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15 February, 2012

Valentine's Happenings

We've sort of had three Valentine's Days around here.  The first one started early last week when a parcel arrived in the post (a package arrived in the mail).  It had my name on it, but really it was for this little one . . .

Grandma and Papa spoiled her with some new hair bows and a heart box just for her . . .

Fun foam hearts, body lotion (the best kind for her eczema) . . .

A new outfit, as well as window clings, and a few other little surprises.  Oh, and a Valentine's card that she has carried around the house almost daily. :)  Thank you Grandma and Papa for spoiling our little one (and for the few little goodies tucked in for us as well).

Our second Valentine's Day was last Saturday.  Each year we have a married couples meeting for the married couples in our church.  We usually have a nice banquet with decorations and a nice, sit-down meal.  This year my husband wanted to do something different.  So, we (hubby and I) prepared and packed picnic baskets for each of the couples that were coming along.  These included sparkling grape juice, pita sandwiches, potato salad, blueberry and white chocolate muffins, chocolates, and . . .

chocolate covered strawberries!  What would Valentine's Day be without these?

We met at the church and my husband gave everyone directions to head out to a park about 15 minutes out of town.  When everyone got to the park we gave them their picnic baskets and each couple headed off to have their own private picnic.  Included in the each basket was a notebook and an envelope with some games for each couple to do together.  There were also many little walks to do together around the park.

We all met back together for some Bible teaching on marriage and a group photo.

Thanks so much, honey, for all the work you put into making this evening special for each couple.

Our third Valentine's Day was actually on Valentine's Day!  Some friends of ours invited my husband and I over for a delicious meal.  Abby got to stay home with Nana and Daddy and Mummy had some grown-up time.  Thank you, Michael and Crystal for all your hard work to make the evening so special.  Crystal out-did herself with chocolate covered strawberries, strawberries and cream, and some other goodies to start off with.  She then made roast lamb, roast carrots, roast potatoes, roast pumpkin, and green bean casserole.  So YUMMY!!!!  I brought some bread rolls and salad to help out as well as dessert.  Tried a new recipe for dessert and it was SO GOOD.  Hopefully I'll post about that soon.

On a side note, it was 10 years ago on Valentine's Day that my husband and I met for the first time.  We both were serving at a Valentine's Banquet.  I love Valentine's Day!

What did you do for Valentine's Day?

1 comment:

mom said...

great photo's of Abby and her box.
She looks like she enjoyed her pretty things. Glad the outfit fit her. Your Valentine's parties sounded like so much fun. Nice to know you have so many loving friends in New Zealand that love you and care for you. Happy Anniversary of meeting Nick. Love ya, mom