Valentine’s Day<< All Articles
For several years now I’ve written about Wayne and his efforts to play the part of the romantic husband. He tries, he honestly does but romance isn’t part of his genetic makeup. And from what I hear from you, my readers, my husband is not alone. In fact, I would venture to guess he’s in the majority. Our most successful Valentine’s Day was one planned by me. I made reservations at a lovely restaurant and then presented him tickets to a basketball game, which we attended following dinner. All the pressure was off him and I got what I wanted, a romantic dinner and he got what he wanted, a sporting event. Be creative. I love to hear what you’re doing for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. And even better what he did for you.
Posted on February 9, 2017 in Blog
February 10th, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The best are when we both try to please the other! Romance is just a word, a moment, but love is doing something to please your significant other, whether you like it or not! Romantic dinner and sporting event sounds like a great combination
February 10th, 2017 at 4:46 pm
For my 50th birthday, my significant other gave me several small gifts to mark the occasion and they all had a tie-in to Washington, DC, where I was born. Of these gifts was a Starbucks mug. Five months later for Christmas, he gave me a Starbucks gift card…and another Starbucks mug. (Yay! A pair).
Then came Valentine’s Day. A dinner at a favorite restaurant. He pulls out a beautifully wrapped gift. A another Washington, DC Starbucks mug? I guess I had an odd expression on my face.
“Don’t you like it?” he asked.
“I love it,” I replied. “As much if not more than the other two.”
He was shocked. He would pick these up when he traveled as he passed through the airport. Even though there were mugs for other locations, He instinctively reached for the Washington, DC one.
Now we laugh about it: The DC mug is dirty, you’ll have to use the other DC mug. Look! Starbucks! Let’s see if they have a Washington, DC mug!
I’m not sure what this year will bring, but I know it will be memorable and make me smile. After 17 years together, I wouldn’t want anything else.
February 10th, 2017 at 5:31 pm
My husband always gives me yellow roses, which I carried at our wedding and chocolate covered cherries. I usually give him a red item of clothing and a cupid of cheese, his favorite.
February 10th, 2017 at 5:51 pm
WE WILL CELEBRATE OUR 38TH ANNIVERSARY ON FEBRUARY 23RD, SO WE COMBINE THESE TWO SPECIAL OCCASSIONS WITH A 4 day TRIP TO MOUNT VERNON & , OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, AND GO TO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY BALL AT THE GATSBY TAVERN… I AM SO EXCITED… btw… we found out Washington state has a mount Vernon as well, and we almost booked the hotel in the wrong place… LOL how romantic would that have been? and to Melanie.. I believe Washington dc does have the starbucks mug.. I collect them… 😉
February 10th, 2017 at 6:02 pm
Since I’m single, I try to bless other single friends with a card or my small group with bookmarks one year. I also make sure to get chocolate pops from a local candy store for my daughter and her significant other and His and her kids.
February 10th, 2017 at 7:15 pm
I guess we are so different as a couple. My beloved one always buys me lovely presents wherever he goes, romantic surprises for special days. He buys me lovely flowers and books ( mostly written by Debbie Macomber.) On the other hand, I am the one who is less romantic, I feel. I buy him what he needs as presents for his birthday, for Valentines day… I wish I could think of some more thoughtful ideas as presents.
February 10th, 2017 at 8:41 pm
What a beautiful way to spend Valentines Day with your husband. I am a single woman who will 60 years old
this April I’ll be visiting my brother for Valentines Day ,also staying for a week. Hope everybody gets treated with
chocolates! Happy Valentine’s Day,Debbie Judy Scott ❤️
February 10th, 2017 at 9:03 pm
My husband is definitely in non-romantic category. No cards, or gifts. I usually make dinner if he is home, but he is usually working driving a semi across country. It is what it is, I guess. We tell each other, I love you, some couples don’t even do that, so I know I’m blessed. I know I have a good man in spite of his romantic challenges.
February 10th, 2017 at 9:54 pm
My husband and I were married 55 years last August. Our gift is just being together.
February 10th, 2017 at 10:31 pm
My husband of 42 years was born on Valentine’s Day. He always said “I am a sweetheart” and he was in his own way. The best memory was when he and my best friends planned and had a celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary that was a surprise to me. The party was very detailed of our wedding and life and oh so much fun. The sad note is he died 2 years after but I have loving memories to him.
February 11th, 2017 at 1:10 am
When my husband was alive,
I teased him because HE ate
the chocolates he gave me!
