Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Day

Last year was our first married Valentine's Day, and I was just about to burst, at almost 39 weeks pregnant (aah, the memories!). We decided we were going to forgo celebrating on the 14th with everyone else in the country, and have a quiet night out after Valentine's Day. That's what we did last year, and it happened to be our last date before Katie was born. We decided it worked out well, and opted to do the same this year.

So, we declared Monday our own, personal Valentine's Day and spent the entire day together. We started off with a nice breakfast at Cracker Barrel while Ben's family kept Katie. Then we came home and I started making lunch while Ben ran out to rent a couple movies from RedBox. When he came home, he surprised me with flowers and chocolates (awww). And, don't tell anyone that we ate them all in one day. Ahem.

Lunch was not a smashing success, and dinner wasn't either, unfortunately (note to self: trying two new recipes in one day isn't the best idea). But, we had a wonderful day together despite. Plus, we were able to have a quiet meal out, and flowers and chocolates were a lot less expensive February 15 than they would have been the 14th. That definitely works for us!

This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday and Frugal Friday.


  1. How sweet! We love Cracker Barrel breakfast dates!! And we keep it simple for Valentine's Day too!!

  2. The lilies are gorgeous, and I don't blame you for eating the chocolate in one day. Don't you know that chocolate has no calories at all on Valentine's Day? Seriously, it's true.
    And jelly beans have no calories on Easter...
    Okay, just kidding, but I'm sure you had a great time devouring all that goodness.
    And I love going out to breakfast with my husband. I wish we had a Cracker Barrel around here!