I didn't have time to post about our Valentine's Dinner last week when I posted the pictures. I had been wanting to establish a family dinner with our three kids. Sometime it's a hit and miss with their schedules. Our dinner on the 13th was so much what I had been hoping for. We have always gone to either my family or Dwayne's family throughout the years for Sunday dinner. The custom in the Elrod family is to play cards all afternoon. We didn't play cards but we did have a great time of visiting. Even thought we don't have grand kids yet, we did have little ones there. April and Mike had kept Blake and Nathan the night before and brought them over. Chad brought Desmon with him and they spent the day playing while Nathan kept the grownups entertained. We visited with Kenny and Shelley when they came to pick the boys up. Desmon stayed the rest of the evening as Chad was riding horses. Dustin, Chad and Xander came to pick Desmon up. When they got ready to leave, Xander didn't want to go. He told his Dad he could pick him up later. Xander hasn't been around us a whole lot so we were surprised he wanted to stay.
I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful day with my family.
I can't think of another couple who are so devoted to each other than my Mom and Dad. They will be married for 64 years on June 1st. Yes, they argue (a lot, lol) but their love for each other is always evident. They are miserable if they are apart for even one night. It is so sweet to see them holding hands and being together. Happy Valentine's Day, Mom and Dad!!
I am FINALLY almost caught up on my work, hopefully tomorrow I can squeeze in some blogging time.
We've changed some since 2008. We celebrated 35 years of marriage at our daughters wedding in September of 2012. We've added a family member, Desmon who lives with Chad. Desmon is now nine years old and a big party of our family. Our dream of becoming grandparents one day finally came true with the birth of April and Mike's baby boy, Cash Michael on October 12, 2013. We were blessed with a granddaughter, Iva Lorraine Holtmeyer, born June 3rd, 2016. We couldn't be happier.