Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

We usually do not do anything too elaborate for Valentine's Day. I gave Mike a card and some candy. He gave me a card, a pink Snuggie, and these beautiful roses.  The blooms on the roses are some of the nicest I have seen in a while! They are quite beautiful!

These pictures do not do them justice, I promise!

On Monday afternoon I decided to make a cake. I picked up a Strawberry Cake Mix and I bought a can of icing too! I know, a total cheat! I used some Valentine's Day M&M's to decorate with.

Kids are so funny, because since this is not the "normal" thing that I do, they kept asking why I was making a cake for Valentine's Day! I told them that it would be fun and would make a great dessert after dinner! They still didn't seem to get it! I had to keep saying "Just for fun!"

Each year on Valentine's Day I usually get the kids a variety of candy and put it in some kind of container. I have purchased plastic Valentine's Day type buckets in the past, but we can never seem to get them all together at the same time. This year I just bought red paper lunch bags and wrote their names on them and added some hearts. Really nothing fancy, but the kids enjoy their candy!

The cake and my flowers with the children's candy bags.

Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of any of the kids or Dear Hubby. 

Hubby and I decided to wait to go out to dinner on a different night because we do not like to fight the crowds. It really does not matter what day it is anyway! As long as we get our night out together! And you know what? I am totally looking forward to it! I Love My Dear Hubby and enjoy my time alone with him!



Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

They had a disagreement and decided to settle it with lightsabers!



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What have I been up to?

Is it really February 8th?  It is so hard to believe that Christmas was almost a month and a half ago. At least our Christmas decorations are finally down. The Hubby took a scarce opportunity and got the outdoor decorations down. We have had a lot of snow and or ice, so when everything would melt and dry up we were too busy doing something else and never got it done.

Time just seems to keep marching on and I am trying my hardest just to keep up! Most of the time I feel like the World is spinning by so fast and I am just holding on for dear life!

I have come here often and wanted to write something. The words have just not been coming to me. I have been a bit busy with some things that really have been a bit stressful.

One thing that has occupied my time and caused me stress is I had to work on paperwork for Rebekah to apply to college. We also had to work on Scholarship Applications as well. I have been wanting to kick myself because I did not keep up with all the paperwork like I should have for her schoolwork, so I had to kick it into high gear to get all caught up! Our next child to graduate from high school after Rebekah is Victoria. Victoria is currently a freshmen, so I will work hard to keep up with all of her stuff!

Rebekah is planning on going to the local University and study Nursing. I am so proud of her and I believe she will make a wonderful nurse! She is so loving and caring and I think she will be very compassionate with her patients.

Josh is also working on going to College next year, so we have been working on his stuff as well! He wants to go to a Christian College that is rather expensive, so God will have to provide the way! Josh is quite passionate about it, so I pray that it works out!

Mike and I do not have the money to send our kids to College. They all have had to work and pay their own way! I am so proud of each of them as they have worked usually a full time schedule and have taken a full course load as well. Please pray that God will provide for Josh and Rebekah to go to College!

One thing I have been doing in my "spare" time is crocheting. I learned how to crochet when I was a kid, but I just recently picked it up again. I mostly know how to make hats and scarves.  I have been making hats and scarves for several of my kids. When I finish with all of the requests, I hope to learn how to make something different. I have really enjoyed crocheting and it seems to be a stress reliever for me.

This is Rebekah modeling my first completed hat and scarf combination.

I have 2 or 3 post sitting in draft mode that I want to share with you soon. They are a bit late, but better late than never, right?