I truly adore Valentines Day. 
In 1st grade I made a Valentine holder out of an extra large Quaker oatmeal box and decorated it with glue, construction paper, and paper doilies. It sat in the grade school hallway silently holding sweet little notes and sugary treats. And finally at the school party, while eating cupcakes and drinking soda my class opened their homemade boxes. The girls giddy with excitement over any valentine from a boy that resembled an interest stronger than friendship.

Every year since then, I find myself resisting the urge to buy paper doilies, never knowing exactly what I'd end up doing with them anyway. Instead, I take pictures and bake cookies. What a lovely holiday. A day about love and everything sweet. Here are a few of my very own sweet moments lately.

Oh, and happy valentines. :)

love.love.love. hailey.