However, all was not lost. I have a brother.
A few days ago, I shot an idea I had for a photo story. However cute I thought it would be, I had no idea my brother was going to make it into the sweetest animation. I beg of you, watch this video. Not only did he write the music, but he animated every photograph so that each flowed into a little movie.
I am in love with how this turned out, but I'm especially in love with my brother and this incredible gesture of talent. Here are some of the photos from the story if you don't wish to go through all the effort of clicking on the link (but I suggest you do because it would make me incurably happy).
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope yours was as full of love as mine.
P.S. I received my own card in the mail today from a "secret admirer" with a $25 American Girl gift card enclosed. Today was unexpected. It was a special kind of happy.