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Raindrops on Roses

Friday has been lovely so far, thank you.
Annabelle has pain meds that are working so well she’s eaten eggs, grits, mashed potatoes, ice cream, two popsicles, and almost a whole 20 oz bottle of ginger ale.
Yay for Lortab Elixer which you should request if you ever have to deal with a stubborn child who has had a tonsillectomy.  I pray you don’t.
I’ve been in a bit of a funk all week which is why there’s no blog celebrating my birthday or really much about Amelia’s party.  I figured there was no reason to drag everyone down with me into my pregnancy-hormone induced sadness because I didn’t have a birthday cake.
Seriously, I had plenty that was better.
Like this sweet breakfast my girls and their daddy made.  Ignore the just-out-of-bed mommy hiding behind the flowers (those were Eeyore’s thistle at our Pooh party).
I like how Amelia is too short to be in the picture.
They also made me birthday brownies.
And I’m loving this little project I’ve got going.  It was a Valentine’s banner, then Pooh quotes, now it’s mine and Millie’s birthday love.
Oh, and while Joshua and the girls were making dinner and brownies, I was banished to the couch and told to stay there.  So I actually finished a craft.  Amazing what can happen when you stay in one place longer than five minutes.
I think it will photograph better when I get around to hanging it up.  But it’s my very first yarn wreath.  The next one is about half done.  Who can believe I’d finish something?
Oh, and here’s Amelia’s cake that almost gave me the emotional breakdown last weekend.
Icing and I do not get along unless it’s on a fork headed for my mouth.  And made of cream cheese.  This was neither so we had a bit of a dilemma.  People soothed my feelings by saying it looked like honey.  My mom told me to get off Pinterest and quit comparing myself to everyone else.  That’s why when I saw this I had to share it.

This morning I was over visiting Carissa and loved her link up to the monthly photo collage.  Since my 365 is a bit behind, this seemed like a good bandwagon to jump on.  So then I made a January collage for us.  I’m thinking all these would be cute printed as a calendar for family Christmas gifts.
In January
we visited Biltmore
cooked lots of yummy breakfasts
hung out with the Harris family before they moved
prayed for sun
celebrated cousin Hailey’s birthday
and had some cozy moments.
If you’re interested in this project check out Simple as That by clicking below.
So Friday has been full of some of my favorite things.  
Blogging.
What do you think of the new look?
MOPS: 
where we stocked a friend’s freezer with tons of frozen meals for her family while she undergoes cancer treatment.
Shopping.
Target’s daily deal was nursing tanks so I couldn’t pass that up.
And Old Navy sent me birthday coupons and I have some mad money, so I think we might need some spring clothes.
Open Windows.
It’s February.  But Georgia thinks it’s spring.  Which is fine with me because spring means we’re getting close to Baby Gus’s arrival.
And it’s raining a bit.  So somewhere there are raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens and bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…..
Definitely no mittens here.
Linking up with Rachel
friday favorite things | finding joy
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4 thoughts on “Raindrops on Roses

  1. I love all of this. What a sweet family you have. And the cake is truly lovely! I made a birthday cake last week…except it said “Happy Birthay.” Yep. No D. Oh well. 😀

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  2. It's so funny that you put that you love that Amelia is too short to be in the photo b/c I was thinking the same thing! Love your idea of monthly collages, can't wait to see more!

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