Today is the supposed most romantic day of the year. And what does our Valentine’s Day look like? Refer to the photo above and below.
We cook a roast. This will be our 6th year of having a Valentine’s dinner roast. And how did this tradition begin? It was our first year of marriage, and in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, Johnny and I were discussing where we should get a reservation. We couldn’t afford a fancy schmancy place, but we still wanted the night to be special. So instead of going to a crowded restaurant, we decided to to make our own “fancy” (to us) meal at home. So we bought ingredients to make a dinner that included a roast, potatoes, carrots, asparagus, salad, and rolls. We set out our nicest dinner plates (i.e., not paper plates) and had a romantic, super low-key evening at home.
So fast forward six years, and the tradition has lived on! We could probably afford a nice restaurant now for this special occasion, but the roast is still what we prefer. And, let’s be honest, even if we wanted to, Baby Girl isn’t letting us go anywhere.
As far as Valentines day gifts go, we keep those pretty low key also. Johnny “surprises” me with flowers each year (in fact, buying flowers could warrant a He Says/She Says post since Johnny doesn’t like spending the money, but I’ve won this battle!). Lucky for Johnny, I’ve never been huge on chocolate, so that’s an expense he doesn’t have to worry with. And if there’s a special gift that one of us is wanting, we might exchange gifts, but for the most part, we just stick with little notes or inexpensive surprises.
And that’s it! Easy peasy. Do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions? Please share!
Also, yesterday we did a pre-Valentine’s Day Google Hangout with CreditCardGuide.com, so check it out here! Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Be sure to show that special someone lots of LOVE. XO!