Monday, April 19, 2010

Carbs!




I have been really interested in bread making lately. I found this recipe for Chocolate Chip Braided Bread. The good news is that it was really pretty. Bad news is that it tasted bad. Oh well, I tried a new recipe. I will chuck that one and find a better one.

Great place to look for bread recipes: tastespotting.com


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

She kicks!

Ok so I thought maybe filming this in black and white would make it less weird that it was my belly. But Ruth and I were listening to some praise music this morning and I think she liked it a
lot!

video

Made By Bekah




As we are getting Ruth's room ready for her arrival, we are having to come up with some very not-permanent designs because we are moving a month or two after she arrives. So we have turned our guest room into her room also. After getting a great bookcase from our aunt and uncle, we were able to fill it with storage bins and books.

Check out these great decorations one of my besties made!! She got the R at Joannes in Dallas and painted some great floral print on there to match the fabric colors. The lamb and elephant are original Bekah Wertz designs that she originally made for the shower invites! She printed them and framed them for Ruth to have. I am obsessed!!!

Thanks Bek for adorning her bookshelf with the greatest decorations ever!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ribbon and Bows and Pear Blossom Trees

Last Monday we had a girls day in KC while the guys were at the Royals Opening Day. Yep, we made bows all afternoon!



Sweet Sweet Adelyn with Uncle Matt!


Easter with my Mom's family and Josh's family was sooo very fun. Here are some pics...

By the way did you know how bad those trees stink?? I had no idea but we were all about to gag!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Free Baby Bootie Pattern






Ok so I have forgotten completely how to upload my knitting patterns but I will one day remember and put the pattern for this on here...in the meantime, email me at madebymaddi@gmail.com if you want the pattern. It will work with any dk weight yarn and they knit up so quickly.

The yellow pair I love but they aren't super practical. I just figured that Ruth will have to pose for a few pictures in them and maybe we will find a cute dress they match for a special occasion. The purple pair - now those will stay on! I loved making them and thought the little pearl buttons finished them off perfectly!

Currently I am working on a orange and pink silk/wool pair and a matching hat for next fall...pictures to come : )

I think I am done blogging for the day but you never know....

Daffodils and Baby Blankets - oh my!





I think God is using this beautiful weather to really drive Easter home for us this year. There is new and beautiful life springing up all over the place and that is exactly what we have in Christ. I am just feeling really grateful every time we drive around and see everything in bloom!

In our own backyard we have daffodils springing up that Josh absolutely loves. Ahh it makes me so happy because we can't figure out why he loves these yellow flowers so much. But boy does he! I think they will have to be planted in every yard we have for the rest of our lives : )

I spent an amazing day today with my Mom and Great Grandma Sally. We used Amy Butler fabric from the FM store here in Springfield and a plush grey back to make a sweet crib blanket for Ruth's bed. She doesn't have a crib yet so that is why all the pictures are outside. I couldn't be more happy with the way it turned out....SO CUTE! And if you like that, just wait till you see the fabric I got for the bedskirt. It is a coordinating Amy Butler chevron stripe : ) More pictures to come as I finish things up

HAPPY EASTER! HE IS RISEN!