If I can help make anyone smarter, healthier, safer, and laugh at the same time, I’m all in! February is American Hearth Month.
Be good to your heart and never stop celebrating the joys of Valentine’s Day!
My Valentine surprised me with flowers and DARK CHOCOLATE (healthy heart treats!) from Trader Joe’s, Woot!!! I thank God for loving me through my sweet, thoughtful husband. The Lord is constantly lavishing me with much undeserved grace. Seriously, on our very tight, economic recovery budget, how can I not feel like a rich girl?
I couldn’t resist making this 2013 Valentine scrapbook with captures of the day’s festivities, postings from my loved ones, and some vintage favorites.
Next is our princess who went on a special Valentine dinner date with her Daddy at Ocean Zen, (very swanky for a four-year-old), in Springfield, MO. Mommy got her all dressed up and ready to go! Of course, Daddy bought her a rose for their date. This pearl of a girl was super excited! Want to raise a daughter with great self esteem? This is how you do it Daddies!
Next is a vintage photo that looks like an old romantic movie of their parents (my daughter and son-in-law). I can hear Michael Buble singing Everything in the background. They were newlyweds when this was taken.
Now here’s the girl who has everyone rolling on the floor with her adorable antics. She’s 14 months old and she may take over the White House one day with her cousin (above). At the rate they’re stealing hearts with irrepressible intelligence and charm, I can see it. Our precious baby girl enjoys swings, organic treats, and cries when Daddy leaves for work. She’s fast on her feet, says “Oh Wow!,” and always has a big smile. You can see her intense little thought process at work all the time!
Her beautiful brother, is well…a model boy. Sweet, gorgeous, imaginative, very spiritual, well mannered, a Jedi in the making, and also insists on organic fare. His Mommy and Daddy (my son and daughter-in-law) are pictured below in a very carefully and secretively planned moment where he serenaded her with an original song and asked him to be his girlfriend about 11 years ago. I’m thrilled she said yes to that and to his marriage proposal about 9 years ago. Both my son and daughter married rare gems!
I met my magnificent hubby when I was in my 40’s, so never lose hope in the fairy tale ladies! As a single mom, this is the guy I always wanted for my kids and I. I prayed for them to have a great role model in their lives and even though my children were grown-up when we got married, he was perfect. He is also the best gift for our little ones. He is over the moon for them and they know it and love it. God is always on time! Putting him in the driver’s seat made all the difference and, unlike me, the Lord truly knows how to pick ’em.
Next is a favorite photo of a very special, really cute couple: the Great Grandparents to our babies, that we are blessed beyond measure to have. My Mom is such a beauty inside and out and Great Grandpa is one funny, big hearted guy.
And, though I don’t get to see enough of him and his lovely wife, I like this photo of my Dad sitting here with my amazing sisters, me, my brother-in-law, and my clever, younger brother (right front).
Many people say, “Who will show us better times?”Let your face smile on us, Lord. – Psalm 4:6 You have given me greater joy than any person of power or riches. You always will! My peace is the love between us Lord! Your arms cradle me through my dreams.