Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day...and older stuff

***Warning: REALLY, REALLY Long post because I have a lot of catching up to do!***All events are in reverse order***

Valentines Day (or Balemtimes Day)

David and I haven't really ever celebrated V-day, but this year we have been a part quite a bit so far, and David planned a really romantic date for us on Sat (which is really the 13th so we still haven't celebrated Valentines Day ON V-day). So the first part of this post is going to be me bragging on my wonderful husband, so please bear with me :)

David is really creative. He probably would disagree with that statement; however, he's funny.... I think funny people are naturally creative. So here is what he did for our Valentines day (which he calls Balemtimes Day so that we have a holiday that is all our own :) Let me back up and explain...sometimes funny turns into ridiculously silly, but that's why I love him! When we were dating we he started this thing where he would switch the v's for b's. Then he started saying things where he switched the w's for m' I gues it has progressed to also switching out n's for m's. He likes to have a language all his own (If you know a Jones this would not seem so strange :)

So we get in the car and he has a CD playing of songs that mark our history together in somewhat chronological order. For example we used to sing this song together in the car when we were dating by the Postal Service that had a guy and girl part and that song was right after the son Forever, by Ben Harper which he put on the first mixed CD he made me after we had been dating a month (this mixed CD also had songs like "I'm gonna love you more than anyone" by Gaven DeGraw...I was wondering if he was trying to tell me something :)...but to his credit he wasn't, he just really likes those kind of songs!

Then we head to one of my favorite restaurants, the Mad Platter. Here is a pic the waiter took of us.

At dinner he had cards to give me at different courses... most of them we had gotten in the mail from my grandparents or mom, but it was still fun (The last one was a Balemtimes card made by David:). Then he had a final "card" but it was a gift certificate for a massage! I cannot tell you how much massage is my love language (Gary Chapman, you left one out!). I was totally NOT expecting any sort of gift...because just going out to eat together is a gift these days! And my week this past week was terrible! Car broke down, forgot two appointments, bombed a test, had a million things do PLUS a presentation...I guess he felt sorry for me.

Then, we headed to The Boiler Room Theater for Fiddler on the Roof. (David had planned on taking us to my fav frozen yogurt place, but dinner was three courses... and took a long time.) The guy who played Tevye was AWESOME....the papas........tradition. It was a pretty good show and the theater only seated 100 or so, so every seat was a good one. This is us just before the the car....I don't document very well so most of our picture consist of one of us with an extended arm holding the camera.

Then we came home and attempted a full outfit pic...that didn't work out so well...

So we took this :)

We had gotten some ice cream on the way home and decided to eat it while we watched Community...hilarious! David usually gets comfortable (and by comfy I mean down to his skivvies), so I look over and this is what I saw on his arm.

Now, I know he hadn't had time to get a tattoo, but it looks kind of real... I wasn't too worried though. This was the final surprise of the night...for those of you who know us well, the picture will make sense...for those of you who don't David has called me this since I can remember. I don't know, it just stuck! (This came from a fortune cookie we got on our anniversary weekend to PF Chang's!) Maybe he will start calling me Nan-gua!

Snow Storm 2010
(For our friends in CO, this will seem humorous, and yes...everything was shut down for a couple of days :)
Here are some pics:

Notice the U-Haul in the background......poor people who had to move in the snow!

We stayed in ALL weekend... it was a nice retreat for the two of us to not have to go anywhere (we both work three out of the fourish days David is home). This is mostly what we did........fix food!

Also, the snow here is not quite the wonderful powdery goodness that we got in the big CO. It's more like this...

And finally, David's First Day of School Pic:
I think he was re-enacting his first day of kindergarten pic... all geared up for the great unknown of Chiropractic School, armed with burnt almond flour cookies and a suitcase :)


Anna said...

I feel really loved, seeing the boys' pics on your fridge! Happy Balemtimes day! Love it.

Christopher and Sarah Nicholson said...

haha... you guys are hilarious! WTG Dave! Of course he left out a lot of these details when he gave us his version of you valentine's day surprise. There's a guy for ya ;)

Christopher and Sarah Nicholson said...

BTW, WTG in my comment stands for way to go... thought I should clarify in hind sight considering other commonly used acronyms starting with "WT"

Anna said...

Sorry to leave another comment--but I just wanna say that I love the way you both write. Eryn, I'm assuming you wrote this one, and I remember dave writing some in your last post. Both of you are funny to read. Love it! And well said a/b the Jones way of speaking. It's quirky and unique, I agree. So would Don. ;)