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Valentine's Blood Sweat and Tears

Monday, February 28, 2011

So, after the Snowpocalypse, we had Valentine's day! Last year I made Valentine's buckets for Rori and Liam's Sunday School teachers and for our small group friends. They were a lot of work, so I said I wasn't going to do them again. But then my friend April mentioned them. And I thought to myself, "eh, it wasn't that much work and I would really like to do it for Rori's teachers at school. So, I decided to do them again. This year, I saw ladybug cookies on my favorite food site and Rori was really excited about them. I didn't think they looked hard or even that time consuming, and Bill was going to watch all three kids so I figured it would go fast without any "helpers". I am a terrible judge of what is time consuming.

I set up an assembly line for the cookies. They were adorable. While I waited for each part to dry, I worked on the rest of the treats for the buckets. I rolled the truffles, cut out the marshmallows, and dipped all of them in chocolate. The entire process took from about 11:30 am until 9:00 pm. I am an idiot. My back killed me from bending over, frosting the cookies, my kitchen was trashed, and I was exhausted. Poor Bill was tired too--I had banished him and the kids to the living room to eat their lunch and dinner. Of course I didn't get pictures of the final bucket because, well, I was stumbling to my bed that night. I won't be doing them again next year, except I probably will. My sweet Rori Rose gave me a picture frame and half of her sugar donut for all my hard work. She also made a point of telling people that I worked on them from lunch to bedtime--I didn't even have to tell her to do that. I love that girl!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where's Noah's and Juliana's bucket?

Beth said...

They were AMAZING!! Everything was AMAZING! And I am grateful you included me in your baskets of treats!!! XOXOXO

april said...

Loved every bite of mine! and I had a lot of bites as did my whole family!!!! THANKS for making them friend!!! and I can't wait till next year's :)

Anonymous said...

It was heaven in a bucket. All of it was soooooooooo good. Love you my hard workin girl. MOM

Anna said...

They turned out GREAT! Good job! Rori is such a sweetie. Since not doing them again next year doesn't seem to be an option (based on the reviews)...maybe you could start Feb. 1 and freeze cookies & truffles.

Karen Joy said...

Those treats were amazing, and the ladybug cookies were the cutest things EVER! :o) Thanks for sharing with us, Friend! :o)

Anonymous said...

Watching the kids was not near as hard work as making all those wonderful treats. I can not wait until next year! I appreciate all you do!!--Bill