Post # 1
I’ll be one to admit, I am NOT a fan of Valentines Day. Darling Husband and I have never really gone over the top and it’s usually myself making his favorite meal and dessert. Between school, working nights, family stress I wasn’t even in the mood to celebrate this year till he said he was making me something. I do want to do something different bc it has been a rough couple of months for us lately and we are currently on a healthy eating kick and he’s in the middle of a vigorous work out routine to which he’s lost 15lbs since Jan 1. I’m so unbelievably proud of him and he’s even been approached to write a book about his routines and diet strategies. I have found some great healthy dinners but for his present he’s been asking and we’ve been trying to plan more 1:1 time alone doing things that we love togethor instead of us being home falling asleep on one another. Well we have many parks in the area with hiking trails and some have great ones for winter hiking. Do you think it would be corny if I took him for a 3 mile hike Tuesday (we are both off in the afternoon) then had a thermos of Hot Coco (healthy of course) and a packed lunch? I personally would love it but something’s telling me it’s not really a gift bc there’s nothing material wise? Am I wrong?
Post # 3
You are giving him the gift of your time, your planning, and your company.
You are also not sabotaging your healthy eating plan.
Post # 4
I think it sounds like a great idea, considering its what your Darling Husband is into right now, eating healthy and working out/losing weight. I say go for it 🙂 Its not about the material things its about time spent together, those are the most important memories!
Post # 5
Sounds like a brilliant idea! It shows thought and creativity – it would be really easy to fall into the same thing you always do, but you’re putting effort in to tailor it to something that will really suit him right now. Going for a vigorous hike, especially in winter, will be fairly romantic (I’m assuming there won’t be a whole lot of other people out hiking that day so you’ll have some time alone), and following it with a thermos of hot chocolate and packed lunch sounds really lovely. I am sure he will appreciate the thought you put into it and it sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon/evening! Enjoy!
Post # 6
uhh CUTE. I don’t think it’s corny at all. It’s a gift that matters to you both and means something…those are the best kind.
Post # 7
Thanks bees for the reassurance!
Post # 8
aw how sweet 🙂 definitely do it. It’s thoughtful and that’s what Valentine’s Day is about, not anything material 🙂 Love the idea.
Post # 9
“I personally would love it but something’s telling me it’s not really a gift bc there’s nothing material wise? Am I wrong? “
Wrong! It’s totally a gift. It’s great you’re considering what he’s trying to work on and not ignoring it and making him a giant cake or something. I think that’s a very caring date where you get to spend a lot of time together.
Post # 10
This sounds like it would be perfect for you! Valentines Day should be more about spending time and showing your love for your partner/ family/ friends and less about buying stuff for one another!