a very married valentine's day

I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day.
It's not a new thing, and it's not one of those "I'm alone, so I hate it" things.
I just don't like the idea of an institutionalized holiday in which we're told to tell people we love them.
Here's the thing - Ryan and I tell each other every. single. day. that we love each other.
I believe the small gestures on an off day mean more than a store-bought card on this day.

And yet, I can't help but be swept up in the throes of excitement this year -
if only because this is the first Valentine's Day that we'll actually get to spend together in person.

We don't have big plans for the day, 
though Ryan has informed me I must be dressed and ready to go at 3 PM today.
 I don't expect anything at all on this day, so anything will make me smile. 

Ryan is this solid beacon of strength and resolve in my life every day.
He makes me laugh until my sides hurt, smile until my jaw hurts and comforts me when I'm down.
He is opinionated and strong in character,
but he knows when to put aside his pride and ego and accept that he's wrong.
He knows the perfect words to soothe me when I'm anxious and bring me back to stability.

This man is my rock, my love and my heart,
and I am so very blessed to be married to him. 
Even if I had a million days to tell him that, it wouldn't be enough.

But enough of the sap…Happy Valentine's Day to all YOU lovelies! 


  1. Very sweet!! Love that pic!! Happy vday!

  2. Have a wonderful Valentine's day together!

  3. So very sweet! SO happy y'all can be together today <3 ! Xx.

  4. Aw, I hope y'all have a great Valentine's Day together.

  5. Happy Valentine's Day to you! I work days and Jerry works nights so we can't celebrate until tomorrow, but I am excited since it's our first married one too... just kind of stinky that we have to wait a day! :)

  6. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day! Seems like Ryan has something fun in store!

  7. not saying you need big plans, but i don't think valentine's day is a bad thing. nothing wrong with an extra reason to say i love you along with all the other times!

  8. This might have been the cutest post I've read all day! Happy Valentine's Day!

    Class and Sass

  9. Sweet!! Have an awesome Valentine's Day!

  10. happy first married valentine's day! I'm so happy you two get to be together in person this year! I'm also so very happy you two found one another. :)

  11. Aw so sweet!! Have a great Valentines Day!

  12. Happy 1st married Valentine's Day to the Moores! :D

  13. This was a really sweet post. You sound very happy with each other. Happy first married Valentine's Day!! :) I completely agree with the fact that you should tell the person you're with that you love them everyday, not just on V-Day. It IS nice, however, to get something in recognition of that sometimes. :)

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

  14. Hey, having the chance to spend some good quality time with your man is always a good thing, February 14th or any other day!