Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Date Ideas

It is crazy to me that this will be our fourth Valentine's together. 
As you can tell, I love Valentine's Day!
I really just love any reason to celebrate something. 
I thought I would share with you what we have done to celebrate each year, 
in case you are in need of some great ideas...
1. For our first Valentine's together, we each planned our own date and we celebrate two days in a row.  I loved this because we each got to surprise the other with our date idea and we got to extend the holiday. Dave came down to Provo and took me out to a nice restaurant and then we went wedding RING SHOPPING! It was the best surprise ever. We definitely went ring shopping many times after that and we didn't get engaged until the end of July but our very first time was on Valentine's and I loved every minute of it. The date I planned was for Sunday night. I made a delicious homemade meal and homemade sugar cookies. I love decorating sugar cookies so I made some delicious homemade lime frosting and Dave hated it... fail. Don't get me wrong, he was still very nice about it but he didn't like it at all! haha. Valentine's doesn't have to be perfect.

 2. Our second Valentine's together was our first 'Married valentine's'. I made Dave plan this one because I love seeing what he comes up with. He took me to a fun little Mexican restaurant close to our house that we had been wanting to try. He bought me some adorable red toms which I had been really wanting and he got me carnations.... This is where the fail came in. For some reason I really don't love carnations and I totally cried! Hilarious I know. I guess I really just expected him to get me roses, but he didn't. And I was really emotional for some reason?? Who knows... Anyways, he did buy me these beautiful roses a few weeks later.  Once again, Valentine's doesn't have to be perfect.

3. Last year for Valentine's, instead of getting gifts for each other we decided to go get a couple's massage. My heavens, it was AMAZING! We went to Massage Envy and they have some re-occuring deal where you can get an hour long couples massage for about $100, I think. Neither of us had ever had a body massage before so we loved it. Then we had a delicious homemade meal of BBQ salmon and key lime pie-- he even liked the lime too. The even better part... we didn't have a fail last year :)

As for this year... we haven't really decided what we are going to do yet. We love movies and I read the  Nicholas Sparks book 'Safe Haven' so we might go see that since it comes out on Valentine's Day. And maybe a delicious dinner somewhere in town too. We are still thinking of ideas. Does anyone have any good date ideas for me???


  1. I like how you say "Valentine's doesn't have to be perfect"....but you're also happy when it just so happens that nothing goes wrong. It's a good attitude to have.

  2. We don't do gifts for valentines day we just go to a nice dinner and usually dessert and then end up at target to buy a new movie for our collection.

  3. Did you get a haircut it looks really good I want short hair!

  4. My husband and I are going to the gym for Valentine's Day. hahaha. It's together...

  5. I love the story about the carnations! I feel like I am emotional nutcase for every holiday. I usually end up crying for the dumbest reasons and can't control it. Poor Greg. Happy Valentine's day :) Thanks for sharing your stories :)


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