Monday, February 15, 2010

Our Family Valentine's Day

We had a GREAT Valentine's weekend!! Brett had the day off on Saturday, but was planning on doing some sandblasting for most of the day. But he found out that the trucks he was going to sandblast weren't ready yet. So instead, he asked me if I wanted to go snowmachining. We all thought that sounded like fun and headed up.

Kathy was so kind to keep Brooks as we bundled up the rest of us and headed out. We didn't get too far when one of the snowmachines broke down. So we just took turns riding the good one. I didn't think Brynnlee would last very long, but she loved it! I think we were out for about an hour and she didn't complain once. Brett was so proud.

Brynn looked so funny with her big helmet head!

Here we are heading out to snowmachine as a family!

Me, Austin, and Aubree

Brett and Brynnlee

Then on Sunday morning, I had set out these treat cones, one for each of the three older kids, filled with candy. They went on their heart hunt to find hidden hearts around the house. While Brett was making us breakfast, the kids painted the hearts that they found and were so excited to find hidden messages on each one!

After breakfast, we got ready and went to church. Right afterward, the kids and I went and heart-attacked a girl's door up on campus that we know. Then we headed home and worked on making our special Valentine's Day dinner. The kids helped me decorate the table with lots of candles and candy. They were so excited to eat dinner in the candle light. And that was pretty much the extent of our Valentine's weekend.

Brett and I decided not to do gifts this year. Instead we just all spent time together with each other. We so rarely get to do that, it was such a treat!! And really, Brett couldn't have bought me anything that I would like more than to just spend time with him. I have to say that this was the BEST Valentine's Day/Weekend I've ever had! I so love my little family!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Finishing Projects

I finally got my bow boards finished and up. They are so handy and cute!! I'm making another one for my sister. So when I do that, I'll take some pictures and post instructions.

And we FINALLY got these boards finished and up. Well, almost finished. I'm still going to put clothes pins on my message board so that things like drawing from the kids, wedding announcements, papers from school, and so on, don't take up the metal board space. But that should be fairly painless to do.
Yay for getting things done!