Love is in the air

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Love! In the air!
It's beginning to look a lot like... Valentine's Day! To be honest, this holiday isn't necessarily high on my list of favorites, and no, it's not because I've spent many a Valentine's Day alone. Granted, I do enjoy good a good dose of V-day chocolate now and again, and I loved handing out and receiving those super cute cards that come 20 to a pack. So, what then, exactly, is it about this week that has me so excited? 

It was one year ago this week that Dan and I started talking. Through the magic of the internet that is Match.com, I found his profile on February 12 and he wrote to me on February 13. I reread some of those early messages tonight, and it's funny how formal we were both trying to be. But, the core of what we said is still true: we both love our food, family, friends, and being active. We like to laugh. And we're both passionate about a variety of things. I just love that we could be ourselves from the beginning. A week later, we had our first phone date (he called! no texting!), and although we originally didn't plan to meet until the weekend of March 17, it became apparent after a few weeks of talking that we didn't want to wait until a month later to have our first date. 

It's been a long time since I've celebrated a year anniversary with anyone. And, technically, Dan and I won't get one this year. Our first date was on February 29, which doesn't exist again until 2016. I've decided that means we get to celebrate both on February 28 and March 1 this year. Fair, right?! Right. 

It's weeks like this where I want to cuddle up and watch movies like Love Actually and Say Anything and Shakespeare in Love and eat sweets with my sweet and just bask in all the butterfly-ey lovey feelings. There's something about celebrating this milestone with my love that just makes me so incredibly happy. This week, we'll celebrate Valentine's Day by seeing Matchbox 20 on Wednesday (!!!) and attending my friend Heather's wedding on Friday. So much love happening this week! 

Happy Valentine's Day, all!


  1. It's been so great to see (and read!) how happy you are with Dan. Life every now and again brings people the sweetness they deserve.

  2. Thank you, sweet Cassie! I hope all is well with you!


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