Valentine’s day always seemed like such a silly ‘forced’ day of love to me. Why spend $100 for flowers on Valentine’s Day when you can buy the same exact flowers 2 weeks before for $30… AND it means more because it’s unexpected an spontaneous.
I felt that way right up until I met my husband. ON VALENTINE’S DAY. Exactly 8 years ago.
That’s right, we met on Valentine’s Day… blind-date style. And ever since then, that nauseous ‘love day’ holds some legitimate sentimental meaning for us.
He’s pretty good about planning special dates and making sure I feel loved and respected (even more than normal) each year on Valentine’s Day. And this year, my heart almost exploded when he not only brought me a big bouquet of flowers… but he also got each of the girls flowers and individually asked them to be his Valentine.
Can you legitimately think of anything cuter?
I love that he’s demonstrating his love for them tangibly and is modeling how a good man treats his little ladies.
The twins returned the favor by getting their craft on. They’re always looking for reasons to make homemade cards! They get that from their Grandma Diane. <3
This year, he planned a getaway for us to go snowboarding (including arranging for childcare!). We used to love going snowboarding together in our pre-parenting life, and it was the only thing I would look forward to about wintertime. But it’s been 5 years now since we’ve hit the slopes …if you can call these ‘Iowa mountains’ slopes. #facepalm
But even when I lived in Colorado and used to tear up the big girl mountains, I never got to go snowboarding at night. SO FUN!
As if on cue, it even started snowing and allowed us some ‘fresh powder’ experience… but after while we realized WE BETTER HEAD HOME BEFORE THE ROADS GET TOO BAD! As we were heading out, I proclaimed that I wished we had snagged a stranger to take our picture. In true Nick fashion, he beckoned the closest person at that very moment… which just happened to be pre-teen boy who’s eyes were like that of a deer in headlights. But I’m so glad we asked him, or we wouldn’t have this gem to cherish for the rest of our days.
This is mostly just me documenting our memories right here on my online scrapbook. I don’t want to forget special days like this!
Does Valentine’s Day hold any special significance to you? Did you do anything fun or meaningful to speak of? Do you have any special traditions that you do with your kids or your significant other? Or do you despise Valentine’s Day? (that’s ok too!)