Saturday, February 16, 2013

Our Valentine's Day

  We had a Valentine's Day Luncheon to honor and show love to our beloved Grandmothers/Moms.  The Barnards, Andersons, and Wendtlands joined us in celebrating.

Crystal, China, Candles!
We wanted everything to be beautiful.

Owl be your Valentine!
 Susan made these darling owl favors and filled them with chocolate.

 After lunch we had a time of sharing.  Everyone got a joke to tell.  The Grandmothers also got to share memories.  Their stories from the depression, testimonies of God's faithful love, their love of  family and stories of suprising events were wonderful. For some things we laughed until we cried.   

We Sisson gals

Abby brought her camera to take family pictures.  Thank you Abby.  The pictures I've put up are from my camera.  I can't wait to see hers.  


What kind of flowers do you never give on Valentine's Day?

Dessert table partially filled.
When you think of Valentine's Day what candy do you think of?  The majority thought of conversation hearts.  The other half thought of Chocolates.  Well---- we had all sorts of desserts to satisfy every taste. They were not all out yet.  Drool!

Q:  If your aunt ran off to get married, what would you call her?
A:   Antelope.

The goodies that each family took home.
 Thank you Betty for the fudge!

Do skunks celebrate Valentine's Day?
Sure, they're very scent-imental!

Barnard Ladies
 We broke up into groups to play games. 

Wendtland Women

Playing games.

 Don't get any ideas that you might beat these ladies.  They look sweet - - - but they are card sharks in disguise.  I was like a lamb to the slaughter. 

What do farmers give their wives on Valentine's Day?
Hogs and kisses!

Anderson Ladies

 The guys were here too.  They wanted nothing to do with the china and crystal etc.--- except for the food.  After all they have their pride!  "smile"

Angel just loves Robby and Matthew
 They entertained Angel while we were sharing stories and jokes..  We heard all sorts of loud and strange noises coming from the basement.  No body plays like boys.  She loves it. 

The whole group except Haley.

This was our favorite joke:

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising.
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.
But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

 We had a blessed time.  Happy Valentine's Day!

From 1 Corinthians 13 the Amplified Bible

 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.  It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end].


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Glad you gals had a good time!

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely! Those old valentines are fun too. It's fun to see you having good times in your new dining room! XOXO - GJ

The Hemmers said...

Looks like it was a lovely event!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I miss the updates on your sweet family! Hope you all are well. Just wanted to say hello! ;)

Lisa Jungheim