Supplies laid around the house, begged to be made of use...
Antique postcards that have been hiding away for 20 years inspire a window treatment.
you can just ignore that really long red string....scissors, coming right up
And this is how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
1 John 3:16
Lest you think our home is a quaint quiet atmosphere of children happily sketching and joyfully helping me in my decorative endeavors, let me tell you how it went when I tried to make this day special.
I prepared pink heart shaped pancakes, called the children down to breakfast, and eagerly awaited their excited exclamations of joyous delight in the Valentine breakfast.
Instead, I heard cautious and suspicious voices ask:
"What makes them pink?"
"Did you add flavoring?"
"Do they taste the same as usual?"
"Are you sure you didn't add something?"
"Did you say fruit coloring?"
Now, really, am I that awful a mom that my children think I would ruin a holiday breakfast? Give me some credit kids!
In their defense, when I explained I had only added food coloring, they happily stuffed their mouths. And suggested that on St. Patrick's day we have green four-leaf clover pancakes....
And then they proceeded to fight over the last three of MY specially-delivered chocolate covered strawberries.
Hmmph. Laying down my life. One strawberry at a time.