Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Gift from a Dear Friend

Yesterday I received a package in the mail from Cyndi and inside I found amazing treasures that she had made, just for me! Well, and for the baby too. I am so impressed that she made all of this stuff! She is such a domestic goddess!!
I love that girl so much and I am so grateful for her friendship that I have been lucky enough to have since we were in middle school!!

 Some beautiful headbands and a cover for breastfeeding....

Some burb cloths....

and yummy Cyndi Chocolate chip cookies!

Jason has already begged me for some of these.

I should note, today I received another package from another good friend. I didn't get a chance to take any pictures because my camera died. But she sent me some cute cute clothes, some headbands, a hat, little booties and a stuffed animal! I am so blessed to have such caring, wonderful friends in my life! It makes me so happy to know that I'm not the only one getting excited about our little girl coming in January!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Fruit of My Labors

Well September just snuck up on us and, sadly enough, it was just beginning to feel like summer...

Don't get me wrong, it's still pretty warm, sunny and nice outside but it felt like that whole summer feel just didn't come until, oh, mid-August. Ya know, bright hot sunshine, the smell of sunscreen and water, popsicles, etc...

But come it did, and with it came the fruition of my tomato plants. I think, due to the lateness of the season and the extra rain this summer, they were slow to bring fruit. Even Jason commented on them the other evening when we were sitting outside. He said he's never seen a tomato plant bear so little fruit. Hey, back off buddy! This is the first time for me and at least they bore something! So here are some pictures of, literally, the fruit of my labors:





Monday, September 5, 2011

Another Summer Read

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

One word for this book. Lame. The plot was predictable, the main character unbelievable and overall it took a while for me to get through. About 2/3 in the book got slightly interesting, so that's why I gave it two stars. But overall I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. My biggest beef was probably the main character, Flavia. I found her obnoxious. Besides, I don't think I've read a book with so many random references and words I didn't know since middle school. What 11 year old is using 6 syllable words or breaking down chemical compounds as afterthoughts? Maybe I was just an extremely stupid 11 year old. She made so many obscure references to old English ( I'm assuming) movies,books and plays that I had a very hard time catching any meaning in her statements half the time. Way to not get me hooked, Alan Bradley.

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