Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day 2009

I've mentioned before that Valentine's Day is my FAVORITE holiday, hands down! Each year I try and get the people I love special little somethings to show how I care. I love thoughtfulness and this is a bonus day where I get to really show someone a little thoughtfulness.

This year I was not able to do all of the things that I usually do. While I was a little sad, I know that it'll just be this year (as we make sacrifices to get our money under control) and that next year I'll be look out.
I did do some really fun things though. In the morning I went to the movies with one of my special Valentines, my mom. We saw He's Just Not That Into You. It was a cute movie with so many different people in it. Afterwards we had lunch at Pei Wei, yummy!
For the second year the leaders of our Small Group, Elliott and Sara, hosted a Valentine's Day gathering. This year it worked out that everyone could get together on the actual day. We had good food, sweet and salty, and great fellowship.
We played a few games. First, we had to guess how many candies were in a baby food jar. Our Sabrina got the number exactly right at 107! Then we each had to write down what made our hearts flitter for our Valentine. Then Sara read each one and we all had to figure out who wrote it. That was so much fun...there was a lot of laughter! Laura won that game, she knows us all too well! Finally, we played Catch Phrase and there was more laughter.

Jodie, me and Tonya! Ready to eat and party.

Here are some hubbies! Ben (Laura), Elliott (Sara), Ron (well, you know he's MINE!), Troy (Tonya), and Andy (Jodie)

Sabrina and Melissa.

Jodie, Laura, Tonya (she's laughing), and Angela. Sitting and enjoying good food and one another!

We had a great time with good friends...I love this group.

Valentine's Day 2009 will be one this is remembered...good times.

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Ally said...

That sounds like such a fun day. I've been wanting to see that movie too, but gosh...can't even tell you the last time I went to an actual theater to see a movie. Pathetic. Family, fun, friends, food and games...a great day!

jenjen said...

Hi Kelli --

It sounds like you had a wonderful day! I want to see that movie. My hubby and I went to see Shopoholic - I loved it!!!!

What a fun party!


Anonymous said...

That sounds like such a fun day and a fun group! PS ~ I've been wanting to see that movie too... hoping my husband won't consider it a chick~flick and will go when we have our next date! :) Have a great day!!!

Joanna said...

How much fun!!

momma said...

your valentine's day sounds like so much fun!!

just jamie said...

Looks like such a good time. Love that it was couples AND friends all co-mingled.