what a treat it was to spend valentines with my favorite people. niko was so excited to get so many valentines from his friends at school and shared his treats with luna and i. raoul and i didn't plan a big day but it turned out to be pretty perfect. we headed out to his parents pretty early. went over to the grocery store and bought everything i needed to cook for my in-laws. i made them chicken mole, mexican rice and beans, with homemade horchata. its not often that i cook for them so they just relaxed and i think they actually enjoyed the food. raoul and i later escaped for a bit, we went to moca, then had dinner at el cholo and then did a little bit of record shopping at amoeba. its not too often that raoul and i get to go on dates, alone. we certainly do enjoy our time together though. we made each other laugh the whole night. my date also impressed me with his photography skills. he grabbed my slr and snapped a couple of amazing shots, who knew?