Valentines’ Day With Your Sweetie

My husband took me out on an amazing date a couple weeks ago and I consider that our date for Valentine’s Day. With our busy schedules, it’s hard to plan things so it worked out well that we did it earlier.

Nate surprised me on a Friday afternoon by coming home early with flowers. See how pretty are? My camera did not do them justice!

Then he announced that some friends of ours were coming to watch the kids so we could go out and we wouldn’t even have to pay the babysitters! He worked out all the details, even arranging for pizza to be delivered so I wouldn’t have to think about feeding anyone.

I was so amazed! Not that Nate isn’t sweet, but just that he actually planned it and pulled it off! Normally I am the one to figure it all out – and you know how much work that can be!

We went to dinner at a nice seafood restaurant where we had shrimp and lobster (it was delicious!) We’re fortunate that we live near the seacoast and can get lobster for reasonable prices. Still it’s definitely a “special occasion” kind of thing! Then we went to the movies and saw “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” It was a very good movie. Parts of it were a little corny but for the most part, it was good action and it was refreshing to not have lots of bad language or sex scenes. Finally after stopping at Walmart (my request; I wanted to take advantage of kid-free-time and grab a few things,) we went to another wonderful local restaurant for some appetizers and drinks.

It was an amazing evening and I was reminded of how blessed I am to have such a caring, loving husband. So that was my special treat.

What’s your Valentine’s Day plans with your sweetie?

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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. How sweet! I love the flowers too. We are going out tonight. I can’t wait:)

  2. My hubby has to work a 12 hour shift and won’t get home until 8 p.m. AND our kids are out of school for a snow-day today. LOL Happy V-day to us!
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  3. Oh that is sounds so much fun! See, it rarely happens but it means so much to me when the husband doesn’t just Plan the date night but when he also secures the baby sitter and figures out the meal too! Most of the time if he plans the date, I’m left to figure out the child care, and meal for the kids, etc…so it’s still a ton of work and stress on my part and he can’t understand why I’m unable to relax on the date until it’s almost over. lol.

    How completely sweet of your husband! that sounds amazing!

    Today, I’m hoping I get SOME time with my husband; as he’s in college again…and his major is ridiculously out of control with 8 hrs of homework a night, and he still doesn’t finish. So I’m hoping I can steal him away for at least 30 minutes to give him his gift.
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  4. Your husband did a great job planning your date! He’s a keeper!
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  5. Sounds like a lot of planning by your husband went into your evening out together. Glad you had a special night out just the two of you to reconnect and just be with each other.
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  6. Wow – how sweet! We had a date night on Sunday – and my hubs arranged the whole thing, even getting the baby sitter :) It was lovely to have an adult evening!! And he brought home roses this morning :)
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  7. We are staying in for tonight!! Enjoying a couple movies.

    Yay love movies
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  8. so sweet with having the lil ones we have to fit it in when ever we can geta chance last year we went out the weekend be for Valentines day :) tonight we are blessed to have a babysitter
    Thanks for sharing


  10. Tiffany Cruz says:

    That’s really sweet! Glad you got a night off 😉 I’m jealous you have such amazing seafood at your disposal.
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