Saturday morning latte... a time to ponder, to reflect, to record the week's blessings.
Other than Valentine's Day falling on Thursday, it was a rather ordinary week in which the kids and I spent the bulk of our time on lessons. The sky has been gray of late, and I think we're all suffering from a case of the February doldrums. In an effort to boost our spirits and add some Valentine cheer to our home, AnnaLynn and I spent Wednesday afternoon creating a Valentine garland to hang above our kitchen window...
Our garland was inspired by this one, but rather than sewing the ribbon in place, we simply cut little slits into the felt hearts and wove the ribbon through. I like simple. :)
Our study of geography and science was made just a little exciting this week due to the meteor that came down near the Ural Mountains of Russia -- amazing and s-c-a-r-y!!
Daniel & AnnaLynn worked on some super cool coloring pages during our read aloud time this week. If your kids (or you) enjoy coloring, too, we'll be hosting a giveaway here on the blog next Monday! In the meanwhile, take a look here.
In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's granny square featured a heart.
And while I'm on the topic of crochet, I'm excited to announce that our crocheted brooches are now available at our online Etsy Market! Use coupon code "thankyou10" for 10% off your purchase. :)
Speaking of hearts, have you ever served up heart-shaped eggs? Love this. This picture was taken a few years ago and I've always wanted to use it in a post...
I treated my sweetheart to some sweets. He treated me to a bottle of Malbec and dinner at Laurelwood. Love that man. :)
And since love is the theme of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share I Corinthians 13...
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.The greatest of these is love...indeed. Hope you all had a love-filled week!
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
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