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.
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!