February 17, 2012

Keep the Love

Valentine's week is officially coming to a close. I always so look forward to this bright little holiday in the dark of winter and it's sad to see it go. We don't do anything elaborate but it's just a reminder to be extra sweet to one another and to gaze a little into each other's eyes. We both had such a fun time this year.

This morning we woke up grumpy. That happens a lot in the morning around here and it's mostly just because we are both so tired. Big Smith works late and when he finally gets home we really want to stay up even later and hang out together because... well we like each other! We go to bed happy and lovey-dovey but then at 5:45AM, when we've had five hours of sleep for the ten millionth day in a row, we are not at our best.

In the haze of exhaustion it's easy to forget how much we are both working... working hard at our jobs (even if mine is at home), working hard to raise our child well and give him the best life we can, and working hard to nurture our own relationship as well as our individual interests and passions. Despite morning grumpiness, I so appreciate all of the hard work that my husband does, and I hope know he feels the same.

So even though I've polished off the last of my chocolate and the flowers are starting to fade, I want to remind myself to keep channeling the Valentine's spirit every day (well okay maybe every week!). It's important to have a little romance and mutual admiration on a regular basis and we do okay in that department but I think we can do better. Maybe a once a week at-home date night and even a once a week early-to-bed night (no, not that way.... really to get more sleep!). Whatever we do I'm going to double-down on keeping the love.

Have a great week-end, especially if you get Monday off... we're looking forward to that!


  1. Yes! So important, and so difficult to do.

    On a side note, I have to let you know that I sincerely look forward to checking your blog every day to see what you are up to in your neck of the woods. I know we don't know each other, but I so relate to you and where you are in your life right now. Cheers, Lilly!

    1. Thanks so much Lauren and the same right back to you :) I'm new to this medium and it's so much fun to see what you guys are up to each day and also inspires me to keep up with posting. Love it.

  2. Yup, sure is hard to keep the balance. My husband & I work together, so we really have to know when to talk shop & when not to. {Sure can be a mood killer!}
    Loved reading yours & Laurens comments above. I am quite new to blogging too. I am really enjoying the friendships I am forming with other Mamas all over the world.

  3. Such an important reminder. At the late stage of pregnancy, I'm finding it really hard to have energy for anyone other than myself. But my husband is being so loving I really need to give in return.

  4. your flowers were beautiful. it is hard to find that extra time, but so important.

  5. We don't even have children yet and finding that balance can be difficult with two busy jobs and lots of commitments!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog btw- excited to find yours!