Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Day

I love my Valentine. 

And I love Valentine's Day. I love any holiday that celebrates loving each other. Yes, I am married, so obviously my celebration was centered around my husband, but I don't think that has to be that way. There are a lot of people out there to love and I wish that when I was single I had focused more on celebrating the loving relationships that I had rather than to be sad and focus on the one loving relationship that I didn't have. So many wasted opportunities for fun. When I have kids, I fully intend to let them know that lesson that I learned the hard way. I also fully expect them to have to learn it on their own. Anyway, enough of that.

We had a pretty low key Valentine's Day. Low key but not low quality.

We didn't have the money to go out to a nice restaurant and to be honest with you, I didn't even mind it. I am not a crowded restaurant kind of person. I tried to set the table so that it would be romantic using things that we already had around the house. The big "Love" pitcher with the flowers in it was a gift from my in-laws. It decorated the food table at the rehearsal dinner and the frame is actually of our wedding invitation that was designed by one of my best friends, Sarah Murray. I was wishing for some rose petals or something to scatter on the table when I had the idea to just pick random flowers out of the arrangement since they're artificial and then put them back post Valentine's. I went around the house gathering candles and we ate by candlelight. It was very sweet and one of my favorite meals that we've eaten together. It was so much fun. So much fun in fact that I hope we always take the time to eat dinner by candlelight at least one evening out of the year, even when we have the money to go out to eat. 


Korey gave me a godiva chocolate bar and made me strawberry cupcakes which are my fact I've eaten 2 of them today. (Don't judge me!) He also bought me a magazine that I like. 

Funny I know, but I'll just go ahead and own my quirkiness. I like to look at home magazines...I may even rip out the especially awesome pages of said home magazine and put them in a file labeled "dream home." It's so much fun to plan our future home together, even if we never end up with some version of my dream home folder. It's just fun to dream about.

I got him some reeses pieces...and I dressed up for dinner...and set the that counts right?

In any case it was a good day, and I'm glad I got to spend it with my best friend. He is my family and I wouldn't trade him for the whole world. 


  1. So sweet! I absolutely love home magazines too. Even the floor plan magazines! No matter how much I love my house, I'm always on the look out for the next one! :)

  2. I LOVE IT! And I love you! And I'm so glad I got to be a tiny little part of it. :)

    P.S. Here it first official comment on your blog! And from henceforth I shall have it bookmarked.