On Saturday (the actual holiday) Luke's sister and our brother in law offered to babysit Bekah for a few hours so we could go out on a date. We knew our actual celebrating would happen the next day after church, since Luke would be working Saturday night, so we just took a couple hours to walk around the mall. We got some crazy good Auntie Anne's, a big lemonade to share, and we held hands a lot. It was very sweet and very us.
Then after church on Sunday, we celebrated! I kept my plans a surprise from Luke and I sooo looked forward to the moment when I would get to tell him to turn into his favorite cheesesteak place on our drive home. He was very, very happy to hear that our order had been placed (two chicken cheesesteaks with onions) and the food was ready for pick up. He pulled up to the door, I ran in and paid, and we drove home with a very delicious smelling car. When we got home, I needed fifteen minutes or so to set up for lunch. I set the table with some special decorations I'd made earlier in the week and put on pretty jazz music. We had the nicest lunch together while Bekah caught up on her naps. I had prepared a bunch of questions and prompts ahead of time, like "A time we laughed a lot..." and "If I could relive one date...". We took turns pulling the questions out of a jar to answer. Some just encouraged him to give me a kiss, so that was awesome, too. It was really good conversation with the best company ever. (That's you, Luke!)
After lunch, Bekah woke up and we had the most restful, perfect Sunday afternoon. We did pretty much nothing but rest on the couch while Bekah played right beside us. She's a cutie little valentine isn't she? We bought Bek a painting from my friend Carrie for Valentine's day! I'm excited to share about it once I go pick it up this week. So... I guess it's a late Valentine's gift. :)
Happy Valentine's Day to my sweet valentine. I love you, Luke, and I'm so thankful that I'm your wife. You make the ordinary stuff, and every day together, so special and fun.
Hope you are having a great week, everyone! I'd love to hear about your weekend.
** hey, just a quick side note: Over the weekend I watched the coolest message by Annie Downs. The message was targeted for singles, but I think anyone could draw some real, meaningful encouragement from it. If you can listen to it during a drive or watch it while you exercise, or just put it up on the TV while taking a break this week - I think you'll really be blessed by it, like I was. She's also really funny. :) CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK and if you do get a chance to watch, tell me what you think!