I Had To Give Ryan His Valentine’s Day Gift First Thing This Morning

Because I was so excited about it!

The past couple years I have gone small for Valentine’s day because I’m not a big fan of the holiday. I am a big fan of the heart shaped chocolate ganache cakes that Giant Eagle sells around now but for some reason aren’t doing this year but that’s another story. (I’m really upset about the chocolate ganache cakes)

Anyways I usually make something cute or get Ryan a gift card.

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Past couple years have been a timeline of significant events on how we started dating or a favorite Jim and Pam quote from The Office, that fits us perfectly.

Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to.. wait. Don’t get me wrong, I flirted with her. So… For a really long time that’s all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that… I was waiting for my wife.

This year though, I found something on Pinterest that would make a perfect gift not for Ryan but for both of us. So I kinda cheated on Valentine’s day and got an “us” gift instead of a gift just for Ryan. (Worst sentence in the world is “I kinda cheated on Valentine’s day, wow).

I then had to track down someone on Etsy to actually make the gift but it came out PERFECT!!!!

Running Standings Board
Running Standings Board

I got a pretty good hug so I think he’s ok that I got him an “us” gift. Even if I did tell Bodhi Happy Valentine’s Day first.

IMG_3653P.S. one of the most annoying things is “oh it’s your first Valentine’s Day as a married couple” Does that annoy anyone else? Valentine’s day comes every year, whether you are married or not.



7 thoughts on “I Had To Give Ryan His Valentine’s Day Gift First Thing This Morning

  1. Love the gift idea!
    And I get SO annoyed with people saying that! Just because it’s our first married doesn’t mean we are doing anything else special (we never do hah!)

  2. Agree that it was annoying. I also got the same thing from someone this year because it’s our fifth wedding anniversary. We don’t really do anything for it, because our anniversary is in one week.

  3. I’m not married, but I can’t imagine we’d do anything different either! It’s not our favorite holiday to celebrate anyways (we keep it pretty low key)… plus I feel like I’d rather celebrate the marriage milestones on our anniversary.

  4. Great gift! I love the idea and thought behind that! 🙂 B and I rarely celebrate valentine’s day. I don’t know that we did much even before getting married. I think our first year of marriage every big event was pointed out to us as our first… We dated for 7 years though, so I’m not sure that held the same impression.

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