Thursday, February 16, 2012

we kinda love each other. like, a lot.

I'm not going to lie, being married and celebrating Valentine's Day is pretty fun. This was never a holiday that I loved, nor is it up there as one of my favorites. But a day scheduled on the calendar where we have to put bickering and stresses aside so that we can concentrate, solely, on each other. Yeah, it's awesome and such an important day!


We don't go all out, get each other gifts or do anything "major" for Valentine's Day. No. To us, it is a day that we spend together celebrating our relationship... and our love of food. Our tradition is that I make a nice, hearty breakfast and Bryan makes an elaborate 5* dinner. 

To read about last years Valentine's Day click here.

The homemade dinner menu I awoke to. Yes, Bryan came up with the menu items and even found fancy scissors (that aren't mine) to cut the edges with.

Breakfast



 Love my man working hard in the kitchen!

We gorged... and it was amazing!

Beautiful presentation courtesy of Chef Bryan

Mini cannoli's and chocolate covered strawberry's accompanied by a bottle of Cab

We went to a matinee showing of The Vow. We both cried like babies, came out of the theater even more appreciative and in love with each other than when we went in and just loved the overall message of the movie.

That night, after cleaning up mounds and mounds of Cali's vomit, we snuggled on the couch and watched the 3rd reunion episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills followed by our girls, the Real Housewives of Orange County and of course, the Teen Mom finale.

Perfection.

45 comments:

  1. The Vow, Real Housewives, and Teen Mom? Please tell me your secrets. I am allowed one 'girly' show a night when we are watching together! haha his menu was so sweet and the food looks delicious. Glad you had a wonderful Valentines Day with your love!

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  2. I need a chef like that at my house! Too cute :)

    sweethomenashville.blogspot.com

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  3. What a sweet, sweet husband you have! You guys are too cute :)

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  4. that is so so sweet! I may have to borrow this idea for the husband's birthday =) The food looks amazing! =)
    I find that I love Valentine's Day more now that I am married - it is so nice to have a day where everyone knows you are spending time with your significant other and no one is going to ask you to have other plans =)

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  5. Now this is too cute!!! How sweet {and creative} of the hubs!!!!!

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  6. What a sweet Valentine's Day! I'm thoroughly impressed by your hubby's cooking skill! What a sweetheart to watch The Vow and all your shows with you :) They always say they hate those shows but they truly get sucked in with us! Happy late Valentine's day!

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  7. the title of this post alone made me throw up a little in my mouth.

    but in all seriousness...all the girls that were filling up my news feeds with pictures of their dumb flowers saying "i have the best boyfriend, etc in the world." are dumb...YOU have the best husband in the world.

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  8. Wow, this is a GREAT idea! I might have to steal it for whenever the day comes that I get married :)
    PS, I LOVE that camel colored jacket you have in the first photo. SUPER cute :)

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  9. Wow, that dinner looked AMAZING! We're not big on valentines either, Stephan is just not an over-romantic guy. But he does many cute little things that make up for it. But NEVER in 3 years of dating have I been able to get him to the movies to see a chick-flick, and I am DYING to see The Vow!

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  10. I love that he made the menu. The food looks so amazing!

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  11. That looks beyond fabulous. THe menu is presh. Seriously, this is my kind of vday. I love how normal y'all are. Beth broke the news to me that y'all are hanging out for the NEXT 2 weekends. NOT FAIRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. So adorable and such a neat tradition!

    Don't you just love having a husband that cooks?? I know I do!

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  13. I absolutely love this! one, that food looks bomb.com. two, you guys are the picture of what I want in my future marriage. three, I am mostly referring to a guy who will watch RHOC with me. (hehe just kidding... kinda)


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  14. looks like y'all had a fabulous day!

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  15. Yall are the cutest married couple ever:) What a sweet Valentines yall had. I cried during the Vow and my boyfriend got me the book for Valentines.

    Is Mrs Cali ok?? Cleaning up dog vomit is so much fun my lil pup does that alot cause she eats her toys and makes herself sick.

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  16. Oooooh Mr, Bryan did so geeewd! Veddy veddy nice! Love it! Love the added touch of reality with Cali's up chuck! Now, start having the kind babies with 2 feet!!! Cali needs a brother or sister, no? Kay.

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  17. Oh friend, this looks perfect! I love every detail and every word of this post. Lindsay said it best. You all are sooo normal and I love that about you two. Bryan is the bomb! And of course I think the same about you.

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  18. Gosh, I just love reading your blog! This is too cute! I hope one day that I'll find someone as sweet as your husband!

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  19. Cali got sick!!?? OH NO!

    I love how romantic Bry is to you! You deserve it, of course :) Glad you had such a wonderful and love-filled V day! I can't wait for Saturday to celebrate the big move and a belated Valentine's Day!

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  20. Oh and I forgot to add..I love a man that is comfortable enough to watch the RH. keV does the same and it's awesome :-)

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  21. that sounds like my kinda day! perfection is right!

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  22. THIS IS SO CUTE!!! That menu idea is absolutely adorable. :) you have a keeper! But I think you knew that. :)

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  23. i cannot get over the fact he makes you a real menu...that is impressive, and fancy scissors to boot??? where did you find this one--haha!!

    im in agreement with you on the movie...the message is WONDERFUL!

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  24. Wow, that's awesome your hubby cooked for you and even made a menu...how sweet! So glad you had a lovely Valentine's Day, thanks for sharing! Xoxo

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  25. Seriously! You guys are so adorable, I LOVE the dinner. I cannot wait until I am married to do things like that...or even just live near the boy. sheesh! Love your outfit too by the way. PINNING that menu!

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  26. This is AWESOME! I love how at the end of the menu there is a message from the chef! Thanks for sharing!
    - allthatsgoldglitters.blogspot.com

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  27. Looks amazing!! Way to go Bryan, looks like a fabulous evening

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  28. Best Valentine's EVER! You married an awesome man, you're so cute together :)

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  29. Any night rounded out with wine, your man and RHO sounds perfect to me!

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  30. Wow! What a keeper you have! That sounds perfect, every second of it! I love his menu he made! So creative!

    xo

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  31. That sounds like an awesome Valentine's. You two are lucky to have found each other :)

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  32. Looks like a perfect day! Chocolate covered strawberries are my FAVE !

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  33. Can your hubby PLEASE teach mine to cook like that?? That's amazing! I love this Valentine's day idea.

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  34. Sounds like the most perfect Valentine's Day. I love that he cooks you a meal and includes a full menu. So adorable. You are definitely one lucky girl. :)

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  35. That sounds like a lovely way to spend the day! You guys are so adorable!

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  36. This is by far one of the sweetest Valentine's Day traditions I've ever heard of! So much better than overpaying for a meal at a restaurant. LOVE IT.

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  37. WOW!!! What a wonderful day you two had. All that delicious food, seriously?!?!? :)
    Love that you make breakfast and he makes dinner...super cute :)
    Oh and that first photo of you two is great!!

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  38. Sounds like you had a great holiday :)

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  39. You, hands down have the most awesome husband ever! My honey can't cook for shit! So I'm almost always in the kitchen but he's learning :)

    I'm so happy that your love day turned out well...lovely. Everything looks yummy & well put together.

    Is Cali feeling better?

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  40. This is too cute & looks like such a sweet & romantic Valentine's Day!

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  41. Oh my gosh, that's the sweetest man EVER!!!

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  42. this is the cutest thing EVER!!!

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  43. LOVE Cali.. give me some too guys! lol

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