Mar 25, 2010


Many of you have probably noticed how bad I've been with blogging lately...I wish I could use the excuse of me being 7 months pregnant, but that's not really it. I just have been busy with my baby projects! Hooray! I love baby everything right now and so here are a couple of the things that I've done for our baby boy...

Project #1: Baby bedding! It started with my wonderful mother in law, Debbie, who is going to make sheets, little blankets, basket liners, and a crib ruffle and bumper for our baby room! I had so much fun picking out the fabric and loved the cute patterns. I was in love! So then I made pillows to match...and a puff quilt! I'm not very good at sewing yet, but I'm taking a sewing class right now that I think gave me a little more confidence to do all of this. It was so fun and I'm definitely going to be making one for each child we have :)

Project #2: Learned to Crochet! I started with something simple: a scarf! ...don't look too close or you'll see how uneven it gets...o-well! (Thanks to Melissa who taught me how to do lots of different stitches)
Then I learned a really fun stitch and made a baby blanket! (thanks again to Melissa!)
...still probably not perfect stitches, but made with LOTS of love! I got so into it that it only took a couple of days! Go ahead and call me obsessed :)
Project #3: Rocking Chair Staining! First of all, this rocking chair has a lot of history for Tay and I. He got it for me when we were dating and I didn't want to stain it until I knew what our baby room was going to look like. Sadly when we moved it from my old apt. in the truck, it tipped out over the side and broke! We got it fixed, but the glue kept the stain from sticking on it in a couple of places (as you can see in the up close pic).

We stained it for an FHE activity...although Tay probably did most of the work...what a good husband!

We picked the saying, "Come what may and love it" from Elder Wirthlin. We felt like it was fitting, not only for the past but for our future and what it brings. We are so excited for a baby and know that challenges are on the way, but more than anything else we will LOVE it!

Mar 24, 2010

Ward Baby Shower!

So I stole this post from my wonderful friend, Alyssa, who helped throw me a shower with my also wonderful friend and sister in law Elizabeth. Call me lazy, but I'm just going to copy and paste it all haha! ...

"The Baby"

My dear friend, Cami, had her baby shower this past weekend. I love her so much that I didn't want to subject her to a party thrown solely by me. Instead, I was a baby shower apprentice and learned from Elizabeth, who really did throw a great party.

Elizabeth is my definition of class. She knows all sorts of things I'm clueless about. For example: Did you know a topiary is a tree or bush you can shape? Elizabeth made the paper topiaries and bunnies you see here.