justWink // An unexpected Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2014

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I cannot even believe that I’m showing you these pictures. I mean, seriously.

These are photos from my very first Valentine’s Day with Quentin, way back in 2008. Six years ago.

Quentin and I were not officially dating in February 2008, and neither of us expected that we were going to really do anything for Valentine’s Day. But I like holidays (okay, I love holidays), and we’d been on a few dates, so I guess Q figured he’d give it a shot. So he surprised me with a Valentine’s Day date.

Thank goodness he gave me a heads-up beforehand. I remember I spent hours on my hair, and I didn’t like it once it was done, but Q thought it was nice. He was surprised I’d gotten so dressed up; I wore a party dress, and he wore jeans. But we had a good time. I got flowers, he baked me cookies (totally unexpected), and he bought me a little stuffed puppy I named “Walter.” We ate dinner at a Chinese restaurant and then he took me home. It was sweet, and we enjoyed each other’s company.

The crazier thing about these pictures when I look at them is that neither of us expected we’d be celebrating Valentine’s Day together every year after that. Ha! Life is so funny that way. If you’d told me in 2008 that I was going to end up marrying that guy, one of the first people I met when I started at UF in 2003, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are, six years later, planning an October wedding. It’s so crazy!!!

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for telling someone how much you care in a way he or she doesn’t expect. You don’t have to surprise someone with a date. You may have lots of friends who aren’t in relationships or dating anyone right now. Wouldn’t it be great to give them something for Valentine’s Day, just to let them know you’re thinking about them?

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Why not send an e-card? justWink has a ton of e-cards that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. You can download the justWink app for FREE for both Apple and Android, and the app contains over 600 different cards, as well as the ability to add signatures (or doodles) and photos to cards, and the power to send them via text, email, Facebook, or Twitter. And as an added bonus, app users can attach a gift card to any digital greeting card. If you’re a bit more old-school, justWink cards can now be customized in the app, printed on quality greeting card paper, and sent directly to someone’s doorstep in 3 to 5 days! Be sure to download the app, and visit justWink on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for other great ways to brighten someone’s day this Valentine’s.

This year, Q and I will spend Valentine’s Day at home. I’m cooking dinner and he’s making dessert. We aren’t doing fancy presents either, but I am sending him this e-card from justWink:

justWink e-card centaur valentine's day

He’s a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., and their mascot is the centaur.

I know, I know…I’m super clever.


“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by justWink through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about justWink, all opinions are my own.”


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  • Awwwwww! That’s wonderful. It’s always the ones you least expect that you end up marrying lol.

    • That’s what EVERYONE says! They’re all like “I knew it!” and I’m just like…HOW? LOL.

  • Su

    Awwww I loooove your SATCish narration style and stories. They make me so warm and fuzzy inside. Time sure has flown by with you and Quentin. I can’t believe it’s already been 6 yrs! Enjoy y’all intimate vday date at home this yr!

    • LOL I will take SATC-ish any day. I really appreciate that. We don’t really say we’ve been together six years, but yeah…it’s been a while! I hadn’t even noticed. I guess that’s a good thing =)

  • Simplybee

    that is so adorable…all the best as you embark on a life together <3