Forever Valentine

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Brace yourselves for one of those my-husband-is-so-great-and-he-made-Valentine's-day-the-best-thing-ever-and-I'm-so-incredibly-lucky-to-have-him kind of posts.

If you haven't barfed yet, let me continue.


Last night, Grahm brought dinner home for us. He ran around like a chicken with his head cut off (pretty normal) to some of my favorite places for a delectable feast. Dinner rolls (the good kind of cellulite) and a couple of sides from Black Eyed Pea. Caesar salad from I forgot where? Coconut shrimp and shrimp brochette (good heavens it don't get much better than bacon-wrapped shrimp!) from Pappadeaux. And strawberry cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.

Talk about a whole lot of nomming goodness.

He also brought these lovely ladies home. My favorites: daisies with a splash of roses. Like every girl, I adore getting flowers. They're beside me right now cause I just like to look at them. (I not-so-secretly hate it when girls claim they don't like flowers. What, you don't have a soul?! The only woman who can honestly say she doesn't like getting flowers is Phoebe Bouffe, and let's face it... she's a few donuts short of a double rainbow.)


He also got me this lovely Vera Bradley travel bag, which apparently everyone knew I wanted. He had to steal it from his mother who was (very sweetly) planning on giving it to me for my birthday in two weeks (Sorry, Beth!).

I'm so thankful for him. Really. He's such a thoughtful husband. Last night he said, "You know, you're gonna be my Valentine for the rest of your life." I smiled because that's just fine with me.


He may be singing a different tune about being forever Valentines, because his presents from me were terribly lame. I struggle with this every year, what do you get BOYS for Valentine's day? (I mean if the dude likes getting flowers/cards/teddy bears as much as you then you've got bigger problems, my friend.) I ended up making a scavenger hunt around the apartment so he could find all his presents (aka oreo balls, cookies, and his favorite beer).


I realize these look like giant cow turds, but they're pretty tasty if I do say so myself.  Grahm loves Oreos (and anything related to them) and cookies more than anyone I know, which is good because I can actually make that. If his favorite dessert was Tiramisu, we'd be in trouble.

We topped the night off by going to see The Vow. How original of us! :) It wasn't nearly as great as I was anticipating. They could have done so much with the story, but the screenplay was poorly written. (Writing snob alert!) I want soooo badly for Channing Tatum to morph into a good actor, poor kid. It's like God told him, "I made you ridiculously good lookin! You can't be an excellent actor, too! It just wouldn't be fair." We do get to see his rumposaurus though, so I'm sure his acting career isn't in any danger.


Hope y'all got to eat a diabetic amount of chocolate and got to spend lots of time with your loved one!

31 comments:

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

So cute! I definitely ate too many chocolate yesterday! Your hair looks so cute in your first pic! Glad you had a great valentines day!

Kerrie said...

aww I love what he said about being forever Valentines :) You're post is sweet and also humorous :) Sounds like y'all had a great day!

michaela @ m.jane said...

Hey Hey!! Sounds like you had a GREAT day yesterday. If the husband loves oreos, have you made the oreo-marshmallowy-bars? (I don't know what they are really called). You make them just like you would Rice Krispie treats (melt the butter and marshmallows), but add crushed oreos instead of the cereal...so, so good!!

Nagehan said...

I love how you love different arrangement of flowers and not just roses by themselves. You guys are amazing :)

Ashley said...

That sounds like a great Valentine's Day! I love oreo balls.

Crystal said...

What a great Valentine's Day! I too struggle with what to get my hubby..the men have it so much easier than we do! He received one of his favorite car magazines, some much-needed chocolate and a new ice scraper (we just moved here from FL and can't find our old ones). The scraper came in handy this morning though :)

Melissa Knott said...

I'm with ya on The Vow. I was waiting for her memory to come back. Not one I'd buy... but I don't regret seeing it. Hubby gets points for the movie anyway.

Erin said...

