lovely day

Nick and I keep things very low-key for Valentine’s Day. We’ll exchange cards tonight and maybe get fattening Chinese take-out (a treat we rarely allow ourselves… particularly because I’m partial to General Tso’s, which we have nicknamed “General heart attack”), and perhaps rent a movie OnDemand and pass out on the couch. It actually sounds like a perfect evening to me.

Early in our relationship, I went ALL. OUT. for Valentine’s Day. The first time we celebrated February 14th together, I planned this awesome scavenger hunt throughout the neighborhood in Philly where I lived (and where Nick and I met), and gave him a bunch of silly and cute little gifts with each new clue. It was kind of awesome. Clearly I’m not 23 anymore because this sounds like a whole lotta work, but I guess after 7+ years together, we don’t need anything fancy anymore. We’re getting old!

I like keeping plans minimal, but I do think Valentine’s Day will be a whole new ballgame once we have kids, so we’ll just say we’re saving our energy up for then. There are so many fun projects to do with kids at V-day; I remember getting so excited to give and receive Valentines in school as a kid. Brooke from Inchmark always has the best ideas for her kids’ Valentines, so I’m keeping these tucked away until it’s my turn.

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What are your Valentine’s Day plans?


  1. Ooh, I love these ideas…bookmarking them, and I love Inchmark. Your idea of a perfect V-Day evening sounds like ours! I’ve always wanted to do a scavenger hunt…so fun.

  2. I totally know what you mean. I used to make romantic little books, write poems, hide gifts. Not anymore! Today marks the 10 year anniversary of when we started dating. What are we doing? Signing the papers for our mortgage refinance! Haha! We’re such grownups. :) Happy Valentine’s Day, Brooke!!

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