Valentine's Day, to me, is a day of spreading the love, not only to a significant other (if you have one), but also to your family and friends. To me, it is a day no different than any other day, but a good opportunity to stop and reflect on all of the wonderful relationships you have with others, and how lucky you are to have those people in your life.
This year, one of my friends and I decided to bake Pink Champagne Cupcakes from one of our favorite blogs: "Eats Well With Others". They took a long time, especially after I screwed up the frosting by adding regular sugar instead of powdered sugar. Oops! We ended up using the messed-up frosting to make pink cookies, and we just made some pink whipped cream to top the cupcakes. They turned out quite tasty!
We then proceeded to make homemade Valentine's Day cards for our friends (I mean, it's not like we had ANY studying we should have been doing, right?!). We had such a good time; it was so worth missing out on a few study hours. The absolute best part was when we surprised our friends and delivered our baked goods/cards directly to their doors. I didn't get pictures of them all, but I managed to get a few of their reactions:
I think our friends appreciated our Valentine's goodies, and I know we got a lot out of making and giving them. Who says you can't have a life in med school?!