15 February 2016

Valentine's Day Polo & Picnic

 Our three love bugs.

My funny little Valentine.

Church then polo!

 Tailgating with friends.

 Picnic on the lawn.

Let the games begin!

Lunch with friends.

We missed you, Janette!

The big kids.

The littles.

Stomping divets at the half.

Flying through the air with daddy.

My sweethearts.

My forever Valentine.

Time to clear the field.

Someone wants to stay and play.

Squirting each other with misting fans.

Trying to stay cool in 90 degrees!

The kids all exchanged valentines.

Then shared some more yummy treats.

Checking out their stash of goodies.

Typically, Valentine's Day is not one of my favorite holidays (mostly due to the commercialism of it all) but this year, I don't know... I'm feeling especially GRATEFUL for the amazing LOVE God has poured out on me. It's one thing to just know in my head that God loves me. "Jesus loves me this I know..." I sing it to Zach all the time. But it's an entirely different thing when we truly believe it, receive it, and then act upon His great love. I'm still a work in progress when it comes to the "acting on His love" part but thank heavens for His abundant grace in my life.  

The day started out with my husband creeping out of bed at the crack of dawn and heading downstairs. Weird, right? I'm the early riser in our family so this was out of character for him. Especially on a Sunday.

He came back quickly and I asked him if everything was OK. He said everything's fine and went back to bed.

My day started off with a dozen red roses, a hot cup of coffee, my one year bible, excited greetings from my littles, and then back in bed for a snuggle with my sleepy super sweet husband. :)

After almost 15 years of being married, He's still the one. Not because he always remembers flowers on Valentine's Day but because he continues to be the greatest example of Christ in my life.

Oh, and... he puts up with me. ;)

I love you, babe! Xoxo

The girls were giddy as they spent the morning sharing their gifts from one another as well as opening the small gifts we had for them.

I said, "Girls! Look at the pretty roses dad got for me!"
To which they nonchalantly replied, "We know. We saw them hidden in the garage last night." :)

Next was church and it was amazing. We love our church family!

Then we headed to the polo fields where we met up with our friends for a Valentine's Day picnic.

Such a fun way to celebrate this day of L-O-V-E!

May we all be rooted and established and filled up high in the depth and breadth of God's love!  

"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." -Ephesians 3:14-21

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