third wheel it with me {date night}

Yesterday, I briefly went over my Valentine’s Day plans with everyone. Now I know Valentine’s Day is a holiday hated by many; however, it is a reason for people to express how grateful they are for the people in their life the other 364 days in the year. If some people need a hallmark holiday to remind them to show others love, then let it be- just find something or someone to be grateful for this Valentine’s Day. ❤


This Valentine’s Day was all planned by my handsome-bearded hunk of a best friend. As if the surprise of him coming home wasn’t enough; he made dinner reservations and a secret dessert plan ALL BY HIMSELF- I DID NOT PLAN A SINGLE THING.

Our date night began with an evening listening to Ben Snyder at CedarCreek Church. (P.S. He just started a new series call “Crazy In Love.” Three week series and it’s for single people, married couples, and everyone in between. Highly Recommend!) Then, dinner reservations at Stix in Findlay (also highly recommend…super good!). Finally, he order an ice cream cake from Cold Stone for us to share with everyone at home! Don’t worry, I included all our food pictures below! Credits to Jason because he managed to plan date night on a budget. College life.

I’m so happy and grateful for all the love I get not only on Valentine’s Day, but the other 364 days in the year. He put a lot of thought into plans, and I couldn’t have asked for a better date night.


Tell someone how grateful you are for their love today, you won’t regret it.
As always {BE TRUE. BE YOU.}


Ok- I just want you guys to know that Jason coming home was a complete surprise to me. I AM A PLANNER, so the news of Jason coming home caught me completely off guard. I plan my whole day every morning, if not the night before. I plan my future. I worry about what my future holds and who will be in it, just like many of us everyday. One of my major weaknesses is planning the future, and forgetting what the present part of my life has to offer. It is something I struggle with everyday, but also try to work on it. I have been able to become aware of where my thoughts are, and orient them to be grateful for what is in front of me now. Being future-oriented isn’t always bad. I have goals I set for my self, and will let nothing stand in my way. However, it is important to realize that you CANNOT get to accomplishing those goals if you do not ACT in the present. Therefore, appreciate NOW and know that you are successfully setting yourself up for the future. Just reminder, only God knows what is in store for you today, tomorrow and forever- so trust him.

Tips for all those Type A people:

  • Plan for the future, but live in the PRESENT
  • Appreciate what you have in front of you TODAY
  • Set goals for the future, but ACT in the NOW
  • Find your faith in God
  • Know that the things you do today, will impact your future (positively or negatively)
  • Recognize what other people in your life have to offer AND complement them SHARE THE LOVE

What was my point in all that? Let other people show you what they have to offer you. In a relationship, people should EVENLY share planning responsibilities. Girls, if you find yourself planning EVERYTHING, give your man some credit. Let him show you what he can do too. Take turns making plans, and when you do complement each other on each other’s creativity!

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