My Funny Valentine! Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

My Funny Valentine! Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Monday I made cupcakes for David’s valentine party at school. The rich chocolate batter tasted divine! The butter cream frosting was absolutely the best frosting I have EVER made!! (I will definitely be using that frosting recipe again!) I baked the cupcakes, took them out of the oven and let them cool. I then removed the cupcakes from the pan. As I was lifting them out I noticed they didn’t feel as squishy as they should. I was in denial about the fact that I had over baked them! I then went to work. When I returned home that evening with plans to frost them,  I thought, “Oh, they will be okay”. I frosted them, still not wanting to admit that I should toss them. I then tried one. This is where I had to face reality! The cupcakes were awful!!! They were hard and dry! BOO-HOO-HOO!!!! I had clearly over baked them by at least ten minutes. The next morning I sent Andrew to the local grocery store to buy cupcakes for David’s party, while I wallowed in self pity! Oh well, I am definitely going to try these again! Next time I will be super careful about how long the cupcakes are in the oven! 20180212_205624_HDR

David was so proud of his Valentine’s day box! He has had a blast the last couple days!


The first thing I heard on Valentine’s day was, “Happy Valentine’s Day mom!”. Andrew had already left the house for his early ash Wednesday service. I was in the shower, and I heard David’s little voice coming into the bathroom. He is so sweet! He was so excited about Valentine’s Day and his parties at school!

Here is a picture of the beautiful rose that Andrew bought me! It’s titled “Frosted” rose. It looks beautiful with my collection! 🙂


Andrew, Emma and I had a Valentine’s day lunch together yesterday! It was fun! We went to Outback, and I enjoyed a lobster tail, sirloin steak, and a baked potato! It was relaxing and great to stop and spend a little time together. Yesterday was actually a very long and busy day! (Plus, I am not yet feeling one hundred percent. I am still fighting this cold. Blah!) I made slow cooker lasagna for dinner yesterday evening! I put it together before Andrew and I met for lunch. I am sure glad I did! It made yesterday evening go a lot smoother! Here is the recipe for Slow Cooker Lasagna20180214_165836_HDR

Andrew and I were both busy with Ash Wednesday services, and then I had choir rehearsal yesterday evening. Afterwards, Andrew had to leave for a quick trip to New York where he is doing some workshop stuff. He will be back late Friday night/early Saturday morning. I managed to snap a couple pictures with him before we all went our ways. Close your eyes if you don’t like PDA! 🙂


My Funny Valentine!

Chet Baker

My funny Valentine, sweet comic Valentine 
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable
Yet you’re my favorite work of art 
Is your figure less than Greek? 
Is your mouth a little weak? 
When you open it to speak
Are you smiling? 
But don’t change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little Valentine, stay 
Each day is Valentine’s Day


Here are my other sweet Valentines!

They were too busy to stop and smile! 🙂 Plus, it was very late! We were all tired!




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