Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

There's lots of love at my house today. The kitchen is plastered with construction paper hearts and sweet notes to each other. Last night we had an FHE on loving each other. I read this poem and had the kids and John act it out:

HUGS By: Shel Silverstein

I will not play at tug o'war.

I'd rather play at hug o'war.

Where everyone hugs

Instead of tugs,

Where everyone giggles

And rolls on the rug.

Where everyone kisses.

And everyone grins,

And everyone cuddles,

And everyone wins.

I laughed when I got to the kissing part, everyone ran towards Kate. She's so kissable.

This morning we had pink heart shaped pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. And tonight I have a lasagna dinner planned (everyone's favorite that hardly ever happens) with individual chocolate lava cakes for dessert (John's favorite!).

We did homemade 3-D valentines for the kids this year. To get the full picture in your head, imagine cutting a tiny slit above and below the fists with a razor, then sticking a sucker through those holes. They turned out pretty cute.

John has been my valentine on this day for 15 years now. This morning as we were getting ready for the day, we reminisced on some of those Valentines Days and how our relationship has deepened and strengthened over time. I'm a lucky girl to have him by my side--now and forever!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this...and LOVE you and your sweet family too. Sure miss you guys!