Hi Girls! Do you all do this - take photos, and plan on blogging, but then get busy and forget? I scrolled through some pictures today, and I have oodles of things I planned to share, but somehow didn't. Just simple joy stuff, like my Chicken Pot Pies from last week.
Kate and I are making good use of our "Pinterest" time - I told you found a lot of good stuff on there! She made this adorable soap dispenser
And, I made my first Chocolate Sheet Cake!
Can you say - "Uh, yes, just a little cake with my frosting, please?" Or, can you say "Hello - to the 6 pounds I said goodbye to at the first of the year?" Truly delish! I used ideas and recipes from "Pinterest" to plan most of our meals for the week!
Oh, and Kate and I decided to have a Valentine Party! We'll be making appetizers - and the "Valentine Chex Mix" we found on Pinterest, too!
has met his first love! How do I know it's love - well, two things actually. First, we had to add her number to our cell phone plan so they could talk on the phone! That's right - casual relations are for texting - talking on the phone - well, that's true love. And, secondly, they made it official on Facebook! No rings necessary today - just update your Facebook page to say "I'm in a relationship with . . . .!"
It's been such fun to watch my boy get ready for his dates, clean his car to impress her . . . :0)! Can I just brag for a minute here? Because, I'm truly one Proud Mama! The Jr. is quite the gentleman - he knows how to treat a girl like a lady. He is sure to tell her how pretty she looks, walks her to the door, opens her car door for her on their dates . . .! Yes, my McStudly has been a wonderful example to our Son - and I'm so stinkin' proud of both of them! And, I'm truly grateful to be present enough to really watch it all - and take such joy in it!
So, anyhoo, Hannah Banana (as we affectionately call her) is coming to meet us for the first time tonight - and she's very nervous. Poor little thing - do you remember meeting a guy's parent's for the first time?
So, Kelly's Mission #1 This Weekend is to make Hannah feel loved, welcomed, and free to be herself here in our home - I truly want her to relax and enjoy being here, and if she wanted to come back and sew with me someday - well, that would just be icing on the cake :0)!
Kelly's Mission #2 This Weekend is to start stitching this adorable new
Kelly's Mission #3 This Weekend, to do some doodling, and start turning this pile of fabric into some fun pillows for our sofa.
But, don't you love it when a present comes with the extra present of
Let's see - what else??
Oh yeah - It's Official!! The McStudly and I really are getting old - and here's the proof:
On receive - I hope you all receive lots of simple joys this weekend! Here's a link to an adorable video to help get the laughter and joy rolling:
My Father-In-Law sent me this - and it was just too sweet not to share! Even the McStudlys couldn't resist cracking up with joy while watching it!