i'm in love with love

i adore holidays. i feel like they all need to be adequately celebrated. for valentine's day, i made peanut butter and jelly heart cookies and a love-day bacon chocolate cake (with pink sprinkles and a bacon heart topper of course) for my co-workers. after work i met josephine for a cozy dinner date, hot chocolate and a thoroughly lovesickness-inducing chick flick at the movie theater.

may it be known that i was wearing a red skirt and sparkly gold shoes in addition to my pink cardigan.

it's wonderful to have a day to celebrate love. i love love, in all it's forms. i don't think i've ever crossed over from feeling lovesick to feeling bitter on valentine's day. although my over-the-top heart is perpetually wishing for more romance, there's too much good solid love in my life for any whining.

the most cherished and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love. the greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy. in the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life. - joseph b. wirthlin


  1. well said as always chester. bring me one of those doughnuts when you come back over here.
    love and BYE

  2. I am so impressed with your pastry/baking skills! those pb & jelly cookies would be right up my alley. i wish we could have had a romantic v-day dinner together like we did once at 'town hall'! i love and miss you.

  3. love it char. you are so wise, and so good. love is it. thanks so much for the quote, that's an awesome one. we miss you and love you and hope you'll stop being responsible and come and visit us in London (hope mom doesn't see that)

  4. Hi Charity,

    Love your blog! I found it through Shawni's blog. I don't know either of you but I love your family's outlook on life. So interesting and refreshing! I'm 23, native Texan, graduating college and getting married this semester. Your blog makes me want to move to a random city and fall in love with it lol!

    anyway, I never comment on the blogs I read, but today I thought I should.

    Another blog I read featured this cause today. The Kony 2012 campaign to stop the abduction of the invisible children in Africa.

    I was wondering if you had heard of it? I thought it might be something you would want to write about.