She loved the world.

I love Valentine's Day and have since probably forever. My mom has always done such a wonderful job of making each of us feel loved and excited on each holiday. Every Valentine's Day as a kid, I'd walk into the kitchen for breakfast and find a small stuffed animal, chocolates and a card. As a college student, my mom sent valentine packages with much the same but with added festive necessities, like socks or even undies. And as a married adult, my mom sends packages to both myself and Adrian.

Valentine's Day has always been about love, though rarely the romantic kind. And, I think, there's a beauty in that. While I appreciate a card from Adrian, I wouldn't feel disappointed if he forgot. Valentine's Day, for me, is an opportunity to celebrate love of all kinds.

I am so excited to finally share with you all that I am so so so in love right now and cannot wait to celebrate it with all of you. In case you haven't heard it from my sister, I am in love with this little baby she is carrying about. I cannot even begin to express to you how absolutely overjoyed I am at my sister being pregnant!

Since the day I found out, I have been head over heels in love with this little being that I have yet to meet. And since it's not me that's pregnant, I get to relish in the excitement of it all without being sick or worried or tired or anxious about what to do with baby when baby arrives. And when that baby does come, I well aware of my role as auntie: to spoil and love and adore for-absolutely-ever.

So happiest of happy valentine's day to you all! I will be spending the day thinking of this little tiny baby that I simple cannot wait to meet!


  1. My mom always did sweet valentines for us as well, and I think it's why I still love the holiday!

    And yes, the baby news is SO exciting! I can't wait to be an auntie one day too :)

  2. So amazing and so exciting!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Hey Emily! I stumbled upon your page just now and I gotta say I am absolutely loving you and your designing eye! Also that you live in CHICAGO because that is my hometown! :) I currently reside in Texas now. :(
    Anyway, just wanted to say hi and tell you that I am loving you! I'd love to chat with you about a future blog design and get some more information if that's okay?!



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