15 February 2012

Valentine musings...

Several days ago I had no idea what we were going to do for Valentine's. Our one goal was that we wouldn't buy each other gifts this year.  We had tossed around some ideas and thought about going to a movie, going out to eat, going to a improv theater, etc.  All of our ideas just didn't seem exciting or special.  I was finally hit with an idea...Camping out on our deck.  Ok so maybe this idea isn't as sophisticated as some of the rest but it sounded very tempting.  Luckily my hubby was sold on the idea and our plans were on!

We shopped the day before Valentine's for the our camping food and a few decor items, which was a nightmare of sorts.  The stores were super busy and the lines were extra long.  Everyone was doing their last minute shopping just like us.  One of these days I'm going to learn to plan a little earlier because procrastinating just seems to be my thing!  Has anyone ever tried to look for white stringing lights after Christmas??? If so you will understand my pain!  Next time I will look in the wedding section before shopping the home decor, crafts, and fix it isles.

On Valentine's my hubby prepared almost everything.  Set up the tent, blew up our mattress, hung the lights, cleaned off the grill, laid out the blankets, and turned on our little space heater.  I was left with stringing up the hearts, placing candles around, skewering my half of the kabobs, and preparing our banana boats.  Seriously I was impressed with all the work he did.

We started our night scarfing down our kabobs before they got cold, trying to get warm, figuring out how to set up our movie so we could comfortably watch, and pausing our movie every 5-10 minutes to check on our banana boats, which by the way turned out quite gross!  Note to self...use only ripe bananas for boats not almost ripe.  Before the night was half over I had to dare the cold and run inside for a potty break.  When I finished washing up I return to our living room to find it's all set up with the blankets, pillows, treats, and candles.   What a sneaky and clever guy I've got.

Of course we ended the night perfectly with sexy time in our bedroom!

You might think my night was a disaster.  Nothing turned out quite how we pictured in our mind.  But honestly it was one of the best nights we've had.  We enjoyed our night so much that next year we're omitting the tent outside and making our own tent inside.  It was simple, sweet, and focused on the two of us.  I love being with someone who can make my moments great, who realizes it doesn't matter what we do as long as we do it together, and who loves me beyond measure. I am lucky in love!


  1. Ahhhhh, so sweet!!!!! We're actually planning on camping out for our anniversary this year :) But seriously: that sounds like so much fun! And our best dates are ALWAYS the ones that turn out completely different than what we had in mind. For my last birthday, we were going to drive outside of town a little, take a rented movie and my lap top and have a mini drive in with just the two of us. I was going to take him shopping so we could pick out Ben & Jerry Flavors for each other... it was all perfect in my mind -but then I ended up having SUCH a bad day with the kids! By the time he got home from work, I was in tears and in no mood to go out and party. Haha! Thank goodness he forced me to because we ended up having a great time :) Gotta love it! I'm pocketing this idea for future reference by the way. Love it!

  2. We camp for most of our anniversaries too! We love the outdoors and our anniversary is in july so it's perfect.

    lol, I love that! You're hubby is a good guy for making you celebrate! In AZ I would go to the drive-in's a lot. But up here the drive-in is far and the weather isn't made for such things most of the year. We've done the lap top under the stars thing and it's fun. But this year I want to try a backyard drive-in with a projector and white sheet. Just haven't quite figured out the speakers and stuff. Any ideas???

    PS I think we might be twins a little!!! xox <3