He really loved chocolates. Now
just Sparky (my shihtzu poodle)
and I to enjoy the few decor
I put out. And my favorite
bird, the Robin, has been
abundant, showing me my
parent’s and my husband’s love
February 11th, 2017 at 1:30 am
He usually takes me out, a nice evening without the kids. Not always on the exact day, but he makes the effort.
February 11th, 2017 at 2:32 am
My husband brings me flowers for special occasions. I love fresh flowers. They can be from the local grocery or garden center or florist, I love them all.
One Valentine’s day I made his favorite chocolate chip cookies, bought a box for long stem roses from the florist, wrapped wire to make stems and attached silk leaves. Placed cookies in the box and took them to him at work. He was shocked and everyone at work loved them.
February 11th, 2017 at 3:19 am
My husband like many others isn’t romantic often. Once in a while I’ll get some flowers or something he knows I want. He took me on a cruise on Lady Bird Lake one year and it was nice but really cold. If he plans something outdoors it will be cold. He once took me to the Driscol Hotel for a fancy dinner but it was for an anniversary. This year I let him off the hook and we picked a place nearby to eat and we will come home and watch a chick flick. But even if he forgets he is the better half.
February 12th, 2017 at 2:35 am
I bought tickets to Andrea Bocelli last Valentine’s Day. I told my husband I bought the farm since the tickets were so expensive and we are retired. It was an incredible, romantic evening and I get to relive it when I play the CD. Worth every penny. Funny, how I can’t remember any other Valentine’s Day, and we’ve had many great ones. Married 42 years.
February 13th, 2017 at 9:29 pm
I wish you would write more Cedar Cove books. Its my favorite fantasy place to visit.
February 13th, 2017 at 10:12 pm
One year my husband spelled out ‘I Love You” with Dove chocolate hearts on our kitchen counter. When he was out of the room, I rearranged them to say “I (heart) U 2”. We did this all day — rearranging the candy in various love-inspired sayings. We even had a visitor rearrange them when we weren’t looking!
February 14th, 2017 at 2:57 am
We have been married only 7 years, 11 months. We are now both retired and live in the mountains. I mentioned to my husband I would make his favorite apple pie for Valentine’s Day, if he would take me into our little town for a good pizza. However, I also bought him a nice card and box of chocolates to surprise him. He mentioned he had to drive into town to get the mail and knew I wouldn’t go with him, as I was doing laundry. He returned with a nice card and a bouquet of flowers. Looks like we both can be full of surprises.
February 14th, 2017 at 4:08 pm
My husband and I were married on Valentine’s Day 41 years ago and the most romantic thing he ever did was send me floweres on our first anniversary. Since then not so much.
February 16th, 2017 at 5:24 pm
My niece and her husband were married on Valentine’s Day 18 years ago. They had lunch at the Space Needle, and in the evening had dinner and cake with their 5 children, ages 20, 15, 7, 6 and 1. So many blessings! (Me? I’m 62 and very single – I worked all day and went to bed at 8pm. And I loved every minute of the day!)
February 17th, 2017 at 5:58 pm
My hubby struggles too! This year our youngest daughter treated us to a very nice dinner out AND she sat with our grandsons (currently in our custody). She saved the day for him this time!
February 18th, 2017 at 7:13 am
i agree more cedar cove books please
February 19th, 2017 at 1:15 am
My husband is always kind and thoughtful, but not truly romantic. That is OK as I know I have an outstanding man that truly loves me and would go to the end of the world for me if he needed to. Not many men will accept and marry a woman who is permanently disabled and I was 46 when we met. I planned a Valentine’s Day for my husband to show him how much I love him being he isn’t very romantic 2 years ago. First he unexpectedly stopped at a rustic store in the mountains and bought me a beautiful, expensive full length leather coat with some faux fur trim. I also got gloves,scarves, and a hat!! Wow… what a gift. Then we head to the ski resort and we went on a horse drawn sleigh ride in the snow(didn’t count on it being the coldest and windiest day of the year). From there we stopped on the way down the mountain at a wonderful restaurant which had a blazing fire burning in the fireplace as I needed that to warm up. We had a cozy and romantic dinner. Our night still wasn’t done after dinner because I had pre-purchased tickets online for a movie. We went to see the movie and then headed home. A Valentine’s Day neither of us will forget. The movie though I wish I could forget….can anyone remember what movie was released 2/14/15?