Nothing doing on Valentine’s Day

by Jessie K on February 14, 2013

IMG_1330Today is Valentine’s Day and you know what Jake and I got each other? Nothing. Zip. Point. Squat.

That’s when you know you’ve been married awhile.

(Though we plan to eat a lot of homemade ice cream this evening.)

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Leah February 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm


He made homemade cookies, you made homemade ice cream. Doesn’t this fit in with your no purchases campaign? Valentines do not have to be bought. Made with Love!

sarina February 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm


I have heard it said that we remember “experiences” more than gifts. I mean, unless the gift is truly significant like a new car, an engagement ring…. or something you just KNOW the giver put some extraordinary level of effort or sacrifice into the present… aren’t you hard pressed to really rememember the gifts that you got on most holidays? But, the adventures and experiences you have shared become memories you cherish. I will be honest, some of my most favorite things I remember about my guy aren’t things he has given me.. but things we have done together.. like fishing for trout, building our home.. trailriding on our property.

Janelle February 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm


We were the same as you for so many years, but now at #13, I decided to make the three most important people in my life – the ones whom I love so dearly – a special dinner to show my love for them. All things pink or red – shrimp and cocktail sauce, beet soup with port wine cheese, a glass of red wine for the adults & pink milk for the kids, and choco covered strawberries for dessert. I hope they see through my actions how much I love them, and how thankful that they are all in my life.
What about you? Last year, Jake wasn’t even home. I’m sure there will be lots of cuddling this year with love spread around through the three of you.

Heather M February 15, 2013 at 8:29 am


The hubby and I never celebrate Vday. We know we love each other completely and don’t need a commercialized day to make us tell/show each other. We actually don’t exchange gifts for any holiday, we will make sure to go out to a nice dinner to celebrate birthdays and our anniversary. Sometimes around Christmas we will splurge and buy ourselves something we have been wanting. I guess it is “to each his own” with things like this. It works for us and we have been together for 16 years.

Paula February 16, 2013 at 12:19 am


We never miss a holiday, ever. Gifts don’t have to be expensive, just a token. Now that we are older, we often just agree on something to buy to use together that we’ve been wanting, such as a movie or CD.

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