It has been a week of celebrating~
Jude’s first school Valentine’s Day party. I was volunteering that day and I felt like an excited 5-year-old all over again! Heart “mail boxes” hung on the wall stuffed full of cards, candies, and trinkets.
Saturday night Grandpa and Grandma W. watched the children so Justin and I could go out for Valentine’s Day. Justin offered to take me to a movie and dinner downtown. He threw out a variety of suggestions, until I bashfully admitted I fancied a trip to Ikea for shopping and meatballs. So that’s what we did! Hung out, laughed, shopped, and ate our fill of Swedish meatballs. We made it through the whole store with only a small cart full, but as we walked up to the checkout I said “Hey, let’s take a look at the ‘as is’ section.” There’s almost never anything good in the “as is” section but not this time. This time we scored!
Justin spotted this table. I’ve been looking for a new kitchen table. I wanted it to be simple. No fussy finishes that have to be pampered, no ornate carvings that will only end up housing gooey crud… just simple and tough. I think this fits the bill nicely.
We found some lamps to help brighten our dimly lit living room.
We also found a new bed frame for our room. I didn’t take a picture because the bed was so heaped with laundry you could hardly see the new frame
It’s been a great Valentine’s Day! We are home tonight enjoying a warm fire, each other’s company and brownie Sundaes… yum.
Oh, just a little side note: two of my favorite sewing blogs (madebyrae and made) are teaming up to do their annual “Celebrate the Boy Month”. They put together a full month of awesome projects and tutorials for boys. I love it! If you have boys running around your house… you should stop by and check it out!