Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Baby Blankets

My little family and I went to go see my husband's sister's little family. His sister just had her first baby, a girl named Julianna. I made them a present, because that is what I do for babies that are related to me. Its a nice big receiving blanket. Not only useful for swaddling but also useful for the mother's modesty in public. Here it is:
Notice the personalized name in the left corner.
Here is a close up of the print, a farmer since JD--the father of Julianna is a farmer without a farm.
When I made Jo' blanket for him, my mom realized that the personalized name on the back serves multiple purposes. If you swaddle the baby correctly you never have to tell people the name of the baby. It is just there on the forehead. I thought Joshua did a great job of modeling his blanket. He is obviously not an infant in that picture, and although they are smaller it actually works better for infants because they don't wiggle as much.

Here is Jo admiring his new cousin. Josh was actually the first cousin Julianna met. It was an honor he bore with dignity. He wanted to stab her eyes out, I'm assuming it was so he is the only one she ever sees. He isn't very good at sharing.
(By the way I do have enormous elbows, for my build, it isn't just the picture.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A girl's best friend

I am a girl who likes sparkly things. That is why my diamond engagement ring is often not enough. Five years ago a bought a bracelet like this:

except mine was only about 5 bucks, and it doesn't have a clasp on the back, it is elastic that why you know it is high quality. I actually bought it to wear to prom but took it off after pictures because it was snagging my dress, high quality I know. But it is great I often wear it with a tshirt and shorts just because its looks so fabulous. For my graduation from college, my grandma sent me money this is what I got with it:

I'm wearing it right now, it is so fabulous! Of course it also is not real, my grandma wouldn't send me that kind of cash, nor would my husband let me blow it on diamonds. Which is why I didn't get this ring as an engagement ring, although I would have love it:

Instead, my husband and I agreed on something a little less flashy a little less expensive. I couldn't get the picture to work, it is a radiant cut diamond, in a trellis setting. I don't expect my audience to really know what that means, but just know inside I do. Lets just say I love the ring, probably more than the ring pictured above. We would have had to go into debt to buy the three stone ring, and as it were my husband paid cash for the ring on my finger. This is what my wedding band looks like:

Also something my husband didn't really want to get, he didn't really think I need two rings, but that fact that I have 4mm of rings on my finger, always makes the day fabulous. Plus it good for my husband. Without fail whenever I get mad at my husband, I accidentally see my rings, and then I forgive him quickly because he did spend two grand to make me happy. What can I say a girl's gotta have her glam.