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I love Valentine's Day. My husband and I do connect. We actually stayed overnight in another town. Was fun. We did take a kid with us but romantic nevertheless - child fell asleep. Nice dinner. Beautiful card. Love renewed
So how was everyone else. I know sometimes its hard to do romance in the midst of crisis or tragedy.
MIL came over for the weekend. We all went out to see a show (A Year With Frog and Toad) at the theater not far from our town. We absolutely loved it! We especially loved that we got the tickets half price and that we had awesome seats, what with it being the last weekend it was playing.
We had a nice soup for dinner which was just perfect for a cold day. We then watched a kid movie and called it a day.
It was a great Valentine's Day that we got to be together & DH surprised me with a couple of gifts. BUT, reality as it is being parents...our DD started getting sick Friday night, by Saturday morning she was running a high fever, ear ache and dizzy...ear infection. Well, ran her to an urgent care facility where they diagnosed, fluid in one ear, ear infection in the other and strep throat! DH has been fighting a sinus infection and DS is having a horrible time with a cold, too. So...our Valentine's night was spent with my 'boys' fixing me and DD soup and grilled cheese...they still wanted to spoil us! We were together so that's what counted.
Our big romantic weekend will be saved for our anniversary next month! We try to go somewhere really special each year to celebrate another year of us being together!
Kateg, I love the fact that your children loved on you. My kids are very supportive of our togetherness also even as they're making faces at kisses or other romantic gestures. We try to go away at least overnight every year for our anniversary also. One year we were't sure we could and my older ones were actually worried. They know how important our marriage commitment is and the actions that we take to support it.
What a great example you set for your kids - they're giving it back.
My DH and I bought each other new bicycles! We are on a diet, and doing well.So we added them to our new "life changes".We also went with 3 of my sisters and one of my brother's and their spouses to a family style country dance and restaurant.It was one of my sisters' birthday.We had a great time!None of us knows how to square dance, but me and one of my sisters got out there and "tried" it!! It was hillarious ! We laughed so hard we almost cried!! We did the "cotton-eye Joe" and several other dances.DH and I did a lot of two-stepping.We haven't done this in quite a while.Dancing used to be our passion.But, the down side for me is, I have fibromyalgia, and I have been in bed most of the time since then.But, it was well worth it.And.....I had a 30ish looking , good looking, young man flirt with me!!!! I was shocked ,TeeHee....at 55 , i have to say it , it felt good!!!!
What fun. What a great memory for all of you.
Good for you to do it even with the fibromyalgia. One of my kids had it - but the exercise is still important. He has lost "next days" over the years.
My husband and I used to dance all of the time. Ballroom, square dancing, rock n roll - we love it all. We actually had a caller at our "elegant" wedding. Not so much opporunity here but you're inspiring.
Thanks for sharing the romance and laughs.
I won for Valentine's Day a huge flower arrangement and candy from a local dance school. Bought a raffle ticket to support their travel expenses. Was kind of fun given we were discussing how to celebrate Valentine's Day - sort of God's little treat for me.
Great fun - Now I know people do actually win these things!
you guys are GREAT !
Sounds like you all had a lovely Valentine's Day, ours wasn't so good (close family member dying) and then Dd's birthday was the day of the wake ... HOWEVER .... I love how manyof you said that you go out overnight for your anniversary, Dh and I have NEVER done that .... we don't have family to stay with the kiddos or anything, BUT now that they're getting older, even the youngest (he's almost 4) can be reasoned with .... it MAY be a possibility this year (anniversary in April).
Last year we DID do something exciting for our anniversary .... we went to a couple's massage .... we didn't both get a massage at the same time (although I think that was an option) instead, a massage therapist worked one-on-one with each of us and showing us how to give the other a massage. We then went to Barnes and Noble (or it could have been Books a Million, they're almost interchangeable in our town !) and bought a book on massage techniques .... it was a LOVELY day (anniversary last year) although we haven't picked up the book since, and I'm dying for a massage, STILL ... it was something I'd wanted to do for a long time, in-law's kept the kiddos for the day, etc ..... now that I think about it, our anniversary is next month and you guys have given me some great ideas to start brainstorming with ... THANKS !!!