I wanted to post some of our Valentine's Day pictures before I forget. Most of you know that I started a tradition of a "Pink Breakfast" every Valentine's morning. We are in our rental right now so I had to make it all work on this table for 4.
I made Red Velvet homemade cupcakes for my tennis friends and for my Relief Society cooking class. Click HERE for the recipe I used.
I waited until the last minute to make 48 of these goodie bags. I would like to say these didn't take much time but that would be a lie. The bees alone took about 4-5 hours. Then I ran out of time and had to fold over regular white paper and stamp them. That's okay, though, because the children loved them anyway. The bee is from Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge.
I made the following 6 goodie bags in 5 minutes for my 13 year old. She wanted some for her BFFs.
This year my husband started a tradition for my girls that my father (who passed away when I was 22) did for me. He gave them each a box of Valentine chocolates. Each of my daughters was super touched.
My 9 year old (who is such a SWEET boy) wanted to do something special for a little girl in his class. He got her chocolates, a stuffed animal, a rose, and wrote her a poem. He didn't end up giving these to her, as it isn't allowed at school, but what a sweet thought he had. I know that all 3 of my boys are going to make wonderful husbands just like their daddy.
For Valentine's night I ended up going to the mall with my oldest daughter (almost 16) to find a dress for the "modest" prom our church was holding.
In my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church, the youth have a certain set of standards they are asked to follow. They are in categories of dress, media, language, dating, etc. It took us about 3 hours to find a dress that fit these guidelines. I think we did good, what do you think? I am so grateful for my daughters and what great examples they are to me. If you would like to read more about my church's standards for our youth click HERE. To learn more about my church in general click HERE.