This year was our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife! It wasn’t our first Valentine’s together, but it definitely felt different this year celebrating as a married couple. (And honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way! Marriage is the BEST!)
This year was also different because we are more strapped for money than we were last year, so it took a quite a bit of creativity to have any extra funds for drinks or dinner. In the end, though, we decided it’s one day, it’s a holiday, and we wanted to splurge a little because we are just going to drive ourselves crazy if we say “no” to every special treat.
The day started off with $3 chocolate hearts we found for each other at Walmart! We were amazed at the great deal, and the chocolate tastes delicious!
Unfortunately, both Joshua and I had to work all day, but thanks to the flexibility of our jobs, I was able to spend all day with him at his work (while I worked on my laptop), so we were together as much as possible!
Later that afternoon, we took a ten-minute break to run down the street for a special Valentine’s Starbucks! They had the Molten Chocolate Trio (a latte, frappe, or hot chocolate) specialty going on for Valentine’s Day that we wanted to take advantage of. Thankfully, no one seemed to be at Starbucks around 3:30 in the afternoon, so there was no wait for us!
When we were off work, we ordered take-out sushi for a special dinner! (Because actually eating in the restaurant on Valentine’s Day is just far too crowded and chaotic for us introverts. 😉 ) Funny story: Before I met my husband, I had never tried good sushi (aka, I’d only had disgusting, fishy, cheap grocery store California rolls). He introduced me to a local sushi place here in town and needless to say, I’m now OBSESSED and I wish we could get it far more often than our typical every three-four months. I guess it keeps it special, though. 😉 Oh my yum, so amazingly delicious.
Once we were home, we had a few minutes before sitting down to eat, so I took the time to sneak around the house and hide Harry Potter Valentine cards for my husband to treasure-hunt. I printed them up weeks ago and I’m pretty sure it was the highlight of my excitement for the day, other than the sushi. The sushi pretty much tops all. 😉
Before long, I told him he had eight treasures to find and he began his search. He found the first six super easily but the last two proved slightly more difficult. 😉
After he found them all (which he LOVED by the way! A good way for him to remember his nerdy wife, haha), we sat down to eat our sushi and watch a movie. We originally wanted “Grease” as our Valentine’s Day tradition, but then we thought we should try a new movie in the ‘Romantic Favorites’ category on Netflix. We went with “The Switch” which was definitely a mistake for a romantic evening (to be clear, it did have a romantic element, but that wasn’t the point of the movie, which was what we wanted for Valentine’s Day). Next year will be “Grease” for sure!
We ended the night with some light drinks that we splurged on for the very purpose of Valentine’s Day. I’d never had vodka before, and so we decided to give it a shot. The consensus: I like it!
Overall, it was such a blessing to be married this Valentine’s Day! I hope you and yours had a beautiful day as well! ❤