The Best of Me and My Husband

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the best of me

Last week I treated my friends to a tea party and The Best of Me on DVD.  I loved the movie so I was excited to watch it on Valentine’s Day with my hubby.  Fox Home Entertainment sent us everything we would need for a romantic date night at home- The Best of Me on Blu-ray, wine glasses, candles, a blanket, and a gift card to order pizza from Domino’s.  Well, everything but a babysitter came in the box so we planned on ordering pizza for our girls for dinner and our date night would start when they were in bed.  After 2 children and 13 years of marriage we’ve certainly learned to be flexible and sometime date night needs to start after bedtime for our girls.  Romance isn’t always about expensive dinners and fancy nights out.  Sometimes it’s just about being together and that was certainly the case this year.

I’d love to show you pictures of our romantic date night but I ended up with a horrible cold and cough on Valentine’s Day so there was no way I was letting anyone take pictures of me like that!   It would not have a pretty sight, that’s for sure.  But my hubby and I weren’t going to let my cold totally ruin our Valentine’s Day.  Flexibility is the key for a great marriage.  Our girls enjoyed their dinner while my husband let me rest and he surprised me with a home cooked surf and turf  dinner.P1230788Once our girls were in bed we lowered the lights, light the candles, and enjoyed our home cooked dinner of steak topped with crumbled blue cheese, lobster tails, crab cakes, asparagus (for me only), and onion rings.  Our dinner It looks pretty good, doesn’t it?  My hubby is a keeper!  I’d love to say that by the time we finished eating our dinner our girls were asleep and we were able to enjoy the movie together but this is real life.  Remember what I said about being flexible?  Doesn’t it always seem that when you really want your kids to go to sleep quickly it takes them forever?  That was the case on Valentine’s Day but finally our girls fell asleep and we were able to snuggle on the couch and enjoy The Best of Me.

What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

the best of me (864x1024)Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) meet at a loved one’s funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they’ve made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope and second chances.

Disclosure- I received the movie, candles, blanket, wine glasses, and Domino’s gift card mentioned above to have a The Best of Me Valentine’s Day date night with my husband. I received no other compensation and all opinions are 100% my own.

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