Friday, February 15, 2008


Celebrating Valentine's Day

We celebrated Valentines Day as a family last night. This was the first time in four years (since moving to Houston) that Mike and I actually saw each other on Valentine’s Day. This is Mike’s busy season at work and his client usually files right around this time so he is constantly working crazy hours. In the years before, he would hide something in the house for me and then call me that night and tell me where to find it... pretty cute, huh? Last night, the three of us went to Chipotle for dinner. Nothing fancy, just fast casual and an atmosphere conducive to having a baby jibber jabber at the top of his lungs. :) Here Carter is waiting in line with us. He was a little flirt, smiling at all the ladies in line. When we came home Mike was great and gave Carter a bath for me and then we made home made sugar cookies in the shape of hearts with pink frosting. I have to admit we out did ourselves- they are heavenly! Thank you Charlotte for the great frosting recipe.

To my surprise Mike got me red tulips. I was so excited! He's not much into buying flowers. In college he would pick them for me and leave them in my car. The first time he "bought" me flowers was when we got engaged and he splurged on red roses. I think the tulips are a great change from the Valentines norm of roses and hopefully they'll last longer. How can you not look at tulips and be happy. It meant a lot to me that he even thought about getting me flowers when he has been working so much. Thanks Mike!

I'm usually the one behind the camera but last night Mike took some time to snatch a few of just Carter and I. We had a great Valentines Day. It's not everday that you get to spend time with your two favorite guys.

I feel so blessed in my life right now. Is every day perfect? No. Do we have our own trials? Yes. But through it all, I feel like we are at such a good point in our lives, right now, at this very moment. It's amazing how much things have changed for me. I love being home. I use to be such a high strung person, always too anxious and driven by fast approaching deadlines. That's not too say I'm still not anxious or a little high strung, :) but being a mom has been such a blessing and a much needed to change to who I am. I feel happy in my own skin, with whom I am and who I hope to become. I feel more complete, like this is the role I was meant to be in. To be a supportive and loving wife and mother. I know I may not always feel this way, but today I was thinking about the Lord's hand in my life and in doing so I have felt an overwhelming feeling of peace and joy. I hope this feeling never leaves.


The Youngblood Family said...

I love tulips! I would take tulips over roses anyday. Yours are very pretty. Carter looks so cute in RED. Glad you had a good Valentine's Day. Chipotle is so yummy. I love there tacos and chips. And the burrito bowl... my list could go on and on :) Your a GREAT mom!

lynette_beckstrom said...

Tulips are my favorite flower!
Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine's!