Saturday, February 14, 2009

Buon San Valentino!!!

Happy Valentines Day to you all!!! I know some of you out there are non- believers in this LOVERS holiday- Bah- Humbug to you!!! I for one enjoy a day dedicated to LOVE- this does not mean that lots of money has to be spent- just a nice day to remind us to TELL and SHOW people whom we love- that we really do LOVE them!
I read on that this holiday was not started by card companies as some of you think, one legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. oh all for LOVE!!!
On Thursday I made some YUMMY chocolate truffles for Gio to take to work and for us to share with some of our lovely neighbors, doorman and Favorite bread man!! They were not very hard to make- and did I mention how yummy they were??? Charlotte and I made some Valentines for family earlier this week and mailed them off- for those of you who did not get one consider this your electronic greeting!!!


The Royce Family! said...

Rach that has got to be the cutest picture ever of Charlotte!!! She is such a doll! I am happy to hear you had such a wonderful V day!

Teresa said...

what a great post! I loved it and I love every picture in the post!! We received our cute valentine today. Sweet little Charlotte is so cute-- she looks like she is laughing! I cant wait to try the truffle recipe sometime.

Andrea said...

Your baby is VERRY cute Rachel and Giovanni! I hope you botth had a Happy Valeintines day!

JR and Kristi Royce said...

It looks like Charlotte has become a great assistant to her mother! So cute!

melange muse said...

I like Valentines day. I think it is a great holiday even if you are single...haha
I bet those chocolates you made were delicious!

Ada Bowler said...

She is so darling! And those truffles look SO yummy. Happy Valentine's Month. We love and miss you!