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Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Happy Valentine's Day!

This year for Valentine's Day Jeremy and I got up early in the morning and met with our ward to go on a temple trip. We carpooled to Manti and went through the temple together. I had a very positive experience in the session and feel like it was definitely worth the trip. The temple inside is amazingly beautiful. That was mine and Jeremy's first time going inside that temple.

After the temple session we went to lunch with our ward members. I really enjoy the people in our ward and we are blessed to have many friends where we live. Before our food arrived we played games at our table with the people around us.
This is our group, minus a few people who didn't come to lunch.

We rode down with Mike and Kristi. We spend a lot of time with them and their family. :)

Once we got home from Manti, Jeremy and I left to pick up the kids from their sleepovers. Athena and Samantha stayed with Grandma and Grandpa. They were very good and had so much fun they didn't want to leave! I'm happy they enjoyed their stay. Nathan and Alexandra stayed with Lisa. Lisa is very kind to allow them to come over. Nathan is in a difficult stage right now where he tries to get attention by being in people's faces. He had several time outs while we were gone. Even with that, he quite enjoyed his sleepover and overall I think it turned out OK. Alexandra was fine while we were gone, but was sure happy to see us again!

For the evening we went to the mall and Jeremy got me a couple of nightgowns for Valentine's day. It probably doesn't sound really thrilling, but I'm really happy about getting nightgowns! I've never bought me a new nightgown and the ones I have are hand-me-downs from his mom. :) I really love them!

From the mall we went on a cheap date with the kids to Macey's for ice cream. You can't beat ice cream for the whole family for less than $4! At home I had the table decorated with Valentine's gifts and special notes for the kids.

This is what we gave them.

Jeremy and I gave Athena and Samantha a soft blanket with a matching pillow. Nathan received a giant plush ladybug, and Alexandra got a really soft, squishy teddy bear.

So, that's what we did with our day. I think it was one of the best Valentine's days for me. I got to spend my whole day with all the people I love the most!


Shnopa said...

I love all the plush gifts. It's fun to surprise kids with stuff like that. I'm sure they loved it.

I've never been to the Manti temple either. I'd like to go sometime. Maybe we should plan a trip.

Matt and Cristina said...

I'm sad we missed out the temple trip. It looked like so much fun! I love Manti--we were married there. Hopefully, we'll get to go back soon.

Lisa said...

I'm really happy you enjoyed your trip. I was also happy to watch the kids so you could go. I would do it all over again. Even though Nathan had lots of time outs, he was still a fun little boy. I'm glad he and Alexandra came over. :)

Mama Cat said...

Glad you finally made it to Manti. That's where I did my endowments and got married, and then we didn't make it back for several years. When we finally did, I was amazed at how much I'd forgotten about the paintings on the walls, etc. It really is totally beautiful. It's too bad they don't make 'em like they used to! :) Sounds like you had a way more exciting V-Day than we did--I'm jealous.

dena4kids said...

You guys are so nice! We didn't get our kids anything.I did think about it though. Does that count?

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