Going Old School: Making Valentine’s Cards

My daughter is now in full time Kindergarten, and at school, all the children exchange Valentine’s Day cards. Instead of being commercial this year, we went old school and made them ourselves. A little card-stock, paint, markers, stickers and presto…cards!




A Valentine’s Day Story: Saying “I Love You”


The first time you tell your special someone, “I Love You,” is a big deal. That’s why, it’s not a bad idea to have a plan. A plan for WHEN you’d like to say it, WHERE you’d like to say, and more importantly, HOW you’d like to say it. Maybe if I had a plan, I wouldn’t have botched it up so bad.

My husband and I have been married now for almost ten years. But this story, takes place when we were dating. It had been only five months into our relationship, but I knew he was the one I wanted to marry. I knew I loved him and wanted to tell him. I also knew, I wasn’t going to be the first to say it.

We were on the highway, heading to my parent’s house after a date. The next day, he would be leaving for a week-long work trip. Caught up in my emotions, words flowed from my mouth without restraint. “I’m really going to miss you. I enjoy being with you, and I never tire of spending time with you. I’m so glad you’re in my life, and I love you so much.” As soon as that phrase escaped my lips, I froze.

He glanced over at me, and I saw his shock.

I looked like a deer caught in the headlights. My mind raced, trying to figure out a way to fix my error. So I blurted, “I mean–I love you–as in the love of Lord.”

A big smile came to his face. “The love of the Lord, huh?”

My cheeks were blazing hot with embarrassment. I felt like an idiot.

“Well, I love you too,” he paused. “In the love of the Lord, of course.”

I had to laugh in spite of myself. “Thanks.”

Then the laughter left his face, leaving only tenderness. “And, I love you, Catie.”

I melted. “I love you, too.”