(insert smile here.)
well, perhaps the curse is broken. after years and yurrs of crappy, boring (and for several years, lonely) Valentine's days (one of which included my best friend getting hit by a bright yellow VW Bug filled with a bunch of girls holding ginormous teddy bears and
arrangements of flowers garden beds so large that they could not see out of the window well enough to notice a full grown human being crossing the street. true story.) my hallmark holiday was actually pretty good this year.
|we go together like..|
|valentine's day belly rubs.|
|seriously though, that face.|
garrett and i aren't the fancy pants type. we're pretty darn laid back. when i try to explain this to people, the best way i know how to make this point is to explain/remind them that we had cold stone cater our wedding, we (along with our whole wedding party) wore vans tennis shoes as our wedding shoes, our wedding food included, but was not limited to, corn dogs and jalapeño poppers. and i launched my "bouquet" of crafty tissue paper flowers right into the nose of one of my best friends/bridesmaids. and yes, it did cut her nose, and yes, we did laugh a lot about it.
anyways, we're not fancy. so when it comes to holidays like Valentine's day, holidays where fancy is pretty much essential and required by law and you're pretty much considered a loser/not in love with your significant other unless you do something fancy, we have suffered in the past. but this year just worked.
instead of eating out, we ordered food from a favorite restaurant, had a picnic on the floor of our living room and watched a movie. it really was nothing special. but it kind of was.
|pizza. caesar salad. fried green tomatoes.|
|look at that cute mug.|
|we tried to do a cute family picture. but gilly was distraced by the smell of pizza and garrett ended up looking like a creep. so..win.|
|mostly just take note of the fact that gilly was seriously trying to creep in on our food while still remaining in a comfortable, couchy position.|
|in addition to our incredibly cute valentine's day plates (seen above), garrett's parents sent us a ton of delicious candy and these cute pop corn containers. the candy is all gone. i'm not proud of this.|
my mom sent gilly a little love in the form of this cute guy. his name is Lieutenant Dan. why such an odd name, you ask?
ps. this is a monday mingling link up. heyyo!