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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day assortment


Days like Valentine's Day can mean big pressure on a blogger to deliver something good. For my part, I'm offering a Valentine's Day assortment of thoughts, links and quotes that seem (at least to me) to fit the occasion.

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“In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.” -- Robert Anderson, American economist, 1861-1939

Amen to that.

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This video, called Family Man, is making its way around Facebook. I can't think of a better love note from a husband and father to his family:





"Family Man" from Trevor Little on Vimeo.


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You know that stellar Valentine's post I hinted at? In my opinion, it's over at the 4tunate blog, where Jen lays out "What your husband REALLY wants for Valentine's Day." Never fear (or get your hopes up)...it's family-friendly.

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This year, Hallmark's Valentine's Day marketing schtick is that the day is "for saying I love us." Two thumbs up! I love us -- as husband and wife, as family, as best friends, as sisters. I think it's the focus on a relationship that appeals to me, instead of a stalkerish or even mildly awkward "I love you" to someone who may or may not feel the same.

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Remember that pop art I shared before Christmas? The grocery store came through again!


A special thanks to my husband Mike who stopped at the grocery store tonight just to snap this picture so I could include it in this post. My Valentine's gift to him? An appointment for a $49 heart scan at the local hospital. 

Happy Valentine's Day friends.

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5 comments:

Nate's Mom said...

Amy, that video is awesome! I love the concept of "I love us" too. That soda display (we don't say pop in California) is cool, 'cept that it's Coke :-) I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. I'm thinking heart shaped pizzas for all my loves that happen to be around at dinner time.

Sheri in CA

Momza said...

What a tender video...thanks Amy! Hope your day is FULL of Love!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I have *loved* the *I Love Us* concept ever since I first heard it! Just beautiful!

And that pop art is pretty awesome! Thanks Mike!

CWMartin said...

Back atcha, Amy!

QuatroMama said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Friend!