and a banner in the upper left corner that
REFUSED to stay up.
|gotta love mini blinds. |
i'm such a good photographer.
always paying attention to details.
|yep, supposedly that is a heart.|
|i jump at any chance to use my crystal candlesticks |
that were a wedding gift from
my great aunt.
And it wasn't just today that felt special and full of hearts and love. I was spoiled this entire week with handmade cards from my 3 little sweeties.
Just a portion of the cuteness, for your viewing pleasure:
|first work of art by beckham hatfield.|
and one of my favorite gifts this year.
|a watercolor dot to dot, dawson|
|happy valentine's day. I love you. from your lovely son,|
|thumb print art, beckham|
|marker drawing of a flower, harper|
|'picture of mom,'|
|'my family,' |
seriously, how cute is this??
|...and in case you didn't think the last picture was cute enough, |
in the 'my family' envelope was also this.
a picture of penelope, by harper.
|date 13th feb|
mom you will allways be ther for me win I need it.
I love you and happy valentins day.
you take me fun places.
I well allways remember you.
from your lovely son
again, with the lovely?!
he is so sweet...I just love that kid.
Also, a HUGE happy valentines day to this Charmer, who we missed so much today:
|and by Charmer I mean the guy on the left. |
aka: my arm candy.
The saint who willingly gave up his half of the dresser (and the entire closet) for my outrageous collection of apparel.
One of the only men on earth who I find genuinely attractive, and gets better looking each time he goes out of his way to make me laugh....which is no easy feat people. Seriously, I don't laugh much.
The guy who works his buns off all week, comes home on the weekends and still musters up the energy to be Super Dad and Super Husband.
My best friend. My favorite person ever. My main squeeze.
He really is one of the good guys.
And an official happy valentines day to these three crazies....just in case the breakfast, décor, gifts, notes, kisses, and hugs weren't enough.
|beckham seems to really be enjoying himself.|
They are responsible for teaching me what love really means:
Love is taking a quiet moment with a little girl on a busy day. It is ignoring the laundry, dishes, and cleaning to listen to slow stuttered readings of Dick and Jane. It is running warm baths at 3:30am and washing feverish tear-stained cheeks. It is being excited about loose teeth and putting band aids on the tiniest of cuts.
Love is challenging, imperfect, and hard.
It means putting others' needs first.
And often times means forgetting our own needs altogether.
But realtruehonestgenuineforreal love...
is SO worth it.
Especially if it's coming from these three.
Make that four.
happy hearts day, my loves!
tracy (aka: mom, sexy buns (yep, he really calls me that), babe, tracy lynn)