Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Day

I realize Valentine's Day was two days ago. These days I always seem to be a few day behind-- especially in my blogging.

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day.

Below are the beautiful white roses my husband came home with. I LOVE them. The white is so pretty. I found myself thinking I understand why they must be Our Lady's favorite flower.

I have several small heart shaped cake pans. Decided to make rice krispie treats for each of my children who still live in town....(of which there are only THREE:-( Two were left here on the table where my girls would be sure to find them. The third? I left that one on the piano because that's the best place to be sure John finds something. teehee

And then for hubby....his favorite Dutch Apple pie. Actually, it's a family favorite of all of ours.

I spent most of the day writing valentines for our family and making these treats. I wrote a note in each one for my children telling them why their dad and I are proud of them. Then the out-of-town ones needed to be mailed (to arrive late anyway :-) I also needed a few things to make the above creations so I made a trip to the store.

The whole project took nearly the entire day. I found myself wondering if this was over the top. It's not like everything else I had to do was neatly completed. No. Not at all. But it brought a smile to the faces of my husband and children. And isn't this flexibility one of the many great benefits to being a stay-at-home mom? I hope it wasn't just rationalization on my part because...truth to be was a lot of fun.


Pat said...

I totally agree that this is just the thing we should be doing. Of course the treats were a tangible way of saying "I love you". The notes are something even better. I think it is important to write down what we think of our children so that they can read it over again and remember just how much they mean to us.

At 10:30 Monday night I remembered that I wanted to do just that, so I put off going to bed to make a valentine for Tom and to email the rest of the kids to tell them how proud I was of each of them, and how thankful I was for them. Not as thoughtful or tasty as yours, but just about all I could squeak out that day :)

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Pat, how 10:30 I probably would have made a mental note for next year. We each do what we can, don't we.

Suzanne said...

Over the top? I think not. I know it isn't about St. Valentine's more serious things when we do this, but we speak of hugging our family members..saying I love you...Valentines Day is a day to try to make up for the many hugs or kindnesses we miss during other times of the year. I usually do a little something like this for each of my kids, but this year we had Danny's surprise late b.d. party Sunday evening and I was pooped! I'm just glad I did this all the other years..hoping they recall this one day! :)

Mimi said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Lovely!

Jenny said...

Looks like a beautiful and yummy St Valentines day. We had a priest whose sister would always make him a lamb cake for Easter. When he was reassigned and lived a couple of states away, she would make a rice-krispy lambs cake becasue it was easier to mail!

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Anonymous said...

No wonder Jim likes Rice Krispy treats so much!

<3 Christina, Kelsey, and Valerie

P.S. You are SO cool!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Christina, Kelsey, and Valerie! How nice of you to visit my blog. Now I feel bad I didn't send any to Jim :-) I'll have to do that--so he can share them with you all too.

Ebeth said...

I love those white roses, too! Absolutely know why Our Lady loves them so as well.

Rosemary, happy be-lated Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

Aww, thanks! You are so sweet! Yours look way better than what he gets in the cafeteria! It must be because they are made with love :)
<3 Christina, Kelsey, and Valerie

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Ebeth, thank you. And to you too!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Christina, Kelsey, and Valerie. I'm going to send Jim rice krispy treats to share with all of you. Thank you both.