JonPaul and I are usually not big “gift” people when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Instead, we usually opt for an experience together, which if I get to pick, usually means traveling.
Traveling together is one of our favorite things to do together. I think it’s because it gets us away from our day-to-day responsibilities, work, and let’s be honest – the kids. It’s time for us to just focus on each other and experience something new together.
This Valentine’s Day we’re headed to NYC for a quick trip (JonPaul’s already in NYC for work, so I’m just meeting him there for a few days). We’re also celebrating our 40th birthdays while we’re there. Our birthdays are two weeks apart, with Valentine’s Day falling right in between (I know, how cheesy, right?). So lot’s to celebrate this month.
We also just planned a trip to Paris this spring to celebrate both of our big milestone birthdays (I’m kind of dying over this one. Beyond excited). So needless to say, we are not exchanging “gifts” this Valentine’s Day.
Instead, I made this rose and pistachio white chocolate bark and am planning on taking a few of (if not all 😉 the pieces with me on the plane to surprise JonPaul. Just something small to say “I love you.” I know it’s probably a little cheesy, but I still think “homemade” gifts are the best kind – especially when they involve chocolate.