Little McFelius McBee is a bit under the weather with pneumonia :( We have been so cooped up, there must be something to do! McFelius is always happy, even when he's sick.
We decided to try some mini cupcakes. The great part about minnies, they cool in less than 10 minutes, easy to frost....but unfortunately you forget that you've popped 10 in the air and caught them in your mouth....and now you're sick. Very green feeling....frosting green feeling.
Anyway, they were fun to make! I lined a jelly roll pan with foil, placed mini liners in rows and filled. Bake around 10-15 minutes....perfect!
I got a bit carried away with the frosting, candy kisses, sprinkles and whipping cream (good grief!!) Anyway, they were yummy--probably fat free! Hopefully this will hold me over until Saint Patrick's day.
Oh, to be young again! Aaron, Chelsea, Kyle and Brittany posing for pictures before the Spring Dance. They started the day off with brunch and ice skating. After the dance tonight they will come back and watch movies.....FUN!
Jeannene, over at Love Conquers All......she's in need of some hugs and smiles right now.....so if you get a chance, please send prayers her way.
What a beautiful surprise my friend Jeannene, of Love Conquers All sent me :) Thank you so much!
Jeannene has been busy making these artful beauties for a wonderful mixed media swap she participated in. She also sent me chocolate purse candies, chocolate sweethearts (yes, I love chocolate) and lots of embellishments. Thanks again, I love everything :)
Valentine's Day was wonderful. My husband took me to the Timbermine restaurant. Yes, it's a steakhouse, and I don't eat red meat but they have yummy chicken! I'll have to admit, I go for the delicious Mud Pie!
When we got home from dinner, I gave the boys their Valentine gifts and a few were waiting for me :) Jake gave me a precious purple and pink jewelry box and I was spoiled with See's candies, flowers and a "big girl" jewelry box :) What a beautiful night :)
Yummy Waffles today for breakfast and just a relaxing day ahead. We're off to play in Jake's playroom.....Have a lovely weekend :)
Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorites. I'm not sure if it's the early signs of Spring ahead or all the love and romance.
I never really dated much in high school, so maybe this day has not always been a favorite. Remember when they would pass out carnations in school to those lucky girls with a secret admirer? I would look forward to this day but at the same time know that I would never get a flower. I would hold my breath as they walked by, but no flower this year I'd say. I tried to play it off like it didn't matter and it was no big deal--but to a hopeless romantic....a Pisces as well, this was a heart breaker :( To this day carnations are banned from my home :) lol
My mom would always make this day special when I got home from school. Sweet little gifts would await. She sure does have a knack for gift wrapping and making things pretty. This is my favorite memory of Valentine's Day when I was young. I passed this along to my boys, making sure they always get a heart shaped box of treats and a special card. They love this, even though they don't like to admit it to everyone. :)
My husband is now making up for the lack of romance in my life. He spoils me every single day and I still cannot imagine why. Where did I get him? Why am I so lucky? I do tell myself this everyday.
The cute little books shown above were a gift from my husband years ago. It's funny how you look through something when you get older, and it seems like the first time---you appreciate things so much more :) Some of the pictures are from the sweet little books ahead.
If I didn't know better, I would think this was a picture of my mom and dad. They have a black and white silhouette exactly like this. The hair style is almost exact on my mom.
A yummy strawberry cake recipe for you. You can change out the berries to your liking.
Happy Valentine's week....Tell someone you love them :)
Grow Old Along With Me....... The best is yet to be, The last of life for which the first was made. Robert Browning 1812-1889 English poet