I know that this is kind of late, but I just wanted to talk about Valentines day and how much I love my little family. Usually, I get very excited about Valentines and we have a fun celebration. This year, a couple days before v-day I came down with a temp of 105.3! Crazy! Anyway, I was not feeling up to celebrating, or anything really...but I never felt more loved by Dan and Sophie. Those two are seriously the best! After taking my temp, and bringing me water, Dan left a sweet little card and chocolates for each of us in the morning. When he got home, he cleaned up a bunch of puke of the floor that I just couldn't take care of....then he changed the sheets on the bed, brought me chicken noodle soup and tended Sophie for the rest of the night while I slept. My mom had Sophie during the day. Anyway, After such a great day, I was surprised at how happy and full of love my heart felt. And you know what? Actions shine brighter than words! My sweet husband was just so kind and patient with me! In Sunday School today, we compared marriages to rose gardens, we put forth work and something beautiful grows...and that is exactly how I feel about marriage. I feel like we have pruned all the not so good parts and roses are blooming! It is so beautiful and brings so much joy! And you know what? We are still working on this marriage and I think that work makes it even more beautiful and joyful! I really the speech that Ben Afleck gave during the globes last week He talked about marriage marriage being hard work, but the best kind of work....and I couldn't agree more:)
In other news....Sophie is developing a very fashionable sense of style! The girl definitely has a mind of her own. This morning, she picked out her whole outfit including her hair accessories and even pointed to where she wanted each one. She is great at talking and uses her new talking skills to boss everyone around. Including "sit down mom!" while she tries to run out of the chapel during Sacrament Meeting. She also loves to help out in the kitchen. Today, her and uncle Tim were making biscuits, she stuck her hand in the flour, rubbed it all over her face and then started chasing Aunt Katie and Uncle Paul around the house.