Valentine's started with some surprise goodies for the kids in their little Valentine's mailboxes. Then for breakfast I attempted to make cinnamon rolls in a heart shape.
Karl had surprised me by sending flowers the day before. I wasn't expecting them and I happened to be having a hard time with one of the kids that day so it really was just the pick-me-up I needed. I also LOVE Gerber daisies so to see a box-full of these big bright flowers brought a smile to my face.
Most of the day was spent getting things done around the house but I did manage to get a couple pictures of the kids in their Valentine's shirts.
That night for dinner I had made a bacon wrapped beef roast with all the trimmings and ended the meal with an Italian Love Cake. It was a new recipe I had been wanting to try. It was good but I think I expected more from it with the amazing reviews it got. Regardless, it was fun trying something new.
|I even tried my hand at making strawberry rosettes. Not sure if I think they look like roses, at least not like the ones I had pictured but no one seemed to mind.|
As much as I know love should be shared all year round and there shouldn't need to be a holiday set aside for such things, I'm glad for a holiday that allows me to step away from my daily ruteen and admire and reflect on those I love. Happy Valentine's Day.