Hi, friends! Happy, happy Valentine’s Day!
I’ve always been a big Valentine’s Day fan. I’m up for any (extra) excuse to celebrate all the love in my life. That being said, Babyface and I are always pretty low-key on Valentine’s Day. We are pretty obnoxiously, sickeningly lovey-dovey on a day-to-day basis, so February 14th isn’t really different from, well February 13th.
Actually, even February 13th is more important to us because it was the date Mr. Johnston found his way onto my Livejournal blog and left a comment for the first time. We were both goners from pretty much Day One. We were engaged four months later. He immigrated to the U.S. seven months after that, and we were married at city hall a month after that. And, as they, say, the rest is history.
Our Valentine’s Day present to each other is, uh, pretty utilitarian. We’ve been saving up our pennies for months now to buy a fence for the garden, and we finally went up and bought all the supplies earlier in the week. Romantic? Maybe not to you. But we’ll be spending countless hours together tending that garden over the next few months, and a fence to protect our joint handiwork from the various varmints that like to destroy it seems pretty fitting (and maybe a little bit of a metaphor for how to build and keep a strong marriage).
Plus, it’ll let us grow our own flowers. Which, I guarantee, Babyface will pick one, tuck it into my hair, hand me a gin and tonic one summer evening, and then tell me to go sit out on the porch while he makes dinner. Because that’s the kind of thing he likes to do. Because he’s simply incredible.
And now, I’m totally jonesin’ for summer.
Even though there aren’t any chocolates or flowers or jewelry today, we are going to have a little bit of fun to celebrate pink fluffy heart day. We’re headed out to do the February installment of our 12 Months of Date Nights. We’re both really excited about it because it’s going to be super fun and totally, completely free (well, except for the gas to get there). We like free! I’ll probably share our fun date with you guys next week sometime.
But for now, I hope you have an absolutely lovely day. And don’t forget, it’s just important to show your feelings for your loved ones tomorrow as it is today. Love freely, love often. <3 <3 <3
Gush about your loved ones! Tell me who do you love? Why do you love them? What makes them so incredible?