we had SUCH a wonderful valentine's day.
our valentine's tradition is to go out for a yummy breakfast and then avoid the crowds and make dinner together at home.
it's my favorite!
because the day is REALLY just about me and him as we snuggle up together at night (without feeling rushed at dinner, in big crowds, or trying to talk loud enough to hear each other in a crowded restaurant HA. seriously, adopt this tradition!)
we (taylor) made pizza and then cuddled up to a movie.
and we spent the whole day calling each other "valentine" and lots of extra, extra "I love you's"
I know there's a lot of hate surrounding valentine's day, but I think it is SO fun to just have a day solely dedicated to celebrating love!
and OH don't worry--the only picture that I have from valentine's day is this one taylor took of me at breakfast.
I guess we were just too busy with other things to take pictures ;)
HA, sorry dad.
and now some funny stories:
the other day, we went with taylor's parents to some model homes.
they are going to build just about the most beautiful house and I am SO happy for them!
and while we were going down the stairs, I COMPLETELY biffed it, guys.
first I slipped feet first down the stairs, and then right when I thought I caught myself, I started falling head first. It was so embarrassing. and also kinda hurt.
and it brought back painful memories of when I fell down like 15 stairs at BYU in front of everyone. and yeah, life is funny.
the other night, taylor and i were folding laundry when he "whipped" a towel to straighten it out so he could fold it. you know what I mean?
but I walked past him right as he did it and he almost hit me with the towel!
I said, "babe! I almost got whipped!"
and he said, "it's about time! I've been whipped for a long time." with his cute little wink and half-smile combo.
I could NOT stop laughing. THAT WIT!
a few nights ago we got to hang out with our cute friends, christie and brooks.
guys, this is a real life instagram best friend.
we met through instagram awhile ago, and we swear we are long-lost-friends.
taylor is convinced we are twins because of how similar we are. HA
plus, I'm in love with her baby.
so basically, I'm a huge advocate of meeting strange people via the internet.
HA, unless you're 12 ;)
and two high-school-isms for your thursday enjoyment!
the other day, a student raised his hand and said, "mrs. gilbert, I don't know if we banged hard enough."
then he goes on (without even realizing what he said), "we didn't bang out this idea hard enough. We should talk about it more."
MUCH better, child. much better wording.
but the whole time he was talking, I was trying so hard not to lose it.
oh dear high schoolers.
I was grading ASL tests yesterday, and saw this:
"go feed the turtle and read it a book under the couch."
definitely not what I signed, but it killed me that this student thought I actually said that! hahahah!
best answer ever.
I couldn't even mark it wrong! ha
my dang cough is still not gone!
I haven't been able to run in 3 weeks and I am dyyyying!
I tried running last week and only made it about .2 miles before I coughed up my right lung.
and then I was up ALL night coughing from the extra stress on my lungs.
and I kept taylor up all night.
so I've decided to give it a rest until the cough is somewhat gone. BUT GEESH. be gone already!
I'm sooo antsy! and getting fat. HAHA
No worries, I'll just drown my sorrows in chocolate chip cookies.
ALSO. I am literally going to a hair stylist today and telling them, "what do you think will look good on me? cut + color?" and then trusting whatever they say. HA
sooo, yeah. we will see what happens.
but I'm going to a big-gig stylist, so that I actually trust them.
follow me on insta to see the result!