Here are a few pictures to give you a glimpse of Valentine's Day at our house...
|I changed the mantel a bit from the post I did HERE. I moved the FAMILY sign to the top of the mirror and added the framed number art. The numbers are all the important dates for our family - our anniversary is done in red with a teeny, tiny heart in the middle of it. I made it on Microsoft Publisher. My husband and mother-in-law both seemed to think this was weird, but I love it!|
|I also added this little guy. Isn't he romantic - roses and a tuxedo? My sister gave this to us a few Valentine's Days ago. I knew the kids would like it, so I added it to our mantel.|
|I stuck a tree branch in one of our plants and hung little hearts from it.|
I also added this wooden heart on a stick by the "trunk" of the branch.
|The front door is red! I love that it is red! I always put out this wintry wreath after Christmas. |
I like the look of the ice crystals against the red.
Front porch decor.
We tied the box with twine, polka dot ribbon, and red tulle.
|Hugh's choice for valentines this year.|
Hugh gave these out with Skittles - Star Wars and Skittles two of his favorite things!
|Here is my little sweetie with her baby doll, Rosabelle Elizabeth. |
They wore their matching Dollie & Me Valentine's Day outfits!
Don't you love her headband too?
|I had the table all set when everyone got home. I had cupcake photo holders at each seat with a heart shaped homemade valentine for each of them. |
I wrote a special message on each one for each child and one for Ryan too!
|Hugh got me the daisies!|
Each of the kids has a chair backpack from Pottery Barn. I filled each with new books, little toys, and a couple treats. All three kids were so excited when they found their surprises on the backs of the chairs. Claire insisted on wearing hers around!
|A platter of strawberry cupcakes (with real strawberries) were the centerpiece |
as well as the dessert!
|Dinner was ravioli (Ryan had his with mushrooms) and broccoli slaw, corn, garlic bread, |
and fruit cocktail - many of the kids' favorites!
|Daddy took Oliver's shirt off because it is easier to clean pasta sauce off his belly than off his shirt!|
Grandma & Boppa came over with little boxes of valentine cookies for the kids. They loved opening their own box and finding a big pink cookie with their name on it!
|Claire got Boppa to read to her before he left!|
1 Corinthians 131 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE.