Saturday, March 1, 2014

Valentines 2014

This year it was my turn to plan Valentines. This being our last Valentines before the baby comes, I wanted to do something different and big. Well, my plans didn’t go exactly the way I envisioned them, but it still ended up being a great night. Usually we go for dinner at Smugglers, and that’s about the extent of it. This year I booked a hotel room and dinner at Charcut downtown Calgary. Well Mr. Nick wasn’t too thrilled at shelling out cash for a hotel room in the same city we live in (but it’s about the romance!), and to back up his argument, he pointed out that we just got back from TWO vacations in January (Cancun & Whitefish). He then pointed out that we will be heading to Edmonton in March for medical appointments and our Anniversary (we’re going to celebrate a little early this year) and the months of May and June will also be spent in Edmonton, so for once I gave in and let Nick and his common sense win. He promised that he’ll make it worth it in Edmonton and has a nice Anniversary planned.

Nick worked the night before Valentines, so when he came home the morning of Valentines I had more than a dozen balloons filled with helium, floating over our bed with a Valentines card to surprise him. After I finished work we headed downtown to have dinner at Charcut by the Calgary Tower. The food was amazing, but we weren’t too impressed with the slowish service. I think next year we’ll stick to our usual favourite of Smugglers, where we know we’re going to have a great dinner and awesome service.

After dinner we headed over to Bianca’s, where she and Crystal were having a “Valentines Shenanigans” party. They decided to have a quick get-together because Bianca was in town (which has become a rarity these days), and invited over anyone that was able too. Nick was down for this idea, and in the end it was such a pain in the butt to convince him to leave, as he was having too much fun. By 11pm, this prego was ready to leave, but I don’t think we ended up leaving until 1am. Oh well, I’m glad he had lots of fun and it was great to see people that I don’t get to see that often anymore.

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