Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Day of Love (A.K.A. Valentine's Day)

We've never really done anything big for Valentine's Day. Over the length of our seven years together, I think we've only ever done one big celebration, and that was in 2010.

Let's take a walk down memory lane now...

2007 - Dinner cooked by Dan and two other guys for their "girls".
2008 - I was living 7 hours away. He drove down for a visit, bringing with him a dozen red roses. I had the vomiting flu.
2009 - Our first one as a married couple. I went all out with decorations, heart shaped pancakes and a gift. Dan didn't do anything. It was a bit of a flop.
2010 - Dan completely made up for the prior year by sending me flowers at work, taking me out to a fancy restaurant and then surprising me with a night at a local hotel. Where he then gave me more presents which included chips, chocolate and a chick flick to watch together.
2011 - I had put myself on bed rest after being sent home from the hospital with a threatened miscarriage. Dan did buy me flowers and make me dinner though.
2012 - I honestly can't remember. I was sick so we most likely just ate in.

Which nicely brings us to this year. Since we're on a tight budget and I have so many food restrictions, we opted to stay in again. Which I prefer anyways, as going out into the hustle and bustle of Valentine's Day isn't really my thing.

So we made supper together which wasn't anything fancy, shepherd's pie. But it was tasty.

I decorated the table like I always do. Although this year we didn't spread candy amongst the paper hearts. With my restrictions and our new goal to eat less sugar, we decided to skip it this year.

I made Dan a fun gift, which I will do a separate post on later this week. You can catch a glimpse of it in the above picture of our table. He made me a cute card. I told him that he didn't need to waste money getting me anything, since I just got a freezer. I'm happy with my freezer.

After supper and dishes, we headed downstairs to curl up by the fire and read together. Later in the evening, we made ourselves some mug brownies, thanks to recipes off Pinterest.

All in all, it was a very nice relaxing Valentine's Day together. I think this might be our new tradition, stay in and enjoy each others company.


  1. I agree! You two are the CUTEST!

    I'm with you on staying in! We've made a tradition of finding a new recipe each year to cook together and just stay in! Nothing better!

  2. Casey - Thanks! We think we're pretty cute too. :P

    Katharine - I love that you guys try a new recipe each year. I might have to steal that idea.

  3. Simple, but sweet and most likely something you will remember and cherish forever. I like the idea of spending the holiday with special one on one alone time. :)

  4. LaTi - Thanks. I definitely thinking having a special one on one time is better than fighting the crowds of Valentine's Day.