Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Who is your Valentine?
Do you have more than one?  
These are mine (all smiling at the same time!)

Today Abby and Luke are at school, taking part in Valentine festivities, Levi will be having a little playdate with some friends, and my main valentine and I will be out for a Valentine lunch… alone!  I’m looking forward to a lunchtime date with my main squeeze.  
Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday, isn’t it?  It’s kind of like Thanksgiving.  Of course, we love our family members all year long, but today is a day to reaffirm that.  I love how my 4 year old Luke puts it when he says, “I love you on purpose!”  Isn’t that how it should be?  Not just a fly-by emotion, but a conscious choice to love one another… that’s what it really comes down to.
We printed out bag toppers for Luke’s class and filled bags with Twizzlers.  Abby’s class was a little bit harder.  What do you top an 8 or 9 year old boy’s bag with?  I couldn’t find anything that didn’t have hearts all over it, or any that didn’t scream of undying devotion, or silly flirting.  She’s only 8 for goodness sake.  Won’t that be here soon enough?  I finally got out my supplies and made these:
What pirate doesn’t want a little sparkle in their lives?
I also took part in a handmade Valentine exchange this year!  I joined up with Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects and was paired up with Jen, from Washington!  She blogs at At Home in the Northwest and she sent the cutest gifts!  I displayed the garland on my mantel right away!  Thank you, Jen!  I hope you got yours in time!
And I sent her these…

Ukelele not included.  And yes, I bought one of those chocolate bars for myself.  The whole family enjoyed that treat!  
So how are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?

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