We had homemade dinner shared with our little one (although dinner with him makes every night special). Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in a wine and whiskey sauce - YUM!
A glass of my favorite wine
And a thoughtful gift from my special guy.
My dad used to give me Disney movies for VDay gifts when I was a little girl and I absolutely LOVE how Jay carried on the tradition. Plus he got bonus points for having got me one of my favorites :0)
Finally, Jay got to open his gift from me.
An album of pictures I had done especially for him.
Here's a glimpse at some of the pictures I'm willing to share from inside :0)
A friend from high school started a company called The Pretty Committee and her, along with K.Mari Photography, did my hair, AMAZING makeup and took boudoir-ish photos especially for Valentine's Day. The whole experience was nothing short of memorable but I never once felt out of my comfort zone - which is saying a lot given the circumstances. I was lucky to have my side kick, Chanelle there for support too.
All in all, it wound up being the best gift I could have ever given Jay. He definitely wasn't expecting it but he seems proud to have gotten it. And it ended up being as much a gift for Jay as it was for me too. One where I could celebrate having lost all of my baby weight and feel proud and confident about the place I am at now in my life. It's a good feeling.
Better than the gifts though, this Valentine's Day taught me a very important lesson. That maybe the "every-now-and-then" concept of being romantic is what makes it feel so much more special. And to really appreciate it when it finally makes an appearance :0)
Hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day too! XOXO