Monday, February 15, 2010

Kiss and tell

I'd like to say that Valentine's day at our house was just sweet cards, roses and I love you sentiments. Instead I got mad (I blame hormones) and yelled at my Honey at church, in the hallway, and then when we got to the car he scolded me LOUDLY. It was lovely really. Just some good old-fashioned...what NOT to do AT church On Valentine's day fun!




Truth is we don't argue much, so it was really out of character for us. After it was over and we were driving somewhere to eat...the atmosphere in the car was heavy and ackward so, Honey pulled off the road and just sat and stared at me. I eventually started laughing and then apologized. He did too...with the Chicks piping in from the backseat telling us to kiss and say I love you:) I found it ironic that just a few hours before I was telling them to hug and say I love you.



Anyway after all that we were hungry and our car ended up at Subway, which it has been a lot in the last few weeks. We've been really watching our diet and staying away from bread and sugar etc... But I wanted to make a memory and Subway just wasn't going to cut it, so we headed to a new restaurant in town and downed burgers, fries, onion rings and yummy Oreo malts. After weeks of being "good" it definitely hit the spot.




We
made a memory and ate until we thought we'd be sick, but more importantly we kissed and made up:) I think Valentine's day is a perfect opportunity to do just that! So what did you do???




Have a blessed day.

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58 comments:

  1. I call this "Life!" We've had days like this as well. Glad you kissed, made up and enjoyed a tasty lunch together.

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  2. AWHHHHH!! essentinally we did the same thing.

    It was one really awkward weekend, where expectations were knocked down and well, - I so badly want to blame hormones, too... but really, I know better.

    We did get to go out and share a Cold Stone "love it" size ice cream and Starbucks coffee - but it was tough.

    I still love him, a lot! and even more now since last night... read my post, for today, for the the rest of the story. ;)

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  3. You just completely made me feel normal!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! I love your pictures you shared too...and I have to admit I was laughing hysterically only because that has been known to happen *ahem* at our home too:)

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  4. You know what? I think that is one of the best things you could do! Kiss and make up, especially in front of your kids. Growing up I heard my parents fight, but my siblings and I always saw where they made up. I think that is far more important that never letting your kids see you struggle. In my own opinion! I'm glad you keep it real, it keeps me reading here. :) Have a great week, Becky!

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  5. Awww... I am glad you two kissed and made up!

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  6. Yup - that sounds like a typical V Day. My hubby thanked me this morning for such a great V Day yesterday and I said, "Hey, at least we didn't get in an argument!!! That makes for a good day - right?" I am glad that you guys kissed and made up. That is what your Valentine's do!

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  7. So you DO kiss and tell, huh? My kiddos do that too! I think it gives them security to see mom and dad be affectionate!

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  8. I love the reaction of your girls. Kids are so honest...

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  9. your stories are so precious and real! thank you!

    my boyfriend and i had a lovely time driving back 3 hours from his hometown after visiting his parents all weekend. then we ate mcdonald's in the candelight and watched the nba all-star game with ice cream, because we like to keep it fun!! :)

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  10. Oh, Becky, I loved this post!!! T and I had some not so wonderful moments yesterday too, but the day ended well. Thank you for the encouraging reminder that not all Valentines Days include trips to 4 star restaurants, diamonds, and flowers. ;) I'll settle for my bamboo roman shade (that I am picking out myself, lol) ;)

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  12. Amen for honesty! Thanks for being so candid, I think we have all had THOSE kinds of days.

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  13. That's so cool and very encouraging. I was tempted to get upset too with my hubby. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. You kissed & made up...so Valentine's Day wasn't a "total loss";) And topped it off with an Oreo malt? Yummy! My hubby & I took our girls to the movies and then to a local pizza shop for a heart-shaped pizza:) A good day!

