Valentine's Day.

Trevor and I tend to have low key Valentine's Days, which suits our personalities very well. So far every year we have given each other homemade gifts (which is usually a form of food haha), and our favorite treats, and this year was no different. We had candy for breakfast, dessert before dinner, and enjoyed watching Zombie related television. It doesn't get more romantic then that... or more us :)

Right now Trevor has been so stressed out and busy with Law School, and I have been working a lot, so going out just isn't really appealing to us. We just want to stay home, and be comfortable, together. Actually spending some time alone. It was a great night, just want we needed, and wanted.

Am I bugging the crap out of you with my Instagram photos yet? haha I will try and lay off of them for a bit :) What can I say?!
 

This Valentine’s Day I couldn’t help think back to when I was a kid. My parents had a way of making every holiday so magical. I hope to be able to do that for my kids. Valentine's day holds some of my fondest memories of my childhood. I remember always being very excited for my Dad to come home. He would bring home my mother a big bouquet of flowers, then individually come up to my two sisters and me and give us a single flower with a note that said, "Will you be my Valentine?" I Love you, Dad. Although I expected it every year, it didn't take away from the excitement. It is probably one of my favorite memories of growing up, and of my Dad.
 May 20, 1995

Although I have had many Valentine’s over the years, my first Valentine was my Daddy… and I am pretty sure no man could ever compete with that.
I hope you all had a great day with loved ones yesterday! What are some of your favorite Valentine's Day traditions? Past or Present? 
I have pretty much decided that if Trevor and I ever have little girls, he will just have to bring them home a flower :)
Oh, and that S'more pizza. BEST THING EVER.

27 comments

  1. happy valentines!! your day sound perfect.

    and your future tradition, i may have to copy...when i am married and have kids.

    ReplyDelete
  2. happy valentines day!
    Looks like you had a great love day. It looks remarkably similar to mine :] I love that sweet memory of you and your daddy! Every summer, my dad and I go on a daddy/daughter date... We still do... Even though I'm married! I love it! I'll always be a daddy's girl :]

    xo.
    Molly @ Urban Nester
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. how sweet! i just love valentines day and my parents always made it special when we were little too :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is such a sweet post! Kyle & I always have low key valentines days as well, and we love it that way! :] Hope you're having a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Loving your V-Day celebrations :)

    My Daddy was always my Valentine too! Thanks for reminding me of that. So sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Glad you had a nice valentines day, we usually do low key too. Make dinner, chocolate fondue and watch TV/relax.

    PS - We totally watched Zombie TV too lol, Walking Dead!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is perfection. And your instagrams are cute and perfect so why stop?! Of course you watched zombie television...The Walking Dead is back, BABY!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. sounds like a perfect HEART DAY to me!

    and, that is such a lovely memory of you DAD!

    lea
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your Vday!! Super low key is the way to go.

    Also, I LOVE instagram, could never bug me ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love that Dad did that for you girls :) It always made me smile. I got my flowers again last night. He's a keeper :) Glad you had a great night. Love you lots! xxoo

    ReplyDelete
  11. My dad used to get us kids valentines as well. It was one of my favorite days of the year. P.S. That pizza looks amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a cool tradition that your family had. I love hearing about ways that families focused on their kids and I think I might have to steal this idea. So thoughtful!

    http://ofseedsandthorns.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the tradition with your dad! The hubs and I had a low key quiet dinner of shake n' bake chicken followed by a movie in bed. It was a perfect and relaxing Valentine's Day :o)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Aww your dad sounds like such a sweet man!

    ReplyDelete
  15. That smore pizza looks incredible! Sooo yummy!

    We also had a low key v-day since I was in class until late :/ I made dinner once I got home, Jurg brought home the most beautiful flowers, and then we watched Notting Hill since it was on tv. Low key = perfect :)

    My Dad also used to bring my mom home a bouquet and me a single rose, such a sweet memory!

    xxx
    Jenna

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ours was relaxed because I had to work till 9. So we just enjoyed some yummy treats (he got me chocolate covered strawberries, i got him those yummy reeses hearts and a coke) and watching one of our favorite tv shows.

    lmld.org

    ReplyDelete
  17. My Dad used to shower us with Valentine's presents at school the day after Valentine's. He liked to say he didn't "believe" in Valentine's day, but would indulge us any way the day after. I LOVEd it.

    I was expecting the same low key Valentine's this Valentine's and love them as well. Turns out my man took me out to a four-course dinner, took me to get my nails done first, ordered cupcakes a week ahead of time, and woke me up with flowers and cards. Totally spoiled!

    Your Valentine's sounds absolutely wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. sounds like a pretty wonderful valentine's day. and i'm obsessed with instagram.. I post far too many pictures. to me-- that's the best part of blogging, the pictures! keep em' coming!

    ReplyDelete
  19. My best Valentine's Day was when my Dad wrote my a letter telling me everything he loves about me. I still have it and will cherish it forever :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Aw very sweet :) What a lucky girl.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ahh we did the SAME thing. Hid from everyone in Provo and ate dinner and watched movies at home. My favorite kind of night. I love that when you're married you can be a total home body and still have hot dates every night!

    ReplyDelete
  22. oh i love this alycia! cheers to homemade gifts (that are edible;) and thinking back to sweet memories with your father. My Dad did the same thing every year too, ding-dong ditching our house and my sisters and I would run to the door (even in high school:) and find some sort of candy and valentine letter for each of us from him :) and now my husband does the same thing for me! :) Seems like we're pretty blessed with the men in our lives <3

    ReplyDelete
  23. Happy Valentines Day Sweetheart. I love you.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Sounds like a pretty wonderful Valentine's day to me! Hooray for homemade gifts!! And that picture of you and your dad? So sweet. :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Aw what a sweet Dad you have! I definitely have my parents to thank for my love of Valentine's day as well. So glad you had such a wonderful Valentine's day!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Really lovely post.. You two, dad + you look so adorable together on that picture ! ^^ I'm sure he's been the best Valentine ever.

    Our Valentine's was low key too. Got a rose, though ♥

    Have a lovely weekend,

    Satu
    Indie by Heart

    ReplyDelete

Howdy Ho :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have enabled the forum feature on my comments so we can all interact in conversation. So if you leave a question, look back for a reply!