Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Valentines Celebration

Happy Valentine's Day!
Dinner was steak on the grill and mashed potatoes with sparkling grape juice for everyone. Daddy toasted to God who gave us all of our wonderful blessings. After we ate, daddy read
from I Corinthians 13.
The children each got a valentine basket. Think I spent about $40.00 in all for our Valentines Day. Most items came from Dollar Tree, including the baskets (which we 2/$1.00) and most of the small toys. We also each bought each other valentine cards, like the would do in public school, and exchanged those. It was a blast.

Here is what our table looked like after clearing the dishes and getting ready for cake.
I decorated the table with a plain red table cloth from Christmas and this inexpensive place mat. Oh, and the candles. Each got a candle next to their plate to symbolize that they are each a light in this world.

I had never made a red velvet cake from scratch. I thought about using a box but wanted to try from scratch. I got the recipe from here , but admittedly, I will probably just buy a mix next time. The cake was rather dry. The icing, however, was a delicious white chocolate and cream cheese icing. It will be a keeper.
Here is youngest son with his most favorite toy in his basket.

Here is oldest son with his most favorite toy from his basket.

Here is daughter with her most favorite toy in her basket.
As we ponder our Valentines experience, I wish to leave the verses that dear husband read last evening.
'Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity enviety not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh not evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth:...And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. I Corinthians 13:1-8;13 (KJV)
May your Valentine Day and each day be filled with Charity. Blessings, Suzie

1 comment:

Lepidoptera said...

Our girls like Strawberry Shortcake too, and kites make me think of March winds which will soon be here and Spring. The paddle ball is something that our children recently discovered at a neighbor's house. That might make a good addition to our household too.