I hung it a little high, because we’re planning a board and batten treatment in the entryway soon. I will definitely show before-and-after pictures when that project is complete! (*squeal*)
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
It’s a Hallmark holiday, yes. It can be very cheesy, yes.
But we’re all about the silly holidays this year, folks. The kids are loving them.
After the kiddos went to bed on Valentine’s Eve, I decorated. This is what they awoke to the next morning…
Pom-poms hanging from the ceiling. A helium balloon tied to each chair. Valentine’s Day plates, decorations, personalized cards, gifts…
For breakfast, we had heart-shaped scones. Yum.
Dinner…You’ll never guess…Kidding. It was heart-shaped meatloaf.
Can I just pause to say that Valentine’s Day has endless possibilities of decorations and food compared to Groundhog Day?
Okay, back to the dinner picture. Heart-shaped meatloaf, hasselback potatoes, and broccoli. (I love broccoli.)
And please, can I beg of you? In the name of all that is right, PLEASE don’t just use ketchup on the top of your meatloaf. It is SO, SO, SO much more flavorful to use a combination of ingredients (ketchup, a little mustard, brown sugar, and honey…YUMMO). If you want the exact recipe, let me know.
We read some library books about love. We talked about how the GREATEST love is that of God, who sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for OUR sins. “God is love,” right?
So, even though we are called to love one another EVERY day, we’re also thankful for a day that we can focus on God’s love for us and our love for one another. And we love to celebrate!
Today I decided to keep the laptop put away while the kids were up.
I lasted until 2:45, when all the kids were down for naps/quiet time except Grace, who likes to take her sweet bippy time doing her math worksheets.
So, what happens when the Internet’s away all day?
PRODUCTIVITY! That’s what!
We’re hoping to put our house on the market soon, so all of our junk has to be cleaned up before we can show it.
Let the organizing and cleaning commence…
This post would have been SO much cooler if I had remembered to take “before” pictures…Let me just tell you, the “after” pictures are MUCH better.
But don’t you worry your little head. There is much more organizing and cleaning to be done here. Maybe I”ll have a little before-and-after post for you later this month.
Oh, and the couponing supplies? That’s a whole ‘nother post in and of itself.
Caleb is officially reading.
Another score for Rumley homeschooling!
We started his spelling lists this week, and he’s super excited. In fact, he’s pretty much begging me for extra spelling words.
Yep. Crazy. And sweet.
I love, love, love teaching our kids to read…And I also love, love, love when they start reading on their own! It makes homeschooling so much easier when they can read directions on their math pages, etc.
Two down, two to go!