Friday, February 12, 2016

The Highlights

It was a fun, love filled week at our house.  

We LOVED seeing the Broncos win the Super Bowl last weekend and have enjoyed all of the Peyton Manning coverage this week.  We packed in lots of Valentine's Day goodness and tried to ignore the cold/cough/sore throat we all seem to be battling.  I think Olive is trying to prepare me for having a newborn again because she's been waking up in the middle of the night all week long.  We're all due for some good sleep.  We loved having a couple of snow days and spent some extra time snuggling in our pjs this week.  On to the good stuff...

// 1 //
My husband surprised us by sending flowers yesterday.  He said he was expecting a package in the afternoon and asked if we'd be home to sign for it.  Turns out the package was FLOWERS!  The card said. "To my valentines."  Olive was thrilled and kept saying, "Daddy sent us flowers for love day!"  I love the mix and they are really pretty.

 // 2 //
We made lots of yummy treats this week.  Kevin had a luncheon at work so I made pretty pretzels for it.  They were delicious and turned out really cute.  We sampled a few and gave the rest away.  Then we made Butterfinger Blizzards for a little stay at home date night dessert.  I finally found some Valentine's Day Funfetti and am hoping to whip up a batch of cupcakes this weekend.

// 3 //
We went home for the weekend last week and my parents hosted a super cute Valentine's Day lunch for my siblings and their families.  Everything was so cute and delicious.  My mom made fried chicken, yummy sides and her ding dong cake - it was her best yet.  Olive and I were going to share until she took her first bite.  Then she said, "No Mama.  Dis cake is just for me!"  I don't blame her :)

// 4 //
 I got to catch up with my friend Jacque while we were home and see her new house.  It was so much fun and it's funny how things change as you get older.  We used to plan late night get togethers when I came in town and now we work around nap times and our girls.  We enjoyed time with family and were spoiled with donuts, football food and got to do a little shopping.
// 5 //
We made our valentines and got them sent out to friends.  I wasn't sure how much Olive would enjoy painting them so I only planned for her to do a few at a time.  Turns out she loved it and sat at the table for nearly an hour painting.  We used brushes, sponges and forks to come up with our card designs.  We even talked Kevin into painting hearts with us.   

Be sure and check out my favorite posts from this week:

I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!
Do you have any plans for Valentine's Day??
We're going to eat some yummy treats, relax and just enjoy spending time together.


  1. I looks like you had such a fun week! The flowers are beautiful! The Valentine's Day Cards you made are so cute! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Those flowers are so pretty! I'm not a huge flower person (give me food every day.)But those are so gorgeous!

  3. What a fun week! That chocolate cake is beautiful! :)

  4. You had such a festive week!!! I love chocolate dipped pretzels and yours look amazing!!

  5. Aweeee I love it all! Especially the flowers and the pretzels! I love making those for teachers. Goes great with coffee! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  6. The flowers are gorgeous and so sweet! :)

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's

  7. I love all the love going around at your place. So so fun! Have a great weekend!

  8. Looks like you had a fun week! Those flowers are very pretty!

  9. What a lovely week! We don't have any official plans but we for sure wanna do something fun and I am going to make a Valentine themed breakfast. Those flowers are gorgeous. So thoughtful of Kevin to send those to his two Valentines.

  10. What a fun week, despite the sneaky cold symptoms! I love that Elizabeth is calling Valentine's Day "Love Day". Thank you, Daniel Tiger :) Hope you all get to catch up on your sleep this weekend!

  11. Those flowers are gorgeous! He's a keeper! :) And those pretzels looked delicious! I may have to whip some up too this weekend. Hope your Valentine's weekend is as full of love as your week was! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

  12. wow my friend what a great week! ive been feeling down with a cold lately boo so hopefully it goes away! so glad i found your blog and cant wait to read more!

  13. So- first- I am feeling your pain with a waking up in the middle of the night toddler! My James has been doing the same thing!! Little stinker! And OMG. those pretzels look AMAZING!! I can only imagine how yummy they were- but they look SO pretty too! And I love Olive's Valentines she made- they really turned out SO cute!
    Have a great weekend!

  14. So much deliciousness in this post!!! Beautiful flowers too!! Isn't it great getting to catch up with friends?!?

  15. Your Valentines are just so cute! I don't blame Olive one bit for not wanting to share that cake either! Hope you are having a great Monday.

  16. Those valentines are adorable. Homemade valentines are the best. Those flowers are super pretty.

  17. Yeah, I'm going to move to Indiana so you can be my neighbor and make me deliciously festive treats.


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