Haha LOVE! Fun Valentine's Day :) I've heard so many mixed reviews on The Vow-- I might wait til I can rent it ;)

Lauren said...

Oh so sweet! You guys are so cute :)

Amira said...

Haha you seriously CRACK me up! I want so badly for Channing to be a good actor too and it's just not happening.

marie said...

Oh your husband is awesome! Seriously to have your guy know you so well and be so thoughtful and pay attention to details, what a great man you have.

Ashley said...

Aww sounds like you had a great day!! You should post the recipe for the oreo balls - they sound good!!

Katie said...

Gerber daisies are my favorite flower! I had them at my wedding! Those treats do Look like cow turds but I bet they are yummy!

Jax said...

I loveeee the cheesecake factory!! And that bag is super cute. I'm pretty sure that I have the same one. Green and paisley? yes, Please! haha

Liz Brown said...

I don't say that I don't like flowers ... I just am not into plain roses. Or any flowers that are, well, overused. I think I like wild flowers and weeds best.

Yours look cute though. I havent ever seen that combination before :)

lori said...

how cute that he went to several restaurants to get all of your favorites. i love that! your flowers are very pretty and ya'll are presh!

Carlie said...

Whenever I hear the name Channing Tatum (or see him on a show), I automatically think Step Up and the songs start in my head! I want to see the Vow, but I have heard mixed reviews so I'll probably wait until it is in Redbox. Looks like you two had a great Vday!

Jenna said...

He went to all of your favorite restaurants and bought all of your favorite dishes? - that is so sweet! And your scavenger hunt is pretty dang adorable too!

We were so lame this year - although the boy did surprise me with the most beautiful lilies ever :)

xxx
Jenna

Karla said...

Haha oh how I LOVE reading your post!
So totally agree with the whole snob line “ I hate flowers” .. umm yeah that must mean your significant other NEVER gets you any! Lol
That hubby of your did a GREAT job!! Glad you guys had a good one.. and I am not a BIT jealous of that bag! *rolls eyes* lol

stephanie said...

what a sweetie! love me some Channing Tatum... the only reason I want to see that movie? check

Katie said...

so glad to have found your blog today! its adorable! i am now your newest follower :) keep up the good work!!

Elle said...

newest follower! seems like you guy had a wonderful valentine's day!! love the bag!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Looks like you guys had a great Valentine's! Your hubby is so thoughtful- definitely a keeper :)

We went and saw the Vow too! I liked it but thought all the good parts were from the previews. Way over previewed!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Okay, so it looks like you had a pretty awesome Valentine's Day!!! Those flowers are so beautiful! And what a sweetheart to run around and get all of your favorite foods! You two are so cute!

Miranda said...

looks like you had a great V-Day...your flowers are gorgeous and I have heard so many good things about cheesecake factory cheesecake but have never been there!....we don't have many around here but i love cheesecake!

Kaitlyn said...

I haven't seen The Vow yet but I soooo agree. I keep holding out for Channing Tatum's acting ability to match his ability to turn heads. Don't think it's ever going to happen, but his hotness seems to compensate for his horrible lack of acting talent.

Megan @ Tales of an HBS Wife said...

What a great Valentine's Day for you!

Lauren said...

You're gorgeous! I love your flowers and new Vera bag! How sweet! It sounds like you guys had a perfect first married Valentine's Day together! :)

xo

Kathy B. said...

You are so deliciously cute Mrs! And your Valentine's sounds incredibly perfect! So glad you had such a lovely time! Xx

Courtney B said...

What a SWEET hubby you have! It sounds like an amazing Valentines day :)
It is SO hard coming up with a gift for my hubs on Valentine's day! He honestly wanted a gun holster.... does it get anymore romantic than that? We finally decided just to do spending money because we spent the weekend in Vegas. But seriously.... a gun holster??

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Oh my goodness! Y'all are so cute! Your picture in the header is gorgeous! I'm your newest follower :-)