Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’m excited because this is the first Valentine’s Day that the Firefighter and I have actually ever been in the same place for – in the past one of us has always been away for work. We are cooking up dinner at home and relaxing. Neither of us are super big on Valentine’s Day, plus…it’s a Tuesday, and we both work tomorrow. It’s a steak dinner and a glass of wine before he passes out pretty early type of night. That’s the life for a firefighter couple sometimes!
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Day 14: Back to Sleepy Reality
Breakfast: Apple Pie Larabar
Lunch: Ground beef-and-turkey meatballs; fruit salad
Dinner: Baked apple and banana with cinnamon and almond butter
The weekend definitely caught up with me this day. Even though I went to bed pretty early the night before, I was still pretty exhausted. By the time work was over and the groceries picked up from the store, I really had no motivation left to do anything at all. Even so, I forced myself to chop potatoes and fruit for this weeks fruit salad. After getting lunch together for the next day, I went to bed and was out by 8:45 PM.
Continue reading Whole30 Journey: Days 14-20
What a whirlwind the last month has been! Most of it was revolved around my honeymoon – preparing for it, being out of the country for 16 days, and getting back in the swing of things once we returned. Now things are back to a semblance of normal in my daily routine with the Firefighter and Thanksgiving is less than a week away!
I have a ton of things to update on, but to kick off I thought I’d do a quick Year of Dates update. We’ve gotten three more months of dates under our belts and I’m sorry to say that it’s almost been a bit difficult to work them in at all! I guess that’s what life does – times get busy and it’s almost too easy to skip planning dates and special one-on-one time with your significant other. Even with the differences in both of our schedules, though, we’ve managed to work in our ‘special’ date nights.
Continue reading Year of Dates: September//October//November
When it came to a wedding gift for the Firefighter, I struggled for quite some time trying to figure out what to get him. I didn’t want to give him just anything, I wanted to give him something that would be meaningful and, ideally, be a gift that kept on giving after our actual wedding day. After a few weeks of brainstorming and browsing Pinterest it hit me – The best gift to give the Firefighter is the gift of quality time by coming up with one planned ate night each month throughout our first year of marriage.
Continue reading Year of Dates: August
The Firefighter and I are not very big on Valentine’s Day. We never really go over the top gift-wise and generally opt to do something at home for dinner versus going out to a restaurant with a prix fix menu. Though truthfully we’ve never really had the option to celebrate that way – this year is the first time in our dating history that we are even in the same state on Valentine’s Day. Hooray for small victories!
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One of my favorite things about the holiday’s is taking part in traditions. I don’t think I’ve carved a pumpkin since high school. I wasn’t able to carve one last year due to a ton of traveling in October/November, so it was very high on my list to do this year now that I have a job that keeps me local.
Since the Royals made the World Series playoffs, my pumpkin carving date with the Firefighter turned into a watch the Royals and carve our pumpkins date. For not having carved a pumpkin in close to 10 years (a mind blowing statement right there), I think I did a pretty damn good job.
And yes, I’m pretty sure the wine helped with my carving abilities :).
Like with most people who are in relationships with people who work non-traditional schedules, the Firefighter and I haven’t seen much of each other the last week or so. Last weekend in particular I did not get to see him much between his regular shifts and overtime. With the few hours we had together, I wanted to do something relaxing, but fun.
Continue reading Dessert Date Night