Valentine’s Day is a big day around the Spohr Haus. Five years ago, Mike told me to get in the car because we had to pick up my Valentine’s Day gift. We drove 45 minutes north, and when we pulled up in front of a nice ranch house I was thoroughly confused. Mike laughed at me and said, “We have to go in and pick out your present!” And my present? Was Rigby!

Rigby Valentine

I didn’t think Mike would ever top that, but then the next year? He proposed (finally).


A couple years later, Madeline had just come home from the NICU. We dressed her in a cute little Valentine outfit and enjoyed our baby girl.

mommy and Maddie

The next year, Maddie was enthralled with her new Valentine – her reflection!

Looking at herself in the mirror

This year, we have our Valentine baby. We put her in a familiar outfit (and got some serious attitude), and gave her so many kisses and hugs.

23 days old and already over mama's camera

It was a hard day without Madeline, but whenever we didn’t know how we would get through it, Annabel cheered us with her funny faces.

my funny Valentine

We have so many wonderful memories of Valentine’s Days past. We’ll carry them with us always and hope that the future is just as kind.