Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. I hope you have a very sweet day.I made my lunch peeps this little heart bookmark. The pattern is "Enchanter" designed by Jon Yusoff. It is fun to make and works up quite quickly.
As I was thinking about Valentine's Day, I remembered my favorite memory of this special day. I thought I would share it with you. It was back in the year ____ when I was in 3rd grade. We had our traditional Valentine's Day party where we exchange cards with every member of the class. We made the decorated envelopes of construction paper and taped them to the side of our desk for the cards to be put into. I was not surprised when I received three of the heart shaped boxes that had 5 pieces of chocolate candy inside from three different boys. I was so excited. When I returned home from school that day, I carried my three boxes of candy outside to open while my mother and our neighbor were outside drinking coffee. I opened each box and took a bite out of one piece per box. Then I said to my mother and neighbor, "I am going to have to teach these boys how to buy candy with nuts in them. These are all cream filled." At the time, I wasn't thinking that I should have just be grateful that the boys thought that much of me that they would buy me a special Valentine instead of the traditional boxed cards. With age comes wisdom, and although my family still laughs and teases me about the candy, I did/do appreciate the thought that was behind the boxes of candy.