5 Years of Marital Bliss, Here are Some Highlights!

December 28th, 2011 . by Melissa

A New(man) Christmas Movie

December 24th, 2011 . by Melissa

It’s Done!!

December 24th, 2011 . by Melissa

Even before I was pregnant with Jack, I made it a goal of mine to sew a quilt for each of my children while they were tenants of my womb. I met my goal with Jack fairly easily, especially considering I didn’t have a toddler running around at the time. Here’s his in case you want a refresher. With this baby I knew it would be much more difficult to make my quilting goal, so I started VERY early…basically as soon as I found out I was pregnant. You can tell I was pretty confident that it was a girl by the colors I chose… I finally finished it yesterday! I quilted this one myself on my sewing machine and hand sewed the binding. The binding wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The most tedious part was hand appliqueing her name. I made the mistake of adding her name AFTER I had quilted and bound the fabric. I am so glad it’s finished and now I just need a cute, baby girl to wrap in it.

Ginger Bread Houses

December 5th, 2011 . by Melissa

Tonight for family home evening and also as part of our 25 days of Christmas endeavor (hopefully more on that in another post later) we decorated gingerbread houses! Well…that’s a bit of a fib, because I personally think gingerbread is overrated. It doesn’t taste that great and takes forever to mix, bake, and cool. So, knowing that Jack was going to judo chop his house into smithereens anyway, I opted for graham crackers instead of gingerbread. It worked great and Jack loved to eat the crackers…though not as much as the candy.  I am surprised he went to bed on time after ingesting so many sweets! Here are some photos from our fun evening.