Thursday, February 12, 2009

an exciting day!

Today is exciting. I am starting another weight loss challenge along with another coach, and the class is huge and we have a very diverse group of people. Everyone is committed to getting healthy and making positive changes to achieve some great results. The way cool part is that if they are the biggest loser in the class they will win $500.00!
We have all ages ranging from 15 to 70 years old and men and women in the class.

Now on to the next question. Do you have any valentine's day traditions? What are they and how did they start?
I love Valentine's day, but it seems every year it comes and goes and there isn't anything significant about the day. Last year we had planned on watching my sisters three kids so they could go out and celebrate. Our Little Mister had been really sick for several weeks at that point and we didn't feel like we could leave him. Just before we were ready to leave Little Mister took a turn for the worse and we had to take him to the emergency room and they transferred him to a childrens hospital. so that was our valentine's weekend last year.
This year we are on a strict budget and I am happy about that, but I want to celebrate anyway. Any ideas we could do with children on a tight budget, with yucky weather to make the day special?
well have a great day, Christina


Vixbil said...

Why don't you have an afternoon tea. Little sandwiches, cupcakes, fruit salad and of course a great big pot of English tea. You could set the table beautifully and then all sit down to it......just an idea, I know my children love sunday teatimes as this is what we do.

new*me said...

How about getting a sitter away from the home.......then coming home for some alone time, a movie and take out :)?

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

We are on a really strict budget too, so we don't really have any special plans. I've been trying to think of something, but so far I haven't come up with much.

Poor little sad! I hope this year is a lot better. :)

Elizabeth said...

oh my! poor little guy!!!!! please keep us updated.

we are going simple this year. i bought "for men only" book for esquire & some sushi & dessert for us and we're going to ahve just a nice mish-mash of yummy food tonight...and tomorrow some friends over for esquire's famous kabobs! :-) & watch fireproof.

tulip got a princess nightgown & pants for night-night. :-)

indoor celebrations for kids? that is hard...especially at little mister's age. maybe make some cookies and maybe make them teeny-tiny for the special little boy cookies. :-) hot chocolate? a special DVD?

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I like the tea idea. maybe you could get out your fancy china and silver and have a cute little meal you make in the morning. Or maybe you could make heart shaped pancakes with berries on top for the morning.
Oh and make valentines for each other!
I remember when Little Mister was sick--cannot believe it was a year ago!
(The store in my post was Gymboree. I am hoping I get a response from corporate right not!)

Elena said...

Your weight loss class sounds wonderful! Our valentines traditions are simple but fun. We always get each other cards and a small gift. I always bake a special chocolate dessert for my husband. Last year I did a cake and this year I did cup cakes. This year we are going to take Mary to the local mall and rent one of the car stollers so she can "drive" around in it and then eat at the food court. Have a wonderful weekend. God bless you! Elena

Elena said...

Thanks Christina for the Fireproof recommendation. My husband bought it for me for Valentines Day and we watched it. Such a wonderful movie, so true and so encouraging! We laughed and we cried. This one will be at the top of my list of favorite movies!

virginia said...

MY heart just broke for him and for you guys as the parents.I am glad he is doing better this year