Not To Go Too Jerry Maguire On You…

Whether you woke up this morning and made your children a delicious, homemade heart-shaped pancake breakfast complete with Valentine-themed pink milk or you rushed them out the door with half a stale Pop-Tart and some broken candy conversation hearts to take to school, we are glad you are here.

Day after day, week after week, month after month, you come, you read, you comment, and you make us feel not so alone in this marriage and motherhood gig. Without all of you, we are just two friends with a couple of soup cans connected by a long string, sharing our daily ups and downs.

You are the ones who inspire us to put our words out there, to truly share how we are *really* feeling, because you make us feel like it is worth it. Not to go too Jerry Maguire on you, but you complete us.

On this Valentine’s Day, the day dedicated to sharing your love with those you care about, we want you all to know how much you truly matter to us. If we could invent a section of Hallmark dedicated to blog readers, we totally would. We would find you all the cheesiest, happiest, loudest music playing card we could find, and then we would find all of your addresses and mail you each one personally! But, you know, the last we heard the US Postal Service is cutting back on mail delivery, so we had to go this public declaration of love route instead.


If we could manage to clean our houses and cook some yummy food, we would totally have you all over to tell you how fabulous we think you really are! It would be like a giant sleepover where we all wore our jammies and giggled until 2:00 a.m. And then we would all wake up and eat lots of donuts before we reluctantly headed back home to our real lives.

So, whether this day ends up with you wearing your best cocktail dress, surrounded by dozens of roses and a candlelit dinner prepared by your mate or you in a comfy pair of yoga pants, some Domino’s Pizza and a re-run of Friends on TV, know that you are loved. By us. Today and always.


Not To Go Too Jerry Maguire On You… — 89 Comments

    • Happy Valentine’s Day, Bev! Hope you have a good day! (although I know that Valentine’s isn’t really your thing…and now I know why after reading your blog today! πŸ™‚ )

  1. This is probably the best my Valentine’s Day is going to get so THANK YOU!!!! I love this so much because coming here is how I start my day. It’s what grounds me and lets me know that I am not alone. Love you guys, too!

    • Love you, AnnMarie! We feel exactly that same way about reading your blog and getting to “talk” to you every day through it. Thank goodness! (and what did we ever do before blogging?!)

    • Aw! After seeing picture on your blog today I totally see why this would lure you out of PJs…your grandbaby is the cutest little thing EVER! πŸ™‚

  2. I LOVE THIS! I know my name is pretty common, but I’m going to assume you are sending that love to ME. Don’t tell me if I’m wrong.

    Seriously adorable.

  3. Awww! That’s one of the sweetest things I’ve seen today! I know I’m a new follower, but I just wanted to let you know that I love checking out this blog everyday. You guys crack me up!

    • We are so glad that’s you’re a new follower, Kristen! Happy Valentine’s Day! (and every. single. time. I see your avatar with your dog and the tennis balls, I smile!!)

  4. Aww you guys are the best! I’ll be cuddled up with my laptop and dissertation this evening, always so romantic. Oh well, at least I’ll get cuddles later from my handsome husband too.

  5. You guys write a good column, you give the customers what they want.
    Good job on today’s picture, seems like that would have been a lot of work.

  6. So yeah, this is definitely the best vday gift I have received ALL day!!!! (Does it matter that I haven’t gotten anything else?) So sweet!! Seriously, you had me at hallmark card for blog readers. (sidebar: I literally squeaked when I saw my name) (sidebar to sidebar: My coworkers are used to strange noises from my cube)

    • I had to sneak HotSean! in there…I just HAD to!
      I’m not posting a recap this week. I don’t want people to get tired of them. But I assure you, Ashley and I talked for HOURS about this week’s episode. WE DON’T WANT TO LOSE OUR SPARKLE, NELLIE! hahahahahaha (luckily we are both in charge of our own eyebrows unlike poor Tierra)

  7. Aww! You gals are the best! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too! You have no idea how much you inspire people, either! You have great, big hearts full of love and that you’re so honest about life is such a plus. It’s so nice to go to a blog that I can read and go, “You know, it’s so nice that someone can relate!” Love ya, gals!

  8. You guys!! This is the sweetest and coolest idea ever! I would love to get a homemade card from you. And come over for dinner (I would help cook even!) and then stay up until 2am in our jammies. Especially if there’s popcorn! πŸ˜‰

    • We are always, ALWAYS up for dinner and girl talk. Add jammies and popcorn…AND you would help us cook (trust us, it’s better that way) …we’re IN!! πŸ˜€

    • We love you Ginny Marie! You accept us as we are and you are willing to bring the wine. You are our kind of girl! πŸ™‚ (Plus, now that we’ve heard your American Idol audition songs, we are waiting for the day that you invite us to the Grammys as part of your entourage!)

    • Happy Valentine’s Day, Debbie!
      OF COURSE you have a place of honor next to Ryan! We’re looking out for you! πŸ˜‰

  9. I see my name too! Happy Valentine’s Day ladies! I’m dating myself by saying but it reminds me as a kid watching Romper Room, I’d wait for her to call out my name through her magic mirror but she NEVER did! I was always disappointed. Even in the store with personalized stickers and mugs and such, I always had a hard time finding my name. I’m like Jennifer, I’m gonna pretend that Tanya is for ME! πŸ™‚ Such a sweet sentiment and thank you to your readers. Thanks to YOU for making me laugh, always enjoy my visits to your blog!

  10. You guys are too sweet! I happily ignored Valentine’s day until I discovered that my hubs got my kind of engagement ring fixed. That pooper!

    I hope you bith had an enjoyable happy pop tart filled Valentines. Cuz making heart shaped pancakes are too much work.

    • We will never really know, will we?! πŸ˜‰ We totally speculated about you, actually…wondering if we get your name on a heart by default! πŸ˜‰

    • We feel the SAME way about you Melinda! πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading and commenting! Hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

  11. That was like the BEST virtual sleepover I have ever attended! You guys are the best – and lots of candy pink hearts and x’s and o’s right back at you!

  12. How cute is this! Thanks so much ladies! I love your blog, but you already know that! πŸ™‚ I’m a little late with the Valentine’s Day Greetings, but I hope you ladies had a wonderful day filled with love!

    • Wouldn’t it be so much fun??!! And then we could all cap it off with a big blog hop sharing the fabulous details of our party! πŸ˜‰

    • A sleepover just isn’t complete without donuts, right? πŸ˜‰ So glad you are here, we love having you! πŸ™‚

    • The cleaning is just so much work, right? And then everyone would just mess it up again! πŸ˜‰ Hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s Day! πŸ™‚

  13. Well I am a little late in reading this, but I would love to pretend the Allison in the box was me! (if not don’t tell me, I am having a rough day and I could use this little pick me up!)

    • Of course it is you!! πŸ™‚ We would never leave you out! So sorry to hear you are having a rough day. Hugs my friend!

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