Valentine’s Day

15 Feb

Who doesn’t love a day all about love? Alright, I’m sure there are plenty that don’t love V-Day, but I’m not one of them. It’s easy for me to get caught up in the hype of this day and I love that the Husband lets me.

Did you know that the first flower Brandon ever got me was a tulip? He actually picked a yellow one from K-State’s campus and it sat in a red solo cup on my dresser in my dorm room. Romance. They also made another appearance during Brandon and I’s first ever Valentine’s Day. A bouquet of gorgeous white tulips sat on a table set for a romantic dinner. (The story of our first Valentine’s Day is a story I HAVE GOT to tell you all sometime. Don’t tell B I told you this, but if I had to vote on all the romantic surprises he’s ever done for me, this one would win. I’m sure he’d take that as he’s never been able to ‘top’ a date we had 7 years ago, but everything about this one was perfect. Not that the others haven’t been perfect either, but, you get the point…) That date led to my decision of having my bridesmaids carry bouquets of white tulips in our wedding. I just love tulips, okay?! So how fitting was it that I woke up to a beautiful bouquet of pink and white ones Valentine’s morning? Along with those beauties were some yummy donuts for Miss Lakyn and me. Better believe those were gobbled up without hesitation.

Don’t think the Mister didn’t get a little surprise of his own. He was met with a sweet display after his long commute (of about 30 steps to the basement) to start his work day.

Us ladies were lucky enough to even get a lunch date with our favorite Valentine to Jason’s Deli. Yummy goodness.

Not only did L get donuts for breakfast and a lunch date with her Daddy, she scored some cotton candy flavored chapstick that she lurves, and she was fed candy hearts all day. Do you know how hard it is to not¬†give a two year old candy hearts when she walks up to you full of sass, hand outstretched, and says, “gimme heart”? Yeah, it’s HARD. Don’t worry though, I made her say “please” and justified it with, “it’s Valentine’s Day” so we’re good. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

After we put that big personality to bed for the evening, B once again spoiled me by offering to make dinner for me. He asked what sounded good, I told him that steak with grilled zucchini or fettucine alfredo sounded amazing and he could choose whichever one he wanted to make. He decided on…both. That’s right ladies, he made me both! I told you I’m spoiled! It was delicious, and even though we didn’t eat even half of what was made it’s all good. Leftovers!!!

We were too stuffed for dessert.

I decided to end the evening with giving my wonderful Husband his Valentine’s gift. I handed it to him saying, “I hope you didn’t think that you were just getting a bunch of candy hearts today.” He of course responded with, “I don’t need anything else” like the good man he is. BUT, folks, he needed this and I loved making it for him!

It’s really hard for us to go on dates. Really hard, people. So, I made a little book full of date nights for us! The best part? We don’t have to find a babysitter. The second best part? The majority of them are free, or close to it! So I worked hard on coming up with 12 different ideas for “date nights in” that I knew both of us would enjoy. Then made little cards to write each activity on, and put the book together. Coming up with the ideas was definitely the hardest part, and while I can’t tell you which ones I ended up choosing since the Mr. reads the blog and we don’t open the envelopes until the morning of our date, I can give you some of the ideas that I didn’t end up choosing. Maybe that’ll pique his curiosity about what’s to come!

Ideas that I DIDN’T Choose:

-Water gun fight night

-Sketch artist night. Sketch a portrait of each other. Obviously I didn’t choose this one since I have no artistic ability.

-Ice Cream Shoppe night. Make whatever your little heart desires for dessert. Ice cream floats, ice cream sundaes, banana splits, etc. and enjoy them together.

-Cheese and wine tasting night. This preggo opted out of this one. For obvious reasons, but it’d still be fun to pick some cheeses and wines we’ve never had and explore them together. I’m keeping this one in mind for after the baby comes.

-Jammies, snacks, and shows in bed

-”Guy’s Night”: pizza, wings, and video games. Brandon doesn’t play video games so this one got the boot. It’d be fun for other couples, though!


I’m so happy I decided to put this together. I love that we now have planned evenings to spend time together, not worrying about things that need to be done, just enjoying each other’s company. I’m really looking forward to our dates and the fact that I know what we’ll be doing for each of them, is making it a bit hard on me. I want to tell Brandon so bad!!!! But I won’t. I can’t. It’s a surprise!

It was a wonderful day showering my two Valentine’s with love and I ended up getting a whole lot more in return. This Momma’s heart is full!

How was yours?



2 Responses to “Valentine’s Day”

  1. Terri February 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Austin doesn’t play video games either!! And what a great idea for Valentines day. I am not a huge fan of it. This year all I asked was that Austin be home for dinner (since he’s busy at work…stupid tax season!). He made me pancakes :)

    • Afton February 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

      I LOVE that you guys were able to have dinner together. I love that he made you pancakes even more! Cutest couple ever! :)

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