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  15. The BEST thing you did was show conflict resolution to your girls!
    Nobody wants to fight in front of your kids, however unintentionally, we don't seem to make up in front of them either! How are they gonna learn how to communicate if they don't see it in action?
    Good for you! Glad you were able to salvage your day ;o)

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  16. i want to sincerely thank you for your prayers and comment you left on my blog during this most crazy time in my life!! i never realized how valuable each and every prayer is until this season of my life. :)

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  17. I can so relate. Love the reaction of your girls. Lunch sounds like fun and so yummy!

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  18. Well, that's real life, huh? Thanks for sharing - we can all relate. And good for you for ditching Subway! Oh, and yes, I'd love your help with Ruby's room. ;)

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  19. Im so glad you got to make yummy memories, Im sure they seemed even sweeter since the twinge of bitterness happened first, I love a good equal opposite reaction. The girls in the backseat were icing on the cake. How sweet.

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  20. becky,i love it!
    not the part where ya'll fussed at each other, but the precious make up part!
    glad ya'll ended up with a great day & yummy food too!
    xo

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  21. This sounds all too familiar. We've had our moments like this too. Yesterday I made my honey breakfast in bed (leftover strawberry & cream cheese crepes from Saturday) and then we went to church, sent the kids to my parents and spent a super relaxing day together and made pizza for dinner and watched a movie. And today we got to sleep in 'til 8!!

    Have a great Monday!!

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  22. I loved this...and yes we do that to...I love the laugh part and the kisses! We went to church and then went for a drive and ate dinner at a Mexican resturant...I had shrimp enchiladas...oh so good and I ate every drop! Came home and I got a back rub while we snuggled and watched a movie! A good day in my book! Come say hi :D

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  23. I LOVE how honest you are :) I'm sorry that this happened---I really am :( And so thankful that you ended up laughing and forgiving!
    Our Valentine's Day wasn't much better. The hus woke up with a severe headache and vomited and the midge tripped and put his tooth through his lip. Nothing like the color red on the day of love. :(
    Good thing there are 364 other days in the year to try love all over again!

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  24. I just loved that he looked at you and you laughed! Great story.

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  25. Don’t blame hormones, blame the stupid celebration itself...all I know is that each VD couples spend the day arguing about the celebration itself while singles mope. Personally I think all those handsome men with starched shirts walking in the street holding cellophane-wrapped long-stemmed roses are gay cause I don’t know any of my girlfriends ever having had a satisfying VD. Personally we had an awful day. Got woken up our Eldest jumping in the bed between us...I started cuddling her but hubby began complaining that we were making too much noise. So I lightheartedly said “Well happy VD to you too!” He threw a heart shaped box with chocolates at me proving that it isn’t the thought that counts but also the execution. I was so upset by his grumpy attitude that I ate all the chocolates in one gulp (and we all know what chocs are substitutes for now, don’t we?) and then hated myself for it. Went to lunch with friends and saw the carnival. And everytime he tried to whisper something nice, my response was “There will be NO sex this VD!” (and that was just the good part!) So at least you had some kiss to tell, my story was just no kiss and tell...

    Mind you, today was a good day. No pressure to be affectionate so we succeeded in being all lovey dovey and hunky dorey.

    Kisses to you!

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  26. I hate disagreements like that -- not fun. Glad you guys kissed and made up though :)

    Bart and I got to go out on Friday night for V-day. We had a blast just going out to eat and walking around stores without the kiddos. :)

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  27. We made hanging paper heart bags, dad helped. So cute. They are on the blog. Hope you'll take a look. The kids made Heart shaped sugar cookies with frosting and passed out Valentine's and cookies at church.

    Then hubby and I had a disagreement, okay, argument; kissed and made up, while kids looked on. Sounds so similar.

    Great you both made up so quickly

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  28. We have been eating very healthy in our house too, but sometimes you gotta splurge and enjoy life! I love to reward myself for all those days I ate at Subway but wanted something more comforting!!

