February 17, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

What is not to love about a day celebrating love? We started the day out with a Valentine Breakfast I lovingly prepared at 5:45. That would be A.M. I am so glad that Steve was still sleeping and missed the vision that was his Valentine all decked out in flannel jammies, mismatched robe and the general loveliness that is me in the morning. It was worth it though, as all my children were pleasantly surprised!

Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip Muffins, fresh fruit, and chocolate hearts to start the day off right!

Once everyone left for the day, Flynn and I set about decorating our festive table.

Simple, but fun!

After that, it was off to get a bath and all dressed for the day!

My sweetheart...

Then we watched some tv. Flynn was thrilled to see that "It is Valentine's Day on nickjr. too!" Then we played around on my iPad, just for fun...

because someday I won't remember this moment.

Dinner was yummy...

Pasta Florentine...a new recipe and a make again, for sure,

fruit salad (with leftover fruit from breakfast...),

and my super fancy garlic toast to round out the meal.

The mandatory picture for scrapbooks and the blog...they know the drill by now!

A few little gifts for my loves...the girls got the best smelling hand lotion ever...FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie Shea Butter Hand Cream. I got it at the spa at Bedford Springs a few weeks ago, but I also saw it on Amazon. It smells so good!

Rhett loved his camo hat and a trivia book that wants to know if I would rather eat a handful of bumblebees or earthworms...

and Flynn and her baby loved their jammies.

Dessert was a heart cookie from Mrs. Fields. Years ago, when I was in college, I got one of these for Steve every Valentine's Day. I was telling the girls about it and they suggested we order one this year. It was as good as we remembered!

And My Valentine...26 years and counting! Hope your day was filled with love too!


  1. How sweet is this! You plan the best holiday celebrations for your family!

    Cute picture of you and your husband! :)

  2. I agree! The time you put into each holiday, the decorations, and the food always look amazing. Beautiful family too.

  3. What joy! Thanks for sharing your family pics with us all. And thanks for the heads up on that hand cream. I'm ALWAYS thinking ahead for someone's birthday or a holiday gift.

  4. You are such a good mom! How fun you are. Love the picture of you and your husband. I'm glad you had such a nice day.

  5. WOW, what an awesome day! you really put in so much effort! Love all the pics.

  6. looks like so much fun to be at your place for Valentines day!!!

  7. Sounds like a wonderful Valentine's Day! Your dinner looks wonderful! I love the last picture of you and your husband.
    Juliana was very happy that it was Valentine's Day on Nick Jr as well.

  8. My goodness... Flynn's dress is so beautiful. And I love your love for holidays both big and small. I love the pretty Valentine breakfast set up. Just perfect. Looks like it was a wonderful day!

  9. This is SO CUTE!!! I am in awe. We did absolutely nothing for V-day this year...I had two doctor's appointments. hahaha - maybe next year!!!


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo