Friday, February 15, 2008

The most romantic day ever

Don't be jealous, but the Lashley family had the best Valentine's Day ever. I just love these made-up holidays that set us all up for failure. Andy gave me a wonderful case of the stomach virus complete with mad dashes to the toilet and dry heaves. I gave him an $1800 dental bill, only because I just found out, after my dentist appoinment, that my wonderful insurance has a TWO YEAR waiting period for dental work (thanks MetLife, Happy Valentines Day to you too). We went in together and gave the kids a plumbing bill for a flooded laundry room, they were thrilled. "It's just what I always wanted," exclaimed Mia, "I can't wait to tell all of my friends."

And we are just chomping at the bit to give my sister her gift. She is coming into town today to stay at the "House of Pain" because her wedding is tomorrow. She will be so surprised and thrilled to have to wade through our laundry room to get into our germ infested house where we will announce that she is going to have to stay with my in-laws if she plans on having any kind of decent honeymoon (if you know what I mean, and I think you do).

Bode literally hit me in the face with his saliva covered, virus infested hand when I gave him his Valentine gift.

"And I'll do it again if you ever try and pass a crappy day like that off as Valentine's again."

7 comments:

Chrissey said...

You look absolutely fabulous for having the stomach virus! I can't even look that good when I try! Sorry to hear you're sick...Valentines Day is built up too much if you ask me, all you missed was expensive flowers, fattening candy and long waits at restaurants!

kcaimee said...

I LOVE reading your blog. Thank you for finding the humor in life and making me laugh out loud as I think about less than stellar Valentine's Days and other holidays I've had. This year just happened to not suck, but I've been right where you are in previous years! BTW - I "found" you via Shauna's design blog.

Gena said...

I have tears in my eyes at the virus-infested hand comment. Priceless. Pray for us - Raegan's Valentine party at school was made a little more interesting by a tablemate vomiting all over her plate. Great. I just hope we dodge this bullet.

Shannon (Swell) said...

hahaha hilarious! what a romantic night! and yeah, you do look fantastic for dealing with all that nonsense!

Lisa said...

While I do feel for you being sick (they should TOTALLY give moms sick days), I secretly enjoy the unpleasant times in your life because then I get to laugh...really hard...and out loud.

Suzanne said...

Wow, that is a pretty awesome day!

I'm sorry you've all been sick but those pictures of you & Bode are so cute!

Meredith said...

I feel your pain, not that it helps. But come on, an $1800 dentist bill? Nothing says "I love you" like exorbitant medical bills.