Happy Valentine’s Day


JD woke up the same way he always does on special days: Singing a song only he knows the words and tune to. He makes it up as he goes along. Today was the Happy Valentine’s Day song and, boy, was it a doozey!

Happy Valentine’s Day…ooh, yeah, it’s Valentine’s day…I’m gonna wear a red tie today…’cause it’s Valentine’s day…it’s a we’re-in-love day…’cause it’s Valentine’s today…

I’ll spare you the chorus and bridge because, really, it had something to do with love juice and Step in the Name of Love. I think he needs to stop watching American Idol with me! 😉

I’m in no way a Valentine’s Day kinda girl. I feel like it’s too fake, too mandatory. In lieu of this, I asked JD not to buy me gifts or over-sized balloons that read WILD THING or, worse, YOU’RE STILL THE ONE. In fact, a simple dinner for two would be perfect…normal, yet perfect.

This morning, JD surprised me with chocolate covered strawberries (which is Jasmine Star Weakness #6,934) that he hid sometime yesterday while I was on a shoot. He also bought me a potted plant. Not just any potted plant, but a miniature rose bush. Little did I realize JD was watching me while grocery shopping a couple nights ago. I eyed the small rose bush—complete with its tiny red roses and a red heart-shaped gardening stick—and laughed at all its tackiness. It had a bright red vase with red hearts embossed on it and silver heart wrapping. Good grief…it was tacky…but I loved it! It looked like it could belong on the set of Napoleon Dynamite or Juno…and I was smitten. I laughed and walked away a few nights ago, but it ended up in my hands today! I felt so LUCKKKKKKEY.

I want to wish everyone a lovely day today and I hope nothing but happiness and joy fills your hearts! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here’s a picture of me and JD at dinner last night…

P.S. If any of my blog readers get engaged today—or any of your friends decide to get married—holla back at your girl! 😉

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  1. david & kimi b

    February 14th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    hope you both have a blessed valentine’s day!! get off that computer and enjoy each other 🙂

  2. gabriel ryan

    February 14th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    yeah v-day!!! i dig jd’s style… its all about the off-the-cuff, stream-of-conscious, serenade! what better way to woo one’s lover.

  3. Alicia

    February 14th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    happy valentine’s day! you and jd are adorable with your little "ism’s". can’t wait to see the photos from the shoot you were on!

  4. Dennis

    February 14th, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I am so happy to hear that there is another spontanious singer out there. I do it all the time and just make it all up. In fact I posted about my singing just today. Have a happy day!

  5. Mary

    February 14th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Love that there is another soul out there that finds it perfectly acceptable to sing any old way they want, to whatever song they can think up. I’ve gotten worse now that I’ve had a baby and my family teases my constantly. But, my husband enjoys it and my son does even more. Wait until he realizes Mommy isn’t very good. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Diane

    February 14th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I got engaged this time last year! We’re gonna get married REAL soon 😀 Happy V-day!

  7. kara pennington

    February 14th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  8. inga

    February 14th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Lol @ "doozy!"

    I love this photo of you and hubby. You two are very lucky to have each other. Happy Valentine’s Day to you both! You should take a picture of your gift he bought you!

  9. Anya

    February 14th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    LOL! I think our husband’s must have gone shopping together….because this morning my husband had…..chocolate covered strawberries (my fave) AND a potted rose bush (because he thinks it is too sad to just toss those….he wants to be able to plant it!). Seriously lame songs are his specialty as well. All 5 of our kids each have their own special lame song made up just for them! LOL! Happy V-day! (blog stalking friend)

  10. kymberli q.

    February 14th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I don’t even know JD, but I love his fun, crazy ways. That is great! The story made me smile. 🙂

    I’m with you, I think Valentine’s Day is overrated, but I do thank the Lord for my husband and the ways he has shown his appreciation for our love today.

    If anyone has any type of love in their life (whether it be a significant other or the unconditional love from a pet), know that you are blessed! Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

  11. Yuliya

    February 14th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  12. Nataly

    February 14th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  13. Melissa Koehler

    February 14th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Happy Valentines Day girl! I hope you two have a great day together:)

  14. Frannie

    February 14th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    You are sooooooo cute jazz!! 😀 Love the way you tangle up your words together! That pic of you two is just adorable…A-DOR-ABLE!!!

  15. Cathy

    February 14th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I did a wedding yesterday on Valentines! People were soooo nice on the streets!

  16. Nichole

    February 14th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Jasmine, I want to wish you a happy valentines day.I enjoy reading your blog. I hope one day to have my photos as good as yours. I really enjoy reading your blog. I think you have the greatest personality, and I reall admire you . Have a good one ; )

  17. Ginger

    February 14th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    So it seems to me… chocolates, dinner… your man singing songs to you… you ARE a Valentine’s Day girl;)

  18. cassandra m

    February 14th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY…May all women be overly spoiled today and may the men realize how happy this makes us…hee…hee. Have a great one jaz & JD!

  19. Michael Corsentino

    February 14th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jazz & JD!!

  20. Blair Helms

    February 14th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    too sweet, I love it. espeshally the song…..cant wait to get home from work to see what my fiance did…should be interesting 😉 . I am also not a huge V-Day kinda gal, but would never turn down a nice dinner (well i guess i would not really turn down any gift…lol) . But I did suprise him this morning with a dozen Sprinkles Cupcakes! now i think thats real love right there 😉


  21. Danielle

    February 15th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jasmine & JD. You both are too cute for words!

  22. Joanne F

    February 15th, 2008 at 2:36 am

    Happy V-Day J*! You two are just the cutest!

  23. Simply Modern Weddings

    February 15th, 2008 at 2:38 am

    love the song JD!

  24. Caitlin

    February 15th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    You guys really are the cutest!

  25. Bartek

    February 15th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Rose bushes are for wolverines…goshhhhhhh!!!

  26. Stacy Cross

    February 15th, 2008 at 8:23 pm


    You two are the sweetest! Happy Valentine’s Day and here’s wishishing you more love that you can take!


  27. Tiffany

    February 21st, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    I want to see an encore performance of this lil Valentine’s song!