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.