Monday, January 16, 2012

With 12 weeks to go....

I figured it was time to start sewing for Millie's arrival.  I've already made her several crocheted items...a couple hats, some booties, and a blanket.

I've had the flannel chosen for awhile.  I've had her towel material ready too.  I just had to sit down and do it!

Tonight, I had that opportunity!

Here is her hooded towel....the rest of her siblings have one, so she needed one too!

Here are two double-sided flannel blankets.  I can't wait to swaddle her up in them!

Friday, January 13, 2012

A response to the viral video "Does Jesus Hate Religion"

There has been a video that has gone viral titled "Does Jesus Hate Religion".  I couldn't bring myself to watch it because the title itself rubbed me the wrong way.

I was happy today to see that Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel Coalition wrote a response to it.  I found it to be very thought out and a good way to put into words what I was feeling.

You can read it here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A great blog post about Tim Tebow

I like Tim Tebow as much as anyone else....but really, this article spells out my feelings on the whole situation!

Stephen Altrogge writes:

This past Sunday Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos beat my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.
And believe it or not, it actually didn’t bother me that much. Of course, I wanted the Steelers to win, and I wanted to see the Steelers defense put Tim Tebow through the mulcher, but it didn’t happen. I’m okay with how things turned out. If it had been Tom Brady and the devil-spawn Patriots, I wouldn’t have been okay with it. But I like Tim Tebow, and I don’t despise the Broncos.
What does bother me is the way that many Christians are getting all weird and freaky about Tim Tebow. For example, on Sunday Tebow threw for 316 yards. Tebow’s favorite scripture verse is John 3:16. The NFL would not let Tebow write “John 3:16″ on his face. Thus, God let Tebow pass for 316 yards as a way of sticking it to the NFL and highlighting John 3:16. Get the message NFL: you can’t shut down God, and you can’t shut down Tim Tebow when God is on his side. Right?

You can finish the article here:
Can we please stop being weird about Tim Tebow?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A must share cooking website!

Over the past several months, I have weaned our family off of many processed foods.  I prefer cooking and baking from scratch, so it has been a joy.  It also helps when you have some great recipes to work with!

I was on pinterest awhile ago, and found a great website called Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

I have since made dozens of her recipes and have not been disappointed!  It helps to read the comments and see possible changes you may want to make or just to read other experiences with the dish.

Have fun and Happy Cooking!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Good News

At my follow up ultrasound, we discovered the placental previa has resolved itself!

As long as the baby assumes a head down position, there will be no c-section!

Baby Millie measured at just over 2 pounds and was hiding from the no profile shots for us.  She looked like she was in the cannonball position, ha!

And yes, she is still a she....if there is one good thing from all these ultrasounds, it's the re-confirmation that it's still a girl!

God is so good and has protected both of us!