Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Notes for My Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!

We've never been HUGE on V-Day as a family. I don't do any V-Day decorations or anything (hello, I just took down Christmas!) and we keep things simple and inexpensive (again...we just bought Christmas gifts!). Zach and I are pretty hardcore about showing each other, and our children, how much we love them all year long. But Valentine's Day is a good reminder to make sure we're making each person feel special! I'm def not anti-Valentine's Day, I just like to keep it simple :) 

One thing I saw on social media this year was cutting out hearts and writing reasons you love your children then taping them to their doors each night. When they wake up in the morning they have a heart waiting on their door and start off the day feeling special and loved! You do this all 14 days leading up to V-Day! I LOVE the idea and it fits my guidelines of being simple, easy, and cheap ;) Plus it's a great way to make each child feel special and point out unique things about them that you cherish, appreciate and admire!

So in honor of Valentine's Day I thought I'd share my 14 hearts for each child in this post :) 


See how cute the doors look at the end of the 14 days? SO FUN!!!


Kye
  1. I love your prayers. You have such a way with words and speak so openly with God on such a deep level!
  2. I love your creative mind and out-of-the-box ideas.
  3. I love how eager you are to help me. You ease my mind and make stressful times easier - I appreciate YOU.
  4. I am in constant awe of your amazing reading skills - you blow me away Mr. AR!
  5. I am so thankful that you were the one who made me a mommy - my son!
  6. I love our talks - I love to hear your thoughts on everything!
  7. I love that you still hold my hand, I love feeling your sweet hand in mine!
  8. I love your competitive drive! You work hard and play to win and I admire that!
  9. I love how personable you are - You talk so easily to everyone and you make friends with them all
  10. I love how thoughtful and planned you are. I love that you think things through before making decisions.
  11. I love your heart and how it hurts when you make a bad choice - you always want to confess it and make it right!
  12. {from Daddy} I love how you always show others that it is good to do the right thing!
  13. {from Daddy} I love how thoughtful you are, even though you are only 7!
  14. I love you for exactly who you are and am thankful God made you MINE!
Britt
  1. I love how much you care about others and how you always pray for others to be well!
  2. I am so thankful that you were my 1st daughter - my precious girl!
  3. I love how passionate you are with gymnastics, it's awesome to see how much you love it!
  4. I love how hard you work and the pride you have in the work you do!
  5. I love your sweet kisses!
  6. I love the way you love your little sister. Seeing you smiling at her melts my heart!
  7. I love the love you have for others, watching you make sweet cards for everyone is so precious. 
  8. I love how hard you work at enjoying the food I cook. I can see you trying and it makes me feel so loved by you!
  9. I love how excited you get - you are so fun to give gifts to because you have an awesome reaction!
  10. I love your imagination! Hearing about all of your "sisters" (imaginary friends) and their adventures is so fun!
  11. I love how excited you get to see me when I'm away and how much appreciation you show to others
  12. {from Daddy} I love that you are such an amazing big sister
  13. {from Daddy} I love how you can always make me smile and laugh
  14. I love you for exactly who you are and am thankful God made you MINE!
Tess (Being two, hers are pretty basic ha!)
  1. I love seeing your face light up when you see animals of any kind!
  2. I am so thankful God gave me my precious mini-me!
  3. I love your sweet laugh and how you love to be tickled
  4. I love your little kisses - especially when you grab my face and pull me in!
  5. I adore the way you say "water"
  6. I love how you want to wear panties to bed like a big girl!
  7. I love how independent you are - you are such a big girl!
  8. I love when you sing "circle like a ball"
  9. I love your prayers and especially when you squint your eyes tight while saying them
  10. I love hearing you sing along to songs in the car!
  11. I love your fearlessness - you are always brave and ready for anything
  12. {from Daddy} I love how you look up to your brother and sister so much
  13. {from Daddy} I love your sweet kisses and when you tell me "I wuv you!"
  14. I love you for exactly who you are and am thankful God made you MINE!
I did NOT do 14 love notes for Zach on our bedroom door each night. And he mayyyy skip reading this post entirely because he's already read all the kids notes and may assume that's all this post contains. But just in case here are my 14 love notes for him on Valentine's Day :) 

Zach
  1. I love that you are a man of God and that you strive to follow His Word and lead our family down the path of righteousness. 
  2. I love how sexy you are. That everywhere you go everyone just stares and that all the ladies are jealous that I get to have you!
  3. I love how hard you work to provide for our family and that you value my role as a stay at home mom enough to work extra hard to make it a reality. 
  4. I love how seriously you take parenting. You never "babysit" our children. You PARENT them and love doing it!
  5. I love how on the same page we are on all the big things in life. I love that we have the same goals and dreams and desires for our family. 
  6. I love the way you watch me. The look in your eyes when you see me. I can feel the love coming from you!
  7. I love your mad cooking skills and that you are the best at heating up things in the microwave for me ;)
  8. I love how manly you are. You are strong and take charge and it's HOTT
  9. I love how annoyingly good you are at everything
  10. I love that you always keep your priorities in line: God, Me, Kids. We never feel "less than" when it comes to you...you let us all know how important our time together is to you through your actions!
  11. I love that you come to me to discuss decisions. You never "rule with an iron fist" and we are a TEAM on everything!
  12. I love that you bring out a silly side in me and I love the silly moments we share when we're unplugged from every day life and soaking in vacations together. 
  13. I love that you are a man of CHARACTER. Who I can completely and totally trust. 
  14. I love your outlook. Sometimes it's annoyingly positive but I know that your positivity will bring about positive results too and I'm proud of you for always finding the good and having that mentality!
  15. I love you for exactly who you are and am thankful God made you MINE! (yes, one extra!)



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