Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Valentine's Day

I know this is a week behind but I'm busy.  I spend a lot of time away from home and Clayton and when I am with him I like to be with him.  We actually celebrated our VDay on Thursday instead of Tuesday because I had to work and Chad was at a conference on the day.  And then the 15th was Clayton's birthday and we didn't want to do it that day to take away from the specialness of his BDay.

We kept it pretty low key this year.  Dinner at a local restaurant.  And we took Clayton with us which we wouldn't usually do on a VDay/Date night but like I said I'm not home a lot and I don't like giving up much available time with him.  We let him pick the restaurant with the stipulation that we were NOT going to McDonalds or Chick Fil A.  We went to a local restaurant that overlooks the Catawba River.  He loves to go there and act like he can see all the fish in the water.

After dinner we headed to Walmart(that's real romance) and let Clayton pick out a Dorothy.  Oh you don't know who Dorothy is?  Well, my 4 year old has a very recent and new obsession with Elmo.  At an age when a lot of kids are starting to grow out of Sesame Street, Clayton has just developed an interest in it.  And he LOVES Elmo.  Elmo has a goldfish named Dorothy and now Clayton has a goldfish named Dorothy.  She or he, we aren't lost in the details here people, is absolutely spastic.  That fish is always circling the bowl.  All. The. Time.

I got Chad a new wedding ring because he has a titanium ring that is just really scratched and I thought he needed a new one.  But somebody(Chapel Door I'm talking straight to you) inadvertently told Chad what his present was so I let him have it about a week before we actually celebrated.  But I held his card until the big day.  Wanna see?  Please ignore the junk behind the card.  It's Chad's dresser and well, he keeps it the way he likes much to my chagrin.

Oh yeah, you read that right.  And it's true.  And funny.  We don't do a lot of touchy-feely, lovey-dovey stuff so this is absolutely perfect for us.

Chad got me a new ring to wear to work.  I don't really like to wear my full wedding set because the diamonds have a tendency to put holes in the gloves I have on(low bid).  And that is just grody!  Hubs has been listening to my subtle hints(which may or may not have included an email with a link to exactly what I wanted).

I wanted a really low, almost flat band with diamonds. The picture isn't hot but the ring is fantastic.  He really did well.  I can wear this one to work with no worries of cutting through my gloves and getting the grody on my hands.  Yay!!

 We had a great VDay.  It's just one day and it's kind of a lame holiday but ours was really special this year.  We are constantly on the run and barely see each other some weeks so it was nice to take a few moments and remember why we live in the same house with each other.

This is why!