Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Weekend

Did you do anything special for Valentine's Day? Steve & I took off for the day and just hung out.

We went to an art museum first.

All State had their projects there, so we got to see all of the cream of the crop high school students' work along with the regular exhibits.

And one person had strategically located long stemmed roses and little momentos along with framed notecards telling about each item. The last item was an ENGAGEMENT RING! I almost wanted to sit and wait for him to bring his love through and see him propose!


Speaking of which, my son, Josh, got engaged to his girlfriend, Karen, this weekend too!

They are planning on getting married the last part of September. Congratulations, you two! We love you!


After the art museum we went and saw Twilight. Have you seen it? I was disappointed that they didn't flesh out the characters very well, but the story was interesting. I am going to read the book to really get to know Bella, Erik, and Edward.

We went to dinner, looking for the least crowded place available. We ended up eating some yummy Chinese food, and went to the grocery store and got some dessert.

We went and looked for second hand books after we found the library closed, then went and bought some groceries, and picked up Season 2 of HOUSE at the video store.

Do you watch HOUSE? Steve and I are addicted to it after Amber told us about it a few weeks ago. So we are catching up with the old stuff. Is House obnoxious or what?! Yeah, but as Josh and I were discussing it he told me that House reminds him of me...then he laughed and said he loved me anyway. Hum. I've seen similarities in our personalities too, but I'm not sure what to make of him reminding my son of me!

We ended up watching a couple of episodes. Cheerful stuff: Autopsy (about a 9 yog with cancer) and Acceptance (about a death row convict having hallucinations).

Yesterday Michael got to go to church after missing last week. He was soooo good! He sat still and did what he was supposed to. After church Steve went and picked up Karen and Josh and they ate Sunday dinner with us. We sang "Happy Birthday" to Steve since we finally had the whole family together. It was a very good day.

See my new header? I love that picture! I took it quite by accident (I was just clicking pics when we were stopped at stop lights - I didn't have time to carefully choose the pics I'd shoot), but it looks perfect! On Saturday we took the camera along and got some pics. I've signed up with Associated Content, and I think I'll turn in one of the pics for the weather of the week. For those of you who don't know, Associated Content is a place to go to read articles, poems, etc., but it is open to all to write or photograph and send it in for pay. Steve has done a few things with them, and I just signed up. I like the thought of making a little extra money!

I had a fun time today putting up a new look! I love changing it whenever I get the desire! I got the background from background city. Fun stuff! I'll have to post how I change thing on my Pimp My Site blog soon. It really is easy. I tried Cutest Blog on the Block's stuff but got frustrated, so I figured out (with Steve's help) how to change it myself. It has opened up a whole new world!

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend, and I'm heading over to your blog now to read all about it!


  1. Sounds lovely! I would love to go to an art show of any kind!!

    Congrats to the newly engaged couple!!!

    Yes, the header looks so relaxing and beautiful.

    I'm glad you two had such a wonderful day!!

  2. Sounds like a great day, and congrats to your son and his fiance. :) That's wonderful!

    I used a background from Cutest Blog on the Block once and it drove me bonkers. Tooooooo busy for me!

  3. I'm glad you had a great Valentine's Day! Congratulations to the kiddos!

  4. Congratulations on the new daughter-in-law to be. I wish them the best and much happiness.
    I love the new picture. Your blog always looks good.
    Glad you had a good weekend,


  5. Looks like you guys had fun, congrats to the couple, and what a lovely tribute to your hubby!