Despite some of us being sick, we had a great Valentine's Day yesterday. We've never done much in years past (some years we've done nothing at all), and I've always thought I'd like to have some sort of fun tradition for our family to show love to each other. So I was excited when a new idea presented itself (by a local friend) early this week. We had a secret Valentine exchange. On Monday night, we drew names, and then I gave everyone a dollar. We then took turns in the dollar store (some people brought extra money). On Tuesday and Wednesday we did secret acts of love for each other. There were several treasure hunts, gifts left on pillows, cards made and received, and lots of service. It was a really uplifting activity. The kids helped each other sneak things around, so they helped with more than just the person they drew. At dinner last night we all revealed who we had (not that there were many surprises...my kids can't keep secrets...ha ha!) and everything we did.
In addition to our secret exchange, Jim brought flowers for all his girls (these roses are mine), and we 'heart attacked' (paper hearts with messages taped all over) some friends houses and Jim's car. The kids were totally caught at the friends houses, but that made it more fun.
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