Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine surprises

Happy Valentine's Day to all!  I hope that each of you has had a lovely day so far.  Mine was made brighter by a couple of little surprises and three little grandchildren.

Having the kids here was not a surprise; I knew they were coming while their mom went to see her eye doctor.  We had a fun morning making a Valentine craft

and reading books together, not to mention snacking on red grapes.  It was a surprise, though, when, as they left, Julia (5) turned back and said so sweetly, "Have a happy Valentine's Day, Grammy!"

Last evening my hubby surprised me with a lovely bouquet of yellow roses (my favorite)!  They are brightening up the kitchen island in my favorite strawberry pitcher.  He took these photos for me:

A close-up of  one rose
I arranged the roses in my favorite strawberry pitcher as it is just the right height -- has some yellow in the design too.
  Yesterday I received a lovely valentine from a dear blog friend who is far away in California.  Patty, thank you so much!  What a special surprise!

But the most surprising surprise of all was waiting at my mailbox today.  I got a free book from Taste of Home for having a recipe published in Simple & Delicious this past year.
(Photo by Taste of Home)
 I am going to have fun cooking from this.  What a wonderful day full of nice surprises!


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! And the roses are beautiful!

  2. Happy Valentines Day Mrs T. I had a good one as well. One of the things that made it good was winning a wreath from a friend's business. She will be making me an Easter wreath for my door so I am excited about that. It has been a challenging time in our family....would appreciate prayers!

  3. Gorgeous roses! I can't wait for spring and my garden. Glad to hear that you day was special. My was too! I

  4. Ladies,

    It's so nice to see all of you at my kitchen table for a little Valentine chat! Glad you had nice days as well. Yes, the roses are beautiful -- he got them at Walmart, but they are really pretty ones.

    Arlene, winning a wreath -- how neat is that! And I'm sorry to hear your family is having a challenging time. Will definitely be praying for you. Feel free to email me at any time with requests if you like; I will pray.

    Have a lovely day, all of you!

  5. What a sweet little grandaughter to tell you Happy Valentines Day!!!I enjoyed hearing about your day.Your cookbook looks like fun as well.

  6. Hi Nikki!

    Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day too! Yes, the cookbook is great. It's going to take me awhile to look through all of the recipes, but I have seen quite a few I would like to try.


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