Thursday, February 14, 2013

Will you be my valentine?

In honor of Valentine's Day I would like to dedicate this post to my wonderful husband Alex. Now I won't lie, we typically don't celebrate Valentine's Day. We will probably find ourselves just eating tacos tonight and watching the I.D. channel. We both believe that it is a consumer driven holiday, and you don't need a designated day to show your loved ones how much you love and appreciate them. However, at the same time I love any excuse to buy cute mini cupcakes and chocolates (for myself of course) and eat them guilt free. My sister's post yesterday had me drooling, red velvet is the other benefit to giving in and celebrating. So I guess that just makes me a walking contradiction then, my sweet tooth typically wins.

Either way, I feel truly blessed to be married to an amazing man that has always loved me for who I am, and never goes a day without telling me so. We officially started dating our senior year of high school, and I am still in denial that we graduated high school almost 7 years ago, where does the time go? We had known each other long before we started dating though. We both went to the same middle school, in fact he only lived about a mile down the road from me, and I still remember how goofy I thought he was at the time. Even then he always knew how to make me laugh. If I would have told my 17 year old self that the boy I just started dating would end up being the love of my life, I would have never believed it. Luckily fate didn't make me wait too long to find him, and I am thankful for everyday that I spend with him. Would you like to see an embarassing picture of us on our first official date? Okay well just this once...

Our senior year Homecoming dance... we were only 16 here!

Then flash-forward 5.5 years later...

One of my favorite pictures from our wedding day, courtesy of Jeff Borisen Photography

Now I would like to leave you with a list of my top 10 favorite romantic songs (in no particular order) that you should play for your loved one tonight:

1.) The Girl - City and Colour

 2.) 1+1 - Beyonce 

3.) I'm Yours - The Script

4.) The First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes

5.) No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses

6.) Smash Into You - Beyonce (I walked down the aisle to this song!)

7.) The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice

8.) I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz

9.) I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons

10.) Wonderwall (cover) - Ryan Adams

Okay I have to admit, choosing just 10 was tough. There are so many more songs that I wanted to list, I am a sucker for a beautiful love song! What are some of your favorite love songs?

Enjoy your night everyone!

- Jenny

1 comment:

  1. I love this post :)
    Don't remind me how much time flies, ha! You guys looked so cute! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!