Sunday, February 28, 2010

You Are Loved

Growing up in a home filled with girls is completely different than a home filled with boys, unless they are the men that love my girls. Then they end up doing things sometimes that may be borderline girlie but it makes us love them that much more.

Traditions come and go, but one that has continued is our Love Dinner, started when they were way little. It is really just an extra nice Sunday dinner, but the difference lies mostly in the much sought after invitation. Yes, I am running late this year, this being the last day of February. Tonight we ate sticky baby back ribs. Katie was somewhat devastated with the menu (not a fan) and we made sure she was surrounded by everything raspberry. Larry made a new yummy recipe 'blood orange lemonade'. Afterwards, we played Love Bingo, the Thimble Game and Celebrity. Conrad kept busy playing with my tissue paper flower decorations, falling on them over and over again with uncontrollable laughter.

I hope through all these times together that our children will always feel loved by Larry and I. No matter the mistakes we all make, I pray we will always be a family that is quick to forgive and unconditionally love.
-Brenda


8 comments:

susana said...

what a beautiful table setting. For me, that would have been a life-long achievement. WOW

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

Brenda, you are just too adorable!

Amanda and Jake Matagi said...

what a cute and fun tradition! I may have to steal that one when I start having children.

Whitney said...

We are planning on it! Hopefully the 12 if I can get work off, they never let me leave lol! Hope to see ya soon!

Becky said...

I agree, what a beautiful table setting. I know your girls look forward to this dinner and receiving their invitations each year. Yes, girls are so different than boys...those sons in law know they are loved too!

HBC said...

What an awesome tradition! I absolutely love this idea. Great decorations, great food, games, and invitations. Can I join your family? :)

Ransom & Katie Bigelow said...

Thank you for my raspberries! They were heavenly.

bulkleybunch said...

what an amazing tradition. i love it. you are the best ever!