|Wonderful flowers from my wonderful husband|
Anyways, Valentines this year was no different than the other holidays. I began with making supper and such on actual Valentines Day. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself. Then, that weekend Paul planned some fun filled days of Valentines activities, too. I knew that he was making plans for the weekend, so all week I was so anxious and excited to see what was up his sleeve.
On Friday he took a half day from work so we could spend some time together. The weather was beautiful and we went for a walk around the VA. It's beautiful with a pond, huge oak trees and historic buildings. It's a great place to "get away" right in the city. For supper that night we went to a BBQ place that had been recommended to us by almost everyone since we moved to Johnson City. So, we took the quick journey over to Bluff City for some Ridgewood BBQ. It wasn't our favorite but it was good to check it off our Johnson City bucket list. It reminded us of how much we miss a few things from Scottsboro, including Tate's BBQ.
On Saturday we had the most fun of all. Paul made me a wonderful breakfast and then we got ready for a busy afternoon. We packed up the car with waders and fishing poles because Paul was taking me fishing!! Now, this girl has really been missing fishing. (Another perk to Scottsboro, by the way.) So, we grabbed some KFC along the way and had a picnic by this picturesque river where we were going to fish. The weather was gorgeous with blue skies, warm sun and a cool breeze. After lunch we geared up and went in the water. Paul was very manly and taught me how to trout fish, as this was my first time. He was a very good teacher considering I caught the first fish! He was cute. And I suppose the fish was, too. :) On my last cast I got another one, a big one. It was a fighter and felt much bigger than my last. So, I'm reeling that sucker in and as it comes out of the water we see that I've caught a stringer...with someone else's fish on it! Turns out he wasn't as big as I thought he was going to be. We laughed and laughed. Poor fish had been caught, strung, got away (sort of), and then caught again!
|You see? My hook caught the yellow string, which happened to have a fish on it!|
After our fishing adventures we went to the movie theater and watched This Means War. It was cute; romantic but full of action scenes. A good mix of funny and sweet. After the movies, we headed home so Paul could make me supper. It was delicious and one of my favorite meals of all time. We had teriyaki chicken, macaroni and cheese and crescent rolls. Paul had to order the teriyaki sauce I like off the internet because we can't find it anymore in stores. Now, that's love.
After supper, he made me leave the house so he could set up his surprise for us. I went to the store for a few minutes to give him some time. When I came home I discovered the Jeep in the garage strung with Christmas lights and a pallet made in the back. It was stocked with board games and blankets with soft music playing in the background. All of the songs were songs that have had special meaning to us over the years. It was incredibly romantic.
It was a wonderful weekend. So, here's to more years of over celebrating holidays! And the best is yet to come. My birthday is a 2 week event! :)
Love and Happiness,