Princess Baby Card

My sweet BSF friend has three little boys and recently had a darling baby girl!  When you have three boys and one girl, the girl becomes the princess among the princes.  I wanted to make a pink princess card to welcome the new baby.

Stampin Up Baby Girl card made with the Best Birthday Ever stamp set. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom #cute&simple4u #GDP076

I used the Case The Designer challenge from Global Design Project to get the layout for my card.  You should check out their challenge.

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Are you wondering what I’ve been up to?  Steve and I were out of town on a business trip for three nights.  Last Saturday we celebrated my Dad’s 78th birthday.  I told him I’d make whatever he wanted and he chose pulled pork, homemade rolls, roasted sweet potatoes and pecan pie made with a lard crust.  My pulled pork takes about 48 hours to make, but it’s easy, as are the roasted sweet potatoes.  I used to make homemade rolls a couple times a week, but haven’t made them in so long (because we try not to eat a lot of bread anymore), I had to find the recipe to make them.  I was happy they turned out.

Every time I make a pie, my Dad says, “This is an awesome pie, but you should make it with lard instead of Crisco.”  Well, I figured since it was his birthday I should try it.  I must admit the lard pie crust was easier to work with and it was indeed the best pie I’ve ever made.  I will now make the pies with lard.  It’s a good thing we don’t have pie very often!

My parents took the rest of the pie home so they could celebrate his birthday again that night with some friends.

Last weekend, Abby competed in the IHSSA Individual Speech contest in Lit program and Public Address.  She received a “1” on both and will be competing again at the State contest.  Abby didn’t let me listen to either speech ahead of time.  Her Lit Program was called Speech Impediment.  Abby has a speech impediment that makes it very hard for her to say “r” and “l.”  She had speech therapy from age 3 through sixth grade. She has some words she still avoids because they are too difficult for her to say. Anyway, the Lit program is three different poems or essays.  She did a great job delivering her speech.  When she got to the last poem, I ended up crying, because the poem was telling of struggles so similar to what Abby experienced as a third grader.  When I went to the hall to congratulate her, I was embarrassed that I was crying and told her teacher that the last poem was exactly what happened to Abby.  Her teacher then told me Abby had written the poem and labeled it anonymous. God has blessed me with an awesome daughter who’s willing to go after whatever she feels called to do, no matter how hard it may be!


Beth 🙂


  1. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Cindy! I agree Abby is an awesome daughter! I’ve been the best mother I could be given what I had to work with. Sometimes good and sometimes not so much. I do hope all my kids think I gave them my best.

  2. Beth (Post author)

    Thanks Pat! I love hearing from you. I hope you share more of your family with me!

  3. Beth (Post author)

    I agree Denise. I’ve enjoyed being a Mom these last 26 years! I tease my kids that we had four kids to make sure we have grandkids! Actually I will never pressure them to have kids. If we do have grandkids someday, I will treasure my time with them. I love all my children very much. Abby’s getting more “face time” because she’s a senior and we are going through all the “lasts” this year.

  4. Cindy Lindquist

    Beth, thank you for sharing Abby’s story. What a great example of working hard, pushing through the tough times and remembering Who has our back through all of our struggles. God has blest you with an awesome daughter and He has blest Abby with the best mother ever!!!

  5. Pat Knight

    I was crying too by the time I finished reading this. You do have an awesome daughter. Doesn’t it give us hope for the future! Also those rolls look wonderful. And my daughter in law makes her pie crusts with lard and they are delicious. Love the stories about your family.

  6. Denise Ferguson

    What a nice story! There are no other treasures like to sweet memories we gather from our kids and grandchildren. Your daughter sounds like an amazing girl. I’m sure she will continue to make you proud! Have a good weekend!

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