Wow, it's been a bit. So much to catch up on - hope you all are doing well! Let's see, when we left off, the Jr.'s new love was coming for a visit (and was nervous about meeting us)! We chatted for a bit, and then played games. We played "Uno", "Taboo" and "Cranium".
Hannah is such a sweetie. She was nervous at first, but we got her to chatting and laughing in no time! We all stayed up until midnight
Music to my ears - when the Jr. got back from taking her home, he said
Oh, and my birthday present had arrived! When we were at Biltmore for our anniversary, we saw the original canvas of "The Waltz" painted by Anders Zorn in 1890 (purchased by George Vanderbilt in 1893). And, I fell in love with it.
So, that adorable, super sweet, and super studly husband of mine ordered a replica painted on canvas, and set in the same style frame:
Not only that, he encouraged me to take a good rest, veg out, watch chick flicks all afternoon, and enjoy some stitching
McStudly - I'm running out of ways to tell you just how much I love you and appreciate you.
I've been cooking up a lot of goodies that I found on Pinterest:
I make no apologizies for spending hours on Pinterest! It is FULL of B-E-A-utiful things, and well it being a non-goal oriented activity -it nurtures my feminine side -and the boys are really enjoying the food.
Oh, oh, and I almost forgot - so Pinterest led me to a new favorite blog called The Dating Divas. They have all kinds of great ideas to keep the romance going in your marrige - TOO FUN! So, I saw these Valentine Mailboxes on there today
and went right to shopping for my guys! I ordered them each a mailbox - and starting February 1, I'm going to "mail" them a special note (telling them all the good things about them, how much I love them, etc. and include a little treat in there)! I'll put the flag up and
they can get their Valentine Mail each day before they go to school / work :0)!! I got pink so I could use them for Easter and Christmas, too! Heck, I may use them year round as wonderful as my guys are :0)!!
This week for the Stitch Along with Vickie, I stitched the beauty block
You see, beauty is everywhere. It's all around us - in young love, and old love, in laughter and games, in making pretty meals, in flowers, in chick flicks, in small acts of kindness on a rough day, in embroidery, in art . . . our hearts just have to be open to Receive it.