Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines Day with the Kiddos plus Outakes!

I admit that I've been in a little bit of a funk since being bummed out about how President Carter's book signing went. It's a 3-day weekend and I have been a lazy oaf. I have a list of things I need to do before going back to work Tuesday and I have been nil at doing any of them. At least the house has gotten some attention. Sort of.

But allow me to add one more diddy from the book signing Fri night (then I'll move on. I promise). I forgot to mention, from the crowd of people taking pictures, the volume of the room was quiet like a library. Chris was the one in the crowd that went, "Thank you, President Carter!" and the President immediately looked up (nothing wrong with the man's hearing at age 82!) and said something very nice like "thank you" or "thank you for coming," or something like that. Can't remember what it was. So there was that. haha On our way out, Chris mentioned, "people were just being so quiet! So I had to say something!" I'm glad he did. :-)

I thank my husband for having such a centrist stance with politics that he can find the good in both sides and see the positives - that is the reason so many people miss out on what a good man President Carter is. They let their own politics get in the way.

Anyway, I was on that soapbox in my last post, so moving on....

We took the kids out for hamburgers last night for Valentines Day, since Chris and I celebrated the night before (the photo above of Christian is early in the day when he found the goofy Heart antennas I wore to work Thursday and Friday...). And we totally forgot about a family member's renewal of vows ceremony yesterday until TODAY. And we feel like real jerks for forgetting.

However, before we realized we totally flaked out on that, here are a couple shots from our evening with the kids. But now I'm trying to think of a gift I can send that says, "we love you. We totally suck and we're SO SORRY!"

It started out a little on the rough end, since Mikelle was in a mood.But then it got better.
Christian and his Daddy enjoying a Chocolate Shake!

Afterwards, we went to Borders Bookstore in the mall and let the kids pick out a book that had something to do with love. Christian picked out a VeggieTales Bob and Larry Book titled "God Loves You" and Mikelle picked out a book about that Critter character going to school on Valentines Day. And yes, I ended up in the bargain clearance section and ended up with a world atlas. Not really in the love theme, but the atlas was something like $7. It's not one of those high quality totally detailed atlases that cost upwards of $50 or more, but it's a good resource to have for the price. And what can I say? Sure, art is my first love, but geography isn't too far behind. So I guess you can find the love "tie in" somewhere in there! And it bugs me when people can't find anything on a map. Even if it the intersection from their house to the nearest 7-11. But that's me being a geography snob. Not very loving, I realize.


  1. Sounds like a nice V=day.

    Meant to say it last post, but I really like what your hair is doing these days. You look great!

  2. I really love the idea bout going to the bookstore and allowing the kids to buy a book on a specific theme. I may have to do that sometime!

  3. Looks like you had a great family day!