In high school and college, I used to think Valentine’s day was a lame holiday. I’d sit around, feeling lonely, and I’d wonder why so many people bought flowers for people when the flowers were going to die in a few days anyway.
Then I met Chris, and of course, Valentine’s day became infinitely more awesome.
It was a good excuse to spoil each other with little gifts and presents (though we don’t really need an excuse – we tend to do that anyway). Last year, he bought me roses (that I grew for months – even though their life expectancy was a few days), some mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch .
Since Chris pretty much blew me away last year, I wanted to give him something special.
First, I lit a peppermint candle to set the mood. Then, I covered the bed in love notes, leading to his present in a red bag.
Then, I made a cookie in the shape of a heart. We went to dinner when he got home, so the cookie dough is still in the fridge. I’ll probably cook it for him tomorrow when we’re not so full of food.
Dinner was at Savory and Sweet. The restaurant was having an amazing Valentine’s day special: any choice of soup or side salad, any pasta under $10, any savory crepe under $10, and get any one sweet crepe. All for $25 for the both of us – not $25 each. We stuffed ourselves silly.
When we came home, we exchanged presents – and of course, Chris blew me away yet again.
But, what really got me teary-eyed and warm-fuzzied was this:
Chris drew this himself for me – it’s especially lovable because it has to do with our proposal. When Chris proposed, he made a level in LittleBigPlanet. It was filled with loving references to inside jokes, and in the end I rescued him from the evil Lord Tedium on the Moon, which was about to explode. He then saved me with his rocket feet – and he proposed in the stars.
Did I mention how much I love this guy?
Yeah, that’s my lovey dovey story for Valentine’s day. What did you guys do? Any special memories?
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