What on earth did I do to deserve this kind of guy? I am constantly swept off my feet... over and over again surprised by his thoughtfulness and affection. Valentine's Day was no exception.
The Pilot brought his kids over for a Valentine's Eve sleepover - they played and played with Carter and Charlie, then all of the kiddos were tucked into bed and the work began! The Pilot finished putting Carter's valentines together for his class (without me even asking him to!), while I started prepping for breakfast. I made mini heart-shaped ham, cheese, and hashbrown quiches and baked a package of bacon into little heart shapes. Adorable! Pilot sliced strawberries and cleaned up all of my kitchen messes, so we could actually get to bed at a reasonable hour.
The morning was absolutely fabulous. Even though I had to get out the door by 7am, we had a fun little Valentine's Day morning with the kiddos - they opened their little gifts (pencils, erasers, etc) and I was handed a tiny little red box. The Pilot smiled at me, and told me not to worry - the gift was "non-binding". He must've been worried I'd think it was a ring! It was the smallest, most delicate little cross necklace. His daughter (she's 5) told me that she helped him pick it out. Awww.
Then, during the school day, a beautiful bouquet of flowers arrived for me. I LOVE getting flowers! I had 11 years of marriage and two years of dating, and I never had flowers sent to me. It is simultaneously embarrassing and fabulous all at the same time - this was the third time he's sent them... and it made me just as giddy and happy every time.
After school, I went home, put on my little red dress, curled my hair, and waited to be picked up by my Pilot. He took me to the most amazing restaurant... reservations he made weeks ago to a place I've wanted to go to for years. It was absolutely incredibly - 7 courses and an incredibly strong drink. Between courses of scallops, frog legs, and squid, we had 3 amazing hours of pure happiness. Just wonderful conversation, a total escape from any thought of the clock, and completely immersed in each other.
The best Valentine's day I've ever had. I totally love this guy.