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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I hope everyone managed to mark the day in some way and have a nice Valentine's Day.  A few weeks ago Todd asked me about what I wanted to do for Valentine's Day this year, I think he was covering his behind because in quite a few years he's just dropped the ball.  I'm sure many of you out there have had years like that.
So I thought about it for a moment, and realized how busy and crazy my life was going to be this week and I told him quite simply I would just like for you to acknowledge the day.  I knew there would be no time to go out for dinner as I had a Taekwon-Do seminar to be at this past Saturday and tonight, I was teaching the whole night at Taekwon-Do.  Also I'm heading back to the Dominican Republic on Friday for a week.  For those who aren't long-time readers of mine, last year in March I went to the DR with 10 students from the school I work at for a Third World Experience.  If I've peaked your interest go back in my archives to March of 2010 and read/see all about it.  I'll be sure to have a full report for you in the weeks following the trip (its a lot of work!).  Then, three weeks following this trip I'll be boarding a plane again this time to visit with Kathy in SW Arizona.

Back to Valentine's Day, Todd did pull through this year and when I came home Saturday evening he had a lovely bouquet of flowers and a card waiting for me.  I returned the favour with a card and his favourite box of chocolates (Ferrero Rocher).  It was nice, it was simple, it was perfect for this very busy time.

This will probably be my last stitching update for at least a week and a half maybe two so enjoy!  I was reading another blog and the writer mentioned she loved seeing previous and current progress pictures so I'm going to do the same for you, let me know what you think.

The Accolade - Before

The Accolade  - Today

Enchantment of Winter - Before

Enchantment of Winter - Today

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You stitch loads Dani, congratulations! And have a wonderful trip! Ann

Vonna said...

have a safe and happy trip! And yay for the Valentine's exchange with Todd ;) Sounds perfect!
Your WIPS are going great! Love them!

Carol said...

Sounds like your Valentine's Day was just the way it should be, Dani--lovely and simple :)

I wish you safe travels, sunny days, and experiences that you'll always remember... Have a wonderful trip to the DR...

mollycaff said...

Sounds like a perfect Valentines Day to me! Have a wonderful trip!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely flowers for Valentines Day. Great progress on your stitching and have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Sally said...

Have a fantastic trip!

You've made fantastic progress.

Cole said...

Lovely flowers! And your stitchy progress is great too! I'm indifferent to having before/after shots, but you can sure see progress :)

Have a safe trip, and another amazing experience!

Julie said...

Enjoy your trip Dani, safe journey

Christine said...

Wow that trip has come around quickly, no wonder you are busy. Hope it goes well.
Great work on your WIPs

Karen said...

Enjoy your trip!

I really like the before and after pics. It really puts your progress in perspective!

jane said...

Safe journey Dani. Look forward to reading about this year's trip.
Oh and the stitching is looking good too.

Lynn said...

I'm glad your Valentine Day was a happy one. I like to keep things simple too. We all have such busy lives anymore.
Your WIP are looking fantastic!
I hope you have a wonderful and safe trip. I'll be watching for those pictures!

Colleen said...

You have sparked my interest, as I am new to your blog, I will travel back to DR last year. Enjoy you trip & Be safe. Love the colors or threads & fabric on your wips.

Alisa said...

I'm glad you had a nice Valentine's Day. I hope you and the students have a safe, informative and memorable trip! :)

Karen said...

Hope you have a great trip! Safe travels.....

Alice said...

Thanks for the progress pics Dani! The most fun part of a project for me is seeing it grow! We will miss you, but I hope you have a wonderful trip and take as many great photos as last year.

Suzanne said...

What a lovely Valentine's Day you had. Have a great trip!

Brigitte said...

Very nice progress on your WIPs. And I *love* the picture of the changements on your hair. Looks absolutely great!

Lisa said...

What a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's, simply but lovingly.
Nice progress on your wips this week, and I like the idea of showing before and after pics, it's good to see how much progress you've made.
Hope you have a wonderful trip, and will look forward to seeing you back blogging soon. Hugs

Lillie said...

Beautiful progress.
Enjoy the trip.