Saturday, February 14, 2009

V-Day...Newborn Style!

Happy Valentine's Day!! We're sending so much love your way from The Jenk Adventure. We hope it is a day filled with LOVE.

This Valentine's Day has a "lovely little twist." Sometimes I wonder if Ryan and I shouldn't have been Jehovah's Witness or something. Growing up I always thought I would be a big holiday girl...changing hand towels and room decor for the seasons and holidays. But honestly, I'm just not that way. Last year for V-Day, we tried to go to Olive Garden at the last minute (no gifts might I add) and the wait was horrendous. So, we parked the car in the take out and ordered it To-Go. While we waited, we went to Target and got a Starbucks coffee while our food was prepared. Then, we ate it in bed that night. So, adding a newborn has changed it in some ways, but really not that much I don't guess.

This year, I just got around to brushing my teeth and showering and it was 6:30 p.m....only to put back on my breast milk stained tank top complete with my purple cotton pajamas with a chocolate stain on the front. I can get at least one more day out of this outfit.
Yes, I've been topless this year, but for the eating enjoyment of our seven-pound wonder, River!
Our dinner was delivered this morning by D.V., the receptionist at Ryan's work and my massage client! Tonight we'll pretend we're dining at Red Lobster or some gourmet seafood restaurant because we're eating a crabmeat casserole and some frozen peas...who knows I might light a candle (doubt it). I did manage to make a Paula Dean Butterfinger Cake. Well, it's not complete yet. I picked it out because it was easy, but it's still taken me all day.
I decided to treat myself once a week to something sweet. This morning our college neighbors showed up with a cake. Ryan thought that might mean that the Butterfinger Cake would wait. But I was set on it...for months. I'll let you know how it turns out.
I do believe that Ryan and I will make time to cuddle and snuggle tonight. There might just be a little man and a furry dog with us.

With all that being said, I want to sing my hubby's praises on the Day O' Love. I am more in love with this man every day. He continues to blow me away and knock my socks off. He is so loving, gentle, patient, selfless...I could go on and on. I am fully aware how fortunate I am to have him in my life...even though there are days that I think I take it for granted. Since we've had River, I am reminded over and over of Ryan's love and devotion. He's always helped me out by washing dishes, cleaning the bathroom, doing laundry. We share the responsibilites. But since River, he's even more so. He's been doing the grocery shopping, diaper changing, consoling the little man, helping me get the hang of breastfeeding. Ryan is the greatest man I have ever known. And it is amazing that he's my bestfriend and my husband. I am so lucky to get to share life's adventures with him.

I LOVE YOU, RYAN!!
I LOVE YOU, RIVER!!!
AND I LOVE YOU, CHACO!!!!

1 comment:

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Sweet Jenks! Hope you got to enjoy some cuddling time with the fam...and some Butterfinger cake. :)