Post # 1
I heard a commercial on the radio this morning as I was driving to work that was encouraging listeners to make their Valentine’s Day dinner reservations. At first, I was surprised — it still seems a little early for this, but I guess Februrary is almost upon us.
It got me to thinking about what we’ll do for our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife. We’ve never gone “all out” for Valentine’s Day before, but we definitely like to celebrate it with a special date night.
I’ll admit — I’m excited to finally be able to buy a Valentine’s Day card from the “Husband” section at Hallmark. But aside from that, I’ve not really thought about how we’ll celebrate this year.
How will you and your husband (newlywed or not) celebrate this year? Will you give gifts? Feel free to share your great ideas with us! 🙂
Post # 3
Oh, Sucky! I just realized that it is a Tuesday night. So we prob will not do much sinse he has to work so early and the step son will be home. But I never really know, he has been FULL of surprises lately.
Post # 4
I’ve never celebrated Valentine’s Day before. Aside from when I was a kid and gave the whole class pieces of cardboard with cartoon characters on them, lol.
We never did anything before we were married so I doubt that will change now that it’s our first married Valentines Day…..maybe he has something planned but I don’t think so.
Maybe we’ll see a movie, and eat out or something.
Post # 5
@tksjewelry: Yeah, the thing on the radio was advocating that couples go out on Saturday, February 11 instead. Tuesday is a lame night to have a date night!
Post # 6
This will be our first Valentine’s day together! Our first year we had just started dating so didn’t do anything and last year we were long-distance.
With that said, we aren’t really V-Day people. My husband brings me flowers about once a month, for no reason at all. My plan is to cook a nicer then normal dinner and to eat it at the table with a candle or two 🙂
Post # 7
@kala_way: Haha, don’t you miss those cardboard valentines for your classmates? That was always so much fun.
And I understand. Like I said, we don’t get way into it, but we do like to use it as an excuse to go on a date! We’re very much a dinner-and-movie couple, too. 🙂
Post # 8
I’m not sure what Darling Husband and I will do, but I’m sure we’ll acknowledge it in some way.
Valentines day was our dating anniversary, so even though our anniversary count is “starting over” with our wedding date, I still want to acknowledge our 8 years together so far.
Post # 9
@Gemstone: ohhh I totally didnt think about the husband card section. AWWWWWW now I am all excited.
I have no idea what we will do, more than likely we will make something delish to eat at home and just enjoy a quiet (tuesday bleh) night in.
Post # 10
We don’t really do V-day so I doubt we’ll do anything special. Maybe go out to lunch together.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Mr. Lk will buy me flowers because I love flowers and he buys them for me at least once a month. He’s a smart man. 🙂 Other than that, we’ll exchange cards and call it a day. We’re in the middle of house hunting, and really can’t justify dropping $100 for a nice dinner right now when that $$ could be going toward house stuff. So I’ll cook, as usual, and that will be that.
Post # 12
Valentines week is big this year! we will celebrate our 1 year anniversary on the 12th, valentines day on the 14th and then my husband turns 27 on the 17th! busy week!
This will be our second valentines day as husband and wife! We had been married just 2 days last valentines day and were on our AMAZING honeymoon! i want to go back! So needless to say we are we are actually, at this very moment, emailing/talking plans for our 1 year anniversary instead of valentines day. We really want to try and get away for a 3 day weekend and i’m still going crazy trying to think of a ‘paper’ gift to get him. I have a feeling Valentines day and our anniversary will be lump together most years, which is completely fine with me.
Post # 13
@panterapeach: Hahaha! It’s that so exciting? (Yep, I’m a dork.)
Post # 14
@Gemstone: We can’t celebrate earlier because Saturday and Sunday FI’s band has gigs booked, and then Monday is his birthday! I’ll probably have to work late Tuesday and he works early, but I’m sure we’ll do something for it sometime next week. Usually I’ll cook dinner and then he’ll take me to see a tomantic movie that he would typically refuse to see, lol. I think this year it will be The Vow.
Post # 15
@lovekiss: That’s a great point about the $$. We’re not exactly at a point where we can spend very much, either.
Anyone have any ideas on doing Valentine’s Day on a budget?
Post # 16
We were just talking about this last night. Almost all the nice restaurants in town do a prix fixe menu for Valentine’s so that’s out – husband is a vegetarian and those menus never have anything for him. We’re thinking we’ll go either the Saturday before or Friday after so we can actually choose our meal! We’re going to order pizza and watch food network on actual Valentine’s night because we’re awesomely romantic like that.