with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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Unless you grew up in the wilderness or possibly just arrived here from outer space, you may have heard of a certain holiday that happens next week called, “Valentine’s Day”. I know that I, personally, have heard about it everywhere. T.V. commercials, fliers, blog posts, my kids’ school.
As a single girl in my twenties I shunned Valentine’s Day. It was a “Hallmark holiday” created for companies to have something to capitalize on in order to up their sales between Christmas and Easter. I was having no part of it.
When I met my husband, I soon found out that he felt the same way. Who needs a day to celebrate love when we were immersed in romance all day long. Ha. Ha! HAAAAAAA.
Nearly ten years of marriage and three children later we realize we may have been a little (or a lot) smug. While we try to make Date Night a bi-weekly commitment there have been times where our schedule is so full or there is nary a babysitter to be found and we soon find that a month (or more) has gone by since we had some time alone. We’ve decided to remedy this on a grander scale that the usual Costco trip/dinner out.
A brand new (Fancy!) resort has been built on the lake my hometown sits on. As part of the slow winter season and their desire to drum up some sales, they are holding a crazy deal for the next two months. For $130 we get a HUGE room with one of those big jacuzzi tubs and a view overlooking the lake. Included in the price is a $50 gift card for one of four nice restaurants nearby and $20 off at their spa. As I mentioned last week, my brother (who lives with us) is willing to watch our kids overnight so that we can have a mini-getaway. Twenty-four hours alone is a treat, indeed.
We’re not going on the Valentine’s Day weekend, but we’re calling it our Valentine’s gift to each other…and we’re OK with that. We’re not giving each other cheesy cards though. Or maybe we are? Shoot. This is all new to me.
How about you? Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
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