Archive for April, 2009

Celebrating Friends & New Life

Posted in Uncategorized on April 19, 2009 by katiejessen

Last night we celebrated our great friends, The Dee’s and their new addition, baby boy Ephraim (expected to arrive in 3 weeks). We love you Dee’s!!!


Oliver had his eyes on the Mexican food all night….he’s just like mommy & daddy.



Best Friends

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2009 by katiejessen

The first day of 6th grade, in the Fall of 1991, Katie and I became best friends. We only lived in the same town for 3 years but 18 years later, we are still best friends. Unbeliveable! Two weeks ago, Katie and her sweet daughter came to visit. Our time together was filled with great conversations, laughter and left our hearts refreshed.



Sewing Projects

Posted in Uncategorized on April 11, 2009 by katiejessen

My friend Jess let me borrow her nice sewing machine for some projects because I needed one that could make button holes. I love it and don’t want to go back to my back 3 stitch option Singer. If I keep the sewing up, I might be able to justify buying a new machine.

Oliver’s church dedication outfit was the most difficult because this was my first time following a pattern. I paid someone to embroider his initials. He’s going to wear this as much as possible so if you go to 2RC, you’ll be seeing this on him tomorrow for Easter.

This is a cushion for the high chair. It matches our chairs and I’m sure it’s much for comfortable.

These are euro pillow shams I made with leftover fabric from the curtains I made in our bedroom.


This ended up being much smaller than I expected so the little girl I intended it for will be getting something extra special soon….I promise.


This may be one of my favorites. I love the torn edges of leftover fabric sewn randomly on the onesie. I keep every scrap of leftover fabric because I know I’ll use it for something.  


Giraffe, Carrots and Screams

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2009 by katiejessen

This is a fun toy we got for Christmas. O loves to shake his booty to the music and now he can stand while holding onto the ears.


The bottom teeth have arrived and chewing on cold carrots is fun entertainment. This is O double fisting it with his great Mamaw. He couldn’t decided which one he wanted in his mouth and kept switching back and forth.


O is learning how to use his voice. When he is excited, he screams, he screeches, he screams some more.


Breadmaker bread

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2009 by katiejessen

I’m borrowing my mom’s breadmaker and tried whole wheat bread in it for the first time last week. We’ve used it for toast, PB&J’s and my favorite…..grilled cheese sandwiches. The best part about the grilled cheese was adding strawberry preserves on the bread before adding the cheese. Try this some time, it was delicious.