Romantic Valentine’s Day (at Home)

As I sit here and think about this Valentine’s Day post, I can’t help but take a moment to think about just how quickly January came and went. To say that life flies by would be a huge understatement but that is in fact the case. Everyone has different things pulling them in a thousand different directions and we tend to be too busy.

I hate to admit it but now that I am grown with a small daughter and two boys on the way, my marriage often times gets put on the back burner. Valentine’s Day tends to be spent chasing after a toddler all day instead of preparing for a night out on the town. I have determined that this year will be a little different. Don’t get me wrong, I will still have a toddler to chase, a house to clean and many more things on my mile long to do list but I will make sure that we get to enjoy the day.

Are you looking for a way to have a nice Valentine’s Day without spending a fortune at a fancy restaurant? Or maybe you’re like me and have kiddos to take care of. Well, here are some ideas to make your night in just as special as a night out!

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about a fancy meal. Simply think about your spouses favorite meal or maybe the first meal you guys shared together. Why don’t you make sure that you have all the things needed to make that meal. I know it sounds silly but a simple candle, a meal and maybe a clean house would be all that is needed for a romantic night with your spouse. I’m not going to let in on all the details that I have planned for my hubby and I because he will most likely be reading this. We won’t get to do much because he will also be working that day and the next so its pretty much supper and bed for us on those nights.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be about super fancy dinners, money spent or roses. Sometimes in real life, its the simple things. Life definitely changes when you have children but that doesn’t mean we stop loving our spouses or needing to spend time with them, letting them know just how much they mean to us even if it is just between toddler screams and stomps, or standing over a pile of dirty dishes as you tag team them.

Let’s make sure we take the time to let our spouses know just what they mean to us, no matter how brief the encounter may be.

Our First Year- An Introduction

As I sit here and reflect on my day, my mind begins to wander. I look around and see my dream home, a beautiful little girl on a baby monitor sleeping away and the most handsome, hard working husband preparing to leave for the day.

If I told you this had only started approximately a year ago, would you believe me?

Well, IT DID! My husband and I said ‘I Do’ on April 23, 2016 and the past 14 months have been exciting to say the least. We have bought a house, had a wonderful baby girl, sold said house, lives with his parents AND my parents during the move, bought a new home and are currently hoping and planning for baby number 2!

Sure we’ve had hard times. Lost friends who swore they’d always be there, and we’ve had to fight through heartaches but inspire of every single one of those things, we have built a solid foundation in our Christian faith to which we are growing our marriage and family. 

At the end of each day, the good always outweighs the bad and never has there been a single regret. 

So as I sit her reflecting back, all I have to say is bring it on. 

It’s crazy, it’s beautiful, it’s LIFE❤️