Monday, February 15, 2010

A Valentine's Weekend

We had such a fun-filled weekend! My mom and sister, Leslie, came down from Washington to stay for a few days.

On Friday night, I hosted a Nickel Auction for our Ladies Night Out. We had a lot of fun! I sold a few things and bought a few new things too. I want to have another one some time with more people but I'm glad we got to do it while Mom was in town.

On Saturday, Ryan and I went out to lunch and he surprised me with a beautiful pot of tulips, which I will most likely kill. After lunch we walked around Kohls and did a little window shopping. We tried not to spend all our time looking and clothes for Nathan ("Let's just pretend we don't have a baby right now") but that didn't work. Either way, we were grateful to have free babysitters so we could have a date. We know they just come to see Nathan anyway.

On Sunday, we all got to celebrate Valentine's Day together. My Mom always makes holidays so special and fun. She had a little gift for each of us when we woke up that morning. Nathan even got a new book about puppy love. We all shared a yummy candlelight dinner that night and then munched on brownies with fudge, strawberries, and whipped cream. Valentine's Day is about love, and I love food.

What a wonderful weekend! I'm so grateful for all the people who love me!

Now it's time to get ready for St. Patrick's Day!!

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Fox and Amy said...

Heather, you are so gorgeous, and I love your red shirt! Okay, questions for ya:
1.) How exactly do you hold a nickel auction? (I know you've probably told me before!) Used stuff for just a nickel, right?

2.) If I click through one of your ads, will you get paid some $? I need to buy some fabric, so just curious!

Ryan and Heather Bartron said...

Thanks Amy! At the nickel auction, everyone gets a turn to auction off whatever they bring (it can be anything) and the bidding starts at 5 cents. It goes up in 5 cent increments until there is a winner. You can jump numbers if you really want something (for example, 5, 10, and then if someone really wants it, 50 cents). It's a lot of fun and I can't tell you how many great things I've brought home!

Yes, I do get a commission from my ads, but you have to click on them, then buy something (except the coupons. You just have to print one. It may not work out but I thought I'd give it a try!