Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Our Quiet Little Valentine's



If you didn't know, Hank and I are total homebodies. We prefer getting cozy on the couch with takeout Thai food on our laps watching an AppleTV rental, than doing just about anything. So that's exactly what we did for our Valentine's evening.

Hank got off work around five, and he came back home to get Henry and me and we headed over to our favorite hole-in-the-wall Thai place. It actually kind of is a hole in the wall- it's about the size of a large walk-in closet and is basically just a kitchen and a tiny counter. There's some seating outside that we frequent in the summertime, but more often than not we get our meals to go.  I always get the "Danielle healthy tofu dish" and Hank gets the "Hank peanut dish." I love living in a small town.

So we got our food, came home, put the little guy to bed (not before forcing about a million photobooth photos- more on that later), and turned on our movie. We decided to rent "The Other 'F' Word" and oh my, it was GREAT! I highly recommend it to anyone who's a parent, grew up listening to punk rock, or really...anyone! It's just fantastic.

It was a really, really fun night. Nothing special or out of the ordinary. Just another evening where I felt incredibly thankful to have all of this love in my life.

And about those photobooth photos? All this mama wanted was one good picture of us in our pajamas on Valentine's night. Instead, I had us take way too many photos that all turned out pretty hilarious due to a certain little someone. In my defense we used the "four shot" photobooth feature so it only took about one minute to take them all. ha. Can't a girl just get ONE perfect photo to document the perfect night? ;) These days Henry is impossible to photograph, and if he isn't in the mood to be held then watch out. Our sweet boy will straighten up, scream, and basically make it impossible. You can also see the progression of "props" we gave him (aka things to distract him while I took "just one more"), but no, nothing really worked. In the end, I kind of love these photos more than I could have ever loved the elusive "perfect" one I wanted. These are us in a nutshell right now, and really, that's pretty perfect.

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28 comments:

  1. Ha! That kind of reminds me of trying to take pictures of my dog. We call him "the blur."

    Sounds like you had a sweet Valentine's! Ours was very similar, except we watched episodes of How I Met Your Mother. :)

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  2. Haha, I love the pictures! Anyone who's had a toddler understands. :)

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  3. I find quiet V-Days to be some of the best, and it looks as though you had fun with your adorable family! Cute photo booth pics!

    Liesl :)

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  4. these photos are seriously SO funny! thanks for making me laugh :)

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  5. Yeah I wish me & hubby just stayed at home, our dinner turned out a disaster waiting for an hour in a long lover's line to get in a fancy restaurant. I also have the same dilemma of wanting to have a "perfect" photo shoot with my babies and turns out into a cute funny photo booth series.

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  6. honestly, some of those pictures are still pretty darn adorable. :) i wouldn't worry too much if i were you. it just show's off henry's little personality.

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  7. Oh my goodness! I seriously LOVE these! Your night actually sounds super lovely!
    xo
    katie

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  8. You sound like me and my husband lol. We stay in more than go out and we like it that way

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  9. Such a good doco! A really interesting look at fatherhood, punk music and just the state of music in general (post iTunes).
    I first saw Pennywise playing a festival out here (Aus) when I was 17 - over 10 years ago! Crazy to think they've maintained that energy for so long (and understandable that it's hard to keep doing when you've got kids!).
    My hubby actually just wrote a review about the movie last night: http://www.blackframes.com.au/2012/02/another-f-word.html

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  10. I love the pictures!

    We stayed in on Valentine's day too. I made our favorite dinner, beef stroganoff, and we just hung out for the night.

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  11. Sounds like a great Valentines day!

    Love the last picture in the first row ^^ haha

    I'd so love to see that movie! You mentioned it on here before and it's been stuck in my mind ever since. I Haven't found it over here in Germany yet though. Don't even know if they will ever release it here
    :(

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  12. HA! I love that fourth photo; Hank is just like, "I GIVE UP!" So funny.

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  13. The most important thing is being surrounded with the people you love, and you did just that. Looks like a beautiful evening!

    -Colby Kern

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  14. Hahaha I love the pictures! The one with the guitar is great. Such a beautiful family. I'm a homebody, too. Give me my husband, pjs and some yummy dinner at home any day.

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  15. I just started reading your blog a couple months ago and am so glad I did. Your gratitude attitude for life and love is beautiful.

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  16. Haaa! I love those photos! They are all precious! I love the photobooth photos much better than the camera phone in the mirror shots. These are great!

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  17. That last picture is probably the best one ever. I'd take these pictures over anything, they're always filled with the best moments to reflect on. :) It sounded like a great Valentine's date night, glad you enjoyed it.

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  18. Funny photoseries but the last pic makes it hilarious! Hahaha

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  19. I have to agree with you when you said that it doesn't matter if you just spent Valentine's day at home and there's nothing special nor out of the ordinary, for as long as you are with the people you love the most! :-) I love your attitude! You are just very positive and very inspiring! :-)

    xoxo
    Ida

    http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

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  20. Very much like my &my husbands Valentines Day, except we don't have a little one yet. We got Chinese food from our favorite place in town and watched some Lost, wouldn't have had it any other way. (We're watching Lost for the 3rd time all the way through, ha! Totally in love with that show.)

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  21. love the pictures with Henry!
    We essentially did the same thing, Scott picked up Sushi and we watched a movie at home :-)
    I think thats a perfect valentines

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  22. oh my gosh, those photos really made me laugh out loud! i love the middle right one!!!

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  23. Hahahahaha! Hank's face hardly even changed from photo to photo!

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  24. My favorite thing about those photobooth photos is that you just smiled through it all. Oh yes, true parenthood..going right along with your routine as if there's nothing wrong!:))) love you!

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  25. Oh, they're so cute!

    That sounds like a wonderful date night to me.

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  26. hahahah these pics are great :) love the 1st and last one! glad you had a great valentines day!

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