Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Day at Our House

"Let's go to Sunflower Market and get lobster tails for Daddy for dinner tonight."

"NO WAY! I hate monster tails."

Well, that's how the day started on Valentines. Little Lasson showing me over and over why he is one of the three people I love most in this world. Thought I'd share our table setting for the day, unfortunately there are no actual dinner pictures. Got so wrapped up in timing the tails correctly and broiling the fish (Tilapia for the boys, no monster tails wasted), that I forgot to pick up the darn camera. One of these days I'll get the hang of this blogging and have professional grade photos for every step. (Wink, wink).

I will share the link for our dessert, because it was soooo good! And it was amazingly easy. Warn you that just a spoonful or two will do, it's so decadent! Enjoy today or file away for a special anniversary or birthday.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cupid's Arrow

Ssshhh, can you keep a secret? I just spent the last 5 hours painting and decorating this little cutie for my little sweetie pie, Josh. I just couldn't keep him under wraps for any longer. He's chubby, darling and bald as a billiard ball (no offense Warren). He's offering his heart and throwing in a bunch of ruby red roses to sweeten the deal. Hopefully he'll snap the heart of my dear husband.

But it does remind me of a poem from a card a dear friend gave me years ago. It goes:
May Cupid's arrow be swift and sleek.
May you not end up with a total geek.

Truth be told there is more than a little geek in my sweet JOSH, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Here's to our eighteen Valentine's days together.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Day of Love

Well, we were "Love Struck" yesterday at Simple Pleasures. Spent the day with a lovely group of ladies creating all kinds of Valentine crafts. Some old friends and made some new ones. We started the day with mini cards and tags and ended with a mini photo album. In between we crated cards, a sweet candy box, a delightful pail of flowers, shared some lunch and had too many laughs to count. I'll share the pictures here so you can get a glimpse of our day. (And maybe those that didn't finish can get them done.)

Halloween, What?

Okay, Okay, I know it's February and snow and cold have been swirling around the city of Colorado Springs. But when you schedule your classes 6 months ahead you find yourself creating odd things at odd times of the year. I has trying out some primitive paper clay sculptures for a class I will teach in the fall. He isn't quite done yet and the photo really doesn't show his true colors, but overall I like the results. Now, I also started a cupid but dang if it takes too long for paper clay to dry!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Month of Love

So, I am always trying to find ways to show my kids I love them, but more importantly show each other the same thing. Being our family is small and are older parents, there will come a time they will need to rely on each other. On any given day they can be the best of friends or mortal enemies. On nights Lasson hasn't snuck into our bed, I know he can be found curled up next to his brother in the top bunk. I asked Harrison if he minded and was met with a noncommital shoulder shrug. When pressed further he told me its OK mom. Secretly I know he likes the company. He was an "only" for four and half years and now thrives in big brotherhood.

Well, back to my project of the day. I made the entire family little love envelopes. We are going to leave message for one another all through the month of February. We had a "Family Home Evening" on loving one another and hopefully it will keep the bickering to a minimum. We'll see, wink, wink!

If I get a few comments, I might just write a tutorial and pattern.