Yesterday, we received a Valentine's Day care package in the mail from my mother-in-law. The contents included the usual V-Day sweets- candy hearts, lollipops and chocolate- besides a cd of pictures taken from when Gregg's family was here visiting in December. There were also treats in there for Tess, along with a brand new chew toy which she immediately started playing with. Nearly every time a holiday rolls around, we get spoiled by my MIL, whose love language we've concluded is definitely gift-giving.
Neither Gregg or I are really into Valentine's Day. In fact, Gregg makes a big deal of saying every year how much he is NOT into this holiday. But the first year we were married, he bought me a dozen red roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates. The second year, he got me (count them) 40 roses of all different shades which he adorned our bedroom with. Last year was much simpler because we were in the process of moving, so he just got me a mushy card and picked up some cupcakes with pink icing at the grocery store. We enjoyed a "romantic" dinner that evening on a blanket in our near-empty living room, using a cardboard box for a table. Not into Valentine's Day, eh?
Last night it was good to stay home for once and relax together. We watched American Idol and House, two of of our favorite programs. We talked more over dinner about the issues he's been having lately working for the church. It was nice to connect. I'm looking forward to more of the same tonight. :)