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Rick and I had a great weekend. I love that Valentines Day fell on Sunday, so we could celebrate all weekend.
Rick is a big believer that Valentines Day is just for the girls (I know, I am lucky), but I REALLY wanted to show him how much I appreciated him right now, since he has been working like a banshee and since things are going to be changing forever in a couple of weeks. But, I put Rick in charge of the money when we first got married (he's excellent with it... me... not so much...) but he wouldn't agree to give me money to buy him anything for Valentines Day. Therefore, I was left with no choice but to craft. Rick isn't much of a cheesy guy, so I had to really think about what I could get him that wasn't too cheesy. I finally decided on the least cheesy thing I could make him for only a few dollars. I saw on a couple of websites the idea for "52 reasons why I love you" (you put the reasons on a deck of cards). So, as expected, here are the pictures of my version of "52 Reasons Why I Love Rick"...
I was surprised at how fast and easy it was for me to come up with 52 reasons. Some of the cards had pictures that applied, so I printed the pictures, but the rest I just mounted the reason onto the card. Rick did suggest I buy him Almond Joy's, so I bought a Valentine's Day cup from no other than Target, and threw the candy and cards in. I usually am not a fan of the "love coupons" that people seem to get (no offense to anyone...), but Rick left me no choice. On the back of 4 or 5 of the Almond Joy's I wrote a couple of things, like I would give him a head scratch (he's loved those so much), and Rick might not appreciate if I mentioned the other few. :)
So, even though it was kind of a silly gift, I was so excited to give it to him, and he actually let me give it to him on Friday night. He never lets me give him presents early!
All in all, even though it was on the cheesier side, he seemed to love it, and I was glad I could show him a little bit of appreciation.
We made my dad's secret recipe for ribs on Saturday to celebrate as well. It was so nice to have the weekend with him. I sure do heart him! ;)
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