Sunday, October 3, 2010

Every Sunday is Family Night..

Sunday night's have always been good ol' family night. No matter what our week consists of, it is mandatory that Sunday night you are to report to "Pretty's" house. We play games, eat dinner, catch up on T.V. shows and rest before the week begins.

Well last Sunday night was a little different... Memaw, My mom's mom was in town, so we had a family progressive dinner.
Here was the line up:

1st: Dick's new apartment- Appetizers
2nd: My mom's house- Main Course
3rd: The Apple's house- Dessert

It turned out to be a fall themed progressive dinner since the weather turned crisp and cool. There is something about the smell and decorations of fall that screams FAMILY!

This me and Dick's appetizer. Twice baked potatoes inside of mini pumpkins
hollowed out!  It was incredible and such a hit!

Main Course:
Memaw's baked beans 

Corn casserole

Before I continue.. I have a confession to make. I am an extremely picky eater when it comes to meats. I really only eat like fish and poultry! Most would say those aren't meats.. but I will venture out into a hamburger every now. Overall I am plain weird about meats. I DO NOT fit in with the fam on this subject.

Whew.. Okay so saying that, these were my two favorite dishes of the main course! There was also a beef and gravy dish that my grandma claims is her speciality! She wanted to contribute :)


My  sister made the adorable Rice Krispy treats. They are made with candy corns to bring in the fall!

And an Apple Pie. She thinks she's cute cause there last name is "Apple." LOL

If your not hungry after that menu there is something wrong with your taste buds!
Happy Fall Ya'll!

Baby Showers Galore!

If you have not heard, my sister will be having her baby in just a few short weeks. Not to brag or anything but I will make the best AUNT. It's kind of crazy but her little boy is due October 31st. I think we all secretly pray that it's any day BUT Halloween. If he is born on the evil holiday,  I guess he will arrive in his first costume that will for sure make a statement! NUDE! 

They have decided to name him Jonah Dalton Apple. So far the Doc says he will be tall and have long arms! So we are glad it's a boy and not a girl.

A few weekends back we had two baby showers for the Apples to prepare for this sweet little blessing.
Saturday Night Couple Family Shower
This shower was at Johnny's sisters house, Christy. It was such a fun night as they catered in food from On The Border and invited mostly family and Johnny and Katie's couple friends.
The Apple's and Baby Jonah
Diaper cakes are always a hit! This is the one that I made
for this shower. Instead of diapers on top I decided to
 top the diapers with a few extra gifts!
The other really cute diaper cake that was
made of wash clothes and diapers and had
toys and socks all throughout!

Next was the Prestonwood Church Shower. It's always over the top in cuteness!
Sweet invitations!
Petits-Fours from Steins! Katie's favorite
and all  the  soon to be mommy wanted!
Sweet baby boy blue table decorations
Hydrangeas and roses
The Grandma's to be:
Pretty and

So many presents, so many blessings, from so many sweet friends.
Jonah is loved already!

All the precious hostess 
He is going to be such a fun Dad!

In less than a month we will have a new addition to our family. God is so good! .. I'll keep you posted! :)

With Love and a Thankful Heart,

Sewing Guru in the Works...

It's been TWO weeks since I blogged! I not only have been crazy busy with a nephew on the way, school, and work but I bought my first sewing a machine. Definitely one of the best purchases I have ever made! Not that I have tons of time, but trust me every spare minute I seem to be making something just for giggles!

TAH-DA.. Here is the Beauty! It could not be more perfect for me. It 's like sewing for dummies! It does anything and everything I would ever need it to do and has step by step and everything in between!

So I am a beginner, let's remember that. My mom says to me all the time that "It's like a 15 year old getting a new car with no driving courses," and my dad the first day says "Be careful I don't want to be rushing you to the emergency room." So embarrassing! Well I will show them!

I so far have sewn:
  • Dog dresses
  • Curtains
  • Couch pillows
  • In the process of a T-shirt blanket

                                                            Pillows for Dick's couch

Curtain for Dick's room. His room is the nautical look!  Ikea actually sells
really fun printed material.

That is all for the moment but you never know what could be coming out of the wood works for the upcoming holidays! Me and Hobby Lobby are best friends these days as my heart skips a beat when I walk through the doors! :)Sewing might be a new obession!