An Elbow to the Face

2.18.2015

Me: Remember, we're getting each other cards for Valentine's Day.
Jordan: What? I thought we weren't doing anything! 
Me: Well, we're getting cards. We do that every year. 
Jordan: *giant sigh* Fine. I'll get you a card.

On Saturday, Jordan and I drove to Target together to buy each other cards for Valentine's Day. But instead of buying them, guess what we did? We picked them out, showed them to each other, and put them back. Then we bought ice cream with the $6 we saved. Genius.

So that's how we did Valentine's Day this year. 
Then I had a Chinese food take-out baby. 
Because egg rolls.
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Jordan: Do you remember what happened last night?
Me: That depends.
Jordan: When I came to bed, you were already sleeping. I leaned over to kiss you, and you rolled over and elbowed me in the face.
Me: Oops. Yeah, I don't remember that at all.
Jordan: Well it hurt.
Me: Well it's weird to apologize for something I didn't know I was doing, but I'm sorry.
Jordan: I accept your apology.
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Jordan: You're usually really loud in the mornings, so this morning when I didn't hear you stomping around, I thought maybe you'd fallen asleep in the chair in the living room. I got worried you were going to be late, so I tried calling your name to wake you up.
Me: I definitely wasn't asleep, and I didn't hear you calling my name.
Jordan: Well I was too tired to call loudly, so I just kind of whispered it.
Me: Well that's not helpful.
Jordan: Yeah, well then right after that I heard you banging around again like normal so I went back to sleep.
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Me: Have you eaten any of the ice cream?
Jordan: You mean the half gallon of ice cream we bought yesterday? No.
Me: Are you serious? But it's almost gone.
Jordan: Well I guess that means you ate it all.
Me: Can you just lie and tell me you ate some so I feel better?
Jordan: Yeah, you're right. I totally ate some.
Me: Awesome.
^^^ Posted this on Twitter on Saturday with the caption: Trying to take a Valentine's Day selfie with my new iphone. #nailed it

You guys, he gets me.
Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

When we used to go to Target, not like we have some stance about it now but you know it is not in Sweden, if I lost Fredrik I could always find him reading cards. Then he would have to show me all the ones he thought were really funny.

Aubry Daman said...

These are hilarious.
Would not be mad if you posted more of this kind of content :)

Jenn @ Business, Life & Design said...

You know how all couples think they're hilarious? You guys actually are. This made me smile. :) Oh, and I love the thing with "exchanging cards" without buying them! Maybe I'll ask Ryan to belatedly send me a picture of the sort of card he probably would have picked out if we did that sort of thing.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Never have you so perfectly described marriage as in this post. Also, the card idea--genius.

The Lady Okie said...

It was my friend's idea, and I thought it was kind of awesome. I mean cards are expensive! haha :)

The Lady Okie said...

Ha! That is too funny. I DO think we're hilarious, but it's nice to have outside validation :) Isn't that card idea genius? It was my friend's idea, actually, and I thought it was kind of awesome.

The Lady Okie said...

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a comment!

Niken said...

you guys are so precious. haha. i'll choose ice cream over card anytime.

Emily said...

Do you know that Target FAILED in Canada? What is wrong with us?!

Miriam said...

Your sleeping habits are hilarious. I remember you posting a few more episodes of you accidentally hitting/kicking Jordan. And that Valentine's selfie? It's perfect! Ladies and gentlemen, this is what marriage looks like. Loved this post!

Haley said...

Love ALL OF THIS.

Jeneric Generation said...

True love!! "Well that's not helpful" Haha!

Katie said...

hahaha. what a great idea. you guys are awesome. way to use your money wisely :)

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

I want to live next door to you guys. You could always blame Kevin for eating the ice cream because, well, he can't stop himself.

Also - genius with the Valentine's cards. Saves money and supports the "going green" efforts.

Ali said...

Haha! You guys are so great. Love this.

Kristen said...

haha i love this post! you guys sound similar to me and my husband. my husband has elbowed me in the face (asleep) before, and he's also rolled over on top of me. now i just elbow him back. lol

Kate said...

This is HILARIOUS! I think my favorite is him whispering your name to make sure you were awake.. hahahaha.

Sarah @ Seriously, Sarah? said...

LOVE IT! Hahahahaha that sounds like my house, but we take turns blaming things on the dogs.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Picking out a card and putting it back is kind of genius!! Love it! You two sound hilarious and perfect for each other!

