Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Celebrating

I am a sucker for anything cute, pink, and mostly-girly. (on the side note: I'm also known to love black, dark, and some would say "morbid" things...go figure) So, valentines day was something I was looking forward to. A day to celebrate how much I love my family and ANOTHER excuse for some baking!

We started our celebrations with our cousins we had been babysitting that week. We decided to put some restless children to work and made sugar cookies for our friends and kind neighbors. (They put up with all the noise for that week, so we thought they deserved some cookies!)

I then broke down and finally did some valentine decorating.

For the actual V-day celebrating, we all exchanged gifts.

Then Larry and I went out the Friday night before and painted some love mugs*note:mugs not pictures. :(

We also went out to dinner at Pizzeria Rustica and enjoyed some brick oven pizza. Oooh! So good! It was so nice to have a night alone.

I am so lucky for the incredible family I have. My sweet husband, who puts up with more drama and high maintenance than any other man. I am so grateful for him, his friendship, support and love. I could never make it in this life without him. (And his sexy looks are a nice side perk for the whole package!)

My darling little Edana, who always makes me laugh and cherish life. Even if we knock heads most of the time, I am always amazed at the wonderful kid she is and how incredibly smart she has become all on her own.

To all my friends and family, near and far: I love you all too! It has helped me so much with different phases and transitions in my life to have all of you there to support and love our little family. We are truly so blessed by your love and friendships.

We hope you all had a lovely Valentine's day! Here is a virtual Valentine's, just for all of you!!


Scanlon Family said...

As always, Jen has to one up me and add pictures! :) That's okay, you can steal my stuff-I'll steal yours. That's what sisters do.
Happy Valentines to your family. We really miss you guys. Has your sanity returned? I think mine has gone the way of the do-do. I'm pretty board today too, so most likely, I'll end up calling you. I always have great, even if not productive talks with you.

Michelle, Chris, and Hallie said...

Those are some incredible Valentine's, Jen! Sooo cute!

The Eliason Family said...

Oh, so cute Jen! I love all of your cards. You are like super card girl! I really like all your pics. You and Larry and Edana have such good ones!