Friday, November 20, 2009

Feeling Loved

Two fabulous gals from work put on a incredibly clever and cute baby shower this week. I am a lucky girl to work with such a smart, articulate, passionate, and funny group.
In true English department style, they asked everyone to bring their favorite children's book as a gift and everyone wrote their favorite quote from the book on a quilt they are putting together.
Smelling chocolate diapers.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Baby Shower

Pink marks the spot
Katie's pinked living room
Onesies and burbclothes to decorate
Owl "piggy" bank to be filled with advice

Decorating onesies before the paty starts
Katie did a beautiful job putting on my baby shower! The house looked perfect and we had a nice turnout.

Fabulous Surprise

Friday night, when Mike and I got back from a night of sushi (pregnant-friendly cooked ones for me, of course), I obeyed my exhausted body's demands and flopped on the couch to take an 7:00 nap. Just as Mike started making fun of me for falling asleep so early, Katie knocked on the door. I roused myself and as we were talking someone else knocked on the door. Megan, from Utah was on our doorstep! We all sat around talking when someone else knocked. Brittany from BYU! It was so good to see those girls, but not quit perfect until the fourth knock when I found my mom, all the way from China, on my doorstep! It was so much fun to see them and we had a delightfully fun weekend. They were there for my baby shower and we were able to squeeze in lots of girl talk!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Baby Wecker's Family Tree

With the rainy days keeping us in and the college football games keeping Mike entertained, I have been working on a few projects. I recently combined and condensed some of our family heritage into little stories about some of the women baby Wecker comes from. My favorite was about Lousia, who made her husband a pair of pants from difficult to come by material and found, when her husband couldn't sit down, that they were too small. She cried, he laughed and eventually they added a big flannel piece down the sides and claimed they brought stripes in pants into fashion. It felt like such a relatable modern emotion and skill - the ability to find the courage to try new things and the humor to enjoy the situation when it doesn't turn out. I printed out a story from each woman in a book form from Shutterfly.