February 14, 2021-Happy Valentine's Day

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  • One way to wake up a lot of children quickly is to mention that it is supposed to snow in the afternoon plus mentioning that there are Valentine's Day presents downstairs really does get people moving. 
  • I am not sure what we did last year or really what we have done other years, but this year everyone did have a little something plus some candy. Sweet Campbell and Keaton did buy a box of candy for everyone plus I had a box of candy for everyone. Then there was a planter for Reagan, Funko pops for Anderson, Graham and Campbell, blue jeans for Keaton and kinetic sand for Whitman. Alyssa and Noah had spent the night so they also had a bag of candy for themselves.
  • I wasn't able to get my Sunday morning laundry folded, but getting us all to church on time, and even before the service started, was considered a win.
  • We had lunch at Grannymom's house after church. We stayed for a little bit chatting and didn't realize that it was sleeting good at our house. The roads were pretty covered on the way home, but I guess they weren't too slippery because we didn't have any trouble. I had wanted to go to the store to pick up a few things-not really because we needed them but because I like the snow excitement and wanted to see the store!
  • Once at home, I did make everyone straighten the house for a few minutes-when we lost power years ago on Christmas day our house was a mess and I never want that to happen again. I am trying to keep the laundry caught up just in case. 
  • Soon though things were back in order, and I was taking my Sunday afternoon nap. Now, while I was napping Whitman came in twice, Keaton came in twice, Campbell came in twice and Graham came in once. So yes, I napped, but i am not too sure how well I napped!
  • Campbell, Keaton and Whitman spent a good deal of time outside playing in the ice and falling snow. They had a blast, but were pretty excited this evening when I found them all a pair of ski pants to wear. Now, I am not sure where we got ski pants from, but I have saved them for a day like this-well, a week like this.
  • There were a few games of dominoes tonight before we pulled our all of our leftovers for supper. We all found something to eat and even have leftovers for later. After supper, I pulled out a recipe that I have been wanting to make-homemade marshmallows. 
  • Keaton and Campbell helped me make them. They have to set overnight so I am not too sure how they will work-but they were a huge sticky mess! I had to work forever to get them off of my mixer, my bowls and my hands. We will see, but probably the bag of marshmallows in my pantry is probably better!
  • Robby and I watched some Grand Ole Opry tonight while Whitman huddled by the heater. Currently, Anderson, Campbell and Keaton are headed out to measure the snow fall!

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