{Love Day Recap}

Valentines Day is a big deal in our home.  Honestly I think the excitement level is pretty close to Christmas around here.  Is it a girl thing?  Is it the cards, the chocolate, all the extra free love floating around?  Not quite sure, but I'll take it.

The day started with a surprise breakfast. The girls woke up early all on their own and made us waffles, fruit and juice.  They were so excited and proud.

This year we gave the girls {Love Coupons}.  I printed them on cute little hearts and hung them around the fireplace.  We included things like "Good for one ice-cream cone....Good for one lunch at school...." they loved these and were already planning when to use them.  Then we sent them on their annual scavenger hunt.

Do your kids love scavenger hunts?  We do them a lot and they seriously can't get enough.  We made the clues pretty tough this year and we made them each their own hunt so there would be no hurt feelings and racing about.  That kind of thing can steal the love quick don't ya think?

stationery...a new shirt and sweater...and a box of chocolates from Daddy....

I think one of our loveliest gifts this year was our weather.
We went from -9 to about 35 in just a few days.
See how excited they looked all ready for school with their valentines and their 
light-weight winter coats!!!

Aubrey had been feeling rather yucky the whole weekend, so she was still sleeping here...she got her Valentines love a bit later.

that little sweetie loves books

After school we decorated cupcakes to share with friends and had a lovely dinner...
homemade heart shaped ravioli of course

what do you think of that picture of us?
I guess that's what you get when your sugared up girls are behind the camera!!:)
They all looked that way....  
all 25+ of them....
Finally we just said forget it...time for bed.

Hope your Love day was filled with smiles and laughter.
Have a happy day,


  1. So sweet. Love your scavenger hunt! Thankfully the temps are warmer and Izzy's fever is gone. Now 24 hours of keeping her home, and she can head back to school. :)

  2. Looks like a day filled with love at your house! Super cute cupcakes...love the vintage toppers. We do a scavenger hunt on birthdays...it started when Brady was 2 and loved Dora...and it's just come to be expected every year.
    Homemade heart ravioli? Does that husband of yours work?! :)

  3. looks like you had a lot of fun for Valentine's day. I love the toppers on your cupcakes so much fun.

  4. Valentine's Day is a HUGE deal here too. Maybe it is a girl thing. Scavenger hunts are also high on the fun list. Love your Love Coupons gift. Stashing that idea away for next year.

    And, LB used to LOVE that book. Is it "Where's Mommy?" Can't remember the title. But it was a big favorite for a long time. :)

  5. Awww so sweet! We do lots of scavenger hunts here, the girls love it!


  6. I LOVE the fuzzy picture of you and your hubby. It is priceless and it tells a sweet story! :) Looks like a fun day. I love Aubrey's little pjs! Love all the pictures and the happiness I see in all of them. Valentine's Day is not really huge in our house, but it's still a lot of fun!

  7. We ate heart shaped ravioli too (store bought however)!! And on V'Day we too had a nice break from the cold with nice mild temps! Love that you guys do the scavenger hunts too ... that's a special thing with my girls and their dad - he prepares them when the girls and I travel so each time they come home a scavenger hunt awaits them ... Happy Valentine's, Cindy!!

  8. Oh, I can't wait until my kids are old enough for scavenger hunts. Looks like so much fun.

    What a great day and wonderful memories you are creating for your girls.

  9. yep... we hide all gifts now.. or should I say I do... ha ha! I have given up on clues...now I just put a secret clue... like hearts near the "hot" area... or whatever applies to the holiday... anyway... lucky duck with home made ravioli!! love the blurry picture!

  10. Cindy, I love the blurry picture of the two of you. At least you remember to always take one... I don't have one of Scott and I in too long!

    Thanks for coming over to my blog. For the "photoshoot" I used 4 large pieces of white foam board. (I got it at Staples for about $15 total). I put it up in the sunniest room and angled one into Anna's face to catch the light. One she sat on. And two were standing up behind her (I taped them together like a wall) It ended up working out great. Those white foam boards are perfect for brighening up no flash photos. Thanks for asking, tara
    have a great day!

  11. I love that photo Cindy!! So sweet!!