Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love Love Love

Dan and I have never really celebrated Valentine's Day.  Our first one together we weren't really *sure* we were *together* yet so he got freaked out and canceled our date had to work late and we went out the next night.  He still brought me flowers the 15th and I understood where he was with becoming of "us" so it was really okay by me.  I do like to tease him about it though.
 
The next year we were married and I found out I was pregnant with Graham on the 13th.  I tried to keep it a secret until the next day but could NOT!  I was SO happy!  So we celebrated on the 13th that year.  We celebrate the whole love thing, but rarely ever on the 14th...see, these are my Happy President's Day flowers that he bought me on Lauren's birthday. Ha!
 
Since it was Sunday and we were home after church we made a nice steak dinner (the boys favorite) and fancied up the table a bit.  On each spoon I placed 3 M&M's.  Before anyone could eat them you had to say something that you loved about someone else at the table. 
 
 Dan got his sweet LuLu a pretty new bracelet.  She loved it and kept waving her arm around in front of the boys to show them.  They were disinterested for some reason?? 
 
He bought me a necklace I've been wanting for awhile...didn't he do good? 
That's because I knew I wanted it and knew Dan would NEVER guess I wanted it.  So I bought it.  Then gave it to him a week ago and told him this was my Valentine's gift from him.
Just another reason why our marriage works.  
I have a man who loves and adores me and we don't play mind games.  I know some women like the grand gestures...but for me the small gestures add up and are more meaningful.  I never have to fill up my car with gas, whenever I ask him to help me, his reply is "Sure baby" and there is rarely a time when I make dinner that he isn't the one standing at the sink doing the dishes.  
I make things like this easy for him, just like he makes my life easy by everything he does for me.  Works for us.  
I love my husband and our little family.
Love love love..I hope your day (or weekend) was full of it. 

11 comments:

Melinda said...

That's a sweet tribute to Dan, and I love that necklace!

Heidi said...

We seemed to have married very similar men. Here's to waiting for them! :) Wonderful tribute!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Sounds delightful to me!

Twice as Nice said...

Awww. So sweet. I love the m & m idea, great for the kids. What a sweetie you have and I am sure you are very good to him too. He's a keeper :o)

Nic said...

Love the 3 M&M idea!! Posted some pictures just for you on my blog ;)

Elizabeth said...

awesome post! I have been 'lurking' on your blog.. guess i need to come out and comment ! LOL
love your m/m idea.. and I have a hubby like that too.. it makes things so nice around here. lovely roses too !

Kristen said...

Oh, so sweet! I love all of your great ideas and your nice sentiments about Dan made me smile... And I am the one who hates anything mushy!!!! You guys sound great for eachother!

tara said...

Hi Kristen! yeah for amazing husbands! what a sweet little bracelet for your lulu! i love that we both call our girls lulu! ;) i bet they loved the m&m's and the kisses on the plate. how sweet!

Anonymous said...

You have tested it and writing form your personal experience or you find some information online?

Kristen said...

Dear Anon...

I always write from personal experience. Yes it is tested - it's my marriage. All 8 years of it.

NatRat said...

I love the idea of the 2 M&M's, cute.
I love the necklace too.