Monday, February 21, 2011

3 B's: Birthday, Bethany, and Blake

My dad's birthday was yesterday.  He is one of the most talented people I know!  I love that he is always mastering a new skill.  I made this hat cake for the occasion.  He likes to play hearts, hence the cards on the cake.  Bethany gave him a card that said, "For your birthday, I'm giving you a new son!"  She and Blake are engaged!  They are great together and we're excited for them!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Open up your chest and let it in... just let the love, love, love begin."

The title is from the song "Everybody" by Ingrid Michaelson.  I love it- such a fun song! 
The boys making Valentines for school.
On Friday night, Bethany and Blake came and watched our kids so we could go on a Valentine's date to Benihana's.
 They helped the kids make personal pizzas.  We ate steak and shrimp- yum!

On Valentine's Day, we had a family candlelight dinner.
For dessert, we made parfaits with brownies, whipped cream, strawberries, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles.
Since it was also family night, we had a little lesson.  Each person picked a heart from the basket and read a quote or scripture about love.
pretty flowers from Ray