After breakfast, we headed off to church to teach our class. I really love this age group and particularly this class. They are so sweet and so CUTE! I wanted to make a treat for the class.
What is better than decorated sugar cookies? How about heart-shaped sugar cookies on a stick. I made these for my Sunday school class and for my niece and nephew then stuck them in a heart-shaped basket. How cute would this basket be painted!
I have to thank my friend Kenlie for the great recipe! If you need a great sugar cookie recipe here it is:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cream butter and sugar, add egg and mix. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Refrigerate dough 2 hours. Roll out dough 1/8 in. thick on lightly floured surface, dip cutters into flour before each use. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on cooling rack for 5 minutes, remove from sheet and cool.
After church, we went to my mom's house. She fixed us a wonderful lunch like she does every Sunday. We played a fun game of Shanghi and visited for a while.
Once home Michael wanted to make us a nice dinner. He made baked chicken, biscuits, greenbeans, and potatoes. It was a nice treat. I love when he is the chef for the night.
I also gave the boys and Michael the gift I made them. I sent the boys candy with a sports drink and balloon to school on Friday, but I wanted to do a little something on Valentine's Day too. I saw this idea at Jen's and fell in love. It is a Valentine coupon booklet. They were so fun to make and the boys loved it. Michael liked it too and told me how creative I am, and how he appreciates that in me.
These are so cute and fun! I love them. If you have not been to one of my favorite crafty blogs you have got to go today! My darling friend Jen @ TatortotsandJello even has an Etsy shop. She has made me two necklaces that I love.
It was so funny. I guessed which coupons my boys would like the best and I was right. Caden: Chuckee-Cheese, One box of cereal...your choice, and a dessert of your choice. Cameron: Wii game rental, cereal, and Lokomotion. I only buy the healthier cereals like Bran Flakes, Kashi cereals, etc. My boys are always wanting to buy Reese's Puffs or something else when they are with me. That is why I knew that coupon would be a hit.
After the boys were in bed, Michael and I wanted to watch A Walk in the Clouds, but our VCR is broken, so we watched Fireproof. We also had a wonderful heart to heart talk as we cuddled on the couch. Michael is turning my blog into a book for my Valentine's day gift. I am in the process of doing this, and I could not think of a better gift. I love my main squeeze!