Tuesday, March 31, 2009

catch up...

Rewind to March 20-22...
I spent two nights in this lovely cabin with
6 of the girls I work with!
Lots of good conversation, food, laughs, and fellowship.
I feel very blessed to work with other Christian girls
that share the same morals and values.
I have prayed for Christian co-workers since
we moved to Athens. I used to feel so alone there.
God answered that prayer when he brought us back to Macon.
I thank God for the friendships we share!

I wanted to share a recipe that I made for our trip.

Apple Toffee Dip

(2) 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
(1) 8 oz. pkg of Heath Toffee Bits O' Brickle

Mix together first four ingredients with a mixer until well blended.
Add pkg of toffee bits. Mix well.
Serve cold with Granny Smith Apple slices.
To prevent apples from browning sprinkle slices
with pineapple juice.
The Pampered Chef apple slicer/corer makes perfect slices!

Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon and evening
sewing little Rowan some burp cloths.
Here they are!
My plans are to leave them plain.
Meaning I don't plan to add ribbon or rick-rack.
I feel like these will wash easier and hold up better.
Plus they are much easier to sew!

The one pictured below is my favorite.
It was especially challenging to make.
Trying to get all those pieces of ribbon straight and
pinning them individually.
I want to get this one monogrammed.

(Side note: I found some heavier weight burp cloths
at Target. They didn't "ball up" when I pre-washed them.
Plus they seem more absorbant. They are a little
more expensive than the others, but totally worth it.)

Mom, Paige and I made these a few weekends ago. We monogrammed them too!

We also monogrammed a set of three little layette gowns. This is my favorite.

It's navy blue and kelly green (kinda hard to see).

It's going to the hospital with us!

I picked this newborn outfit up when we were in

Alabama. Inside the little square is a frog that is embroidered.

I bought these cards plain and monogrammed

them myself. I will be using them as thank-you's

after Rowan is born.

And finally...

today is my mother-in-law's birthday.

I made this springy arrangement for her front door as

part of her gift.

I have been feeling great other than some swinging moods. My poor husband. I can't believe tomorrow starts week 24! It is flying by! I have so many more projects I want to complete before Rowan arrives.

We ordered his coming home outfit last week. It should arrive tomorrow! I will take pictures when it arrives...until then you can click on the link!

Still waiting and praying for our house to sell. Trying to be content in the waiting!


Shauna said...

Wonderful job on the burp cloths! I love them! I especially love the navy/green gown! Gorgeous! (and gowns will be your best friend those first 2 months!)

S.P.T. said...

I love love love the burp cloths...wish I was so creative!