprise party last year". Isn't he sweet?

Funny thing is myself and my brother have a birthday 2 days apart. (ironic isn't it?)

So I have a lot of running around to do for tonight and tomorrow and still figure out time to squeeze my work out in. I have been busting my butt at the gym these last couple weeks working out sometimes 6 days a week.

I have a little surprise for hubby tomorrow; we are staying in and cooking dinner...well he is doing the cooking you all know how well I do in the kitchen...if you don't read my post below.

Have a great weekend; Happy Valentines Day...and remember make every single day special for the one you love...just so they know you were thinking of them!


mama's smitten said...

Rachel, you have such a sweet story! I love it! Sounds like you have to great guys in your life. Happy Birthday Kiddos! Oh btw, I have something you deserve over at my blog. No work required you have already done it! :)

Gwen said...

Awww...so sweet of your hubby!!! I love hearing of these adorable proposals. Happy birthday to both Love & Z-Man!!! And I hope you find enough time to get everythig done and still are able to enjoy your fabulous weekend!!! {HUGS}

With Love from New Orleans said...

Freakin cutest thing I ever heard! OMG Rachel.. so CUTE!! Congrats! You are so amazing! You have the best family. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!XO

Maki said...

Aww your sweet Love!!!!

Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day to Love and you guys!!!

Enjoy your wonderful day - she's sooo special!!


Megan said...

Whew- Look at you with your workouts..6 days a week? Woww!! I haven't been to the gym in like 2 weeks--bad bad megan!

Enjoy your wonderfully busy weekend!!

missy said...

aaawwww!!! what an awesome story!!!!!
hope you all have a great birthday weekend!!!!!

ash said...

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PamperingBeki said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

And happy birthdday to your little man.

Laura said...

Hiya Rachel and Happy Valentine's Day to you and to your family.

You were the winner in the Under the Sheets V Day contest. Yippee and congrats!

Thank you for your winning comment. Let me know what topic you would like me next to write about as your prize.


Grand Pooba said...

You truly have a sweet hubby!

Happy Vday/"Love's" B day!

Robin said...

Hey! I 'came' across your blog through another... your bulldog is SO cute... our family has SEVEN (Boston Terriers)...we also have a Brutus!!!

Hope your kids had a great birthday party...


Lindsey said...

Aww what a sweet story!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I hope your party went great. That is so cool about you and your brother being born two days apart! I LOVE it. Super special!

Fifi Flowers said...

Hope you had a great weekend celebrating!

missy said...

hi rachel you are the winner in my little give away!!!!
just send me an email so i can get the little gift in the mail!!!! thanks for playing along!!!

The Pink Potpourri said...

what a sweet proposal! this is a very special time of year for you. hope you had a great birthday celebration for the kids!

Solei said...


Hey Girlie!!!!!!!!
It's great to see what a fun weekend you had! I'm having fun reading up on what I've missed... And I just wanted to stop on by & say Hi!
I've missed you and reading your adorable stories. But I'm back!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, February is a big month for you! I hope you had a wonderful V Day and weekend!!!

Robin said...

...yes, our Boston Terriers LOVE sleeping under the covers!!! ...they put their little stubby nose down and inch their way under! ... they are wonderful!!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Lovely valentines post! and the waffle sandwich post.....funny, funny, funny :)

Kate said...

Cute site, cute story, cute kids, cute dog... love it all. <3 Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

Mrs. Nurse said...

It often seems like there are not enough hours in the day (it would probably help if I spent less hours on blogger, ha!)

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