Back when both of our parents came for Payton's priesthood ordination weekend we had a big breakfast at our house before church. Sausage, bacon, fruit, pancakes. Scott makes THE best pancakes! Seriously, so good. And he looks pretty great in an apron too. :)
He also grew his hair out to epic lengths and achieved this pretty amazing flip on the back. It was a pretty big topic of conversation in our house in February. Payton referenced this hair flip on his love note to Scott -- "I love dad's hair . . . from the side." And Scott apologized for his hair laziness on his love note to me. He has since had a haircut.
I love it when the kids vacuum out the van. Pretty nice to have a few in-house car detailers.
I bought these wooden arrows from a local shop called Amber's Umbrella and then gave them to myself for Christmas. Ha! Anyone else do that? Anyways, I finally got them up on the wall and I LOVE love them!
Anna decorated this box at home for her Valentine's Day class party. Oh my, her creativity just blows my mind sometimes! The 3D elements, the sun rocking out with headphones, and even starburst wrappers turned into bows! And I love that it looks like a 9 year old made it. Simply adorable!
Our first family bike ride! Now that we all have bikes we'd like to do this more often.
On Valentine's Day morning we had our traditional Love Day breakfast. Chocolate chip muffins, strawberries + kiwi, ham, and orange juice. The kids got a small heart shaped box of chocolate, a small gift (under $10), and a coupon for an ice cream date with mom. I loved that Valentine's Day was on a Saturday this year so we could really enjoy our breakfast and family time together!
And a Valentine's Date for us! We had really late dinner reservations so we killed time by getting dessert first at Sweet Addictions (ice cream cookie sandwiches!), Target for miscellaneous toiletries, 7-Eleven for gas and a soda, Williams & Sonoma where I bought a cheese grater, and finally to dinner at a fish house. It was probably the most random date EVER but we had a great time and just goes to show it doesn't matter what you are doing but who you are with.
On February 21st we drove up to St. George for the day. Jenn's daughter Alyna was going through the temple for the first time and we wanted to show our love & support on her big day. It worked out so nicely that St. George is only a 2 hour drive -- so glad we could be there! Plus, we had never been inside the St. George temple so it was a treat to get to see this beautiful building. Built in 1871, it definitely has a place in church history. And if all that wasn't enough, after the temple session we met up with Jenn's family to watch Alyna open her mission call -- she will be serving in Sao Paulo Brazil for 18 months! Talk about a BIG day!
Sadly, I didn't get a single photo of any PEOPLE. Ugh. But we had a wonderful time.
I DID get a photo of the Waffle Truck and the waffle that I ate on the drove home that night. I may need to take a look at my priorities. :)
On the bright side, we got to see the Habels again a few days later when they returned to Vegas for their flight home. They stopped by our place for a short visit -- Anna showed Belle & Josie how to make rubber band bracelets with a fork, the boys holed up in Conner's room to talk boy stuff, and I got to show Jenn the updates to our house since the last time they were here 2 years ago and have a little debrief on the big event/changes happening in their family. So weird that my best friend has a daughter going on a mission! Guess it means that we are getting old! :)
One last story for February . . . I've been working hard at my LuLaRoe business! I plan to share a post all about it very soon. It has been a lot of work the first month and a half just getting everything set up and rolling but now I'm feeling good and know what I need to do. Here is a photo of me after a big party - the back of the van is a MESS, but a happy mess because it was a successful party. I really should have taken a photo before I left -- haha! Noted for next time.