Valentine’s Day 2019

And just like that, another holiday in the books!!!  I took off Valentine’s Day this year, Remerie’s monthly well-check ended up being that day + I wanted to be able to go to Avalon’s class party, so it worked out to get both done and be able to spend the entire holiday with the girls.  I am such a planner, so I thought I would share a little insight into how I was planning for the day to go down:

Heart-shaped pancakes for the girls before school.  Drive Waverly to school, then Avalon — with both their class Valentines in their backpacks which we had addressed the weekend before.  Run a couple errands with Remie, go to Avalon’s class party at 10:30 + then grab lunch before Remie’s appointment at 1pm.  Go home and relax for a bit before picking up Waverly at 3:10 and getting ready for a fun festive family dinner for Valentine’s Day.

And here is how the day actually went down:

Absolutely zero time for festive pancakes, Remie was fussy from the 100th cold she has gotten (big sisters) + I barely had enough time to put cream cheese on half-toasted bagels before getting us out the door.  Got both girls to school, only to find out that Avalon’s class party was only for kids, no parents.  Apparently I missed that email.  Made it to one of the errands I planned on, in between pumping twice to keep up with my milk supply + feeding Remie a bottle.  Rushed to get Avalon and decided on forgetting lunch and doing a fro-yo date instead, because it would take less time and we needed to get to the doctor for Remie.  Got to the doctor just in time to find out that there was a mix-up in the schedule and we really didn’t have an appointment that day.  They ended up fitting us in at the end of the day so I went home, got Waverly, + rushed back to the doctor, by the time we got out it was dark and we made it home for a quick dinner with the family.  Also worth noting, when I was cleaning up from the day, I found Avalon’s addressed class Valentines STILL IN HER BAG.

All this to say, our day did not go as planned.  It was messy, imperfect and stressful — but also full of love.  That night, Waverly said “Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday”, Avalon was the happiest “free” year old ever on one giant sugar high, and Remerie, our little surprise baby that we announced last Valentine’s Day, forever a dream come true.

And a few favorite photos from our February.

Hope your day was special and full of lots of love!!! XO


  1. Dianna
    February 21, 2019 / 12:23 pm

    I don’t like that your day was a mess but I love that you shared the mess with us. #keepinitreal

    • Ashley_Brickner
      February 21, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      Aw, thank you!!! I definitely don’t want anyone to think we live a perfect live over here — we are so blessed and thankful, but it is definitely not perfect! 🙂 XO

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