Valentine’s Day Victory

I know I said I’m not one to celebrate Valentine’s Day. After I made that post, I almost regretted it because I felt like I’d have to be Hard Hearted Helen today in order to stand true to what I said – and that’s so not me. Β All I was trying to express (albeit poorly) was that I don’t like when this day taken to the extreme. I try to find the happy medium between walking around throwing rose petals in my wake and wearing black while dubbing today “Singles Awareness Day” (Which I just realized spells sad. That’s sad.) It’s a fun day to do cute things with people you love, and I can dig that.

Our Valentine’s ended up being just that! A little bit of cuteness, with a whole lot of love πŸ™‚

Cory and I usually send each other emails throughout the day, and today he sent me two “themed” ones that I enjoyed πŸ™‚

A little comedy –

We love our Macs and iPhones πŸ™‚ I know these things from Facebook are so yesterday, but they always make me laugh.

And a little sweetness in the form of a Google Maps e-card –


Aw, man. I just love this guy. πŸ˜€ As an aside – I can’t believe our wedding is less than six months away! It sounds like a long time, but it’s going to be here before we know it. I get butterflies every time I think about it πŸ™‚

Speaking of our wedding – Cory’s parents sent us a Valentine’s Day present off our registry πŸ˜€

It didn’t come out in the picture very well, but they’re Mr. & Mrs. champagne flutes filled with treats! Can you guess which one is mine? πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much, Joni and Mark!!

When Cory got home, I gave him two “tickets” to the Spy Museum in DC. I went years ago, and we’ve been wanting to go together, so I thought this was a good idea πŸ™‚ Nevermind the 5th grade-esque quality. It came from the heart.

Cory asked where I wanted to go to dinner and we came up with the decision to try the American Cafe.

I ordered Cajun chicken with veggies and mashed potatoes. You can imagine my disappointment when I quickly realized the “mashed potatoes” clearly came out of a box. Let down. The chicken wasn’t too bad though – it had a nice spicy kick to it.

Neither of us was totally satisfied with our meals, which only meant one thing. We had to go somewhere else for dessert. Enter: Red Velvet Cake (to-go!) from Eggspectations.

We devoured this baby real fast. I tried to get it out of the to-go box for a pretty picture, but that wasn’t going to happen without the cake crumbling/messing up the (cream cheese!) icing.

Well, friends, I’m stuffed and ready to relax for the rest of the night! I hope you’re doing the same! πŸ˜€

Question for the evening – How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?

6 Comments on “Valentine’s Day Victory”

  1. Chrissy says:

    your blog is just adorable as usual…i may or may not have been waiting all night for an update, but i wanted to let you know im giving cory kevin’s email so he can suggest cute ideas for him. the google maps heart is PROBABLY the cutest thing ive literally ever seen! and to answer your question i was away from kevin but had lunch with my other valentine, my dad πŸ™‚

    • Colleen says:

      Chrissy, you’re too kind! Yeah, I thought the Google maps thing was pretty darn cute as well πŸ™‚ I’m sorry you had to be away from Kevin, but I’m glad you were able to be with you Dad πŸ™‚ Love you, girl!

  2. akparis says:

    so i really wanna find you on facebook and chat. i went to longwood my freshman year.

  3. Aw Colleen as soon as I saw this with your outfit and red velvet cake I immediately thought Dressed to Dish, I love it! And I love red velvet! πŸ™‚

  4. Cute! I bought my boyfriend two tickets too..only to an improv comedy show. I always feel like he does so much for me, I don’t know if I can ever repay him!

  5. Jenny says:

    Aww cute post, I’m glad you had a wonderful V-Day πŸ˜‰

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