|I know, I know, I shouldn't brag about my kids like this but I can't help it. He's too STINKIN' CUTE!!!!!!|
Our church had a valentine's banquet last week but due to the shortage of babysitter's, we chose to stay home. It's ok, i got to hang out with my best friend and the people I love most in the world. Not many people can say that. Marlin and i decided to celebrate anyway, but as a family....after all, they are the result of our love, so it only made sense to have a special evening anyway. Emily and I quickly decorated the house after the boys went to milk, since they knew nothing about it and we wanted to surprise them. The looks on their faces were worth it. Eric might be 11, but he's not too old to jump up and down when he's excited. On the other hand, neither is his mom. :)Marlin made one of his many specialties, shrimp scampi over pasta. I felt pregnant by the time i was finished eating........and looked it to. To much shrimp scampi has a way of doing that too a person. It was a real treat, a rare treat since we've moved, so it's all the more special. Actually, i like not having this kind of food very often. We all get a bit charismatic when Big Daddy Weav whips out his cooking utensils and starts making a mess in the kitchen. Bring it on, my fine, handsome chef!!
And the cake.....yup I made it. But don't be fooled, the cake didn't taste half as good as it looked. Can we all say nasty? A total and complete flop..a failure.....a disgrace to humanity.....a shame to it's maker.....I was trying to make a "healthy" lemon pound cake, since i thought i would revolt at the thought of one more chocolate peanut butter cake. Some things aren't made to be healthy, and lemon pound cake is one of them. Even ice cream and blackberry sauce couldn't salvage it.....
My last valentine's goal wasn't accomplished. I REALLY wanted a picture of me and Marlin in all our married loveliness, so Marlin even showered and dressed for the occasion.......only to fall asleep on the recliner after supper. Not to be daunted, i gave the camera to Emily, put my arm around my knight in shining armor, (gently) commanded him to wake up and smile, and beamed at the camera. Here's a piece of advice to any newlyweds out there. DO NOT WAKE UP SLEEPING MEN FOR PICTURE TAKING OF ANY KIND! ESPECIALLY MR. COMMANDERS!!!!!! He sat up, and said, "this is no way to take any kind of pictures!" and stomped off to bed. So much for a romantic picture that shows the world how much we love each other........you'll just have to believe it without the picture. ;)