These photos are from our first Valentine’s together while we were dating. I took him home to Seattle. AW. CUTE.
This minimalism trend that’s happening all over the Interwebs has hit me, and I’ve been trying to rid our home of non-necessities. De-junking is a constant process, and accumulating things is just so dang easy. When we came home after the Christmas holidays, I went straight to the closet and loaded up a dozen bags with things to donate. And with Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve been keeping an eye out for activities to do together, rather than things to buy. No need to accumulate more stuff. Unless that stuff is chocolate. Because it doesn’t stick around long, anyway. I’m a woman and I love chocolate and I am cliche.
AND like I’ve said before, my Valentine’s Day mantra is that it doesn’t have to be a day about romantic love. But just love in general. Love for your family, your friends, your weird hobby/pet.
I’ll admit it’s not my favorite holiday. It’s basically a day that commercializes something that is special and personal. Which further supports this Time > Things idea. So here are some ideas for things to do this holiday. It’s over a three-day weekend, after all!
// Make your own pasta! I’ve never made it myself, but it looks super easy. And fun. And delicious.
// Go on a hike! Or if you’re feeling more adventurous (and have some snow to play in), try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing!
// Rock climbing! Jordan and I have really gotten into indoor climbing this past year, and we love it. Not to mention, it’s a good way to build up a relationship a bit by helping each other out as you try different climbing problems. You’ll be problem solving experts!
// Go take photo booth pictures. I found this site that lists locations of photo booths in your area. Or make your own! There is something fun and nostalgic about photo booth pictures. Jordan and I have done a few throughout our years together, and for whatever reason, those simple black and white photographs are super special to me.
As for us, we are going to head up to Brighton for a ski day. Winter in Utah has been weirdly warm (70 degrees in FEBRUARY. WHAT!) and I’m not amused. So I would appreciate if the East Coast would send a snow storm our way. Pretty please and thank you.