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Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentine's Day Ideas

Doesn't he deserve a good V-Day? :)
I need suggestions. Are you a Super Romantic? I would love some ideas for Valentine's Day!

I have a confession. I am a girl and I DO NOT LIKE TO SHOP! I am also NOT a romantic.

As Valentine's Day approaches I am reminded of how unromantic I am. I just don't think in terms of candlelight dinners, surprise getaways or super thoughtful (took me a lot of time) gifts. I think the best I've done so far was the wedding gift I gave my husband. It was a small scrapbook of special notes and pictures from when we were dating and our engagement.  Since then, I think I have failed miserably.

My husband, on the other hand, LOVES to shop and is great a buying gifts! He has great taste and loves to plan little getaways for the two of us every now and then. He tries to help me out by pointing out things he likes (even making lists) or mentioning places he would like to go. I very rarely remember and most of the time I can't find the gifts he has hinted at (usually random Jesus books. We call all his religious paraphernalia Jesus books).

Sometimes I feel guilty for lacking the romance gene, but it is me. Some people are just better at things than others. I have high hopes every year for Valentine's Day and his birthday but I never seem to get it done.
Maybe this year will be different.

Are you missing the romance gene too?

12 comments:

Mommy Moment said...

My hubby is also a hopeless romantic. Much more than me. I think the best gift I can give him is to appreciate the kind and romantic things he does for me. That really makes him feel good, so it is a win win for us both!
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Self Sagacity said...

I only hate shopping, but love being romantic, but that doesn't mean I am romantic. You will do alright, I am sure what ever you decided to do.

Heather {Desperately Seeking} said...

I hate to shop and I am also very unromantic. Best thing I ever gave the hubs? The first christmas we were dating I gave him a book (a real book) of all of my best writing. Other than that, I got him a hide-a-heart http://desperatelyseekingsanity.com/2010/06/01/a-gift-a-game-both

But I admit, I was rather impressed with your husbands shopping as he showed me your Christmas loot.

Clayton Thomas said...

It's a struggle but I've pulled off some good ideas before. For me, it just takes effort because it doesn't come naturally at all.

Clay

http://www.tantrumstroublesandtreasures.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Thanks for all the comments! Nice to know I'm not alone ;)

i Heart Maternity said...

I'm a girl and I hate shopping too, so no worries you are not alone. Your tutus are too cute. I'm a new follower from the Bloggy Moms blog hop.

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Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

I am missing the romance gene too! Those big romantic gestures seem so overdone and corny to me. Don't get me wrong, I can see how other women like the big surprises and gifts. But I am so much more satisfied with my husband doing little things (like cleaning off my car in the winter or helping me with the dishes) all year round to show he loves me. Is that silly? :-)

Chanin said...

This is so funny, you sound just like me and my husband! haha I am so not romantic and never remember to buy gifts or anything! I'm horrible... :(