~HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!~This is the 3rd time now that we have gotten to have U. Charlie and A. Yoli over for Valentine's day. :-)
The first time was in 2012, when we had really just met them. You can click this link to see...Our Valentines dinner at our first apt. in 2012!
Valentine's 2013 we were in Colombia!
You can click this link to see our Valentine's dinner with U. Charlie and A. Yoli here in Argentina in 2014!
Since then, we have developed such a fun friendship with them and we LOVE THEM to pieces! :-)
They and their brother Mr. Willie are graciously loaning us their parents' beautiful home, so we wanted to have them over again for a Valentine's dinner and to TRY to Thank them for all their kindness to our family!!
After my fall on Monday, A. Yoli called to check on me, and told me over the phone that we could post-pone the dinner, but I told her that Jesus would help me and we were really looking forward to having them over. :-)
Jesus REALLY DID help me as I got ready for the dinner.
On Tuesday I was sore, and on Wednesday, I could hardly MOVE...but with Jesus and my family's help...I was able to get ALL the goodies made that I wanted to get made for the dinner. :-)
Please enjoy the pics of our wonderful evening together last night with DEAR UNCLE CHARLIE AND AUNT YOLI!!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~I love my little white chalkboard I brought with me last time and...I LOVE MY FAMILY!! :-) ~
So, I went out there and found this cute little green birdcage.
Well, the other day, I got up the nerve to ask if they minded if I painted it white. :-) A. Yoli said that she didn't care!
So, I got busy with some left-over spray paint (that we used to paint the little flower basket that Mary carried in the wedding last May) and got it NEARLY white before I ran out of paint. :-) We couldn't get any more paint before our Valentine's dinner, but it at least looked "sort of white" for my table! :-)
~Here I am before I painted it.~
Sarah, Noah, and Phillip took turns pitting the cherries. ~
Last time I was here, someone asked me if I had ever made French Macaron cookies. I had seen pictures of them, but had never eaten them, that I remember, nor had I ever made them.
So this time, I decided I wanted to try making some. Jesus helped me and they turned out yummy!
~Here are my light pink French Macaron cookies with red raspberry jam filling!~
This is Elijah's card. Notice the LIPS! :-) ~
I put fresh pink flowers from our back yard in my WHITE TEA POT inside the bird cage.~
When we finished the box, I just COULD NOT throw them away. :-)
They reminded me of Phillip and I. :-)
So, I cut them off the Kleenex box and brought them with me to Argentina...and framed them.~
The other day we went to a Chinese variety store (like a dollar store) and Jesus helped me find these
I found these cute little China plates with pink flowers on them here in the house, so I included them in our tablescape.
The pink plates are just cheap re-usable plastic ones, but they add a fun touch of color. :-) ~
a jello salad appetizer, Mashed Potatoes and gravy, Chicken Cordon Blue, Steamed Zucchini and onions, homemade lemonade, ...~
and for dessert...
~homemade cherry pie and vanilla ice cream, and coffee! ~
This onesie that Abigail is wearing says, "Oh, Canada!"
Some of A. Yoli's family live in Canada. :-)~
Thank you, U. Charlie and A. Yoli for coming over....our Valentine's dinner was so special because it Included Y'all!! :-)