Renee Young said...

HAHA so hilarious! Sounds like me and Mark most of the time. <3

Sarah @ Sometimes Photojenik said...

Hahahaha. Not buying the cards is absolutely brilliant, I think we need to get in that train. Also, on an unrelated note, you were totally right about parks & rec- it took me a few episodes to get into it but now I laugh loudly at each one. Thanks for the recommendation!

Brittany said...

YES! I love how you're keeping it real with some true bits of Valentine's Day. If he's not writing a sweet message on the inside of the card, I'd choose ice cream any day.

Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate said...

Haha we saved money on cards, chocolates and flowers and went out for a drink instead ;)

Geoff Reese said...

Dude, that picture is terrible. "Keeping it real" I guess.

The Lady Okie said...

IF by terrible you mean awesome, then yes.

The Lady Okie said...

Glad you're enjoying it! It took me a few episodes, but now I love it. Also, if this tells you anything about Jordan, he is convinced that Ron Swanson is his spirit animal :)

The Lady Okie said...

I mean really, though. NOT HELPFUL.

Allie @ Everyday Adventures said...

That's the most brilliant way of doing cards ever.

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

This is hilarious! Ice cream always trumps cards.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my goodness, this is hilarious! You two! It's good you have each other. :) And your Target card idea is genius! I'll have to tuck that one away for later. :)

Christina Elyse said...

I enjoyed reading this so much; thanks for the laughs! :) Your idea of shopping for cards but not buying is genius!

I don't know why, but I never saw Valentine's Day as a mushy, commercial holiday. I think I still have that childlike perspective. I always think of little notes from my mom, EVERYONE in the classroom receiving a valentine, and just appreciating loved ones.

P.S. Noticed a parks and rec reference in the comments. Best show everrrrrr...which reminds me. I've got an episode to catch up on! ;)

Ashley said...

I think this one needs to go in the record book for one of the best blog posts ever... Just saying.

Kiki said...

Oh goodness, you two are HILARIOUS. I always love reading little quotes and such like this on blogs because it reminds me just how funny life is and how we have to take time to remember it all. Thank you for bringing some smiles into my evening! :)

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

You two are fun! I'm glad you write this down because it will be fun to look back on and remember. I think I'd pick a card though over ice cream but that is because I'm a sucker for cards of any kind! I like the cheap ones too or even and made ones.

Laura said...

You two are hilarious! I love this!

The Hungry Goat said...

I can't with you two. It's too much awesome.

MakeMeUpMia said...

Oh my gosh, I just died laughing at the selfie. You're so funny! Food > cards ;)

Jessica said...

Hahaha. This post cracked me up. And the selfie is amazing!!

Tracy said...

These cracked me up! The card thing is TOTALLY genius!

Allison said...

Cards are so dang expensive so I might have to steal your idea. ;) And that Valentine selfie...nailed it. Haha. Hilarious.

Charlotte F said...

Everyone should follow your footsteps when it comes to Valentine cards. Genius.
You guys are awesome.

Jenna Griffin said...

I didn't think I could love you any more...but it's happened. I love that y'all just showed each other the cards, put them back, then bought icecream and takeout! That's so smart and really funny.
That selfie is one for the books!

Tara said...

Haha I LOVE your Valentine's card exchange. And the elbow to the face! I do crazy things in my sleep too, but I think my husband is mostly unphased by them now haha. Have a great weekend Amanda! :)

Victoria said...

Thanks for a good laugh!!! You guys are the best! My Mom and I sometimes pop over to the card isle and "swap" cards. I have no idea how that got started....But, it's fun and CHEAP! :)

It's alll about the egg rolls. And the fried rice. YUM!

He definitely ate the ice cream....And the whispering?!?! Good thing!!! That's something I would do...It makes perfect sense!

Allison said...

I literally laughed out loud at this. Your sleeping habits sound like mine -- my husband usually gets up and leaves for work before I get up, and sometimes I'll say that evening "You know, I have no memory of you leaving this morning," and he'll say, "Really? You gave me a kiss and said see you tonight." And I'll say "Uh...nope."

Anonymous said...

Love your exchanges...this definitely had me laughing. :)

Holly said...

You guys are just the best :)

Laura @ Making Baby Provence said...

I just laughed really hard through this entire post, so thank you.

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