Valentine’s Day Contest Winners!
Last week we had a contest and gave away a date day that included Toronto Marlies Tickets, transportation and flowers to a few lucky people. They were asked to write in and tell us why they should be chosen to win a date day on us!!
Here are the letters written by our selected winners:
Mike and Stephanie
Where can I begin about why I should win this contest and why I love my partner so much.
I would have to start by saying that I knew I was going to marry Mike the minute I laid my eyes on him. We are almost the identical person just different genders. We can be away from each other all day and talk through messaging and still come home and have soo much more to talk about. We never run out of things to say to one another, we can finish each other’s sentences, we know what the other is thinking before even saying anything, we have the same crazy dance moves and do the most random things and not be embarrassed by each other.
I would love to win this contest because it would be a way for me to show Mike how much I love him and appreciate all that he has done for me and us in all the time we have been together but more so for the past year.
Mike and I got engaged in April 2011 and didn’t really start planning our wedding until later on in 2011 and early 2012 because we wanted to get married in September 2013. We thought 2012 was going to be a great year for us because I had finally landed my first permanent position after being on contracts for 5 years in Human Resources. In April 2012, 1 week after my 3 month probation I was laid off due to a company restructuring plan, where the last one in is always one of the first to go. I remember calling Mike in tears because this had never happen to me before and he said and I can still remember this, “they don’t know how lucky they were to have you and I will do whatever it takes, I will work all day and night to provide for you and give you the wedding that you want and deserve”.
For 8 long months of interviews after interviews after interviews, I was successful in my job search and it was because Mike always told me “Good Luck Babe, I know they will love you as much as I do”. There was never a day that went by where he complained about working early, late, even all night at times and weekends. Weeks would go by where I would hardly see him but he kept telling me that this was for us and our future together. We decided to cut every occasion out because we were on a tight budget so we didn’t have a Christmas together and we were already saying that we need to skip Valentine’s Day and my birthday that falls on Feb 18th because our financial situation is very tight.
I could never in a million years ever thank Mike enough for all the hard work he has done and this day would only be a fraction of showing him how much he means to me and how much I love him and I couldn’t make it without all the encouragement he has given me and that I can’t wait to say I do on September 14, 2013 and not only be best friends and lovers but to be blessed that he chose me to be his wife.
Thank you Steph! Looks like you both had an amazing time! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and thank you for choosing us as the florist for your special day!!!
Amanda and Ben
Last February my 5 year old daughter and I moved in with my soon to be husbands parents while we patiently waited for the completion of our house. Since then we welcomed another baby girl in August and have been delayed with our closing until mid April when originally it was supposed to be done mid November. Ben (my fiancé) works shift work and the days that he is off I usually pick up a shift at one of my other jobs to help out while I’m on mat leave. We have been to lunch once since Kaitlyn has been born because we just can’t find any time for “us” and it always seems like my 5 year old is getting sick with one of the million viruses going around in kindergarten.
Ben and I desperately need “us” time but as a parent you put those things on hold because mommy/daddy duty always comes first.
I think that if we were to win the night out from what a bloom, it would give us a reason to go out, enjoy ourselves and do the little things like hold hands and have conversation without the interruption of a baby crying or hearing “mommy” every other minute. Things that used to be so simple are now nearly impossible. Trust me, I wouldn’t change my life for a second but going on a date would be beyond amazing.
Plus it would be nice to get out of my mommy clothes and ponytail for once
Thanks for writing in Amanda! Turns out Amanda’s finance was not able to make it, however Amanda brought one of her really close friends who’s birthday was actually on that day! Glad you two ladies had a blast!!!
Alex and Mike
Mike and I have been together for almost 4 years now, and it has been 4 years of heaven and hell at times! We are blessed with a beautiful baby girl who just turned 2 years old on the 14th. This date offer sounds like just what Mike and I need to rekindle our love and affection for each other. Mike and i have a love so strong I can’t even believe we’ve made it through the turmoil’s we have faced! But we did it and we are going to make it no matter what:)
Help us get out of the house and have a good night!!!
Thanks Alex!!! I hope you two had an amazing time at the game and enjoyed your date day together!!!
Kristy and Zack (aka Monkey)
I think I should win the Marlies Valentines contest on one simple factor:
Every single generals game me and my monkey go to, there is a “pucker up” moment during the commercial breaks and every time it comes up, at 4 he remembers, taps me on the shoulder and gives me a kiss and then checks the video screen to see if we made it up there. Unfortunately, we never have but the love my little boy has for me and has for hockey this contest would be something I would love to share with him
Thanks for writing in Kristy!! By all the pictures it looks like you both had a great time!!!
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