Jeremy and I do Valentine’s Day differently than most people. Instead of getting dressed up and going out on Valentine’s Day, we stay in and spend the day together. We were both really looking forward to doing this because of how busy we both have been.
Valentine’s Day for us actually started the evening before. We went to Sakura Theater (the base theater) with Charleen and Marcus to see The Forest. This was a movie that Jeremy and I had been wanting to see for a while because it is about The Aokigahara Forest (a.k.a. Suicide Forest) at the base of Mount Fuji. Jeremy and I both want to go to Aokigahra Forest with our paranormal equipment to investigate it. I also wanted to see this movie because Natalie Dormer is one of my favorite actresses. The movie was surprisingly good for an American horror movie. We enjoyed it quite a bit.
On Valentine’s Day we slept in as usual for our Sundays. We spent the day in pjs watching movies and Jeremy playing his new Naruto video game. I introduced Jeremy to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I think he is suspending my movie picking rights for a little while. He didn’t really get most of the humor. That’s okay I don’t get the humor of movies like Ace Ventura but he LOVES those movies.
Jeremy loved the chocolates Katniss and I got him for Valentine’s Day. It was a mix of Dragon Ball Z candies and cookies and Pokemon candies. I was really happy to find him the chocolate Goku bust. I had seen it in a store back in early January but when I came back to buy it, they were sold out. I had to go to three other stores before I found it again. I’m so happy I was able to find it again because it turned out to be Jeremy’s favorite thing on Valentine’s Day. He is saving it in our fridge and refusing to eat it.
Jeremy surprised me with beautiful chocolates as well. They were almost too pretty to eat but they were some of the best chocolates I have had.
Jeremy also surprised me with origami roses! I absolutely love my roses. I keep moving them from the living room to the bedroom to try and find a good spot to put them so I can see them often but keep them protected from Ninja wannabe kittens (a.k.a. Katniss and Mizuki). I told Jeremy that this was the perfect present for our first Japanese Valentine’s.
That night for dinner Jeremy decided to try his hand at Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington. We have spent our entire relationship watching all of his shows. The Beef Wellington was harder to make than we both thought but unsurprisingly Jeremy was able to make come out great. I am so proud of him and his cooking abilities. This was his first time using puff pastery, or making a crepe, or cooking a steak on the stove top. Beef Wellingtons maybe my new favorite food.
All in all, it was a great Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t a traditional Japanese Valentine’s Day (come back tomorrow to find out how Japan celebrates Valentine’s Day) but it was what we wanted- a day together.