I know it's been almost a week since my Valentine's post part one. Since that post I have had : one child with an ear infection, one husband with a sinus infection, one child with an unknown random pain in her tummy for a day, one teething child (second tooth broke through, hallelujah), one child with a sore throat and aches... and I, myself, was the unfortunate recipient of mastitis. (If you don't know what that is, don't look it up…and pray you never get it. And all the nursing mom readers shouted a unanimous AMEN.)
So having submitted my sick note(s), I hope you will excuse me for the tardiness of this post.
By the way - I LOVED reading all of your Valentine's blogposts over the weekend- thank you so much for linking to them in the comment section !
This post will be photo heavy and short on words, because we have the computer guy coming here in one hour to fix our iCloud problem for the third time…grumble grumble… and my house looks like something out of a horror movie. As do I. So please excuse me (again!!) while I dump a bunch of pictures, and then attend to things here on the home front.
Oh, one more thing before I do - these photos might make it look like everyone has nothing but love and happiness oozing from their every pore on Valentine's Day. I don't want to dispel that notion, but I do want to balance things out, in case you are a reader who finds his/herself feeling angst or anger after leaving A Perfect Lily. We do not have a perfect family. We don't claim to. I don't claim to have the perfect marriage, the perfect kids, the perfect life…the only thing I will acknowledge is that I have a perfect Lily. I think we can all agree on that. I felt the need to post that little disclaimer because of a situation that happened recently online…I'll spare you the details, but the reason I blog or post pics on Instagram about my wonderful family and kids and holidays is not because I think things are perfect… but because they are good. They're more than good, they're fabulous. And not because of anything we've done, but because of what a loving and gracious and forgiving God has done in our lives. True story.
Moving happily forward…. or forward happily, whichever my high school English teacher would have preferred…. here is our Valentine's morning.
|caleb gave his sisters cards and candy. because he's caleb like that :)|
Someone last Friday asked about the song "That's Amore" - originally I started playing it on Valentine's morning because I had the soundtrack to Babe, and it was the only song I could find on our computer that had a Valentine's Day type theme at the time. Sam wanted to show the kids the original song on youtube, done by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis …if you're anything like my brother, you will laugh your head off watching it. Or, if you're like me, you will watch it and imagine someone dragging their fingernails across a chalkboard for three minutes. Different strokes for different folks ! (Hey, we aim to please all kinds of readers here on the blog.)
|can you tell who are in the chalkboard camp, and who are not ???|
|to me, from abbi. i heart her.|
This next little series is from my date with my grandson. Lily and I took him balloons and candy, and then we visited the coffee place where Kenzie works. She met us there for our date, and we snapped numerous photos while Lily and Koa consumed hot cocoa, jelly beans, muffins, and cookies. I'm sure Jason and Naomi were SOOO happy when I brought their son home, loaded up with enough sugar for 14 days. But that's what nanas are for on Valentine's Day, right ? #nextyearwewilltrythefarmersmarket #maybe
Half an hour til the computer guy comes, and I still look like a zombie, so….
….happy Wednesday !!