one of my favorite holidays is here! the one where we get to celebrate love by basically eating anything chocolate all day long! ;) i mean, how can this not be in anyone’s top 5 favorite days of the year to celebrate?!
on saturday, the kids and i made more chocolate covered strawberries than we knew what to do with, and i think it’s safe to say we are all a little bit over them at this point. that is what happens when you stuff yourself happy with one of your favorite treats for 24 hours straight. (we did give some to neighbors, but still! it appears we ate our weight in them, as well.)
things pretty high up there on my list of things i love…. my family (obviously), nyc and getting to call it home, a warm bath at the end of a long day while watching top chef, hugs and cuddles and kisses from my three little ones, and then all the love this baby bump has been receiving by the three of them as well. a really good work out and stretch afterwards, an ice cold mexican coke, a self performed solid bang trim that actually looks semi-okay, catching up with girlfriends and scrubbing my bathroom clean…finding an amazing travel deal online and being able to get a solid nights sleep without 45 trips to the bathroom to pee (me lately!). also love when i find myself alone walking the streets of the city by myself, when my mind just wanders but usually always comes back to how fortunate i feel to be here right now, in this stage of life, with healthy loved ones surrounding me, carving my own path with being a mother and also with my work…and getting to be a part of this vibrant city, with all the hustle and bustle, that ignites a certain sort of motivation in me that i haven’t been able to replicate elsewhere, making me feel alive and giving me that challenging but loving push which i’ve learned i need to never feel complacent or settled. anyway, there’s a lot of good to love around us and i’m feeling it today.
hoping your day is filled with plenty of hugs, smiles and chocolate. all the chocolate.
can you even with this little heart breaker and his sweet faces?! he takes after me and was too impatient to let the strawberries sit afterwards while the chocolate firms. we ate a handful of them covered in warm fresh chocolate, too.
not at all the prettiest chocolate covered strawberries you ever did see, but i promise they were delicious! (for those interested, we do the very simple method of just melting chocolate chips over heat on the stove and then dipping and sprinkling with whatever pleases us. nothing fancy…. but still so much fun.)
happy valentine’s day, friends!