Friday, February 15, 2013

Pictures from the baby shower!

I promised pictures from my second baby shower... here they are! I'm not going to bore you with all the pictures of me opening gifts, but I'll just show you how cute the shower was!

[caption id="attachment_455" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This is Angie! Love her![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_458" align="aligncenter" width="225"] yes, those are homemade mini doughnuts with raspberries on top! Delectable![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_456" align="aligncenter" width="225"] This is the garland I was talking about, and yes, it was in the other room, not the one we were partying in... I don't think a single thing on that mantel is there normally. Maybe the red cups... maybe.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_459" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The center piece on the table was a diaper cake :)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_457" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Glass cups. The stand had ceramic plates. No paper or plastic for this girl (meaning Angie)! She's too classy for that... Notice the gift decor?[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_461" align="aligncenter" width="225"] More gift decor. This was seriously like 6 feet tall[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_460" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This is the whole table at the end of the shower, thus there's no food on it... oh, those things in front are mini ham and cheese and apple sandwiches. Super yummy![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_462" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Angie and Chelsey (she was in charge of the games... so fun!) I love my visiting teachers![/caption]


I really am so spoiled! I had two amazing showers, and everyone was so generous. Thanks to many people, I'm ready for this baby with gift cards to spare :)

Project updates

What have I been working on the past few months to keep myself busy you ask? Well I'll show you!

[caption id="attachment_443" align="aligncenter" width="225"] I believe I mentioned that I got a chair for free. This is it, before anything was done to it.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_444" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Here it is straight on...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_442" align="aligncenter" width="225"] I finally finished it this week! It's not perfect, actually there are quite a few things that I'm not in love with, but didn't hate enough to change. One being the way the stripes lay. I really wanted the main cushions to have vertical stripes, but the ONLY way I could have enough fabric was to have the stripes go horizontally. I also BARELY had enough batting to pad it as much as I did, I would have liked to pad it more... Oh well. You live and learn.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_441" align="aligncenter" width="225"] The front view.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_445" align="aligncenter" width="225"] I finished this nursing cover for myself today! I LOVE it![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_446" align="aligncenter" width="225"] I did it double sided (one is obviously the pink leopard) and the other is brown with tiny polka dots. Then I added the opposite band on each side. I'm super happy with the way it turned out.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_447" align="aligncenter" width="300"] I love the bow too :)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_448" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Here's the back, on the right is a small pocket (for binkies, or nipple cream etc) and the left is a wash cloth that I sewed on so I can wipe off spit up, or leaking milk.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_449" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Here's a single sided nursing cover I made for a client on my MissyLee Baby boutique! The funny thing is I originally purchased that fabric for myself, then decided that I didn't like it enough for me (it wasn't "me" if you know what I mean) and luckily, my client liked it![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_451" align="aligncenter" width="224"] One more nursing cover (thanks to Janelle for letting me borrow her machine over Christmas) This one I added the ruffles to, I thought it turned out super cute! Also, I love the way she is posing, because you can see how WIDE my nursing covers are! I hear that's awesome when it comes to trying to actually stay covered... Weird.[/caption]

I also have made another diaper bag that I wanted to post pictures of, but the files are too big, and I'm too lazy to make them smaller... so check them out on my MissyLee facebook page!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

She can come now

So there were a few things that I REALLY wanted to finish before Baby came. One was the glider-rocking chair that I got (that needed new padding) and I wanted to get and set up the Pack and Play, and I wanted to get her clothes organized. I finished all three of those things last night (and by I, I mean Jonathan helped). So now she can come :)
Now all I need to do is make my nursing cover (I have the fabric and it's prewashed, so I figure if she comes before it's made, I have about 6 weeks before I'll need it)
I'm getting really excited!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hymn Fest

On Sunday, we participated in something super awesome! It's called the hymn fest. Basically a bunch of local churches get together and perform one hymn, and we all enjoy and celebrate the fact that we all worship the Savior.

It was such a cool experience! I'm so glad that we were a part of it! I really felt like we were surrounded by good, Christian people, who, like me, are trying their best to live good lives. I loved the feeling that I got there, I just felt like we all were there focusing on the things that we agree on, and not bringing up the things we disagree on.

It was a good experience. I'm grateful that I can have experiences like this.

Friday, February 8, 2013


Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day! I think it was at least in the mid 40's if not in the 50's. We have a wonderful park across our apartment complex that we have only taken advantage of once since we moved here. It has so many walking/biking trails, along with play grounds. I took advantage of it yesterday, it was lovely! I love beautiful days!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Absolutely Perfect!

I just wanted to say that the shower was absolutely perfect! I had so much fun, and it was adorable, and we got so much stuff! Everyone was so generous!

Friday, February 1, 2013

It's Christmas! It's Christmas!!!

I have my second baby shower today. I'm so excited! The reason I'm so excited is not because of the gifts I will be receiving, but I think it's more because it's a party! And a huge reason is because of the lady that's hosting the shower. We have become good friends in the last few months. She is one of those ladies that goes the extra mile when it comes to making things look nice. For example, she gave us a box of treats during the holidays and it was perfectly packaged, with a ribbon, a bow and a tag. She is the Relief Society Activity coordinator and at the last activity people walked into the room and literally their jaws dropped because of how cute it was decorated.

I CAN NOT wait to see what she has put together! I'll be sure to bring my camera and take pictures, because it'll be Pinterest worthy :).

Last night I was expressing my excitement to Jonathan and I said "It's like Christmas!" and he laughed and responded, "ya, but better!".

Later that night Jonathan said "Santa is coming tomorrow! ... no... It's better than Santa, it's Angie!" lol! Which is true. I want to be Angie when I grow up, so I can't wait to see what she does!

Just to give you an idea of what she has planned, on Wednesday I emailed her about something and she responded by saying "today my project is a onsie and diaper garland! Too much fun!" Then I was talking to her Thursday and we were laughing about how cute she is, and she said "it's really nothing, it's actually going over the mantel on the fireplace in the other room. It's really nothing." And my thought was ... and you are spending an entire afternoon on a garland that is going in a room that we won't even be spending most of our time in? Then she told me that her project for Friday was making the doughnuts for the party. She said that she found about 6 different breakfast-y recipes for doughnuts and she's so excited to make them! Seriously? Homemade doughnuts? Not only that, but 6 different flavors of homemade doughnuts?

Needless to say. I'm really excited! It looks like there is going to be a good turn out of people too, so it's really going to be a party! I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it!!!

More than anything though, I'm just overwhelmed by the generosity and thoughtfulness of those around me. I'm fairly new in the ward, but everyone has taken me (and Jonathan) in like we were their own. It's such a wonderful feeling to know that I'm going to be taken care of, and that people around me love and support me. It's hard to be far away from family, especially since I'm so used to being so close to everyone. But being where I am, surrounded by the people that I am, it makes it a lot easier.

So Grateful

I am 37 weeks today. That's full term. Getting to full term is what I have been hoping/praying/and worrying about this entire pregnancy, and actually every previous pregnancy as well. I am seriously so grateful that I have gotten to this point!

I have learned that it is only through Heavenly Father that anyone can make it to a healthy delivery. I'm so grateful that it is His will that I'm here. We couldn't be more excited to meet this amazing little girl. I'm still very aware that some people yet to have this desire fulfilled, and we pray daily for the people who we are aware of that are struggling.

I also know that there is power and strength in numbers. I have had SO MANY people praying for me, and supporting me through this pregnancy. I'm so grateful for them too! We have had bumps in the road, and trials of our faith, but all is well! This baby is active and healthy, and I'm feeling great! I couldn't be more happy!