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  29. I had a bad attitude at costco, which I wrote about in Love Lesson, then I started a new Lollibag, and hubby got me a bottle of tahiti lotion.
    an oreo shake sounds great right now!

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  30. we have all been there, done that! i am glad it ended in laughs, kisses, and some yummy fatty food! xo

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  31. What a happy ending! I think there are high expectations for Valentine's Day. My husband and I had a great dinner out and no fights yesterday because he worked all day! And I am glad you received your gift just in time for Valentine's Day!

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  32. I haven't been by in quite a while. Read through as many as were on the scroll...down to the laundry, I think. Love the b-day fun photos! The trees may be stronger for what they've been through ... hmmm... true for us. I believe every bit of what you felt and did while dealing w/your friend's originally bad news was teaching you, pressing you, showing you, growing you. Sometimes, I think "we" think things are supposed to be gone through 'this way' or 'that'. BUT it may be that it's just exactly the way "you" (I) go through it that's right...for you (me) and ultimately puts on on the right track. And, it looks like everything worked out okay for your friend (praise God) and you and your hubby -- life is full of .... life. Coming out 'on top' ... victorious ... through growing ... learning ... giving ... receiving ... Wow. Love, Jenn <><

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  33. Oh Becky, You are awesome and I LOVE YOUR REAL and it makes others real too. Or me at least and willing to be more transparent which is big for this girly.
    You see yours is a true fairy tale because it is real and you try and things happen and you make up and hug and say I love you.
    That matters!
    Happy Valentines Day still and so glad you took the time to make an opportunity to make a memory. Some days you just gotta you know!
    Love you friend...

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  34. Sounds like a perfectly "real" beautiful Valentine's Day to me! Great post!

    Hugs,
    Adrienne

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  35. Ah Becky ~ this made me smile. I love how you both found the humor in the moment and then celebrated with milkshakes!! mmmmmm We had a quiet day ~ I made him heart shaped (kinda sorta heart shaped) blueberry pancakes for brunch then we fired up the bbq and did some steaks, baked potatoes and veggies for supper. He brought me flowers and a beautiful gold bracelet for Valentines day and he got chocolate and jelly belly jellybeans!

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  36. I what a great, honest,heartfelt post! How often we tell the kids to behave and "can't we all just get along" and then we as parents don't. It's so good that we can laugh and make up.

    If we keep our confessions of sin and saying "I'm sorry and will you forgive me" quick...

    we won't have many arguments, bitter feelings, and heartache!

    Thanks for the laugh and tears!

    Love you!
    Traci

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  37. Why is it so easy to fight around church time? Been there, done that!

    We had a fancy dinner with the kids, complete with china, candles and wine (7-up for them of course) and the best part? Dessert first! Oh yeah. Cause that's how I roll. Mint chocolate lava cakes BEFORE dinner. Their eyes were huge... they were like, "REally mama?" I said, "Yep... dig in." And I did too. Both to my glass of wine, and to the cake. Life was sweet!

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  38. Love that you're such a great example of love to your chicks - they can see that even on Valentine's Day you can kiss and say I love you after an argument - and come out even stronger!!!

    Love your dose of reality - YOU are such a breath of fresh air!!

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  39. Good of you to say sorry first! :) We don't artgue much either but my hubby is usually the difuser :) I always remember one thing from our premarital counseling ...If you our fighting...even if you don't say anything...just lay a hand on the other person's shoulder or knee...the touch will difuse it. LUCKILY my husband rememebers it AND does it. It is hard to stay mad when you just touch! :) We should keep 'em :)

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  40. How sweet.
    Thanks for entered my giveaway!
    Good luck!
    Federica
    xoxo

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  41. Yup! It was probably hormones. No fun for sure. I love how you kissed and made up. That is quite the memory for you and for your children.

    Love your wedding photo. Has anyone ever told you that both you and your honey look more beautiful today?

