2.15.2011

Some V Day Love

*Special Delivery:  Cookie bouquet*
I didn't expect anything thing for Valentine's Day.  Mj was out of town all weekend during the time when we might have done something.  He's not really into Valentine's day and although I used to be more so when we were first dating it doesn't matter to me as much as it used to.  I know he loves me.  We make sure to get in at least one date night a month so we already make a point to do special things together.  A lot of people are anti Valentine's because it's a holiday made up by the greeting card industry to make money and an excuse for all related industries to jack up their prices.  I totally agree, but I see nothing wrong with throwing in one extra day to show your sweetheart that you care as long as there is no pressure and high expectations for some grandiose outing and expensive gifts.  I just don't think all that is necessary.  Monday at work I received an unexpected delivery of giant festive lolly pop cookies.  What a sweet surprise, especially for a guy who isn't really into Valentine's Day!

Much needed tie rack for Mj.
Source: Bed, Bath, & Beyond. 
When I got home Mj was in the kitchen and I could already smell dinner cooking.  I ran upstairs and grabbed his gift.  It's sort of cliche but at the same time he actually really needed a tie rack, so that's what I gave him.  Now he doesn't have to keep them crammed into a drawer anymore.  I had time for an exercise video so I did that and then we sat down to a home cooked meal of chicken, fresh asparagus, and french bread with fresh garlic.  It was delicious like everything else he makes. 

dinner for two at home
Then, he tells me I have to go upstairs while he cooks a surprise dessert.  I sit in the loft as the aroma of Cinnamon, Chocolate and some other kind of sweetness filters up the stairs but I still have no idea what he's got up his sleeve.  About 35 minutes later he tells me to come downstairs and I see my favorite dessert in the whole wide world sitting there.  Molten Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla ice cream!!  I love it that they are a perfect petite size and the ice cream on the side is Dreyer's light with 1/2 the fat!  Does this man know me or what?  I have only ever enjoyed this dessert in restaurants and now it's right here at home and tastes just as good.  I enjoyed every bite and finished off my glass of wine.
My all time fave dessert, perfectly plated.
He ran up to finish playing PlayStation and I finished up the last of the dishes.  Incidentally, I broke a wine glass and just got busted for it because I forgot to tell him and he found it in the trash!  We watched Heavy on A & E and then went to bed.  I couldn't have asked for anything more.  My cookie bouquet and the time he took to make me dinner made me feel so special.  No big fancy night out or diamonds needed for this lady on Valentine's Day.  We don't go all out but I'm glad that we do acknowledge this day.  It's really the little things that go a long way to showing appreciation.  Day to day gestures of love and affection matter more then any one single day ever should.  As we lay in bed that night I whispered to him that he is a good husband and that I love him.  Because he is and I do and I'm still trying to figure out how I got so lucky.

11 comments :

April said...

My MJ's not that into it either. That makes it extra special when it does happen :)

That cookie bouquet is awesome!

ruthy ann said...

awww...what a sweetie! And did he bake that dessert by himself? impressive!

Tiffany said...

That food looks deeeeeeeelish!!!! Yum :)

Kristin - Mrs. Glasses said...

Awwww! How sweet. That whole menu sounds so good. My husband also cooked dinner for me, which is the best gift I could get. I always wonder how I got so lucky to meet an amazing man. Here's to having the best!

Mrs. S said...

how sweet- sounds like a great V Day!

Steph said...

Sounds like a great evening. And the dessert looks delicious.

Ameena said...

I am not into Valentine's Day at all but if I had a hubby who made me dinner AND dessert I'd probably change my opinion really quickly! I love how heartfelt your holiday was...that is what a true Valentine's Day is all about.

Dancy said...

Good job MJ on that lava cake! Wow! It looks like it's from a restaurant!! Sounds like you guys had a perfect day. :)

Lil' Woman said...

Sounds like a great Valentine's.. : )

Amy said...

Sounds like a perfect valentines day! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cookie bouquet! I wish you were my next door neighbor so I could help you finish them off ;-)

MoneyMaus said...

What a wonderful Valentine's Day! Unexpected is always the best. And MAN that dessert looks amazing! You've got a great husband :)

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