This Valentine’s Day I tried to be a more creative in my approach to show M how much I love him and how thankful I am for all he does for me, and do it in a fun way. Earlier in the week I made a list of reasons why I love him, and the goal was to write the reasons on pieces of paper and leave them around the house and in his truck on Valentine’s Day.
Wednesday night after M fell asleep I got up and started my work. I had bought his favorite cookies and candy and left notes on them with reasons why I love him. Before returning to bed I wrote on his bathroom mirror “Happy Valentine’s Day! Why I love You… #1 Because you’re so cute.” The bathroom is the first place he goes in the morning, so I knew this would be the first note he would see, and he would know there was more to come. I left his favorite cookies by the coffee pot, his lunch on the table, a bag of Hershey Kisses in his boots, a Mr. Goodbar in his truck and so on, all with little notes of reasons why I love him.
I know, some may think this was corny and a little cheesy, but we’ll be the first to admit we’re cheesy and sappy when it comes to our love for one another. Besides, I think he really enjoyed it. It wasn’t something he was expecting, and that’s what made it fun. I’ve always been better at expressing myself through writing, so I enjoy giving M cards with expression of love and thanks. The reality is there are so many reasons why I love him-he’s caring, helpful, a great listener-I could have left little notes all over the house, but this was a fun way to celebrate the day.
|I woke up to these beautiful roses and my favorite candy! |
This is the biggest bag of Peanut M&M's I've ever received!
When he got home from work there was a beef jerky machine sitting on the table with a note that said, “I love you because I know you’re going to make some awesome elk jerky!” He had been talking about making elk jerky from the elk he shot back in December, and when I found the jerky machine one day while out shopping, I knew it had to be his.
We spent the rest of the evening cooking dinner together, and watching our favorite basketball team play. Unfortunately, they lost, but we rarely get to watch them on TV so it was still a great night.
|Our yummy dinner. Onion soup pork chops, Yukon potatoes and asparagus.|
|Peanut butter pie and red wine...need I say more|
I hope y’all had a great weekend! Happy Monday!
What creative reminders of your love can you leave for your spouse today?