Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Valentines 2011

After almost three weeks of the flu bugs, my family is all back out of the house attempting a normal day of school/work.  Yay for them!!!

And you know what I did instead of jumping back into my normal workout routine?  I baked and ate chocolate!  Lol!  Personally, I can’t think of a better way to spend Valentines day while the family is away.  :)

Look at the cake I’m trying out on them later.  It was called the “Chocolate Lovers’ Cake” and I couldn’t resist. 

cake

For fun, I used mint and chocolate chips to make a heart on top.  I hope the guys like it!  If they do, I’ll share the recipe with you.  :)

Just in case the cake is a flop, I also made chocolate chip cookies in great big heart shapes.  I KNOW they’ll like them

The rich red bows on the chairs are a special treat for my guys.  After Christmas when all the plush throws were on clearance at Wal-Mart, I picked up a red one for just a few dollars.  This morning, I finally got around to cutting it into strips and hemming the edges to make four-fun-furry-fluffy-scarves.

It’s fun doing special things for the people you love, isn’t it?      

After dinner, maybe I’ll be able to convince the gang to go for a walk with me.  The turn in weather is making me want to soak in the warmth.  

Plus, I won’t feel as guilty about eating all that chocolate and skipping my morning workout!

What do you have up your sleeves for this Valentines Day?  I promise I won’t tell if it’s supposed to be a surprise!

3 comments:

Mari said...

It looks like you have been busy - and it looks yummy!
We have no real plans today; We just sent Andy off, it's Heather's birthday and Bob has a meeting tonight. I think we'll just exchange cards this year - and that's ok. :)

great-mom-lousy-farmer said...

Your ideas were much better than mine! Thanks to an alarm clock snafu, the kids got to eat horribly ugly pink circle pancakes for breakfast instead of lovely heart-shaped pancakes. Oh, well.

Genny said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I am so glad you are all feeling better!

Hugs,
Genny