Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Valentine's Day

I don't really believe in New Years resolutions. I think we should always strive to be the best we can be, setting goals year round and constantly trying to attain them. However, this year, I'm making a promise to myself to be the most fun, festive Mommy and wife possible. This means holiday celebration overload, folks.

We are in the midst of such a meaningful time; every moment is a first for our sweet baby Bear. If I stop to think about it for too long, I get all silly emotional and both Bear and Zach look at me like I'm a whack job. And maybe I am. But these times are special, really special, and I want to treasure every last minute of this blessed life we find ourselves living. There's a snoring baby boy asleep on my lap as I type this, all sprawled out and gently sucking on his pacifier. I keep pausing to lean down and smell his soft little head; it smells like honey. I can't help but look down at him and think, "I want to give you the world, son". Not materialistic things, but memories. I want to give him a childhood full of beautiful, heart-fulfilling memories.
 
 
Sappiness aside, here are a few peeks at the Valentine's Day decor around Casa de Fullwood. It's not much, but just enough to get our celebratory juices flowing. I haven't even hit up the Target dollar section yet...Lord knows our house will be all kinds of Valentine's Griswold style after that happens.
 
 
Can you tell that I'm a little obsessed with the double hearts? I found these at Dollar Tree and bought four of them; for one dollar I think it makes a pretty nice stand-in wreath, don't you? I'd like to make a Valentines wreath one of these days but don't think I'll get around to it this year.
 
 baby in red
 
I'm infatuated with all things teddy bear these days, naturally. I smile every time I see these sweet suckers. (please ignore the leftover Christmas kisses...can't waste perfectly good chocolate!)

 Are you looking forward to Valentine's Day this year, too? Do you have any special traditions? Also, any ideas on what to get a guy that really only enjoys pocket knives and power tools? Help, please! :)

12 comments:

  1. Ok, how cute are you!? You inspire me! Target dollar section here I come! Love the "Love" day! I love that picture of you and Bear. He is so so so precious!

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  2. I think you already are the most fun and festive wife and mommy! Nevertheless, the decorations are so cute and you and Z are giving Bear such great memories in photos! He will love them. I have never decorated for Valentine's Day, maybe I will start this year!

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  3. look at you already decorating for valentine's day!! i love it!! your mantel looks so pretty! i saw a bunch of valentine stuff in the dollar bins at target - i think i've been there five times in the past four days. lol.
    bear is going to look back at all the memories you've created for him and saved for him always through your writing and photos and feel even more loved than he already does.
    i can relate to so many of your feelings. baby girl isn't even here yet and since the nesting has begun, my mind is going crazy with ideas for now and what's to come.
    you're one amazing wife and mama! <3
    i say you take zach and bear to texas roadhouse for valentine's day!! :)
    xoxox
    maria

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  4. How fun! You are a wonderfully festive wifey/mommy! I hope to make some Valentine's decor this week: we'll see if I get on that! It looks great!

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  5. your house is always so beautifully decorated!! come do mine! :) LOVE all the decorations! and you look beautiful!!

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  6. I love it all! I cant wait to put up all our decor (and I may have the matching runner to your table cloth!) but I have to wait until a special little girls second birthday party is done on saturday!

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  7. I just love how festive your house looks! It's perfect!

    Cutest picture!

    V Day is Sesn's birthday and it will be our 6 year dating anniversary so I have to do something sweet :)

    I'm horrible at recommending/buying men gifts. Good luck!

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  8. Wow! how on top of things are you? Valentines is more than a month away! i love all the decor, and the red jammies :) cute! "celebration overload!"=love it!

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  9. Cute!! Ever since we had our son on Valentines Day almost 14 years ago our V-Day looks a little different ;)
    Pamela

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  10. What a special Day of Love for you & Zach this year. You have a little third person in the mix. Loving all the photos & his red outfit. Your house is all decked out for Valentine's. Love the cute, cheap wreath. I love to decorate too. I actually have no Valentine's Decorations. Would love to get some. This weekend I am going to the mall to get some last-minute baby things so maybe I will. I have to keep it very inexpensive though.

    By the way, you know I love your blog. So please let me know if you are interested to Guest Post for me, while I take time for birth & baby. I would love to have you in my blog. Include a small introduction of yourself in the post. And when I will run my Guest Post you can let your readers (on your blog) know and link them to my post. It is a good thing I think. =)

    You may do an outfit post as a new mom. That would also be interesting to me since I will be a first-time mom. Or you can do a two-part post: the outfit and secondly one of your amazing baking recipes. But really you can post about anything you like Britt. I would love to have you over my blog. Thank You.

    Let me know and you are welcome to E-Mail me a post at: ada.furxhi<@>gmail.com.

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