Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Be mine, Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It's that day again, the one we all used to groan about. Or maybe we still do. :) In my house, it has already been a big hit. This is the first year Ethan picked out Valentine's cards for his friends, and he actually signed his name (E) on the back of each one. And it looked like an E! I was so impressed!

My husband is also a huge fan of this holiday. The day that the stores start pulling out the Valentine's items, he wastes no time in purchasing those chalky tasting candy hearts with the messages on them. He LOVES those things! We have recently discovered that they are highly motivating to potty training little boys as well. Like father, like son, I guess.

Well, for Christmas, Dave bought us tickets to a dinner theatre for a romantic comedy play, which we'll be going to on Saturday. I am so excited! We love to go out for Valentine's Day, because this is the time of the year that we have chosen to evaluate our marriage and plan goals for the upcoming year. It is always so encouraging to look back at the things the Lord has taught us and how He has shaped and molded us!

So what is on your agenda today? Do you do special things with the kids or with your spouse or for friends?

8 comments:

Josh and Brooke said...

i think husbands feel a lot of pressure to be romantic on valentine's day. unfortunately that is usually not something that comes natural to 'most' men. we so don't want it to be that way with us and so i think sometimes we almost down-play it too much. i like your idea of using this time to look back on the year of marriage and to set goals for next year. i think that is a wonderful use of this holiday!

josh's boss at work is a woman and she has been giving him a really hard time all week because he didn't have this huge extravegant day planned complete with flowers, jewelry and anything else expensive you can think of! we don't need all of these things to know that we love one another. i think women put too much pressure on men (even women who aren't their wives)! when we have the Lord as the center of our marriages, we don't have a void that we have to fill with gifts and extraveganzas. i know that sometimes josh is compelled to go ahead and buy me flowers or something, but it is because he wants too and not because he feels obligated too. (he did buy me tulips and chocolate donuts, btw. i love both! it was a very 'thoughtful' gift... the kind i like)

Scott and Lynn said...

We were at a banquet the other night and this guy got a conversation heart that said "Go Home." I thought that was so funny - now they have put downs too!

Caleb and Anna said...

I came home from work last night exhausted, and Caleb was waiting for me with plenty of candels and balloons to brighten my day! He took me out to dinner, and I had enough Zofran in my system that I even kept my steak down! That was very exciting. It's so fun to be married and just enjoy eachother! -
Anna

dave & rachel said...

Brooke,
Wow, that is crazy about Josh's boss. I agree...there is alot of pressure on men to make this holiday extravagant, as if it were the only time you really expressed those kind of thoughts.

About the flowers thing, Dave knows that I can hardly stand for him to spend money on expensive flowers, so he usually doesn't go that route. It just kills me! :)

bandanachick said...

Happy Valentines...you can look on my blog to see what we did. Nothing that exciting, but just being with the one you love it great. I hope you have a great day!

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