We started dating in May of 2010, so our first Valentine's Day that we celebrated together was in 2011. It was my senior year of high school and I was still living at home and Matthew was in his freshmen year of college, living in Cookeville. After Matthew's classes he drove and hour home and took me out to dinner, and I think we went to see a movie but I can't remember, and then he drove an hour back that night because he had class the next morning. It was so fun to see him on a week night, because during that time we only saw each other on the weekends.
In 2012 I was still living at home and Matthew drove home from Cookeville again. We went out to dinner and then to the movies to see The Vow. I also made him a no-bake cheesecake. He said he loved it but I tried it and it was pretty gross lol.
The next year was my last Valentine's Day at home and Matthew's last year of having to drive an hour to take me out! We went to dinner and then saw Safe Haven (one of my absolute favorite movies).
The next year I was living in Cookeville with two of my friends from church. Matthew and I went out to dinner in Cookeville and then went back to my apartment and I made him dessert, oreo pie, and we watched a movie. The next day I went over to Matthew's apartment and we left bright and early for a day trip to Chattanooga. It was a really fun day and I'll always remember our spontaneous day trip that year!
Sadly, I don't think I got a picture of us on Valentine's Day in 2015, or if I did I can't find it. We were knee deep in wedding planning so I remember we kept it very low-key.
Last year was our first married Valentine's Day! It landed on a Sunday so we celebrated with a fancy dinner out on Friday night, where I had the best steak of my entire life. Matthew woke up early on Sunday morning and made me the cutest breakfast in bed before church.
And this year, we get to celebrate with this sweet girl!
Happy Valentine's Day, friends!
I hope whatever you do today or whoever you celebrate with that you feel loved!