Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

Although it's over...a belated HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! (Actually, I was writing this last night when my internet connection suddenly disappeared and I was not able to reconnect until after I talked with my server this morning. So...here we go! I'll just continue from where I was...

2/14/11 -

Today John and I celebrated 23 years of marriage. Our children got together last night and took us out to dinner at Denny's in Lamar. What a joy and blessing it was to look upon each of the sweet faces of our children, their spouses, and our beautiful grandchildren as they gathered around those pulled-together tables laughing and talking and sharing with one another. There were 19 of us in all. Little did John and I know when we started out on this crazy adventure all those years ago that we would be so extremely blessed as we are today! We are so thankful for the family that God has blessed us with! Praise the name of the Lord!

2/15/11 -

For the past 8 years we have held an on-line Valentine exchange for the homeschoolers on our Yahoo group. This year we added to that experience by hosting our first in-home Valentine exchange and party for the local members and, boy! Did we ever have have fun! There were games, sweet treats, valentines galore, lunch, and even tea for some of the moms (some of the moms had to leave before we got that far). Here are few pictures of the morning's events...

Our Littlest Valentine - Granddaughter Sarah Kathleen

Isn't This A Fine Looking Group Of Girls And Boys?

Cookies and Cupcakes - Aren't They Pretty?

Playing A Game

Chocolate-covered Strawberries - Beautiful!

Valentine Goodies

Tea Time

Homemade Valentines

(And, by the way, there were three big guys here, too, but they didn't make it into any of the pictures. :)


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