Valentine’s Day: let the love palooza continue

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!


Given hubby’s recent back injury and our upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic in April, hubby and I are planning for a quiet Valentine’s this year. A romantic dinner at home cooked by us, a luxurious bubble bath enjoyed with some delicious champagne, wonderfully scripted romantic cards, and a candle lit night of romance. Ahhhh…delightful.

Last week I entered hubby and I into a contest to find our city’s ultimate couple and win a night on the town for Valentine’s Day. The prize includes transportation, flowers, spa treatments and dinner at one of our fav restaurants. Perfect! To enter, I had to explain, in 1300 characters, why I thought we were the “ultimate couple” and deserved the night out.

Now, y’all know I believe that hubby and I rock (as you may have noticed from yesterday’s post)! But to put into words why was harder than I thought it would be. I wanted to go beyond the wild romantic gestures that hubby chooses to bless me with; beyond our love of public displays of affection; and beyond our crazy fun and adventures. I wanted to go deeper.  What do I think sets us apart? What makes us special? What truly makes us, in my opinion, an ultimate couple?!

Here is what I came up with:

Scott and Natalie are the ultimate couple because we believe in a living marriage, romance found in everyday stuff, and that it’s the little things that count. We believe in being best friends, you complete me, yin to my yang, K.I.S.S.I.N.G., and that love makes the world go around. We believe in supporting each other through anything and everything. We believe in having each other’s backs; no matter what. We believe in putting each other’s needs and wants first; every time. We believe in investing in each other’s happiness. We believe in fighting clean and always being willing to forgive and forget. We believe there is no such thing as right or wrong and that there is always room for negotiation, compromise and win-win. We believe in living responsibly and having a lot of FUN. We believe in honesty, integrity, monogamy, compassion, empathy, and thinking the best of each other; always. We believe in laughter, snuggles, cuddles, vulnerability, and hugs that last forever. We believe in champagne bubble baths, candle lit dinners, long walks on the beach, holding hands, kissing whenever the mood strikes, love letters, and flowers…just because. We believe in miracles, fairy tales, dreams come true, soul mates and life partners. We believe in each other! We believe in true love forever.

What a wonderful exercise! To spend some time putting into words our unique beauty as a couple…was amazing! So win or lose the actual contest (they announced the winners this morning, it wasn’t us…sniff), I know we already won! In celebration of that, I thought I’d share some of hubby’s love notes to me and some photos of our Valentine’s Day fun from throughout the years. I hope you enjoy!

You inspire me to be a better person and a better man. The rest of the world fades away with you in my arms.

Everything about you makes me love you more everyday…your father would be so proud of the woman you’ve become.

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My day starts and ends with you and looking forward to the rest of my days with you.

You are truly a gift in my life. Thank you for sharing all you have to give. You are such an amazing woman.

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Nothing means more to me than you and what we have together.

Together we can conquer life’s challenges. Together we can do anything. And as long as we are together, I don’t care what we are doing or conquering because I will have everything I need…you!

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I truly do think of you as a miracle.

You are the highlight of all my days and evenings! You make my world go around and my head spin! You are a dream come true for me.

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Growing old with you sounds like a dream come true for me. You really are the “sparkle” in my life.

You put the Happy in my Valentine’s day.

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You are the giddy comment on my blog; the happy place in my heart! xoxox

Being with you is such a gift to me!

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Just so there is no confusion, I’m crazy about you!

I do get lost when I am with you. Happy Valentine’s day!

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You are the best Valentine a guy could wish for. xoxox

I love being a love bird with you! You are and always will be “the love of my life” and my Valentine!

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What makes you and yours an ultimate couple? What sets y’all apart? If you are single, what makes YOU an ultimate person? What are some of your favourite and/or most romantic Valentine’s Day stories? Got any special plans for this evening? 

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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