May 24, 2012

Thankful Thursdays {May 2012}

I am thankful for...

84. First boats docked in the water
85. Yummy donuts on a Saturday morning
89. Artistic sky after a storm
90. A new nephew to come this fall
92. A friend's advice
94. Safe travels
96. My mom, who offered to take the stains out of my clothes, even when I'm 35 years old
98. Wearing shorts for the first time this season
101. Lunch on the lakefront
102. Sunday morning "church" at the harbor
106. A first interview
108. My favorite farmer's market finally open for the season
109. Pink peonies

110. Fresh-picked strawberries
111. Sitting at Starbucks, drinking coffee, eating a donut, and doing a crossword puzzle
112. Peace in knowing God is in control, even when it seems I have no idea what's ahead
113. Striped bowties

114. The sacrifice of those who fight for our freedom

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp


May 7, 2012

Niece or Nephew?

My sister & brother-in-law are expecting their first baby. The first grandchild on both sides of the family. And I get to be an Auntie!!

This weekend, they had a little party to tell everyone the baby's sex.

Everyone put their vote in for their guess

Rather than just tell us, my sister baked a cake with either pink or blue on the inside to reveal the gender.




Proud parents

 And happy Aunt-to-be with the new Mama