Sometimes in life we try to make things a little to complicated. Valentines day is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to making expectations to high. I am reminded of that scene in Christmas Vacation.

Ellen: You set standards that no family activity can live up to.
Clark: When have I ever done that?
Ellen: Parties, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, holidays…
Clark: Goodnight Ellen
Ellen: Vacations, graduations…

I think we can get that way about Valentines Day. There has to be flower, candy, romance, the giant teddy bear that says something cute, and the most amazing dinner at the “best” place in town for our Valentines Day to be “perfect”.

This year I just wanted some simplicity and time together with Honey. Valentines day is all about the heart so I thought we should do something good for our hearts and be together. So we went on a hike together. Cameras in hand. Talking and laughing the whole time. And you know what? I think it was pretty perfect!

I hope you enjoy some of our pictures from our walk together.