// Our Valentine's Day



Valentine's Day is my favorite! Seriously, I could say it a hundred times (I'm sure I have, actually). It's my favorite holiday because I love all of the red and pink and hearts and love. Yes, I love the love! haha This year was super special because Mike's parents offered to take the kids off our hands for a full night! What! I mentioned last week that I had a little bit of anxiety about leaving Linden overnight, but I'm so happy to report everything went so well! Too well, maybe? That baby won't sleep through the night for me, but he magically slept from 8:30 to 2am, and then 2:30am until 6 (and then 6:30 til 8am!)... I definitely made Terri tell me all of her secrets haha! I'm currently trying to implement all of them at home so fingers crossed we get him on a better night schedule soon!

Anyway, that was a tangent... Valentine's Day! Yes! Okay, so we dropped the boys off in Lawrenceburg around 12:30pm and then we headed south to Florence (Alabama) for the day. We grabbed lunch, bought some goodies at the book store, roamed around downtown, picked up a few bottles of wine, had drinks and dinner at Rosie's Cantina, and then started the too-long drive home. We cuddled up and enjoyed a night with just the two of us. No tiny space heater between us ha! It was such a special day/night and I'm so glad we were able to spend it together. It meant a lot to us that Mike's parents were willing to tread into the "unknown" with Linden. Maybe they'll request both boys over more often... (hint hint, if y'all are reading! haha)


I made Mike my traditional handmade card for occasions like this. This year I opted to create a double decker bus and wrote lyrics to "There's a light that never goes out" by The Smiths. It's one of our favorite songs! I also got him a big bottle of whiskey and his favorite City and Colour album on vinyl. He treated me to roses, a delicious candle, some bulldog salt and pepper shakers and a new coffee mug. Perfect! Toby brought me home a chocolate rose that he won at his school's Cake Walk on Friday, too. The boys got a few little treats from us and from my parents. And lots and lots of kisses! 

Overall I give the day "two very enthusiastic thumbs up!" (Name that quote!) I'm so glad I was able to spend my favorite holiday with my favorite guy. What did you get into?! xo

17 comments:

  1. How cute!
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  2. So glad you lovebirds had such a great Valentine's Day together! Thumbs up for grandparents hey?

    Rita
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  3. What a great V-Day!! I love that card too :)

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  4. Awh, this is so lovely...I adore that card, and the song choice is perfect, haha! Gorgeous xx

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  5. Huzzah for a perfect Valentine's Day! I must say that the card you made is deLIGHTful. <3

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  6. Aww you guys are the cutest! love the little touches with the homemade card too, we had a chocolate fondue to ourselves after homemade steak dinner, so much food..but amazing!

    Louise x

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  7. Aww, it's really sweet that you both enjoy it so much. And it sounds like you made a brilliant day of it!

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  8. What are her sleeping through the night secrets?!?!

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  9. Aw I love that card! Glad you guys had such a great Valentine's Day

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  10. Sounds like you had a lovely day! We didn't get up to much but we went on an early Valentines getaway on the coast which was great. We kayaked on the sea, cycled on the pier and explored the local area.

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  11. City and Colour on vinyl would surely win my heart over too! Fab card. You are both such a great couple!

    Ashleigh | www.beingashleigh.com
    XO

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  12. Your handmade card is adorbs! I always prefer to go the handmade route because it's just that much better : ) I have a whole box of cards from over the years. Don't even remember when I started collecting them, but I plan to have the box with me when I pass.

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  13. oh how adorable! you two are just the cutest <3

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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  14. You & Mike are adorable!!! & the card is so unique! I love that song ♥️

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  15. Sounds (and looks) like an amazing Valentine's Day date night! It is so important to have these moments, just the two of you - especially when the kids are around!

    Me and my hubs stayed at home, watched a film and drank a bottle of cheap prosecco - our little boy fell asleep on a walk in the park at 4pm, woke up (still in his pushchair) at 8pm and had a quick bottle + change into pj's and he went back to sleep.... all the way till the morning! Happy Valentine's Day, indeed! ;-)

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB