They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and if that is true, I better be all up in Josh's heart. :) I spent Valentine's Day in the kitchen. Really. I didn't realize that until I was looking through some pictures. But the walllpaper doesn't lie, and most of our festivities happened in the kitchen. I'll show you.
Anyway, we had a great time that night. It was all finger foods and I could seriously live off of chips and dip and chicken salad sandwiches. And the desserts were to die for! However, they weren't all finger food. There were some pies. But let me tell you, we ate them too! That reminded me of a time many, many moons ago not long after Josh surrendered to preach. Josh wasn't preaching yet, we were still just members of a church. But I made the mistake of making key lime pies because the recipe I had would make two. I took one for a finger food event and one to give to a family that was moving. Well, the kitchen lady informed me my pie was not finger food and would not serve it! Then, the family told me they wouldn't be able to travel with theirs. I was ready to tell everybody where they could put those pies! I know, that is so not preacher's wife like at all. I promise I didn't actually say that. Out loud. Oh well, we had a lot of pie to eat. And I now ONLY take finger foods to finger food events. Live and learn. :)
After the eating the kids played some hopscotch and I love this picture because I caught a genuine Kate smile, which is very tricky these days.
We had a low key day. Josh and I are planning to celebrate on Friday. The kids had a big day at school. They had a "Glow Dance" during P.E. where the kids played Just Dance on the Wii. It had been the talk of this house all last week. I had learned that Sarah had been asked to go by two boys! She said they ended up not having to have partners (Praise the Lord!), but she did eat lunch with one of the boys and his Mom. Already meeting the parents! I am so not ready for this. Eli told us Sunday that he still hadn't picked a Valentine. He told us he would just wait and pick fast so he didn't have to think about it. Then, when I asked him about it yesterday he told me the name of a girl and said he asked her because she was the only girl close enough to talk to. We are definitely going to have to have some talks before it is time for him choose a wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
It was exactly what I wanted though and I realized last night that 19 years ago Josh and I shared our first Valentine's Day together in Ms. Barfield's fifth grade class. We didn't speak to each other or anything, but we were in the same room together. :)
I hope that you all had a great Valentine's Day and felt very loved!