We had plans to have breakfast at the Castors with them and the Kershes. In the van on the way Jason gave me a love letter. It was beautiful. I was left sobbing. He always knows just what to say. I don't have his gift of eloquence, so all I can say is that I love him so desperately and admire him deeply. I am so blessed, so proud, so delighted, so thankful that he is my Valentine today and forever.
Each child had "Jesus loves_____" with their name inserted in front of the chair they were supposed to sit in and they all had Valentine cups with their names on them. Can I just say "I want to be Rachel when I grow up!!" She amazes me! She is a walking Martha Stewart (but way nicer :)) and not for her own glory, but because she loves to serve her family and others. She does such a wonderful job! I LOVE that I have a friend who thinks it is important to take the time to write Scripture all over paper that children are going to eat and spill on. She told me that when she was figuring out what she could "skip" in all the preparing it was not going to be adding Scripture to the table setting. I am so thankful to know her. Thanks you Rachel for your wonderful hospitality!!
After our super yummy breakfast the kids played - and wow, these kids play so well together! here is Pip playing with "her Jude" (that what the big kids call him ... "Look Piper, it's your Jude" so sweet). The older kids worked on talent show routines.
Madison and Emma were the "Sparkle Spirit Style Girls" and performed an American Girl song. they were great - choreography and all.
Here's Creed doing a little "hip-hop" dancing to the W's "The Devil Is Bad."
Later, the kids went out and just played away in the driveway and back yard. I guess this is what boys think of Valentine's Day!