It’s Valentine’s Day, the day of love!
In all honesty we haven’t always done a lot to celebrate Valentines Day in previous years, but we have tried to step up our game recently. Why? Because we have little girls! Just because I’m not a “mushy” romantic doesn’t mean that they won’t be. I want them to know that love is worth celebrating (and not just on Valentines Day). So today we celebrate because those sweet little girls are watching and showing them a good example of marriage is always something we find ourselves working to do.
So how do we celebrate?!
For us the celebrating began on February 1st. There have been so many little things going on in our home and preparations that have all led up to today. We have spoken, sent, created, baked, and shared love in so many ways…
From class parties, family valentines, and valentine card snail mail, there has been no shortage of Valentine cards in the Newman house this year. I think we may have even set an all time record high for Valentines sent!
This Valentine season I have been hosting my very first photo challenge with Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me. The challenge has been a huge success, especially seeing it wasn’t announced until the day before it started! Much to my surprise the photo challenge soon turned into a family event in our house when Russ decided to play along too. His approach has been nothing short of hysterical and sometimes adorable. I’ll be recapping my 14 Days of Love photos later this week.
One of our all time favorite ways to celebrate any holiday is with treats. From cakes and cookies to heart-shaped scones and dipped goodies. I have been trying to add some sort of Valentine spin wherever I can. Here are a few of my recent favorites.
For the past several years I have been leaving my family one heart each day telling them something I love about them. This year I have been lining my girls’ door frames and they have been so sweet to tell me thank you every single time I add a new one to their collection. It is such a simple way to show someone you love all the things that make them unique and special to you.
We don’t own many Valentine outfits. But you can guarantee we have been wearing anything pink, red, heart patterned, or that says the word love on it all month long. The girls are doing WAY better in this department than I am. I never realized the lack of winter friendly pink in my wardrobe. Guess I need to go shopping ;)?!
As for our actual Valentine Day plans, we are sticking with our normal weekday routine. I should add that the girls were REALLY disappointed we still had to do school today. “But mom, it’s a holiday!” Russ and I plan to surprise the girls with a little present and for dinner we will have a fancy candle lit, multiple course meal. We might even dress up for the occasion too.
What special ways do you celebrate Valentines Day?
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Now it’s time for Tuesday Talk!
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