    Wayne and I had a very quiet day but a happy day. :)

    Mary

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  42. Too cute!!!! well, we did ALOT...but, the icing on the cake was when we heard a loud crash upstairs...the closet shelves and rods had ripped out of the walls- everything crashed/broken on the floor-giant holes left in the sheetrock!- and did I mention? someone coming to look at our house the next morning! (cause it's for sale) at least we had just finished the special dinner i had made...and we did laugh- after I cried for twenty minutes!!! :)
    Blessings!
    jill

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  43. 'Morning. Just think of it this way...you taught your chicks a valuable lesson about love and forgiveness! They may have seen anger, but more importantly, they saw forgiveness. :) And you got an Oreo malt out of it!

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  44. I just love you and think you guys are the sweetest!!!

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  45. Aw! So Cute! Me and my husband bicker ALOT. We don't argue, just bicker. We're like the parents of Raymond Romano from Everyone Loves Raymond. we're sometimes too brutally honest with each other, but it just makes our marriage stronger. Especially when you can laugh about it in the end.

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  46. Can I just say how much I love you for keepin' it real? I just love that about you. We were in Oslo, Norway...romantic huh? But instead we were there for business, which meant meeting with churches. BUT we did take a few moments for ourselves :)
    Glad you kissed and made up! I know your girls are too!
    Hugs,
    Rhonda

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  47. I love that your husband pulled the car over and starred at you, that made me smile...so something the pool man would do. Good for you for kissing and making up..that is how it should be and good for you for not letting it ruin your day!

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  48. Kiss and make up... thats the true example of a great marriage... pulling the car over had me ahhhh what a hubby he loves you so!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  49. Kissing and making up is sometimes worth the argument! I can just hear your girls giggling in the backseat over you two love birds... so sweet.

    Actually, my hubby and I went about 45 minutes away to go to church with our daughter and son-in-law and then we took them out to eat. We are planning a date with just he and I this next Saturday and are going to the movie "Dear John". I've heard it is really good.

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  50. I just stumbled across your lovely blog and am now a faithful follower! :-)Loved your V-Day storey as well...so cute and REAL! -Kristen

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  51. Marriage the opportunity to love like Christ.
    Slow to anger and quick to kiss and make up!
    Loved your story, can so relate to hormones...
    I hope you will Stop by for a visit at Art and Soul by Deborah, Art, Inspiration and Purpose, I would love to have you follow me Too! Thanks, many blessing, Deborah... I enjoy following You!

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  52. Oh Becky, you are just so darn funny! "WHAT NOT TO DO AT CHURCH ON VALENTINE'S DAY!!!" You had me cracking up!!! Isn't love grand? xo ~ Cheryl

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  53. It's amazing how my boys can so cheerfuly regurgitate the suggestions I give them when I'm in a dither situation - It's not bad when the sitution is in recovery, but in the midst - there's nothing worse than you kids giving you advice. However, I laugh about it later.

    It seems like "important" days like birthdays or Valentine's Day or even Anniversaries find little pockets of potential blow-up situations that just are not normal or expected. I think you handled the resolution so beautiful - so Valentine-esque!

    And it contained all the necessary elements, conflict, resolution, girl gets boy and cute kids! Absolutely perfect!

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  54. Love that you are keepin' it real! Sometimes you gotta have the spat to have the making up, right?? I love how the kiddos reminded you to kiss and make up. That is priceless. ~mary~

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  55. Sometimes a good throwdown helps keep things in perspective!

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  56. hehe, my sweetie and I got into a fight the very next morning, which he was so kind to point out =P "the day after valentine" but thankfully we made up as well. A movie and some snuggling on the couch was a good way to end the day

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  57. I'm a little late, but...things have been tricky around here lately, and we ended up missing church (we are bad), and then went to lunch. The kids had a great time, and we came home and they put together a Valentine surprise for us. It was one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. It was so nice amidst a rough time in general. They made a special moment for all of us. :)

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