We are so looking forward to the activities of the day! Thankfully, we are starting slow and easy with just the two of us. I'm putting together Lasagne, a Nucci Salad (greens, rouquefort cheese crumbles, crunchy apples and walnuts with raspberry dressing) and Garlic Bread for later today and just straightening up a bit and doing last minute wrapping. The kids will probably be over around 1:00 and we want to go see this movie as our Christmas Day movie at 2:45. Gosh, I didn't even think to get advance tickets! I wonder if we will even be able to get in?? After the movie we will come back over here and probably pop the Lasagne in and do the gift exchange while we are waiting for it to cook. This year because of the recession, we decided to draw names and then buy as we wanted for Scott and the new baby. Hey, Christmas is for the kids right? We are so Thankful everyone in the family will be able to be here today. That is the gift.... Family.
Ok, you probably thought I fell off the face of the earth right? Nope, there is just alot happening around here. The next event is Beckie's Baby Shower this Sunday. Decided to make my very first Diaper Cake and these are just a few of the pictures. The first thing I did was watch about 20 YouTube videos describing how to do it. Then I bought my supplies and put it together roughly first then more refined about a day later. This is a close up of the baby sock roses with mitten leaves. Yes, that video DOES exist! Next is a close up of wrist rattles and a little caterpiller radio that makes soothing sounds for baby. Background ribbon is from WalMart and the blanket set is from the Jungle Adventure Collection at K-mart. The topper for our "Jungle" themed cake is a Silver Back Ganz Gorilla . These little links slipped easily over the ribbon and added a little extra bling to the sides of the cake. Each layer consists of diapers along with extras like washcloths, burp pads and