Rob and I’s first Valentine’s Day went like this. He cut his long flowing locks, gave me a flower after class and asked me out to dinner. I didn’t want him to think I was serious about him so I told him that I could do lunch and when I arrived I wore my grungiest jeans possible to make sure he did not get the wrong idea. He wore a suit. We went to PF Changs and I ordered the Dan Dan Noodles. I accidentally put too much noodles in my mouth and then we parted our separate ways.
So imagine my surprise that eleven years later, he is still my Valentine. And we’re married now too!
It was a long weekend so I gave Rob his gift early — a LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon complete with a detachable cockpit, spring-loaded shooter, holochess board and more! We worked on it together for pretty much all of Saturday and Sunday until it was completed while binging on Netflix in between. It was the most Rob and Kimi day ever.
Rob took me to a pretty bomb dinner at Momofuku but I have to say the highlight meals of the weekend were our annual Valentine’s Day Stouffer’s lasagna and a surprise snow day trip to Popeye’s (we have a new rule where we can only eat it on holidays so President’s Day it is!). I’m so happy to have found a life partner who loves terrible food just as much as I do.
What are your Valentine’s Day traditions?