Happy St. Valentine's Day!
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Our Valentine's Day Brunch

I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend! Did you do anything special on President's Day? Bill had the day off but we just enjoyed a quiet day at home - well, except for Crackerjack's emergency orthodontist appointment that is (he's fine, just needed a slight adjustment). The boys spent some time outside as well, since the temperature actually flirted with 40 yesterday. Not to be underestimated however, Winter is reminding us who's boss - he's sending us 6-9 inches of snow today, starting, well - any minute. 

I thought I'd share a few pictures from our "Valentine's Day" Brunch. We had my mum, dad and brother over late Sunday morning.

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Lovely roses I received from Bill on Sunday morning. :)

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The boys were so excited for the "big feast" as they called it!

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Presents and cards await in the sunny front window.

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The brunch spread included scrambled eggs, bacon, cornbread, roasted potato "hash," yogurt and granola, tater tots, roast beef and cheese rolls and jam strudel bites ... OH, and vanilla cupcakes for dessert, and coffee of course.

Lots of food, yes - but it's a day to indulge, after all. ;)

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And these are the paperwhites which were planted for me by the boys (with a little help from their Dad). I placed the bowl on the nature table so we can keep an eye on their progress.

And now we've started a new week - still coughing like crazy around here but that seems to be par for the course this winter. Today being Shrove Tuesday (or Mardi Gras as it is also known) we will be having a pancake supper tonight. I think it's safe to say we'll be ready for some abstinence after all this indulgence, but that's the point of these final days before Lent after all ...  

I hope you have a good Tuesday ~ see you all again sometime soon!

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