So last year I made the BOLD statement that Valentine's wasn't "that big of a deal" and "lets not really do anything or make a big fuss over it".
I'm not entirely sure why someone as overly sentimental and girly and lover of anything having to do with hearts and hugs and kisses xoxoxo galore would say such a thing..but I suspect it had something to do with the fact that I was back in school with a $0 budget for things such as Valentines day and really just kind of felt bad that I really couldn't afford a gift or meal out in honor of the occasion. Not that Mr. Jones and I have ever really gone over the top but in the past there have been the occasional small gifts and the fancy dinner out. Well.. as wonderful and caring and supportive and selfless as Mr. Jones is he is not what I would call "Romantic" in the traditional sense of the word..and having told you that, making such BOLD statements were actually taken literally and lets just say the big day O' Love last year pretty much started and ended with Mr. Jones frantically trying to sneak across the street to buy a last ditch effort V-day card all whilst I was using the ladies room during brunch. BECAUSE REGARDLESS OF WHAT I MAY HAVE SAID at least a card was in order?? rigghtttt?? Anyhow looking back on it now it makes me laugh out loud and only proves the point that wayyyy too much emphasis is put on one single day when really the poor guy shows me his love in endless and countless ways every single day.
This year was slightly different to say the least ha! Rather than focusing my energy on the day itself I wanted Mr. Jones to know that the every day things he does were the real reasons why I loved him and I wanted to celebrate this fact all week leading up to Valentines..
I left love notes like this one hiding and waiting for him every day.
Saturday night Mr. Jones made dinner reservations at one of our favorite restaurants and I got to wear this cute outfit...
I've had this Betsey Johnson 40's inspired dress for about 8 years and literally find one good excuse to wear it every year. Love and love.
The best part of Saturday night though was this cute man, a bottle of amazing wine... good food and great conversation...we laughed and talked all night long.
He makes me laugh all day long. I apologize but we get a good laugh at these overly sappy cards in the drug store and Mr. Jones took it upon himself to "edit" the card to fit us. If you click on the photo you might get a better shot of his editing skills..while mostly inside jokes and "loving jabs" it might elicit a good giggle or two.
I let Mr. Jones sit back and relax (which is rare) while I whipped up Chicken Enchiladas and from scratch white chocolate chip cookies (his favorite) for our valentines meal at home. We ended the night by watching "Life as We Know It" which was perfect parts sappy, sad, touching and hilarious just the right combination for the both of us and we would definitely recommend it if you haven't already seen it!
So there it is folks this was my very much better way more lovey dovey totally romantical wonderful beaming with affection Valentines day 2011.
Lots of love to all of you and yours!
XOXO- Miss V