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Valentine Surprises

Posted on: February 15, 2011

Top Ten {Tuesday} Usually Jonathan and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, since neither of us are big fan on the holiday. However, this year we decided to “celebrate”. I say celebrate loosely, because we didn’t go out last night, we didn’t even really acknowledge the day beyond a nice family dinner. But, there were some unexpected surprises that happened:

1. Flowers – Can I brag a minute? Jonathan does a wonderful job of bringing me flowers on a regular basis. However, typically speaking, he doesn’t bring me flowers on days that you’d expect – such as Valentine’s. So it was a complete surprise when he walked in with these:

2. Cupcakes – There is a fun little cupcake shop here in Austin – Hey Cupcake! Yesterday I splurged on their Luvcake for dessert. I’m fairly certain is fulfilled my caloric intake for a week, but it was worth every bite.

3. Balloons – In addition to my flowers, Jonathan brought home pink and white balloons for the girls. They loved them.

4. Dinner – I experimented with a rice and chicken dish for Valentine’s Day. We were all impressed with how great it tasted. Looks like we found a new favorite recipe {score!}.

5. Date – While we didn’t go out last night, we are going out tonight. Which means….

6. Dressing up – I get to wear this:

7. Clean house – Let’s face it, once kids are involved Valentine’s Day changes {along with everything else}. To have a clean house made my Valentine’s.

8. Spurs Game – Our family are big Spurs fans. They played the Nets last night and won. Needless to say, my husband was quite excited. Happy Valentine’s Jonathan!

9. Valentine’s Hater  No More – As I mentioned, I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. But as the girls are getting older, I’m starting to enjoy it. Aside from the balloons and cupcakes, the girls didn’t really celebrate – but I’m kind of looking forward to next year {and the years after} when we can really do something fun with them.

10. My Valentine – Jonathan is an amazing husband and father. He makes my life brighter, filled with laughter and joy. I can’t express just how grateful I am to be his wife {Love you babe!}.

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10 Responses to "Valentine Surprises"

Gerbera daisies!! My favorite! He has such great taste in flowers. 🙂

LOVE that dress!! Where are the pictures of you wearing it, though?? 🙂

I wore it to dinner last spring {for my bday} but never took any pictures. :/ I will take some tonight, promise!

Do you have a link to the new recipe!? I love trying new things for supper.

Jess – no recipe, I made it up. I mixed together cooked rice, cooked & shredded chicken, cooked broccoli with a can of cream of mushroom in a large serving bowl. I cooked everything as I was going, so it was hot. But I think you could totally use leftovers and then bake it or put it in the microwave to heat it up. At the end, I shredded cheese over top. It was really good {and super easy!}.

Ok you MUST tweet pictures in that dress!! So cute!

I’m right there with you on celebrating Valentine’s day. Having daughters definitely makes it more fun. As do fresh flowers. Hooray for romantic husbands!

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All great reasons to celebrate. That dress is fantastic! Yea date night.

We’ve never done much for Valentine’s Day either (inspired by the first year we were dating when we waited 2 hours to eat at Olive Garden…) I definitely imagine it’s more fun with kids!

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