Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day in Our Home.

Valentine's Day in our home this year was a simple one. We didn't give anything special. 
A few times leading up to Valentines Day, Ty asked me what I wanted.
I told him 'nothing'.
He asked again, hinting that maybe I want the rug I've been eyeing for our dining room.
I told him again, 'I don't need anything.'
I've started to realize that the more I buy, the more I want. The less I get, the more thankful I am for the things I do receive.
I want to buy less, give more. I didn't get roses or candy.

Instead, I gave Scarlett some treats and spent the day blowing bubbles, helping her make Daddy a Valentine's Day card with some brownies, and then we watched a movie together. Ty worked late so when he did get home, there was no time for a romantic dinner or a night out.
We had left overs.

I love that we don't have to be extravagant to know that we love each other.
Little, thoughtful things that don't cost a penny are just as good.
Of course I swoon at the thought of romantic dinners, jewelry and flowers, but I didn't get any of those things this year.
The fact that we didn't do anything special or buy anything for each other and I still felt as loved as the night he proposed, that is important to me.
Ty came home and picked me up with a big hug, as he always does, every day, every time he enters that door.
He kissed me and told me he missed me.
That was enough.

I hope you all had a Wonderful Valentine's Day!


  1. Ohhhh those heart brownies look so yummy! What a sweet momma surprising her with all of those treats and toys - I'm sure she felt the love :) xox

  2. Love all these pictures. so cute!

  3. Great post. Happy Vday! Agreed, the more you get, the more you want. The hubby and I pretty much stopped exchanging gifts a few years ago when my son was born. So many other important things:) xoxoxo

  4. What a perfect Valentines Day!!!! Simple and Fabulous!!! Just the way it should be!!!

  5. What a sweet day!! I'm with you on Valentine's Day...I like to keep it simple and not go all crazy. Every day should be filled with love. Your photos are gorgeous as always. Xoxox have a wonderful weekend! Xoxox

  6. CUTE PICTURES! I totally have that shirt from Old Navy too!

  7. I like your idea to write a love note in the shower ;)

    You look like Sarah Jessica Parker... beautiful!


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