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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Valentine's Day

A few pics of the kids waiting to open their boxes.  Just when I think my kids are impatient, they surprise me!  Last night, after dad got home, we ate dinner, then we go to open their boxes...and they are just waiting there in the living room for John and me with their boxes in front of them!  They didn't sneak peaks, they waited.  I love my kids!  They were so grateful for everything!  They made notes for each other.  John got a car from Matthew and a bag of cereal and I got a bag of oatmeal from him.  Mark had made a picture of us at a table with a heart over it, and he gave John one half and me the other---he is clever...we had a puzzle to put together from it.  We are not we without both of us!!  Katie wrote cards and Melissa designed little crafts for all of us!  I found a student at the school of our church who is amazing with her clay creations!  I had her make each of the kids a charm for necklaces---two angry bird charms, a normal bird, and an artist pallet.  They turned out great!
John and I gave each other a budget of a small amount of money for each other to spend on the other.  John said it was super duper hard to stay within the amount!  I thought it was fun and we really needed to keep our numbers small, so it was pratical:).  Some day, we will not need to be practical, in the past there have been times we could be "not" practical, but this Valentine's it was a practical challenge.  It's a season:).  Seasons come and go!  I look forward to another season, but appreciate what the Lord has provided in this time.


Jen said...

So great that your kids were so patient! Sounds like they got some great, thoughtful gifts.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

i think of that "spending practical on our spouses" i think one day the kids will be gone and we can spend...but then i realized we'll prob have grandkids and there goes that theory again! haha