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Today is one of those days that you either love or hate…Valentine’s Day. Personally, I enjoy the holiday. I’m not just saying that because I have the most amazing fiance ever (because I do) … I have ALWAYS enjoyed this special day. Growing up, we gave out homemade valentine’s day cards. Mom wouldn’t let us go out and buy the one’s with cartoon characters on them. Instead we spent time making them together. It’s also a tradition for Dad to buy us a chocolate rose. My sisters and I have a hard time eating this foil wrapped pretty…but we always manage somehow!

Last night Jake and I enjoyed a night in the Haymarket downtown, nothing too fancy. Just pizza and ice cream. We didn’t exchange gifts or handmade cards, just spent some quality time together. Being with the ones I love makes my heart happy. So for those of you who have yet to enjoy your Valentine, I encourage you to take a step back, relax, and enjoy the simplicity of just being together.

xoxo

Alexandrea Nicole