We had such a fun Valentine's day!
My only request is instead of going out to eat, we did something that required thought and effort instead. Jerad said he would handle dinner, so I took on lunch.
For breakfast I made some homemade blueberry muffins. Beth had made some the day before and they were so delicious I had to as well. Mmmm!
Right after breakfast, my Valentine's Present arrived!
Just like I had been wanting! I was sooo happy. I knew he had ordered one, but I didn't know it would be here on V-day! Instead of getting a red one, we got the Imperial Grey since it was more of a neutral color, and matched the blender we already have:
Too bad it didn't arrive in time for me to make the breakfast muffins and brownies that were part of my present to him:
I put together a picnic lunch for us, complete with little touches like hard pear cider, heart shaped brownies, and a mini yellow rose plant (yellow is his fav color).
We have both been doing The Love Dare together, and really enjoying it.
So I bought him the Fireproof DVD and Fireproof couples kit to go along with it.
As well as a few other books and a "Just for Jack Pack" made by All Things Jill, a Canadian company.
Its a bunch of 100% natural products made with certified organic essential oils.
The PLAN was that we would take the books and picnic basket and go have a romantic picnic lunch. Well, since everything was all blustery outside, we ate at home instead:)
He wanted me out of the house while he was making dinner so I wouldn't know what it was. So... he dropped me off at the theater where I saw Confessions of a Shopaholic. It was cute, but nowhere near the books I have come to adore. Why did they take them out of London? Anyways, as soon as I stopped trying to compare the film to the book (something I always do), I had a good time.
After the movie he picked me up and made me stay in the living room so I still wouldn't know what he was making for dinner. He set up our bistro table in the living room and we had a romantic little dinner in there.
He made some sort of special chicken stuffed with fontina and covered in a brandy sauce that you get to light on fire. Also homemade foccacia (thanks Kitchenaid!), stuffed mushrooms, and a spinach and steamed beet salad.
Everything was soo delicious.
We ended the night by watching a really romantic movie in bed:
Which, actually was really romantic because it was the kind of movie that I love. Jerad will choose a romantic comedy any day, but I am all about the SciFi, scary, or action films.
It was such a great day, and I love that we stretched it out allll day and were able to do thoughtful things for eachother and ohmygodihaveanewkitchenaid! I love that boy:)