Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet Stuff

I am totally a tradition person.  Maybe I've mentioned it before.  Probably.  Anyway, there is something I really like about knowing what is going to happen.  I don't really care too much for surprises.  I look forward to recreating, making better, and having some sort of clue what I'm in for.

And what could be a better time for tradition than Valentine's Day?

Pink and red and champagne and glittery sparkles of love...

Or a huge ass cheeseburger and fries.  That, my friends, is true love.  A day to not count points.  A day to stuff my face full of greasy goodness and know that my husband will still love and respect me in the morning.

And yes, I'm serious.  One of our first real dates was on Valentine's Day.  He took me to Ruby Tuesdays because that was the closest restaurant.  Don't judge.  We live out in the country.  Well, except I wasn't living with him at the time.  I was just over the moon that he had asked me out.  And for Valentine's Day!  ::swoon::

So we ordered burgers.  He got the one that is so big they have to drive a steak knife through it so that it doesn't explode all over the innocent bystanders that are precariously positioned in the booth behind him.  I was in awe.  It looked really good.  Oh, he didn't finish it.  It was just too big.  I had a bacon cheeseburger.  It was very small in comparison, but still oh so good.

Then we went back to his house and watched The Notebook.  My choice, obvs.  Do you mind if I swoon again?  PS. I would like to inform you that Noah's plantation IRL is the plantation next door to the one I grew up on.  That isn't the real house, sorry to break your hearts.  The real house is nice, though.  Also, the assisted living that Noah and Allie are in throughout the movie is the same one my grandmother was in... she lived there while they were taping.  The exterior shots are not the same place.

So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.

And my favorite quote, the one that always makes me cry,"That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is."  Sweet little James Gardener.  I love that old man.
Where was I?  Oh yeah.  Burgers.  Valentine's Day.  The only thing that could possibly top burgers and fries is cupcakes.  Or cheesecake.  But really, probably cupcakes. 

And just for you, my loves, on Valentine's Day I will share with you the story of how Jax and I met.  Trust me, this is one you don't want to miss.  It is EPIC.  EPIC I TELL YOU! 


  1. That is seriously one of my favorite quotes of all time, I love that movie. How cool that you live so close to all the filming!

  2. That movie is ridiculously sad. Like, unnecessarily sad.. Ugh. I work with lots of Alzheimer's patients, and that shit is for real...for real, sad. Take care of your brains now, folks! It is a beautiful movie, though-beautiful actors and scenery..might be partial to that, too..

    Anyways, I am not sure if I've ever heard the story about how you two met..My mind is blank..What a terrible friend I am!

    I think Valentine's Day is the most beautiful holiday (maybe apart from Yom Kippur..) because it celebrates love. I can't think of anything better than that!! Maybe I am biased because I am surrounded by amazing people who love me!! Don't get me wrong, gifts are always nice.

    Ummm...I have no point at all. I just wanted to comment..