Ah, love is truly a wonderful thing. Though I am happy for a day to celebrate love, I know that it is much more important to live a life of love. My youth pastor at FBC Jax once said this in one of his sermons:
Proof of Fellowship with God is a life of love.I pray that I can embody that statement one day, especially in regard to my husband. What good is it to give my life in love for others if I don't start in my own home? He truly is a precious gift from God. I don't appreciate my husband or love him nearly enough as I should. Yesterday was a good reminder to be mindful of it once more.
Speaking of yesterday, it was Valentine's Day! And of course, we did something special. All the restaurants are crazy packed on Valentine's Day where we live, so we opted to stay in last night. After I got off work, I hurridly started on my preparations for the evening. I was so excited to make our house feel very romantic!
I dressed up the entryway to the dining room with some paper heart garlands. I heart them!
Then I proceeded to write my love his card while listening to Owl City's cover of "Enchanted" by Taylor Swift. Taylor wrote the song about him and he was finally responding on Valentine's Day. I don't normally get into that kind of thing, but I like some songs by Owl City, so I gave it a listen...and then liked it a lot.
On the menu tonight: my man's favorites!
Then I started lighting all the tea lights left over from our wedding. Those little guys have been so great.
(Thanks Aunt Cindy!)
Doesn't the dining room look romantic? *Sigh*
This is what awaited my man when he got home!
We had sparkling grape juice...
And heart shaped chicken crescent rolls...
With chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I tried to make something more elegant and fancy, but those are his favorite in the whole world...so that's what I made.
It was a happy 1st Valentine's Day as a married couple!
Staying in has its perks. For instance, you can light your napkin on fire as my dear husband did. We are pyros. Pro pyros.
As you can see, my plate is clean. It was very yummy! Yay for Valentine's Day and being married!
We are so silly. And by we, I mostly mean Jonathan. I am silly too, just not quite as silly. :)
We were excited about exchanging cards and gifts!