A Day Off…

Thankfully today is President’s Day and Dear has the day off. We’ve been working and celebrating all weekend and our yard project continues today. I’ll be strapping on my back brace and helping Dear after my coffee. I’ll show you a little of what’s gone on this weekend already and I’ll show the complete before and afters of our yard project soon.

2015-02-15 V-Day projects1

On Saturday, Valentines Day, we headed to the Home Depot and bought what we’d need for the beginning of our yard project. We finished the first half of what we planned and will continue with the second half today.

2015-02-15 V-Day projects

On Sunday we took the day off from our project and after church we had a nice brunch/lunch with Josh and Laura catching up on a lot of what’s been going on in our lives the last few weeks. It was a good time filled with fun, laughter and some hard things, too. That’s life, isn’t it? After the kids left we changed up a bit and headed to downtown Seattle for our belated Valentine dinner at Morton’s Steak House.

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The food was delicious and that Grand Marnier Souffle for two was a very nice way to end our meal!

I’ll end with a little tribute to one of the presidents we celebrate on this day, Abraham Lincoln. You’ll recognize the photo from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and the quote is from Lincoln’s Devotional.

Communion with God 

 a Source of Joy

There be many that say, Who will show us any good? Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. Thou has put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. Psalm iv. 6, 7.

Lord, what is life? if spent with thee,
In humble praise and prayer,
How long or short my life may be
I feel no anxious care:
though life depart, my joys shall last,
When life and all its joys are past.

Hope your cares are few and your joy is full. Do you have today off? What does your day hold?

6 thoughts on “A Day Off…

  1. Morton’s Steak House. Oh, how I miss it! We had one here in Kansas City for a number of years. They closed up a few years ago, and that was a sad day for us. I have very good memories of meals shared there. Just looking at the pictures of the food makes me hungry even though I just ate! (No way in ANY universe does Raisin Bran hold a candle to steak! 🙂 )

    I will be happy to see the changes made to your yard. I need some inspiration for ours! Oh…smart that you strap on that back brace before tackling tough jobs like yard work. You don’t want to end up like me!

    Enjoy the week ahead!

  2. It sounds like you had a lovely holiday weekend!!
    I’ll look forward to seeing your yard projects. There won’t be any outdoor projects here for a while. It is COLD out there!

  3. You put on a back brace? That sounds interesting, but then I have been wearing wrist braces and have been dreaming of knee braces. Anyway, take it easy! Pace yourselves, kids!

    All of you celebrations look so fine. It is always a joy to touch bases with the children and also to visit with one’s own husband alone over a fine meal that neither of you had to prepare.

  4. I can’t wait to get at the garden but it seems it will have to wait for some time – we are in a deep freeze! Your Valentine table looks wonderful Ellen and your dinner out looks delicious! Don’t work too hard and have a fabulous week. Looking forward to your before and after on that project.

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