Everyone enjoys a great love story, and this one is one of my favorites. Without it there would be no me! 🙂 Mom’s story her and Dad’s courtship: First encounter I was sitting in the library at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, with my brother David. It was January 1, 1957, during Christmas vacation,… [continue reading]
Our First Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it always reminded me of my first Valentine’s Day with Jason way back when… We had been dating for just over four months. I was young and in love! Not only was it Valentine’s Day, but it was also a Friday, so I could stay out late… [continue reading]
How do I love thee?
I have made it an annual practice to sit down and write out a list of things I love about my husband. I think February is the perfect time of year! This list is not exhaustive or in any particular order! 1. He lets me share stories about him! And I do always share with,… [continue reading]
Girls Valentine’s Day Gifts
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HERSHEY® for SheSpeaks. All opinions are 100% mine. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday! Celebrating those I love is so much fun. Years ago I chose to make this holiday a family affair and focus on them instead of waiting for a romantic celebration… [continue reading]
Will Your Expectations Kill Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is usually a big deal at our house. I have always loved Valentine’s Day–the colors, hearts, chocolate, romance. . . . What’s not to like? At the beginning of our marriage, I think my attitude was typical. Though I loved doing something special for my husband, the real excitement was: What was he… [continue reading]
How we spent our Valentine’s Day
As I shared earlier it was business as usual for Valentine’s Day at the Irish home much to the dismay of the kiddos. I did, however, inspire enthusiasm for them to work fast to get their work done with big “If” they got their lessons done, I would treat them to lunch out. I had… [continue reading]
Happy Valentine’s Day!
So once again I found myself behind on my holiday planning. What’s wrong with me? I used the be the holiday mom! Yesterday I had some time and ran to find some last minute things for the kids. I walked around the seasonal Valentine aisles. Candy. I could not bring myself to buy them candy. … [continue reading]
Easy Valentine Treat Bags
I wanted to share these super easy treat bags the kids made for their teachers! Just brown lunch bags, a bag of stickers that I found at Target and a marker. Even my two year old got so excited to decorate the bags for his teachers. They put stickers on the bags. Then wrote their… [continue reading]
Kids Giving Gifts
Do you see the presents under the tree? I LOVE this. My girls did this all on their own. From the day we put up our tree, things kept appearing tucked under it. They made some things. Other items were beloved toys and do dads that they “wrapped” and placed under the tree. Oh the… [continue reading]
iT’Z Family Food & Fun Time!
This is how we spent Valentine’s Day! Jason came home from work early so that we could leave for iT’Z. We wanted to be there before it got crowded. There are four different themed rooms to dine in. The kids all wanted to eat in what they called the dinner theater room. The buffet was… [continue reading]