Monthly Archives: February 2013

The year of the flu

It really has been so hit or miss on my poor little blog lately!  I think this year will go down in the history book as “The Year of the Flu”.  Pregnancy has left my immune system basically worthless and for the last month we have all taken turns passing around a variety of illnesses.  Chills, fever, aches, sore throats, coughing, throwing up… you name it, we’ve had it!  I’ll admit that I’m a little weary and ragged around the edges but I think we are starting to see the end of this (knock on wood).

Valentine’s Day was sweet this year, not romantic, but sweet. 
The kiddos get so much enjoyment out of Valentine’s Day and the anticipation is half the fun!

On Wednesday morning I went to our local tulip farm Dutch Hollow and picked out a bunch of tulips for Valentine’s Day gifts.  Love going to Dutch Hollow!  Gorgeous tulips for amazing prices and it is run by the nicest family!  While we were there buying our flowers, Farmer John (the owner) went out to the field and came back with a pink tulip for Miss E.  She could not have been more pleased!  I also decided I could get used to having 70 tulips sitting in my kitchen!

I was sick with the flu just days before Valentine’s day, but Grammy came to the rescue and made homemade suckers with the boys so they could share them with their classmates.

I got up extra early and packed a special lunch for the boys, complete with a little love letter. 

This is a picture I took of the boys that morning, with the flowers for their teachers.  J wasn’t real keen on being seen holding flowers but I wouldn’t take no for an answer.  G on the other hand could hardly wait to walk into the classroom with his tulips for Mrs. Boone!

After I dropped the boys off at school Miss E and I went to my parents house for breakfast.  My dad had worked all morning to make a special Valentine’s Day breakfast for us!  We’re pretty spoiled girls.

Yes, that’s a little glimpse of my ever-growing belly.  

Later that afternoon, our little school, put on a sweet Valentine’s Day performance for the local rest home.  They did such a good job!  Afterwards they passed out handmade cards, cookies, and hugs.


Cutie cousins :)

That afternoon my husband came home early from work with the flu, so I spent Valentine’s Day evening curled up on the couch with some candy and watched the first two episodes of Downton Abby.  Yes, yes, I know!  I’m terribly behind on the whole Downton Abby obsession, but I’m catching up!

Lastly… it’s that time of year again. 

Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day!  ~April