valentine’s day

we are not big valentine’s day people, at least not the commercial aspect of it. for me valentine’s day is a reminder to show or tell people that you love them and care about them. flowers and chocolates are great (and always will be!), but i think it’s intentionality and thoughtfulness that count most.

as i got up early yesterday morning to make randy biscuits (in the shape of hearts!), i was reminded that giving really is better than receiving. i should give more often, not to feel good about myself or make others think i’m generous (because i could seriously grow in this area), but because i think that giving is often the right thing to do and even the most simple gift or gesture can remind someone that others care.

our church small group meets on thursday nights which means that we spent valentine’s day evening with a bunch of friends! it was great. we brought focaccia bread and i even tried making it in the shape of a heart (i’m that person). our baking pans weren’t conducive to such an effort so they turned out a bit funky.

sort of heart shaped focaccia bread

sort of heart shaped focaccia bread

heart shaped biscuits. not my best batch of biscuits but totally edible

heart shaped biscuits. not my best batch of biscuits but totally edible

treats for randy (thanks for the festive M'n'M's mom!)

treats for randy (thanks for the festive M’n’M’s mom!)

treats from randy, complete with yummy ice-cream in the freezer (made with greek yogurt! excited to try it). i will never grow tired of roses, especially since rose is my middle name.

treats from randy, complete with yummy ice-cream in the freezer (made with greek yogurt! excited to try it). i will never grow tired of roses, especially since rose is my middle name.

for not being huge valentine’s day people we still like to do a few special things 🙂

 

 

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