Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Things I Absolutely Love

I absolutely love Valentine's Day.  I know that there are many people who say it's a Hallmark holiday but for me Valentine's Day is just pink and red and sweet and lovely. It's a time to put a just little more love out into the world.  Plus, our house looks super sweet with hearts on each window and the festive table cloth on the kitchen table!
I absolutely love walking into various rooms and discovering where Emma's babies are tucked in that day. Today our room was the room of choice.
I absolutely love that Emma did all this on her own. From the gathering of materials, to tracing her hand to the gluing. I absolutely love that the girls can now get to all these wonderful craft materials anytime the desire to create strikes them. And yes, hand turkeys are always in season.  
I absolutely love that the cookie delivery today turned into an impromptu play date and chat with friends. 
I absolutely love the new Valentine mailboxes we bought at Target today. I love that they are bigger than the ones we've had before and that the door is hinged. I love how much the girls love this sweet little tradition that we started all those years ago. I love how excited they get each day when they check to see what's been left in their mailboxes. But most of all, what I absolutely love, is that I get to leave each girl a sweet little love note (and maybe a little something sweet with it too). 
I absolutely love how much love Dave has poured into this dollhouse. Each shingle that is painstakingly placed gets it one step closer to being finished. I love that he's creating a family heirloom, one that I hope is treasured and loved for generations to come.  


What I absolutely love the most is this incredible life and the amazing family that I get to share this journey with. And that, my friends, really is the best Valentine of them all!


  1. What wonderful things to love about your life. Enjoy it all!

  2. I absolutely love everything about this post. Especially the dollhouse. And the Girl Scout cookies. I don't have a Girl Scout yet, and none of our friends here have any, either, so no cookies for me. :( xo

  3. What a beautiful post! Can't wait to see the finished doll house..

  4. Thanks friends! It was fun to put this post together! At first I wasn't sure how I would be able to tie all these pictures together. A little time away and finally it all fell into place! Thanks for stopping by! It's always such a treat to have comments from you girls! xo