Tuesday, February 14, 2012

it's February 14....but i prefer February 13!

Happy Valentine's Day!

this is a very meaningful day to me and jambaloney. not because of today - but because of yesterday - February 13!

11 years ago on February 13, jambaloney told me he loved me for the first time! i near swooned and/or fainted. it was touch and go at the time with the knees all week and my stomach doing backflips - but somehow i managed to hold it together and tell him that i loved him, too. it was the first time i said it to his face but i had said that i loved him many millions of times by that point to just about anyone who would listen to me. we had only been dating since January 19, almost a month, but i knew the moment i looked at him that he was mine. plus there was a big, flashing sign on his head, put there by angels, that blinked "kymber - he's yours!!!" over and over.

i worked at my absolute favourite job at the time. i worked with some of the greatest colleagues and friends ever. i would walk into work, floating on air, and dead tired from another night of no sleep. jambaloney and i used to be phone hogs during the first few weeks of our dating, and we would stay on the phone all night talking during the work week. we fell asleep together so many times on the phone it's not funny! anyway i would float into work and as i approached my desk i would hear all of the little songbirds (my colleagues) singing - "kymber's in lerrrrrve!". i loved it! two of my friends, J and my boss V, would invite me into V's office for a full run-down on the previous evening's marathon phone session. and they would ooh and ahh with me. they always said that he sounded to good to be real, or true, for that matter! but when they met jambaloney they fell in love with him almost as much as me. i was fighting those women off until the time i left that job!

speaking of fighting off women - man oh man - i have been doing that since the first day i met him! needless to say, i am a pretty good fighter! naw, jes' teasin' wit' ya! but i have yet to encounter a woman that doesn't fall in love with him on sight. he is incredibly gorgeous, ya know? but when they see how kind and generous he is - they love him more! when they realize that he is a true and proper gentlemen (you did good, Liz!), they love him even more! when they find out that he can fix anything, lift anything, cook, clean and do laundry - that's when i have to get the boxing gloves out!

did i tell you that i won a chainsaw from the VFD raffle? no? well i did - woohoo for jambaloney! anyway, last saturday, at the Fourchu Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner, everyone was congratulating me on winning. one of the women said, "now kymber, you can take the chainsaw out in the woods and jambaloney can do the dishes"! at the exact same time, both jambaloney and i said that he always does the dishes. i then said that he cooks, cleans and does laundry, too! the next words out of her mouth were, "can he please come and live with me, then?". we all laughed. but trust me, she was dead serious. i might need to get the gloves back out soon. jeesh!

so today is happy love day and i have a stupid, little homemade love day gift for him. but yesterday was the important day for us. February 13 will always be my second favourite day of the year. January 19, the day i met him, will always be my first!

wanna see something goofy but fills me with incredible happiness, joy, awe, wonder and a feeling that someone so wonderful really loves me?

here's 2 pics from a summer day not too long ago. we were laying in the sun and jambaloney braided my hair and put flowers in the braids.





i hope he knows just how very much i love him. i know that he knows...but i don't think anyone other than me could ever really know just how much.

~you have no idea, babe~

28 comments:

  1. That's so sweet! Congrats to both of you!

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    1. thanks Wendy! happy v-day back to you!

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  2. I loved this post.

    I love how we can see from cyberland how much you two love each other.

    Yay for February 13!

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    1. thanks Kathi! i love how you can see it because we really do love each other!

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  3. Great post! True Love!!
    In recent years, Valentine's Day has taken on a new meaning for me...4 years ago today, Hubby had a heart attack! Soooo, I usually just spend the day worrying now.
    The Anonymous Homesteader

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    1. it is true love AH! i am sorry to hear that it was on V-day that your husband had his heart attack.

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  4. Oh gosh, now I'm gonna turn red.

    LOL.

    Enjoy!

    Winston

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    1. did i actually just make you blush Winston? bahahahahaha!

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    2. Don't you wish Bunny Ears?

      Winston

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  5. Oh Kymber - Happy February 13 and 14th !! What a beautiful" LOVE STORY " you have. Your journey through life together will be a wondrous adventure, filled with the truest form of love and mutual admiration and respect, that will go on and on and on ....

    I LOVE the beautiful flowers in your braided hair ... a million words couldn't say what those pictures convey !

    Happy Valentines Day you guys ! Have the best of days together !

    Love... Helga xoxox

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    1. Helga, like usual, you always get to the heart of the matter. you completely got what the braided flowers really represent to me. thanks much, dear friend. love right back to you! xox

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  6. Yay for love! How blissful it feels. Two wonderful days to celebrate in a row. I love it! Always remember the recipe for love ;-)

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    1. Sue, i printed your recipe and will never forget it! thanks so much hon!

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  7. Thanks for the neat story, I thought I was going to have to tell you to get a room.

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    1. bahahahahahah! oh Duke buddy, you killed me with that one!

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  8. Like Duke, said, neat story...congratulations. You two were truly meant for each other...

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  9. Aww...I said it before and I'll say it again...True Soul Mates, you two are. I love that he braided your hair and put flowers in it, that is sweet. I agree with Kathi N., the love you two have for each other does come through the screen. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day, Kymber and Jamba may you have many more February 13th & 14th's together.

    Love & Hugs
    ~Fel~

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    1. you have said it Fel and i never tire of hearing it! love and hugs back to you sweetie!

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  10. Congratulations, kymber and jambaloney! This is our 29th anniversary. It ain't been wedded bliss, but we've stuck it out pretty well for the couple that my next-door neighbor didn't give 6 months! ;-)

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    1. Happy Anniversary Mr. Smythe! 29 years?!?!? wow - that is awesome! and i am glad that your neighbour was wrong!

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  11. kymber,
    What a lovely story for a single woman with no beau to read on Valentine's Day. LOL I am glad you are so happy and have such a good man. Handsome does not matter, but it works; nice does matter, lots. Keep winning tools for him.

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  12. PracticalP - thank you so much as i am always thankful to have him. he is the most generous and kind person i have ever met. and yes, he said the same thing - keep winning tools for him! bahahahah!

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  13. How lovely! Your love for Jambaloney is how I feel about Rick...isn't it remarkable to find such lovely men?

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    1. Donna - there are several of us girls here who all feel incredibly fortunate for our awesome men! i am glad that you love your Rick!

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  14. Very touching story and it includes power tools, bonus! You two are made for each other.

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    1. mmasse - thank you buddy! and ya - winning power tools rocks!

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