After Danny treated us to THE most amazing fish tacos, with homemade tomatillo salsa (of course!), we got to work cutting out hearts.
The plan was to sneak into our friends’ buildings and tape up their doors with hearts. Off we went…
We got into the first building! A kind neighbor let us in – I think the big smiles and the bag of hearts helped us out. OK, time to get started on the door of Apartment 4D…
We could hear our friends watching T.V. while we tried to tape up the hearts in near silence in the hallway.
Every few minutes Danny would turn and look at me like, “Oh crap, I think they heard something.”
But somehow we completed the deed unnoticed. Afterwards we were all giddy and texted our friends this photo and said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” as we drove off. We immediately got a text back that said…”Ahhhh…you guys are hilarious! How did you do that without us hearing?” Then from the husband, “Heart Attack!! Well played, Kofoeds, well played. You guys are like Valentine Ninjas.” Their kids were asleep, so they’ll have a fun surprise in the morning. 🙂
On to our second stop, Apartment 15. This time we had a buzzer to contend with…
Though as we climbed the stairs, we saw the neighbors were waiting for us in the stairwell to see who we were. Good neighbors, for sure. Up, up, up we went!
Oh Danny – you guys, he really is the biggest sweetheart in the world. I love this man so much. He’s so kind and good and loving. Everyday I have moments where it feels like my heart really could just burst.
The baby stopped crying and uh-oh…all of a sudden they were RIGHT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THEIR DOOR bagging up their trash. Oh crap. We were about to pee our pants. We both left our pile of hearts and ducked around the corner. We thought for sure they were coming out.
But ohhhh…we were safe. We heard them walk away from the door. I guess the trash will be going downstairs the next morning.
Danny took his shoes off just to be extra quiet while we finished up taping the hearts.
We texted our friends this photo after and said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” They replied, “Happy V-Day to you!” Do you think they missed the photo? Or maybe didn’t realize it was actually THEIR door in the photo? 🙂 🙂 We’ll see. Either way, their kids will be happily surprised tomorrow. 🙂
Time to get back to our car….hoping it didn’t get towed as we parked in front of a fire hydrant with the emergency lights on…
Luckily we were spared a ticket, which is always a miracle, I’m telling you.
I don’t think these friends were home, so they’ll have a nice, happy surprise when they return.
M & D
P.S. Danny’s fish tacos were TO DIE FOR. He made them from our new cookbook, which is the second cookbook of our most favorite Mexican chef, eveeer. We now use both of his cookbooks multiple times a week.