Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Sisters, sisters…


My loverly little sister came to visit for a couple of days of her spring break. It was fantastic! We cooked, and crafted, and were all-around girly. 🙂

Her first night here, we made a Mediterranean meal. The country that we grew up in had a lot of Lebanese immigrants, so we love that kind of food. We made kabobs, couscous, hummus, tabbouleh, and pita bread:

See, it was good:

Sometime soon, I’ll post the recipes that we used. Some of them are authentic, and some are more Americanized, like the pita bread that was mixed, kneaded, and rose in my (wonderful) breadmaker. I was really excited too, because my husband REALLY liked the meal, and sometimes I get a little nervous about giving him new and exotic foods.

We also got to spend some time scrapbooking together. I really love crafting with other people. Its fun by yourself, but there’s something even better about working with someone else, even if you’re working on different projects. I don’t get to craft with other people very often right now; I know you’re surprised that Bret doesn’t jump at the opportunity to crochet or sew with me. Although, I do have to say, he did help me with the first scrapbook page for the baby scrapbook. I think that’s because I had just gotten a cool new cutter, and he liked to use that tool. Anyways, we both got several pages done in our respective scrapbooks.

Totally unrelated to anything previous to this: IT IS 92 DAYS TILL MY DUE DATE!!!!!!!!!!



Baby News … and other excitement


I know, you’re thinking, “What can be more exciting than baby news?” And you’re right, the other news is not nearly as exciting as the baby, but still great in its own little way.

So first, the baby news: We had our 20 week sonogram today and everything looks great! Praise the Lord for His grace to us in the life of this baby! 🙂 We got to see the little face, feet, legs, arms, and all the rest him. That’s right, we think the baby is a boy! 🙂 We’re really excited! Our doctor is not the type to say for sure, but it looked awfully like a little boy. I think my favorite part was seeing his face, and his little legs and feet. So cute! The doctor said everything else looks really good. Bret and I were both really encouraged and excited when we left the office. Its so wonderful to see the power and intricacy of God’s creation inside of me. We got several sonogram pictures, but I can’t scan them or upload them – sorry. I’m also allowed to start exercising again, and sleeping on my back; both those things are great news!

Now in other news: My very wonderful parents-in-love sent me some money to spend on crafty things for the baby. But I was forcing myself to wait until I had some idea of the baby’s gender before I spent it. So this very afternoon, I took myself to Joann’s and got some goodies for our baby. 🙂

I’m going to make him a scrapbook and I got these supplies to start with:

There’s a blue scrapbook, some extra pages, some fun paper, stickers, ribbon, and a cutter. I haven’t scrapbooked since the first year that Bret and I were dating, and I’m excited to get started again, especially because I have something so amazing and wonderful to scrapbook about. 🙂 I really want him to know how precious he is to us, even before being born, and I want him to know that we have sought the Lord for him since we knew that he was in there.

I also got this yarn to crochet some super cute little animals! 🙂 We’re going to have a Noah’s ark theme for the baby’s room, so the little lion, elephant, and hippo will fit in great!

Then the last project that I got supplies for is some cute burp clothes. I saw a lady in my church working on some, and stole her idea. I’m just going to get some plain white cloth diapers, and then embellish them with ribbon and embroidery. I haven’t done anything like this before, so the first ones may be a little rough, but I’m glad to try. Here’s the supplies I got:

And just because I’m proud of my husband, here’s a pic of the bookshelf he totally stripped and refinished.

Doesn’t it look GREAT? I think he did a fantastic job!