Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! Even when I was single and spent the day alone I still enjoyed participating in the festivities. Probably because I enjoy making things out of paper and what better things to make than cute little Valentines??? I happen to like pink and red hearts and of course GLITTER! Here are some pics of a few Valentine’s I made this year. The first one is the Valentine we gave to Adam’s Doctor. She said it was the only one they had received all day! ūüôā

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I like making Valentine’s but I like my boys way more!! I have cherished spending the day with Bailey, Adam, and Owen! Unfortunately we spent part of it at the doctor’s office (Adam has Strep again!) but as you can tell by this picture, he didn’t mind too much (the sucker definitely didn’t hurt)!

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So adorable!! I wish I had a picture of Owen from today but his Valentine’s outfit is temporarily unavailable due to a massive blowout! Ugh!

Here is a picture of my Hydrangea Bush Bailey gave me! Can’t wait to plant it!

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Bailey and I were going to go on our first “kid free” date ¬†since Owen was born but because Adam has Strep and has been wheezing/needing breathing treatments we decided to stay home. We still made a romantic night of it though. We rigged Bailey’s kindle to function as a mini tv and then put Adam’s Mickey Mouse Sofa in front of it and let him watch some episodes of Mickey Mouse while we watched a movie called About Time. Great movie and great night!

Right now Bailey is at work (he works nights) and both of my boys are asleep. I need to get to bed as well but it is so nice and refreshing to take a few minutes to unwind and process through the day. These times of solitude are a gift from the Lord. My prayer tonight is that all four of us would have an overflowing love for the Lord and for his commandments, and that we would love each other and those around us as Christ has loved us. Here are some verses on the subject of love starting with my favorite passage!

What then shall we say to these things?¬†If God is for us, who can be¬†against us? He who did not spare his own Son but¬†gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?¬†It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died‚ÄĒmore than that, who was raised‚ÄĒwho is at the right hand of God,¬†who indeed is interceding for us.¬†Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
¬†¬†¬†¬†we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.‚ÄĚ
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-Romans 8:31-39
 
If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
John 14:15 
 
You have heard that it was said,¬†‚ÄėYou shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.‚Äô But I say to you,¬†Love your enemies and¬†pray for those who persecute you,
-Matthew 5:43-44
 
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
-1 John 4:7  
 
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
-1 Corinthians 13:4-7
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