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Weekly Whirl - Gearing Up for Valentine's Day

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"A man is not where he lives, but where he loves."  -Latin Proverb

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Yes, we know that some people absolutely despise this holiday, but then there are those romantics who love it! Check out what our community thinks about this holiday and what their plans are! 

Anita Luke Will be celebrating my autistic sons 13th bday! I was blessed on valentines day, have my own valentine ♥ I call him my Love baby & he smiles at me. I will submit a photo of him on a different post waiting for his bus this morning for school. Thanks for letting me share.

Whitney Rose Walker A 30 minute deep tissue massage @ a local parlor for my guy...then dinner, drinks & hopefully a nice movie! Hope he likes his gift!

Beverly Meile i already started celebrating, my boyfriend took me out clothes shopping & yesterday we went jewlery shopping. hE'S THE BEST...

Rhonda Sheppard Lane I bought myself new clothes and will go out to a quiz night with some friends Valentine's night. May be talked into a glass of vino or two!

Bonnie Oswalt Marvin The kids and I will be doing cards and will probably just hang out with hubby at home. :) That is my favorite thing to do! :)

Aubree Rankin Bowling I am making my kids "cozy kits" for Valentine's presents--we got them beanbag chairs, kid-sized snuggies, a soft stuffed animal, and a pile of books each!

Valerie Rodriguez My son is autistic so I will be helping him write v-day cards to his class mates at school~

Joseph-Kristine Alvarez We are planning a "Love at Play site" playdate for the kiddos. So far no one RSVP yet lol =) But we will try =)

Samantha Lee Valentine's Day is also my 9 year Anniversary..So this weekend my husband and I are going to spend a romantic weekend together this weekend...On Valentine's Day/Our Anniversary we are going to do something special with our 3 precious children :)

Andi Wells My friend made reservations at a restaurant and we're each taking our kiddos to an early dinner. Then back home for a movie. Hopefully if we go early enough we'll beat the crowds and avoid meltdowns in the restaurant.

Check out our Valentine's Day Market! You can shop for a cause!

The Autism Speaks blog features opinions from people throughout the autism community. Each blog represents the point of view of the author and does not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks' beliefs or point of view.