Thursday, February 7, 2013

But the greatest of these is Love

We are right in the middle of yet another winter storm, and we are loving it!  We haven't had this much snow since we lived in Iowa a few years ago.  With all this cold snowy weather we are finding more and more time to stay inside and craft or crochet.  This may be coming my favorite time of year.  ( I say that during every season :) 

With this being February, the month where we focus on love.  I wanted to do something different this year.  I got my inspiration from pinterest, but as I usually do, I changed it up a bit and combined two crafts into one.  The kids and I wanted to decorate the house, so we made hearts to hang from every window.  This also looks very cute from the outside, as our home in WI is in a small neighborhood, so others can actually see our decorating.

I had the kids write scripture verses about love, on the hearts.  This was great for all of us, as we found many verses we had forgotten about.  Even myself was encouraged with some of the verses the kids came up with.  It was also great to see even my youngest daughter quoting from memory and then writing them down for her bedroom.  One of my favorites that we hung in the kitchen is Micah 6:8 " but to do justly, LOVE mercy and walk humbly with thy God".  Now whenever we walk into a room there is a lovely verse as a reminder how important LOVE really is, even in our every day lives.  I know I myself, am so thankful for God's love for me each and every day!

The kids also made some valentine candles, that we also placed in the windows.  We bought candles from the dollar store, wrapped them in burlap and glued felt hearts in the middle.  They were inexpensive, fun and easy for the younger kids. 

Here are a few pictures of our storm that's blowing through today.  The kids are having a blast!

♥ Shannon

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