Our Valentine's Day

^^My man children looking handsome in their Sunday best.  Yes, Levi chose the outfit with the green shirt.  He had a death grip on it at the store!^^

Happy Valentine's Day!  

We keep Valentine's pretty low-key around here, for a holiday.  I just want to show my family a little extra special love.  So on Valentine's Day, we busted out the hearts and annual big breakfast tradition.  This year we ate crepes with blackberries.  And the boys also got a surprise!  A heart shaped box filled with chocolates worth just a dollar.  (Bron got a giant Reese's heart!  And yes, Bron brought home a little surprise for me as well.)  Curls ate all his chocolates in four minutes flat.  I was proud of Jed; he had enough self-control to spread his treat throughout the weekend.

After breakfast we went to work making some special Valentine's to share with the boys' neighborhood friends: heart-shaped crayons!  The hardest part was peeling off all the sticky paper on our broken crayon pieces, but the rest of the project was a breeze.  (Basic directions found HERE.)  After naps, the boys proudly walked around the neighborhood with giant grins delivering their goodies and spreading some love.  

On Saturday night Bron and I went out on our big Valentine's Day date!  Actually, we probably would've gone out regardless.  It's been unseasonably warm here this February (My lilies are already poking their green fingers up in the yard!  Ummm, no.  Go back down you crazy plant!) so I suggested we check out the Blue Lakes Country Club and hit a few golf balls--since we're new members and all now.  The membership comes as a perk through Bron's job.  The thought makes me chuckle.  Us?  Country club members?!  Hahaha!  But I am totally thrilled about taking the little boys to the private lake and beach this summer, complete with a water slide.  It's going to be a riot.

So after checking out the golf course, Bron and I met some friends in town for all-you-can-eat sushi.  Yummm!  Then we moved the conversation to Fred Meyer's to walk off our full tummies before meeting another couple at Orange Leaf for some fro-yo dessert.  It felt good to laugh and eat so much!  (It's no secret the way to my heart is good food.)

Nearly eight years of marriage later, I am happy to declare that not only do Bron and I make a great team, but I am just as in love with that man as the day we got married.  (Yes, I sometimes look over and swoon!)  It's a perpetual effort to maintain this level of relationship, but it is so worth it.  I surprised myself; I didn't know this was possible so far into a marriage.  

An all-around great day with the boys I love most.  Happy Valentine's Day!   

^^Exploring the golf course located inside the Snake River Canyon on our date.  Beautiful!^^


  1. Sounds like a fun Valentine's Day! I've always wanted to melt down crayons into new shapes, but haven't done it yet. Membership to a country club... What an awesome perk for a job. We live seriously across the street from a county club, but can't afford membership to it, it's expensive! Kyle would be in heaven if we could walk the minute it takes to get there and hit a bucket of balls at the driving range. It's a little bit of torture to live so close. Enjoy it for sure this summer!

  2. Happy belated Valentine's Day Jessie! I can't imagine how the weather could be so different for us. You have an unseasonably warm winter, and we have weeks of single digit temperatures... It would be nice if the weather could be balanced for both of us. I'm glad you had a great date with your main squeeze; marriage can really be special.


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