Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

I had a wonderful Valentine's Day! On Valentine's day morning Michael fixed heart shaped waffles and bacon. I drizzled chocolate on the waffles and put strawberries on top to add that something special. I also had a red themed tablescape.

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 egg
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!


Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Sounds like a lovely day, Rhonda! Coupon books are the greatest!!!

MiMi said...

Well it sounds like you had a wonderful day! And your cards turned into coupon books turned out fabulous!

Carrie said...

what a great day I love the sugar cookies!

cute cute cute


Miller Racing Family said...

What a great valentine's day. Both the cards and the cookies are so cute. Very thoughtful ideas.
My mom also makes us lunch every Sunday, isn't that such a blessing.
Can't wait to see your book!
Have a great day!

Cathy said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day. Those sugar cookies look so delicious!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a sweet day you had. I love your pictures and those coupons are adorable. Girl you are getting your craft on. LOve it.

Xazmin said...

What a wonderful Valentine's Day...I LOVE your tablescape! I did heart shaped pancakes and called it good!

Also, your heart-shaped sugar cookie pops are fabulous!

Kara said...

Yum cookies! You know, I like the junky cereals too! That makes me laugh. Ben and I get Captain Crunch and Fruity Pebbles most of the time. HAHA. I also scrolled down to see your Valentines-those are amazing!

shortmama said...

Sounds like a beautiful day!

Becca said...

sounds like a perfectly wonderful day!


trippingtiffies said...

wow, you are very creative!!

i found you on aefilkins, love it!

i'm an AR blogger, too.