Valentine's Day was a wonderfully, hectic, non-stop day. I had to wake up early to squeeze in a run before I hosted a play group in our home. Then it was lunch, naps and off to meet an out-of-town friend to tour the candy factory (more coming on that...). Back to the house just in time to meet Grandma to go to Grey's swimming. Back home for dinner and then off to my date night surprise.
Jared bought tickets for us to an Avs game. So exciting!!! I love being with Jared--even just driving over without kids in the back was a little piece of heaven. Unfortunately, the Avs lost 9-1. It was the first time they had allowed that many goals in the FIFTEEN years the team has been here. It really was pathetic. And I had my hopes up to see Forsberg play until his retirement announcement earlier in the day. So sad. We did get to sit close, hold hands and talk uninterrupted while munching on deluxe nachos.
Back to the candy factory. I have been wanting to take the kids to Hammond's Candies for years. They offer a free 30-minute tour to see how the candy is made. We got to see them making taffy, ribbon candy, chocolate-filled candy canes among a lot of other things. And to top it all off--we got samples!! I am eating a milk-chocolate caramel as I write this. Grey was in heaven. I was not once his sugar high hit. Ugh.