Saturday, February 19, 2011

our valentine's day

ever since i have been with the mister, which by the way will be ten years in september, he's definitely always had the romantic thing down. :) it's funny thinking back to all the sweet things he did for me when i was growing up because i definitely didn't appreciate it like i do now.

this year the valentine's day surprises started out when a bouquet of flowers arrived for me at the office. i don't know any girl who doesn't love getting flowers delivered at work, and this time was no different. aren't they pretty? the tulips falling over is my bad because i had just changed the water, and i didn't have time to fix the actual arrangement. :)

next i got a text message telling me not to eat lunch because he had ordered me food that would be there in an hour. i was totally impressed because i hadn't even figured out who delivered in the area yet! about an hour later, i got another text that the delivery man was outside. when i went to get my food, i was seriously shocked to see the mister standing there. :) i was so completely confused because i didn't realize he was taking me to lunch! it might not seem like an extravagant gesture, but i love that he drove an hour to see me just for a quick meal.

as far as the evening plans, i volunteered to make our valentine's dinner arrangements this year. since i am such a procrastinator and indecisive person sometimes, i was freaking out the day of when we still had nothing set in stone. i had been debating on so many ideas, but finally on my way to the office i decided on a good surprise! 

we were going to take an hour and a half private gondola dinner ride through the marina. :) this almost didn't happen because when i called they were totally booked, but i asked to be put on standby, and in the end luckily we got a 6:15p time slot!!

captain larry who booked the gondola for me, was amazing. i ordered dinner, which he picked up so it would be waiting for us when we got there, and it seemed like he went out of his way to really make sure i had everything we needed.

i was a little worried about getting there on time because of traffic, and the mister will tell you i was a mess! i know i made him a little frazzled too. :) i made him put a mask on when i drove him there, thank goodness it was only a couple streets over from our place. even though he knew we were near home, he was completely surprised when we walked down to the boat.

with all the excitement, i do have to admit... we forgot our camera in our car! we took these couple pictures after our ride. :( i was a little sad i didn't get to take a million pictures, but at the same time if i had my camera... i probably wouldn't have just enjoyed myself like i did.

we had good wine, great food, sweet italian music playing, and a very funny gondolier. i can't remember his name, but he absolutely reminded me of captain ron. the mister and i shared quite a few laughs over that. 

do you see how full our table is?? they went all out by giving us fruit, cheese and crackers, a rose, candles, fancy dinnerware, and a chocolate rose to make it as cheesy romantic as possible. i truly loved every minute of it! 

in the end, the mister said i did good ~ and that my friends was all i was hoping for. :) 

enjoy your weekend friends!!

all images by jenna ♥ a little blue


Things to Do said...

That bouquet is super lovely! What a great Valentine's Day adventure!

Bhrett said...

Aw, this looks so cute :) I'm glad you guys had a nice Valentine's Day!

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Oooh, that is so romantic! Happy (belated) Valentines Day to you two lovebirds. Have a love-filled day today too!

P.S. Just found your cute blog! xoxo

Eva said...

wow, that is SO sweet! i used to love getting flowers at work :)

vanessa said...

i love the tulips! i think i'll ask for them next year. :)

la petite coquine said...

What an amazing Valentine's Day-you did catch yourself quite a romantic, although your gondola ride is so outrageous sweet!

Nells said...

such a lovely post i wish i found a "mister" like yours!!
you pictures are really
your blog is great!
visit my page if you like !would be happy to see you on it!

Amber Blue Bird said...

your mister did a great job picking out those flowers, they are beautiful

Nikki said...

Oh WOW! I think you did fantastic!

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Off to enter your giveaway!

Googlover/keishua said...

Oh, so sweet and romantic. I love those flowers. What a way to brighten the office!

Tamara Nicole said...

Awww that looks like so much fun! Almost like you're in Venice!

Kylie Sarley, Bandelle said...

How romantic!

Kimbirdy said...

wow that gondola/dinner ride looks so dreamy! and captain larry was it? he looks like a good ole socal 80's rocker. did he sing you guns n roses while you dined? cause i think that would have been the only thing missing, if anything. :)

drollgirl said...

your man is SO SWEET! and i am so glad that your brilliant plan worked out. how FUN!!! and i'd pretty much go anywhere if captain ron was running the show!!!!

p.s. i had a huge thing for kurt russell way back when. YUM. not so much now, but he used to be smoking hot!

Jess said...

Oh my gosh - loving all the surprises! You guys are adorable!

Swiss said...

wow, my man needs some lessons - do you guys do consulting haha. jkjk we do okay, but i love it. looks like you guys had a blast. happy vday