Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baby Shower for Taryn

I was asked to do the decor for Taryn's baby BOY shower. The shower was on Saturday from 10-12 noon. Becky hosted the shower. We had a few meetings to brainstorm. Becky wanted to do a footprints theme. I had SO much fun thinking of & finding ideas. Here are some pics:

I saw this idea on Pinterest from HERE. Below is my version.

Customer tie onesies in newborn, 0-3 mos & 3-6 mos.

I found these glass baby bottles at the Salvation Army last weekend.

Taryn during Janet's devotional.

Baby Gibson banner

Shanda, Meg & Becky - the planning committee.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
III John 4

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jake turns 31

I think it's fun to celebrate ALL week for Jake's birthday. We started off the week by celebrating with this Reese's Cake. So so good.

We ended the week with this Lemon Blueberry Cake. I found the recipe on Pinterest. It was really good too. More work than the Reese's cake, but worth it.
Friday night Jake had an away basketball game. Lily & I set up for the baby shower on Saturday (post to come on that). Saturday (TODAY) was Jake's birthday. I had to be at the shower at 8am to help with food prep & finishing touches. We had a youth activity Saturday afternoon. I felt really badly that I wasn't around all morning for Jake's birthday, but Lily took Daddy out to Starbuck's. Jake & I went on a date tonight. We went out to dinner up at Topsail Beach. The Attoe's watched Lily. After our date we came back to the Attoe's to eat cake.

We came home, put Lily to bed & Jake opened his gifts. We got him a remote controlled helicopter. He's been playing with it ever since.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Before & After - Lily's Custom Tricycle

Last weekend, we hit up some of the local thrift stores in town. We hit the jackpot that day.... more Before & After posts to come about that. We found this tricycle for $4.99 at Salvation Army. Here it is before:

And after:
It's Lily's Notre Dame Tricycle.

And YES, it is end of January here & we are wearing sandals, short sleeves & NO jackets!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

20 weeks

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

baby flaming - 20 weeks

We got to see our little peanut today. I am half way - 20 weeks. Our baby was very active & looks to be doing great. I absolutely love seeing the baby move & all its parts & pieces. Well, not ALL of them....we choose NOT to find out the sex of the baby so we made it clear at the beginning that we didn't want to see anything. We love the surprise! Can't wait to meet this little one in end of May or early June.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

sew curious

I had my sewing machine out today.
I am doing the decor for an upcoming baby shower.
Lily got up from nap & made herself at home.

I can't wait to teach her to sew & cook & bake.
She already likes to "help" me vacuum.
We are so blessed.

LOVE her.
LOVE her daddy.
LOVE this baby that we get to see on Wednesday at our 20 week ultrasound.
Pics to come of the baby.