This year I gave my Husband a challenge. I started thinking about past Holidays. And I realized the one I remember are the ones where we didn't have money. When we were first married we didn't have any extra money to burn. So for our first anniversary he took me on a over night camping trip. We went out into the woods and had cake and wine under the stars. Then slept in the back of his truck. That has always been my favorite anniversary. One mother's day he made me dinner. Then disappeared up stairs. He ask me to come up. I walk in the bathroom and fell in love with him all over again. There were candles every where. (That explains the missing candles around the house) The tub was full of bubbles and a glass of wine. set on the edge of the tub. As he walked out, he hit the CD player and Kenny G started playing. I was in heaven. And no kid dare knock on the door. My favorite Valentine was when I got my Opel ring. He took me out to dinner (which was a real treat back then) During the dinner he gave me my ring. It was a heart shape Opel surrounded by gold with three little diamonds. He had saved very extra cent he could get his hands on to get me this ring. It took him almost 6 months. We are now married 22 years and I still wear that ring. Those are the times I value more then any other . He has bought me many wonderful gifts and we have celebrated many great holidays. But I realized the ones where we didn't have money were the best. Those are the ones that stay in my memory So this year I told him we were going to do Valentines with out spending any money on each other. And no cards, that would be to easy. On my end I made his favorite breakfast. Bacon and Raisin Cinnamon French Toast with my homemade blue berry syrup. I added a strawberry covered in white chocolate with two hears in dark chocolate to his plate. He so bet me at this challenge. After breakfast he handed me a love letter. Did I mention I LOVE this man.