Friday, September 26, 2008

For Jen's baby shower

I've known Jennifer since she was 5 years old. What a blessing her and Sarah have been to me. I am so excited for this baby! I'm sure she will be as beautiful and as special as her mother. I saw this pattern - and thought because of Josh and the horse thing - it would be cute for the shower and to put in Lily's room. All this pink stuff is too much fun!

"A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities." ~ Eda J. Le Shan

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What a Mess!

I have the favors done for Jennifer's shower. I am just about ready- except that my house is a mess. This is why I need a space of my own.
I do function pretty well in chaos though - so it will all come together.
I found this old picture of "Boo" He was so cute - no wonder I brought him home. Yes Amy - this is the psycho cat that terrorized you while you read. :-)
"Don't Sweat the Little Things."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Just in Case. . .

Jennifer's baby is not due until November 7th - but just in case it comes early and is here by Halloween - I have to be ready with something fun for her. These little socks are soooo cute!!! - They say "hocus pocus" around the top of them. How could I resist?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

For Jennifer's shower

I finally found some time to work on some things for Jennifer's baby shower. I thought if she wants she can use this in her nursery - so I went with the baby's name instead of something like "It's a Girl". I am loving the name Lily. I believe her full name will be Lillian Eva.
I am now thinking about making a Halloween banner - but I have to pull everything together for this shower first. The other two baby showers I have given were for little boys. This girls stuff is fun - partly because it is different, but also because of Jennifer and the type of things she likes. Next - I have to make some favors - but haven't decided on what to make yet. Amy and Rachel - do you have any ideas?

"Angel-duck, angel-duck, winged and silly - Pouring a watering-pot over a lily." ~ Charles Lamb

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dinner for Two

Jake and Kasey have been together for one year. He wanted to do something special for her - finally deciding on a nice dinner at home. Sadie got to be a part of the special night. The rest of us left to eat elsewhere.
He had this jar of candy on the table - with a label he made.
I love it when my sons decide to do things like this.

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. ~Michel de Montaigne

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fun Stuff - Czech it out!

Czech out these cute buttons! How could I not get these - especially the czech one - (and for only 50 cents). The little boxes are incense. I have a small burner (shaped like a leaf) - that came with small sticks like these - but after they were used up - I could never find any small incense to use it again. They are lavender and lily. (I had to give Jennifer one of the "Lily" ones - that is what she is naming her baby).
I am making a pennant type banner for Jennifer's baby shower. I cut things out last night and found the letters I wanted yesterday. So hopefully I will have time to make it tonight. I really need more time to do the things I like to do - maybe 6 extra hours a day. - and a room all of my own to do it in. I don't want to sound anxious to have my kids leave the nest - I just want one of their rooms.
This is not a very good picture - but this little stopper/plug/stirrer thing is so cute. It has a mermaid on it. I wanted you to see this Amy. I like the stickers back there better.
It is getting to be that time of year again! I have already gotten three Halloween magazines full of great stuff. These little guys are so adorable. As soon as I am done with Jennifer's baby shower - out come the Halloween stuff.
- A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.
- Better a lie that soothes than a truth that hurts
- The government will fall that raises the price of beer.
- Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends
CZECH Proverbs

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Papa Johns!

Papa John's pizza!!!! - I did not really realize that this is the pizza I always eat in Iowa - unitl I saw the garlic sauce that came with it and realized this is the sauce that Luke and Connor like. We have never ordered from here before. It tasted delicious and. . . flashback to Cedar Rapids.
Jennifer's invitations - sort of simple, because I didn't want to spend days making them - but I love the purple silk flowers. She did not really want to go with the typical baby girl pink theme. She is more a "purple elephant" type of girl.
"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." ~Carl Sandburg