I remember being in Jr high and a boy bringing me a big heart shaped box of candy. I also remember being embarrassed carrying it down the hall because people were talking about it and pointing at me. David seemed like a very nice guy but he was not my boyfriend and honestly I don’t remember him ever saying much of anything to me. I thanked him and tried to shove it in my locker. I did enjoy the chocolate later that night (what girl wouldn’t?) and I did share it with all my friends. Flash forward a couple of years to high school and nobody gave me any candy. In fact, there was a Sweetheart dance and it seemed like everyone was “going with” someone at the time and I was not so I felt like odd man out. Needless to say, Valentines Day has never been my favorite. I was walking down the isle at our awesome HEB yesterday and I saw the candy isle all done up for Valentines Day and it made me smile. Since becoming a Mom, I love Valentine’s Day! Its a great excuse to give my boys a card, their favorite candy and maybe a new pair of socks or a water bottle. I normally cook something that my family really likes and I make a good dessert (something we don’t normally have during the week). My friend Lori has the tradition of ordering a Heart shaped pizza for her kids and I love that. Yes it’s a racket and cards are overpriced, but the day is a great excuse to express your love for those that mean the most to you. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!