Tonight Ryan and I went to dinner at Rodizio Grill at Trolley Square. I am not a fan of the meat parade that is Rodizio Grill but Ryan loves it. I think he only eats veggies out of obligation at place like that. And since my mother gave us a dinner for two gift certificate a month ago, we decided to celebrate our Non-Valentine's Day dinner there.
Ryan and I both decided last year after struggling to find something to get one another, that we were no longer going to celebrate Valentine's Day. We both agreed that it is a holiday that was created and forced upon by Hallmark and that we tell each other that we love each other all year.
This may have something to do with the fact that in high school, I never got roses from secret admirers. You know what I am talking about. The fundraiser they did EVERY YEAR where you could send roses to people for a dollar a flower. Student body officers would come into your class and start passing out dozens of roses and I would never get one. Ryan said he got a few but he is pretty sure that they all came from his mom. I am not sure which one of us had to worse.
I guess we got used to not participating in the holiday and now we think it is over-rated. And so to not celebrate, we went to dinner tonight. And of course, Gabe was with us and was cranky through most of dinner. But as soon as we got home, we took these adorable pictures. My guess, he was only cranky because Ryan and I are so anti-Valentine's and he is all about the love.