The Twelve Months of Christmas: February


If you’re just tuning in, here’s a re-cap:

This past Christmas, I was able to give to Adam one of my favorite gifts yet.  I gave him The Twelve Months of Christmas, twelve pre-paid, pre-planned dates (one per month of 2014).  Check out what we did in January and be sure to stay tuned to what we do in March and the months to come. 🙂 It’s going to be a fun year!

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Ah, February, the month of cheesy Valentine’s Day cards, chocolates, red hearts, roses, and all-around sap.  This month I am proud to say we celebrated love with the rest of the world… but in our own way.

Meet my awful February poem:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,

Dinner is great,
Lunch is great too;
but let’s sleep in late–wink, wink!
Then it’s brunch for me and you.

(Chris’ Diner-192 State St., Binghamton)

… I can’t let you know the rest of the poem yet or it would give away the whole date, so enjoy it with us from the start.  We set our date and the little man was off to Grandma and Grandpa’s the night before.  We got to sleep in late.  Oh wow… 9am!!! 🙂 You might be laughing, but for us, that is HUGE.  Titus is up around 6:15 every day, so a few extra hours of sleep are amazing.

photo 3-1We headed downtown to the diner, and proceeded to realize when we got there that I had forgotten the cash that was intended for this date, had literally 3 $1 bills on me, and the diner is cash-only.  We ordered, and Adam ran off to an ATM.

What a breakfast!  We ordered elaborately more food than we could eat and still only paid $15!  Check out this spread:

We left there STUFFED!

We left there STUFFED!

From here, the poem and our date took a little detour:

The date doesn’t stop there–
that would really be unfair–
so let’s move on to some less traditional fair.

Let’s face it
Valentine’s Day is hard.
With work, one car, and a baby, I didn’t get you a card.
Let’s go to a store and pick a few out,
a funny, a romantic, and a totally-not-us.
That way we can have our laughs and smiles without all the fuss.

Fleet Feet, brand new sneakers, and a few accessories!

Fleet Feet, brand new sneakers, and a few accessories!

I have to laugh.  This didn’t happen.  We decided that we would use our day together to go to Syracuse and get Adam some new running sneakers.  It was a much-needed trip, and considering we couldn’t actually do part three of the date that same day, we were stretching the date to last.  We did plan on getting to the store to pick out cards, but hey, life happens, and we had fun anyway.

So, we headed back to Adam’s parents’ house with wings from our favorite spot in Syracuse for an evening with family.  What a great, relaxing day together.

Part three of our date happened this past week.  We had wanted to have our date all at once, but this part required a little scheduling that was out of our control:

Part three of this date is really practical …
however, it’s also radical.
Let’s throw it all to the wind,
and get us some bling…
what do you think of a new tattoo ring?

We did it!  Ladies and Gentlemen, after years of talking about it, Adam and I went and got our first tattoos!

I love them!

I love them!

Because it is already March, Adam has already opened March’s date envelope, and I am excited to share all the details with you!

Stay tuned!

Note: These dates are made possible because of the loving care of my in-laws, who take Titus for the evening (and sometimes overnight).  We’re so thankful for you guys!

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