I got the chance to make some bouquets for my dad this year (and last year). It was so much fun going to the floral supply and picking out the types of flowers I wanted to use. I loved putting them together and I think they came out nicely. The best part is it was cheap to do!
On Saturday we arose early and went to our Ward Temple Day. The 10 am session was PACKED. It was wonderful! The bay area was sunny and warm. Going to the temple of Valentine's day is a tradition we've held since we were first married. It is the greatest way to show love that I know of.
After the temple we drove to San Leandro to visit Mike's niece and her family. She is Norb. Jr.'s daughter and she and her family are so amazing! They have 7 beautiful and lively children. They love to play World of Warcraft as a family and every Saturday they play Dungeons and Dragons as a family.
The took us to their favorite Sushi restaurant for dinner. Michael and I were brave and tried most everything. The raw fish was surprisingly un-fishy tasting but our favorite was the crispy California roll.
A new tradition? I hope so! Michael BBQed some FaNTaSTiC ribs on Sunday. He pre-baked them with a dry rub and then slathered them in BBQ sauce and grilled them. I normally don't eat ribs (meat with bones grosses me out) but I couldn't help myself this time.
I was thinking it might be romantic to have ribs on Valentine's Day. You know, because of the scripture in Genesis 2: 21 -24 "And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam, and he slept and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." It's a stretch, I know but those ribs were so GOOD!