Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Johnny and I didn’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day last year. Sally was just barely a month old, and we were neck deep in the realities of new parenthood. In other words, we were zombies. When Johnny got home from work that night, we didn’t even have the energy to pretend to celebrate. I made roast, Johnny brought me flowers, but we were both on the verge of sleep-deprived nervous breakdowns. We were living with literally no sleep, and I wondered how on earth we could keep up this parenting thing. But here we are a year later! The sleep deprivation thing improved dramatically just a couple of weeks later. And this year, we’re fighting over kisses from our little toddling Valentine. Right now she insists on only open-mouthed kisses, which is probably okay for a little while longer. But at some point before her teens, it’s gotta stop. Sally has a special Valentine surprise to give her dad this year (Hint: It involves chocolate… Johnny’s the chocolate lover in our family.).
For Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to treat ourselves to a little weekend getaway as a family. We’re headed to Southern Utah for some hiking and 70-degree weather. And when we get back, we’re going to have our cheap Valentine’s Day dinner for two (per tradition!). If Sally has anything to do with it, that roast will be gone in no time. We’ve got a little carnivore on our hands. But for now, we hike!
How are you spending your Valentine’s?
p.s. Here’s our $15 love story!