Three years ago, I was fresh (14 days) on the ground at our new home in Lancaster, CA. It was around Valentine's Day, when the doorbell rang. I walked to get the door, but when I opened it, a plate of cookies neatly wrapped (pre blogging days - or I would have taken a picture) was left on our doorstep. The card read, "From the Ward Fairy". Someone from our church dropped the cookies on our doorstep and didn't leave a name. After a year and half of living and attending church in this ward, I still had no idea who it was - and probably won't ever know -although I have my suspicions.
We plan to give cupcakes or cookies to a family each night this week, until the 14th. Tonight was our first night, we decided to give our first fairy experience to the family in this post, from the Ukraine. Theire story is so neat and with one of her kids being sick, we knew it was perfect. When we arrived, I realized that theire front entrance way was locked at all times, they live in an apartment building. We waited downstairs hoping someone would come down and we wouldn't have to ring their buzzer. After five minutes, I pushed their buzzer and thankfully they didn't ask who it was, they just buzzed us in. As we approached the top floor where they live, we could hear their three children playing. They often greet us at the door, but no one was in the hallway when we arrived. We walked softly to the door, Nini placed the bag on their mat, I rang the doorbell and we all ran! I couldn't get all of us in the photo! We heard the kids open the door, and also heard them say, "let's see who it is!" We made our way down three flights of stairs easily before they could catch us. We snuck back up to see if we could hear anything!When we arrived home, there was very long message on the answering machine from the father, mother, and their oldest daughter! The girls just loved hearing them talk about it!
We used the sprinkles on the right for these cupcakes, and the ones are the right; I found at our equivelant of TJ Max. They are little sprinkles shaped like cows, ducks, bunnies, and chicks - how cool is that?!
I haven't posted since Friday! I have some catching up to do, that I'll accomplish after this post, including my smile post. I went to the doctor today and was suscribed Prevacid, which should alleviate some of my digestion pain. I am supposed to be on it for two weeks and another two at a lower dosage. It is already making a difference!
Have you made Valentine's Day treats yet?
Have you ever been the recipient of treats that remains unknown?