Sunday, February 14, 2010

what I thought...

I thought we were going to go see some cute little sheep lose their wooly coats this weekend, just like last year. I thought we were going to come home from the sheep farm and relax for a few hours. I thought we were going to have a sitter watch the kids while we went out to dinner with some friends. I thought we were going to wake up on Valentine's Day morning, go to church and spend some low-key time together as a family.

What I didn't think was that it would snow...again. What I didn't think was that we wouldn't be able to see our furry sheep friends lose their coats for the first time in 4 years.

What I didn't think was that I would come up with an impromptu Valentine's craft of heart painting (while I taught a friend how to knit in the round)...

and that I would string the hearts to cheer up our kitchen. (See how beautiful it was today? It's like the weather was mocking me after keeping me from the sheep yesterday!)

What I didn't think was that I would spend all evening stitching Valentine hearts for my kids, until midnight, while consoling a stomach flu-ridden Finn who couldn't stop vomiting long enough to sleep for 15 minutes straight.

Although the Valentine hearts were a huge hit with the kids, the $5 they contained were even more appreciated by olders who are saving every nickel and dime right now.

(Finn just got stickers in his heart, but he didn't mind.)

What I didn't think was that we'd blessed this weekend with friends who needed to get out of dodge (dodge being the snow-pocalypse DC area). We are always so excited to have them in for the weekend! My friend Jenni's little girl, Charlie, even spent a few minutes modeling her new Valentine's dress that her talented mommy made for the holiday. :)

While I'm sometimes disappointed by what I thought would happen that didn't, I'm appreciative of what I have nonetheless. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's day!


  1. i SO thought we'd see you there...i searched high & low. But, what a day you had! Adorable hearts. & dang that stomach bug!

  2. It sounds like you made the best of it! We had a wonderful impromptu weekend, too-- hope Finn is well on the mend!

  3. Sounds like you did an excellent job improvising this weekend. Happy Valentines Day!

  4. It sounds like you still had a great day and got so much done:) Those Valentine hearts are amazing! I do hope Finn is feeling better:)

  5. Love those Valentine's hearts! So sorry to hear about Finn's tummy bug.

  6. OK, that dress is AMAZING. Wow, I just love it.
    Looks like you all had a wonderful weekend.

  7. Joy,

    I love the little heart pouches you made for the kids. Your daughter's dress is adorable.

    Snow has been a great interrupter these past few weeks. Improvising has been the name of the game. It looks like you did well and that the kids had great fun.


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