I have said it a few times, but we are not big Valentine's Day people. We celebrated it (with gifts) once early on in our relationship with the whole shebang...dinner, drinks and big gifts. And we celebrated it on Valentine's Day, so dinner was insanely expensive coupled with the floor seats to The Black Keys show in Sacramento and a hotel room, I went overboard. Usually we just order in take-out from our favorite Thai place or stay in. I would rather shower my loved ones with love EVERYDAY then to just pick one day a year. I guess I don't buy into the Hallmark holiday as much as I could. But this year we have children and use ANY excuse for a night out, just the two of us, has us jumping on the Valentine's bandwagon.
We are celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday February 12th. I have a hair appointment that afternoon, so it is the perfect excuse to get gussied up. Side note: anyone else waste their freshly done hair because they can't go out after it? We are going to a new restaurant in town (that we heard good things about) and having drinks after. By going Friday instead of Sunday, we will save so much money. Restaurants jack up the prices of dinner on Valentine's Day or make you do the prefix menu. So much money.
My in-laws are coming over to watch the girls and let us have a whole evening out. And with the weekend we just had, we are very welcoming to it.
As for gifts, we were going to opt out once again, but then my husband decided that we should spoil each other since we rarely buy ourselves anything but the necessities. We always opt to spend our money on our lady babies. So I started searching for gifts for Rory, hence my Valentine's Gift Guide for Men, but then he told me he really wanted new boots. And these boots to be specific. Timberland Men's Grantly Boot.
So I purchased him these boots and they will be arriving by Wednesday. And he told me he was getting me my own Garmin Vivoactive that I have been dying to buy forever, but won't pull the trigger on because of the price.
Now I can track my sleep, workouts, walks and so much more. Beyond excited and so grateful. My Garmin should arrive by Friday.
So yes we are spoiling each other this year and going outside our "box" but it is nice to spoil each other every so often. Now to think about fun crafts and things for our lady babies. We can't forget them!!
What are your Valentine's plans? Are you going outside the box and having a date night on another night like we are?