Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day with your special someone OR someones :)

We enjoyed a gift of Chocolate Raspberry Kiss coffee, it smells just wonderful and taste just like the name!

Love....ah, the Best gift you can be given! Today I soaked in lots of love from teenagers, stinky young boys, a talkative preschooler, a chubby toddler, and a loving attentive husband!

So, what is a Mama to do on Valentine's Day for the family that she adores??? She gets with the oldest daughter to create a sugary sweet Valentine night!

Cupcakes, rice crispy treats, jello, and heart shaped strawberry marshmallows.....Yes, we can all now say "Sugar Overload"!!!

Now we had to have something to balance out the sugar, PIZZA!!!! Elizabeth is our resident Pizza maker, she makes the best pizza crust in the world. So, we had pizza and salad from dinner, in hopes it would help balance out our treats :)

Many ask if Arthur and I were going out by ourselves tonight for Valentine's Day. As you can see we didn't. Now that we have older children we get plenty of time for date nights which we love and enjoy. This is why we felt that it would be extra special to spend the evening with not just one another, but with the extension of our love....Our 10 children!

Wesley sure was thrilled with the sweet treats.....

Miss Ruth Ella found them tasty too!!!!!

The rest of our evening was spent in fellowship, with the littles working seek & find puzzles and coloring and bigs chatting. It was a Valentine's Day to remember!

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek his own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7


Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Oh what fun. I can't wait until I'm up and feeling like making goodies again. : ) One day I will older girls like you who can cook and bake while I spend these first few months of each pregnancy just trying to function. : )

Beautiful memories Laura. Love you and miss you,

jenny said...

Yum! It all looks fabulous! Those pizzas look great. Max would be Elizabeth's best friend if she were close!

Are those pickles or jalapenos?

Looks like you had a very sweet Valentines Day.

Cinnamon said...

Laura, I got your sweet letter. You wrote it the day I was in labor :-) I cannot wait for more!

I have decided I am going to just have holidays late from now on. I love your ideas that I'll just wait till you post what you did, made and how you decorated. Then I can go create the same beauty here at home. hee hee

lovely post~ Cinnamon

His bondservant said...

I found your lovely blog and have so enjoyed "visiting" with your sweet family. I have five blessings from the Lord...compared to your family we will call ours a "starter" family. Your valentine's table looks lovely.

In Christ,

Lynda said...

Even though all the desserts look delicious, the pizzas are more appealing to me. They look wonderful.

Anonymous said...

What a 'sweet' way to celebrate Valentine's Day. The food looks wonderful, and Ruth Ella seems to really be enjoying it!


The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Hi Laura, We celebrated a lot like you here at our house. In the am, I had a card and simple gift for each child, we spoke of Christ's love and sang "I Love You Lord". That evening, I decorated our eating area and made a special dinner and dessert (kept it simple..choc. covered strawberries)and used my fine china. I was not sure using this with my 3 yr. old, but I know it is just materialistic, so I went ahead, wanting to include him in the joy.
It was a beautiful evening and all enjoyed.
The memories created were better than a night out.
BTW, my china was fine. None broken. ;)

Love your decorations! I am sure all had a grand time!