valentines in new york

i love every holiday in new york! although valentines was on a tuesday this year, (and ralph is pretty much non-existent on week days) i did my best to make sure he felt loved and celebrated none the less. 

the night before valentines, my friend catherine and i ran around the grocery store to grab food for our husbands breakfast in the morning. we settled on breakfast sandwiches and pretty sure they were a hit since ralph's other love in this world are mcdonald's mcgriddles. it's a real thing haha.

on our morning walk to to his office, there were flowers are every corner, random bursts of pink and red in new yorkers wardrobe, and darling valentine window displays on most store fronts.

lots of dinner spots all ready for all the valentine dates!

things like this just make my day!

gave ralph a little surprise visit at work and dropped off our favorite petite sour hearts candy, and a valentine. i've done a little work delivery every year since we have been together and its always fun to see him in the middle of the work day!

he managed to get off around 8:15 that night (!!!) which was the best surprise. i made ina garten's turkey sausage lasagna, and it was a success! i'm always crossing my fingers when i make a new dinner but this worked out so well. he walked in with street roses and a homemade valentine card which is all i ever want.

we finished the night watching 'valentines day' and running to the store across the street to grab our favorite haagen daz ice cream (caramel cone). a february 14th i'll never forget!