Monday, February 14, 2011

The Real Deal On Our Love

How are Eric and I spending our Valentines Day? Well...

We went on a weekend getaway.
We have no kids to tame, no diapers to change, and have absolutely no schedule.
We are staying in a nice hotel with an amazing view that looks out over the water.
We're sleeping in and ordering breakfast in bed.
We're taking long walks on the beach, holding hands, talking about life, and listening to the waves hit the shore.
And at night, we watch the sunset and have quiet, romantic dinners by the fire.
It's dreamy.

You're not buying any of this, are you?
You know me better than that?
Good.

Truth is, we don't do a ton for Valentines day, we're kind of ok without a super-charged 14th of February. Don't get me wrong, I think its fun and we got some cute little things for the girls - not to mention I can put away those candy hearts like nobody's business. Ahem.

There's not really any red and pink stuffed animal that can top things like this...


I love that picture, know why? Because when I found it last night in my many files, I knew he had his "work outside" clothes on, and I knew that the girls had ventured to the back of the yard to see what he was up to, and I love that he takes their little hands and walks with them even though he's busy.

Love that rugged man who is wrapped around those little fingers.

And that's really enough for me.

We're in saving money mode anyway...you know, with the little guy 2 months from being here...and that pesky OB that we need to pay :). So it's not totally in our budget to do a ton right now.

Not that I don't love fresh flowers. Pink to be exact. And maybe some white too. (hint, hint...Eric)

So tonight we're probably going to make some nachos and watch some TV. And I might beg him to sit through an episode of the Bachelor. It's awful, I know. But the drama, and the crying, and the "but I'm totally in love with him even though I've only known him for 10 days" is just the perfect entertainment for my tired brain come 8 o'clock.

Hope you all have a great day! I'm off to run the kiddos to school, they all have parties today, and they're all so excited!

Later, friends!

9 comments:

Jeni said...

sounds like a good plan. We aren't doing anything either, but we love each other all year :)! Well, we are going to a foster parent training class...fun times!

Kelly said...

The Bachelor also gives you some perfect romantic one-liners to use, like "I want you to know that I'm here for the right reasons." Enjoy! ;)

Shelbi said...

Mom always taught me to 'look for the roses'. It is the little things that Andrew does through out our day, weeks, months and year that needs to be a romantic gesture to me. That picture that you found and your love of it is "looking for the roses"....You found your flowers and they are in full bloom:)

Membership Required said...

Happy Valentine's Day and well you had me oohing and ahhing....in a real jealous way because that sounded so nice. Dreamy vacay. But seriously who does that stuff. I hope you got some conversation hearts. I heart them! I'll be watching too.
ML

jenny said...

Hope you enjoyed your day! Sweet pic of two of your loves!

Sarah Halstead said...

Love this post. :) Hope you had a great day!

x Jen said...
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x Jen said...

Oops.. you can tell I'm new at this.. deleted it by mistake. Take two: Wow, at first I was so happy for you.. what a break!! Love your post and so true.

I've been reading your blog for a while but only just got a Google account and blog which means I can now comment. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous family. xx

hdearth said...

Bachelor is the perfect ending to a crazy monday. I love to just turn my brain off and enjoy.