Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day 2008

To be honest, I've never loved Valentine's Day. I remember many V-Days being very awkward for me when I was younger. I cared so much about the gifts and the actual plan for the day, and I always made it bigger than it needed to be. I even carried that mentality into the beginning of my marriage. Jake and I had an "interesting" Valentine's Day our first year. I expected a nice night out on the town, a beautiful hand-made card, my favorite chocolates, and then of course, end the celebration with an amazing night together (wink wink.) Jake expected to do homework, watch tv together, and then go to bed. Well, we obviously had not figured out how to communicate very well at that point. I figured he could read my mind... he couldn't. I had made a card for him but when I realized he didn't get me anything, I ripped it up and threw it in the trash. That night was a cold one. We ignored each other and went to bed hurt and angry. To say the least, I learned a lot from that day. I'm glad we have grown up a little in the past 7 years. My expectations are not so high and I have learned that our love is constant, with or without flowers.

I thought it would be fun though to write a Blog Valentine for my sweetheart. He's my best friend and my love for him grows deeper and stronger each day. He loves me for me. Yes, the lbs. have come on (and off and on), a loss of some hair has occurred to some degree, the kids keep coming, the chaos keeps growing, and yet, we are happier than we have ever been. Laughter and love fill our home and that's all I could ask for. We are so blessed.

I love you, Jake. Thanks for choosing me. I really am the lucky one, to have you by my side for eternity.



















10 comments:

Sonja said...

I love the pictures, especially the one in TN, it brought back the memories and made me laugh. Hope you have a great V day.
Love you, Mom

The Macdonald family said...

Those are so great. I love seeing old pictures. But I'm confused...what does wink wink mean? :)

Mindurs said...

What a cute couple!

Tripp Family said...

Aw! That's so sweet!

Ashleigh said...

That's really cute! Chad and I did nothing yesterday. We agreed to do nothing, though. I should have done something cute like this, though. Maybe next year, huh?

Amber said...

How fun to read! It is amazing to me how different my expectations where when we first got married as well. Especially how high they were without the communication, couples should really have to go through some sort of training first.

Also love your family room, I need to come see your lovely home sometime.

Ksenia said...

I laughed so hard at your description of what you expected (awesomeness) vs what he expected (boringness) that first year. You crack me up. I love to see people in love :)

Abbie Anna and Megan said...

You make a great team!

West Family said...

very sweet Jamie. What a greeat idea! Maybe I will do this next year. We love you guys,
mel

M-GemBlaisdell said...

Hahahaha! I should just copy and paste this whole blog entry to my own blog. I would just need to change a few names, numbers and pictures. "I have learned that our love is constant, with or without flowers". Amen!

You guys are so fun! I really wish we could all hang out on a regular basis. Maybe the band will just have to move to Utah...seriously! I think...no, I know they would be more successful there.