Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentine's Day

So how do you all celebrate Valentine's Day with your hubbies? (I'm talking pre-bedtime). Do you give gifts? Go out on a date? Who is in charge of planning it? How about some ideas for us that are on a budget. I'm thinking a sweet love note would be nice.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

This Valentines will be a little different. Normally we would try and go out to dinner, no gifts. But this year Aaron will be at school until 8:30. My job is to have the girls in bed, and my plan is to make dinner for him in a sexy nighty. I went yesterday to Vict. Secrets and found nothing for my saggy boobs. It was very sad that nothing fit me. I didn't want to spend that kind of money anyway!

What I'm thinking is I'll just go to Target or Walmart and see if I can find something really simple but sexy to cook in. Also, I know I'm getting something from Aaron because he talks about it all the time. I put together a basket containing "boy things," i.e. Mens Journal, deoderant, coupons, a bigger water bottle for soccer, gum, etc....

You could always put love notes in a jar for him to take out daily, or make coupons (that's the bulk of Aaron's gift because it contains coupons like a day of golfing and fishing).

Good luck and have fun girls!!!

knitaholic310 said...

Collin and I are cooking dinner and dessert together. Other than that I haven't come up with anything. I like Stephanie's gift basket idea, but don't have the means.

Alyssa Barlow said...

Someone gave me the good idea of waking up early and sending my hubby off to work with a great breakfast. For Jared this consists of crepes and strawberries and whip cream. I think he'll be surprised-- I am usually snoozing away when he leaves.

Kirsten said...

Ooh breakfast! Good idea. Dave loves it when I get up in the morning with him. I think we'll meet him somewhere for lunch, fast food or somewhere else that's cheap, just so he can see us all in the middle of his work day. I'm going to make one of his favorite dinners and I bought valentine paper plates, cups, and napkins, and a couple cheap decorations in the dollar section just to make it a festive dinner. We'll exchange cards and he'll probably bring home flowers for me and Kendall like he normally does. Kendall and I will also make pink rice crispie treats sometime during the day.

His parents are driving up that day and will get there some time that afternoon so it won't be a terribly romantic night for us. But I'm not a huge Valentine's Day fan so I don't really care. I just want a card, we never exchange presents. My birthday I want all the attention in the world but V-day could take a leap and I wouldn't miss it. Mainly I want it to be kind of festive cause it's fun for Kendall and eventually it'll be fun for Gage too.

We might go out for hot chocolate or something once the kids go to bed, 7pm, and just have his parents stay home but I doubt it. They'll want to hang out.

knitaholic310 said...

I forgot to add that I usually make pink heart shaped waffles for the family in the morning. But I guess that doesn't fall under the dates label, only Valentine's Day.

Stephanie said...

Tara, just so you know.....I was able to get everything in Aaron's Valentine basket at the dollar store. So you can do it cheap. Also, the Mens Journal is a magazine, not a journal you write. Also, you can put as little as you want in it. The coupons don't really cost anything either, except for the day of golfing. I'm putting coupons for breakfast in bed, a day of no cleaning, massage, head rub, etc.

knitaholic310 said...

I would love to put that day of no cleaning coupon in a basket . . . FOR MYSELF. I hope Aaron is spoiling you as much as you are spoiling him. You guys are so gooey gooey lovey goo;)

Stephanie said...

You're funny Tara!!!!

Grammy A said...

Tara, most people I know are gooey, gooey lovey goo! I'm sure you and Collin are that way too... you're just more private than the rest of us!