I must start this post by saying how blessed I feel to have had my husband here for Valentine's Day this year. This is the first one that we have been together for since we met. And, although I feel like V-Day is super-commercialized & somewhat silly, it was nice to not be alone while everyone else was with the one they love. So, we took full advantage of the day and it was fabulous.
We woke up & ate donuts for breakfast. Yum! Then Chad gave me a card with a heart of Dove chocolates & a red heart balloon that reads "Feliz Dia de San Valentin", hahaha. My first reaction was a laugh, then the question of whether that was the last balloon left or something followed. But, it was really because he thought he'd be funny and get it in Spanish since I'm 'studying' Spanish right now. I appreciated the thoughtfulness. Then we headed out on our special secret surprise afternoon. He took me on a great picnic at Murray Park in Little Rock where we sat by the river and ate a lunch from Jason's Deli on a big, soft blankey. He topped off the surprise with chocolate covered strawberries, two really cute pink-frosting cupcakes, and a bottle of Sparkling White Grape Juice. It was a great alternative to champagne at noon, haha. Nice touch.
We then left the park to head out to my surprise for him. I tried to research and find so many awesome things to do that were out of the ordinary, but had absolutely NO LUCK in getting them accomplished. Turns out all of my ideas were too good for Little Rock. ha. So, I decided to go with an all-in-one type of deal. So, I took him to a little place called Gator Park (no, there weren't any gators). It's a fun place with a little bit of everything; go-karts, an arcade, batting cages, & miniature golf. We bought ourselves some wristbands and had a great time. We did it all and today, I'm paying for the batting cages with severe soreness in my right neck/shoulder. haha. It's all worth it when I recall that I kicked his butt in the first round of mini-golf 41 to 53. Then, the second game, he won 50-53. But we all know who had 3 hole in ones...yes, that was me :). Ah, thank you. After our 3 hours of fun, we left there and picked up a Chick-fil-a sweet tea on our way home to get ready for dinner (we love their sweet tea!!).
We ate dinner at a really cute and quaint Italian-inspired restaurant in LR called Ciao Baci (pronounced Chow Bochi). Chad had a steak and I had a 'collage salad'. It was really yummy and romantic. A great choice for a special night!
We then headed home after our fabulous day of fun and eatery and ended up getting to hang out with some friends at the house. We sat and talked to Shannon, Cassandra, & Dan for an hour or so before breaking out the game of Cranium. We played a round and it was really fun. Unfortunately I was on the losing team, but that's because Cass is known as a Cranium savant...a.k.a. cheater, haha. Not really a cheater, she just knows too much. ;) It was really fun. We finally called it a night with the friends and headed to bed. As we laid there, we got to relax and think about our fabulous day of fun and happiness together.
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful and loving husband. We love each other so much. He enjoys putting up with me and I enjoy putting up with him. That's really the secret to a happy marriage. There's no better thing than feeling complete like I do, being married to him. He makes me feel like I am a princess and it's all because he would settle for nothing less. I sign off with a smile on my face...