While Jared and I are definitely madly in love, we are not really big on the gushy, romantic stuff. We have often decided to forget about birthdays, or we just go out and buy our own presents and then call them our birthday present. I bought Jared a pretty awesome mic for his birthday this year that I caught a quick glimpse of after he bought it for himself. What a good wifey I am! Last year we celebrated our 6th anniversary in Cody, Wyoming, where we only realized it was our anniversary halfway through the day when I was signing a guest book at a museum and noticed the date at the top of the page. I yelled out the door to where Jared and the boys were lassoing fake cows "Oh Jared, happy 6th anniversary." That was it. Six years. Yeah! Don't worry, we manage to show our love for each other in many other ways. It has been six wonderful years!
Anyway, today is Valentines Day, a day we have always neglected more even than our anniversary. I think Jared has brought home flowers a few years, which I dearly appreciate, and once he made me macaroni with an octopus hotdog on top (loved it!), which we ate on our china, but that's about it. This year I really put myself out there and made Jared these.
Okay, the truth of the story is that I made ones just like these for Jared for Christmas two years ago. He never wore them, for he lost them. This year for Valentine's Day Jared actually made these himself. I did go out of my way to find and buy the supplies all over again for them, I just didn't get it together enough to put them together, so Jared did it for me. Call it his Valentines gift for me! Love, true love!
They are authentic old typewriter keys. I bought the keys and the cuff link posts of Etsy and epoxied them together. I just love the look of men in cuff links, and so have decided to start Jared collection of them off with some personal, pretty awesome ones. I think the next ones I make will be Lego or Scrabble pieces.
Happy Valentines all!