Today has been a really wonderful, busy, day. This afternoon, we attended the Annual Homeschool Valentine’s Skating Party. It is always a lot of fun, and the kids love it. Alex gets to flirt with all the pretty girls, (and for some reason, they flirt back) and Faith gets to hang out with her friends. I get to visit with all of my friends and try to not eat all of the amazing goodies that everyone always brings. It is hard to believe that this is our 14th such party. The skating rink has undergone a massive makeover during that time, and many of the faces have changed over the years. I remember Kendall learning how to skate there, and today he couldn’t join us because he was in class. . . at college!!! Wow. . . I can’t believe how old I’m getting!!!
Tonight, Gaylon took Faith to the Father/Daughter Dance at our Church. Faith has been so excited for weeks now, looking forward to her special night with her Daddy. 🙂 She got all dressed up, and I even let her wear a tiny bit of makeup for the big event. Gaylon made sure that he flew in from Texas this weekend, just so he could be here to take her to this dance. They are so crazy about each other, and I think it’s wonderful. I never had that sort of relationship with my own father, and am so grateful that God has blessed me with a husband who is crazy about our children. It’s awesome!
Tomorrow morning, I will make my traditional Valentine’s Day breakfast of heart-shaped pancakes, and we will all stuff ourselves. Food = Love, right? 😉 Then, tomorrow night, it will be my turn to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Gaylon! All of the kids are spending the night with friends, and Mom is even going down to a “Pajama Party” with some of her friends down in South Carolina. So, Gaylon and I will have the house to ourselves for the entire night. . . I can’t remember the last time that happened!!! Now our biggest decision is whether we want to have cornish hens or grilled steaks. Ummmm . . .