Friday, April 11, 2014

weekday reading (for the weekend)

In case you hadn't heard our news, we're having a BOY! Jeff tried to restrain his obvious joy, holding back a fist pump and muttering something about, "as long as the baby is healthy", but he was grinning from ear to ear all day yesterday. Violet was also tickled blue when she heard the news. She said, "Mum, I didn't even have to ask Jesus for a brother, he just knew how much I wanted one." What can I say? Vi and Jesus operate on the same wavelength.

Equally exciting, today is my father's birthday. For those of you who know him, you know he really is the sweetest man around. We're having a BBQ at our place tonight, one of the first of the season. I did my best to make pecan pie last night, but I am really not gifted in the pastry department. I tried Martha's crust with butter since shortening freaks me out, but I'm wondering if it will be more like a shortbread than traditional pastry. Who am I kidding? Shortbread crust sounds amazing! Opps, back to my dad! I'm excited to celebrate with him tonight and to make him feel special. He spends all his time doing the same thing for others, so it really is the least we can do.

Here is some reading for your weekend (I'll go ahead and assume you're busy tonight).



Children's food preferences start in the womb? My baby is going to LOVE breakfast sandwiches. Jeff makes the best ones ever!

We're going to a BBQ tomorrow too and I'm bring a salad. I might try a gluten-free version of this little number. Yum!

A beautiful article about prayer  (via Cup of Jo)

Men in tights. So wrong, right?

A six hour work day? Reason number 456 to move to Scandinavia.

Jeff I told you shopping is an educational experience for children. That is why I do it. So selfless...

What kind of entertainer are you? Fun quiz!

Such a sweet little swim suit.


  1. Emily - I haven't checked on your blog in awhile but saw this today and wanted to send a CONGRATS to you, Jeff, and Vi! That is great news and I'm so happy for your family. All the best with the rest of the pregnancy. X

  2. Congratulations!! Boys are so much fun!!!!!