"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Zephaniah 3:17~

I have loved seeing how everyone celebrated Valentine's Day! So fun to take a day and tell those we love how much we love them. We can do that anytime, of course, but I think it's fun to take a day and really say it. Too often we just put it off.

After schooling and lunch I told the kiddies to put on their shoes so we could go on a drive..

To Krispy Kreme! Sweets for our Sweeties.

And hats. You can't eat KK's without the hats :o) Then we headed to the park. It was such a pretty day.

John-John reminding us how Jesus is the ultimate example of love.
The LORD your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.”

There is simply no greater love than that!

We had homemade pizzas and fruit salad for dinner by candle light after Jim fixed the dryer. Poor Jim got home and walked through the door and into the laundry room and noticed that our dryer wasn't working correctly. In our family that is an emergency. I can't imagine what would happen if we didn't do laundry for a day. So thankful for Jim for so many things, and so thankful he has dryer fixing skillz ;o) Romance at it's finest.

We each had a jar and each member of the family wrote what they loved about each person and put it in their jar. This was so fun.

We laughed so hard at some of the responses.

And had some aww moments.

I am so thankful that I am their Mama.

And that he still calls me Valentine.


Kathy C. said...

Such beautiful eyes in the first picture.

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BETHANY said...

Love the jars! We do something similar during Birthday Week and call it "Appreciation Night". Sweet memories made with stuff like that, huh?

Kimmie said...

Such a sweet family you have...what a big bunch of loves you are.

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Heather said...

One of my biggest regrets of homeschooling is that the girls don't get to do "Valentines mailboxes" and exchange notes. I *LOVE* your jar idea and I'm planning on stealing that for next year!

Robin's Reports said...

So fun!! Of course.... doughnuts make the whole day better. Love the jar idea. Cool.

Baby Blessings said...

I love the jar idea! I will have to remember that for next year.

Hope said...

I want to do things like this with my kiddos one day! You are such a thoughtful mother :) I love Nick's laugh in one of the pictures... Man, I miss you guys.

I LOVE you all!!! (even Jim :) )

Hope :)

Deborah said...

I love you so much! This was a precious post!!