Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Okay, so I know I swore last week to never talk about Valentine’s Day again for like a WHOLE 365 days, but I can’t help myself.. I’ve got to get just one more post out (:
This week, I want to tell you a little bit about my Valentine’s Day in a short little story time fashion. Of course short always turns into long with me, and I’m sure this will be no exception, but really I just want to tell you all why my Valentine is so special.
For those of you that might not know, my boyfriend’s name is Seth and this will be the second Valentine’s Day spent together. Now, Seth and I spend lots of time together and do lots of stuff, so although we celebrate how much we love one another always, it’s still nice to have an extra special occasion to do so.
Okay, so let’s rewind. It’s February 14th, 2018. Valentine’s Day. I get up, go to the gym, have a pretty productive morning (making of chocolate covered strawberries included) until it all falls apart.
Unfortunately, I had obligations at school that I just couldn’t get out of without consequences. So Sethy gets a phone call and our dinner and movie date is cancelled for the night. To say I was devastated is an understatement. I love Valentine’s Day so much (obviously) and was really excited to have a night off, but everything happens for a reason and it always ends up being okay in the end.
Sethy obviously assured me it was okay and still came to my apartment that night to spend whatever time we could together. He brought Panera and ice cream from my favorite ice cream shop in Lancaster and although it wasn’t elaborate, it still meant a lot. And so Valentine’s Day was saved and everyone was happy.. thank GOSH.
Rewind again (but also kind of fast-forward?). It’s February 16th, 2018. Valentine’s Day ‘Weekend’. I but weekend in quotes because obviously there’s no such thing, but because Sethy knew that we wouldn’t be able to spend the whole day together on Valentine’s Day he asked me to keep the weekend open for a more spread out celebration.
So like normal, I get up, work, and get ready for the weekend to come and at 5 o’clock sharp Sethy takes me away for a night I know nothing about.
We pulled onto what I thought was just a random street that kind of looked borderline vacant, and he told me we’d be eating at a place called Bube’s Brewery. I didn’t even know what to think, other than that I had literally no idea what he was talking about OR what I had gotten myself into.
We walked into the restaurant and it certainly is nothing like I’ve ever seen before. The main hostess area leads into different parts of the place and it’s honestly cooler than I ever could have imagined. It’s a 19th century brewery, think very prohibition era, and one of Pennsylvania’s best kept secrets.
After a tour around the place, and a more formal introduction to the brewery’s founder, Allois Bube, we were seated in the catacombs for our meal. The menu options were great and could please anyone, yeah I’m looking at all you duck lovers out there, and everything tasted even better!
It was such a nice night and I loved it even more knowing that it was a special occasion. I mean, it’s hard to deny when you’re literally eating by candlelight like x amount of feet under the streets!
And then once we were done with our super wonderful meal, Sethy got tickets for us to do the escape room in the building as well! Now, this is kind of a recent favorite for me. Like I went to one escape room a few weeks ago, and ever since I’m kind of obsessed. This time, it was Seth and I and another couple (we didn’t know them, but they were super nice and still made it a great time), and spoiler alert, we didn’t make it out.
That being said, I actually liked this escape room a lot more than the first one I went to. It was super fun and although there were certain things that hung us up, I kind of thought it was easier to follow. AND some of the items in the escape room were recovered from the brewery (like an old-timey safe that ultimately kept us from our escape) which I thought was actually really really awesome!
And after all of the excitement, we went back home and went to bed for it all to begin again the next day (:
And so let’s follow suit.. rewind pt 3 (but also fast forward pt 2).February 17th, 2018.
We woke up and made breakfast together as normal and really just got to take our time in the morning. Since we didn’t get to see 50 Shades on Valentine’s, I knew that was on the agenda and we hit an early showing. In my wildest dreams there would be a follow up blog post featuring ’50 thoughts I had while watching 50 Shades Freed’, but I’m not currently in the business of making my blog too crazy so I’m going to leave it at this.. Jamie Dornan appeals to me in two cases: 1. when he’s wearing the red room jeans and 2. when he sings (which you would probably already know if you read my last post) and Dakota Johnson makes me question my hair choices.. are bangs in my future? Heck. No. But for a split second she made me have an identity crisis.
And after the movie was over, Sethy told me we were going to a casino for the rest of the day. Okay, now to some that might not sound like the jack pot, but for me, it totally was. I’ve only ever been once, but to say the least I was lucky and it was a lot of fun! Was I as lucky this time around? Definitely not. But it was still a different way to spend the night together.
We bounced around from machine to machine and although I wasn’t lucky, Sethy at least seemed to be doing a little better than me which was exciting (:
We ate dinner at the casino’s buffet and it was super yummy. I always love when dessert time rolls around and we come back with literally a plate piled high with any and all the sweets we can imagine. I’m not really the craziest about peanut butter, but they had some really great mousse that I was a fan of as well as so much more (:
Finally we made our way home again and pretty much passed out. Luckily we made it back safely as it was super snow-y, and I think we passed at least 5 cards off the road on the way.
And for the final time, let’s rewind pt 4 but fast forward? pt 3. It’s February 18th, 2018.
We didn’t have any crazy plans for this day which was nice because we got to just relax and enjoy each other’s company and we finally exchanged our gifts.
On the menu for Sethy, were two new travel mugs/protein bottles, a pair of Uggs slippers (if only I could have captured the confusion on his face when he saw the box.. Uggs.. for men? Who knew such a thing existed), and a few picture of us to hang on the wall. I got the pictures made from an app called Marlee App and I thought they would be nice to maybe eventually make a gallery wall in his apartment.
On the menu for me? A gigantic stuffed dinosaur respectively named Steve (of whom, I already love dearly and my golden retriever will be very jealous of), a bath bomb, and two memory boxes hand made by Sethy himself (one for him and one for me, commemorating our time in Mexico). Plus literally everything we did that weekend.. he’s seriously the sweetest and I adore that he planned it all. I really had no clue what the weekend might turn out to be like and it couldn’t have been more special (I hesitate to say perfect, because there have been lots of times that are just as good, I can’t pick a favorite!)
And that night (although not a part of our official V-day weekend) we went out and had some delicious guac at a local mexican restaurant and spent the rest of the night in relaxing.
And so that concludes a very refreshing and romantic weekend with my Sethy. I loved every second of it and am so happy to have been able to spend a weekend off with him. He puts so much time and effort into our relationship and I appreciate it so much.. find you one like this ladies please and thank you (:
I only wish I had more pictures but that’s okay, I think it shows how much we actually focused on one another and not on capturing everything, but I’ll leave you all with what I do have below (:
I hope you enjoyed this story time and I’ll see you next week with another post.. (or maybe sooner if I get a bonus jonas favorites of NYFW FW18 together)! But..
Until next time,