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The Peanut Butter.

Before we moved in together, I lived alone in a very cute apartment in South County, RI.  He came over one night after work and we made a trip to the grocery store.  As we unpacked the bags, I told him I had a very strange habit once I developed a crush on someone.  It was silly and childish, yet I was still doing it.

It involved peanut butter.

“If I buy a new jar of peanut butter, I peel back the foil and use the tip of a knife to write in the name of the person I have a crush on.”

He looked at me with an amused grin. 

“You do?  Really?”

I blushed.  “Yes, I do.  I know it’s a weird habit.  But I keep doing it.” 

“Have you ever written my name?”  He poked me gently in the ribs.

“Yes.”  Face on fire now.  Why was I telling him this?  I sounded ridiculous.

We finished putting away the groceries. 

A few nights later, as I was alone in my little apartment, I reached up into the cabinet and grabbed the new jar of peanut butter.  Knife in hand, I unscrewed the lid and prepared to etch his name.  I smiled to myself at the goofiness of it all. 

I lifted off the lid and the knife clattered to the countertop.  I couldn’t help myself from smiling and my eyes filled with tears.My name in the peanut butter.

In the top of my new jar of peanut butter, he had written my name.

He inspired me to start this blog and he supports every bit of this adventure.  He moved away from home with me so I could pursue a career at dLife. (He even helps me check for typos.)  He makes me laugh every day.  And he tolerates my idiot cats.

He is my best friend and I love him dearly.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Chris. 

I still write your name in the peanut butter.


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OMG! That is the sweetest thing ever. Brought big tears to my eyes. You are lucky to have such a caring & loving boyfriend.

I loved this! How very sweet :)

I read your post, and felt like I just left the theater after watching a WONDERFUL ROMANTIC movie - thanks for sharing and thanks for making me smile!

Now go give him a hug!!

That is the sweetest most romantic thing...ever!

Chris is your angel ;)

He is special, I know. I am very lucky.

And I'm glad you guys don't think this peanut butter thing is bizarre. Even though I still think it is. And I still do it. What is wrong with me? :)

That is the cutest (and weirdest) little goofy love thing.

Thanks for sharing!

It's weird, but in a good, fun way :)

Isn't that a picture you had on your blog with Blogger? I thought it was a jar of wet sand back then.

Ha! Wet sand! Yes, it was the very same picture. This little event happened just after I started blogging. :)

That's so funny. I thought the same thing Shannon thought - "wet sand."

This post made me smile a big not-anti-Valentiney kind of smile... :)

That is one of the cutest things I've heard. It is such a cute little habbit made cuter that he followed up with it.

OMG that is so sweet.

I thought it was a milkshake. And then I thought sand.

That is, quite possibly, the cutest thing I've ever heard. Weird, but adorable.

That is just soooo sweet! I smiled reading your entire post :)

Happy Valentine's Day! May all your valentines be of the peanut butter kind!

Oh my god..first Nicole's post and now yours...I am going to cry all day. That's so sweet!

Oh, Kerri that was so sweet!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I pretty sure I hate that guy.

(From a guy that's not that cool.)

So sweet! Not really strange...very cute! You're very blessed to have him in your life! :)

That's soo sweet-what a guy.

Hmm, Kerri, I always thought that photo was a petri dish. But I love the PB story!

Happy V-Day.

That is so freaking cute! What a great story.

Happy Valentine's Kerri and Chris!

I have no use for v-day, but


that is the best peanut butter story ever! what an awesome valentines post.

So sweet! Happy Valentines Day both of you!

very cute but hope it is not peter pan pb.

That's so sweet! I'm getting all teary-eyed!

How come no one will write my name in the peanut butter??? You are too bizzare...Happy late Valentines Day..I love ya...

I LOVE the story... I just hope the manuf. numbers on the lid do not begin with 2111.

Fret not - this was not Peter Pan peanut butter, and it was back in 2005. :) I'm safe!

That's so sweet. What a great guy!

That is SO adorable. You have a keeper there, Kerri! I've just read this after a link-thru from your engagement news - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Isn't it funny how we can feel like we know someone just from reading a few blog pages in a few months?? I feel big sister-ish. I'm glad you've got Chris (he's cute too lol), and I'm proud of your blog & other achievements... how's that for a stranger half way around the world?!

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