Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love Valentine's Day. I know a lot of people don't buy in to Hallmark holidays, but I love it! This year seems to be especially good so far.

Yesterday I mentioned that Josh and Matthew had been working on a secret project that I couldn't know about. Then last night Shawn got home from work and took the boys out on a secret shopping mission. When they got home they all had a pow wow in the basement and then told me that they had a surprise for me.

I went to go down to the basement and noticed that there were construction paper hearts on the wall all the way down the basement stairs. That's what Josh and Matthew had been working so hard at. They cut out a whole bunch of paper hearts and decorated them with super cute pictures. They're fantastic!

So I went down the stairs to the basement and they took me into the spare bedroom where Shawn had gotten the room ready for a vacation to the basement (more on that in a minute in case you missed the explaination of our last vacation to the basement) and there were beautiful roses in a vase, the new John Grisham book (I love John Grisham!) and a box of chocolates. SO SWEET! I love my boys.

So now we're having a vacation in the basement, which I love to do! In case you missed my previous explaination, here's the scoop on that. We have a finished basement in our house that really doesn't get used all that much. There are storage rooms, a play room, a guest bedroom and a bathroom in our basement. The boys use the playroom and we use the guest room on the rare occasions when we have guests, but other than that, I don't come down often unless I'm cleaning or occasionally I use the spare room as a makeshift photography studio if I have a project I'm working on.

So every now and then we go on vacation to the basement. Shawn and I sleep in the guest room and the boys sleep on the floor in the playroom. We watch movies, eat donuts for breakfast and spend the weekend pretending that we're on vacation. It's silly, but it's a fun change of pace every now and then and we all love it.

So this weekend we're on vacation in the basement. We slept in the guest room last night and today we'll find something fun to do. I like weekends like this. I like these fun little family traditions. It makes me happy to have a close family and it makes me happy to have a husband who values that as much as I do.

So now I'm off to spend a fun Valentine's Day with Shawn and they boys. I'll be back from vacation on Monday! :)


KrisJ said...

How sweet! And what a cute idea!

~B. said...

That is absolutely adorable. Enjoy your vacation. :)

Hokie Family said...

I love the vacation in the basement. So fun. I have to admit as i've been shopping online lately I've had huge urges to buy stuff for Clarissa. I'm just so excited for you.