Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Funny Valentine


Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is asking about your very favorite Valentine's Day.  I had to think back many years ago to 1972.....probably before many of you were born!

I was 24 years old at the time and was teaching school while my husband was attending graduate school at the University of Arkansas.   This picture was made when I got home from school and found on my kitchen table a pink frosted cake with the inscription, " Steve loves Judy" that he had made me that day!

I thought that was better than any bakery cake any day of the week!

By the way, a month later I was pregnant with Kelly!
This year for Valentine's Day, Hubs and I made a little trip over to see Kelly, Scott and Harper.

I bought Kelly an apron from Paula Deen's store when we were in Savannah!  It just fit!!
We had gone over to keep our sweet Harper for the evening so Kelly and Scott could have a
date for Valentine's Day.  We decided to surprise them with the key to a nice hotel so they could have a whole evening to themselves!    Certainly having Harper for a whole evening to ourselves was in our minds also!!

Disclaimer:  The next few pictures are just a shameless array of sweet pictures of our funny little Valentine!  












I love these two so much!



Happy Valentine's Day to you!

John 15:12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

25 comments:

mooneyequalsmc2 said...

What a sweet Valentine's story and a photo to boot! I can see the resemblence now...between mother and daughter....(you are right, I wasnt born in 1972..good assumption!)

Have a great weekend...may you make many many memories!

Mindy~

Linda said...

That was a cute picture of you from when you were 24! I see where Kelly gets her beauty! And that was so sweet of your young hubby to bake you that cake!!!

So glad you got to keep Harper and have her all to yourselves! And that was so nice to give kelly and Scott so alone time together for Valentine's Day.

We got to see our 3 girls and all of our 11 grandkids today as we took them all a Valentine. I loved getting to see all of them.

I am so thankful for them. And I know you feel the same way about your kids.

Have a blessed Valentine Sunday as you worship the Lord together.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Hillary said...

Harper gets cuter and cuter!! What great grandparents you are!

Becky said...

Congratulations to you and Steve for all the years you've spent together loving each other!!!

I bet Scott and Kelley were tickled pink to be able to have a night out on the town.....but I'm gonna bet I know who had the most fun!!!!!

Beverly Wooley said...

Hey Judy - love all the pictures of Harper. You and Steve are so sweet to do the thoughtful things you do for Kelly & Scott. I read on her blog that Steve is having a heart cath on Tue. and wanted you to know that I will be praying for him. I don't know you guys IRL but have come to love you and your family through your blogs. They (and you) are a blessing to me!

Crystal said...

You have such a sweet grandaughter (which I know you already know)!!! Kelly has such a sweet parents!

Becky said...

Awe! That was so sweet of him to make you a cake! Men hardly ever bake...you know that means something! And so sweet of you to give Kelly and Scott a night away-I know they loved it and you got so spend some good time with Harper too :) Wishing you a great Valentine's day <3 Becky

Sarah said...

I bet you wanted to have a sleepover with Harper as much(or more!)as you wanted Scott and Kelly to get away! :)

Kelley said...

What a wonderful Valentine's Day! What a sweetheart to make you a cake. The pictures of Harper are terrific. She looks like so much fun!

The Garners said...

How fun! Great pictures!

Jacquie said...

I think that's about the sweetest Valentine story I've ever heard... and Harper is just so stinkin' cute!!!

The Monogrammed Mrs. said...

Your family is so sweet and the love you all share just delights my heart. Kelly and I (also a Kelley) share a great gift in wonderful Godly parents. I'll be praying for Steve on Thursday.

Kelly said...

Dad baked a cake?????? I'm thinking that was the first time and the last time. ha!
Thank you again SOOOOOOO much for the wonderful gift you gave us! We enjoyed a night away so much - especially the whole night of sleep! And Harper loved time with her grandparents!

Jenna said...

Happy Valentines Day, sweet Judy!! I loved seeing the pic of you and your cake - so sweet!

And what a precious gift to give Kelly and Scott a special Vday prize!

The pictures of Harper are BEYOND precious! The child is an absolute DOLL. And her grandparents are just awesome!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I graduated from high school in 1972, so we are close in age. Glad you had a wonderful weekend with Harper. She is so precious! I will be praying for your husband as he has his surgery next week. Hope you have an extra-special Valentine's Day on Sunday. Love & blessings from NC!

Heather said...

I love all the Harper pictures...looks like ya'll had a great time and a great trip! I know Kelly was SO thankful for the night away...what a great present! I will be praying for your hubs on Tuesday!

Rebekah said...

How cute is the picture with your cake?!?! So sweet! You guys are such great grandparents. Harper is so lucky to be so loved! Such a fun weekend!

Patty said...

Happy Valentines Day! Love the picture from 1974! Harper is such a beautiful little girl! Hope your gift will result in a new little brother or sister for her! I will keep Steve in our prayers for Tuesday! Best wishes to you and your family! Thanks for sharing your family with us!

Patty from TX

Girl with the Curlz said...

Happy Valentines Day!! You look like you had a wonderful time. Harper is just so adorable. I will say a prayer for your husband on Tuesday.

Gina said...

I've been reading Kelly's blog for sometime but found yours through it. I'm closer to your age but started reading her through our love of the Razorbacks! I live in Iowa now but I graduated from U of A in 1980 and taught in the Springdale school system after graduation. Isn't it a small world!
My baby girl is following in my footsteps and heading to U of A this fall!
Aren't those simple acts of kindness the best? Thanks for sharing!
Gina

Nina said...

Awwww, so sweet and so cute. You are such a great momma, must be where Kelly gets it. ;)

Lauren Kelly said...

This post was precious beyond words!!!!! So glad you had a great time with your Valentines!!! :) Love you, Mrs. Judy!!!! :)

Ashley said...

Sounds like the PERFECT Valentines Day! ;)

Erin said...

Love this! Love the pic of you with the cake!

The Monogrammed Mrs. said...

Hope everything's ok with your husband after his procedure. Praying in NC.