cakes for grace

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What is there in life if there is not grace?  Simple elegance.  Charm.  The favor of God.  It is a thing of admiration and aspiration in life, love, and religion.  It’s beauty.  It’s inspiration.  It’s everything you hope to achieve in this world when the day comes to an end.

Yes.  Grace is beautiful, and she is my niece.

My sister and brother-in-law are expecting their first child.  A daughter.  Everyone is ecstatic… especially my son who can not wait to have another baby to love on!  We recently celebrated Grace’s baby shower a few weeks ago.  Instead of buying traditional gifts and wrapping them up, I decided to purchase a Continue reading

transforming a room: a closet into a nursery

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My husband and I were expecting our second child, and just like most parents we were putting together a list of names — boy names.  Sure, we tossed around a few names for a baby girl, but we knew we were having another boy.  We could feel it.  Plus, that’s what the Chinese gender chart told us. Just kidding!

So, there we were, waiting for the technician to start the ultrasound and *fingers crossed* find out what we were having.  Boy. . . Girl. . .  It didn’t matter.  We loved the child.  But growing up with four other sisters, I knew what kind of special torture daughters could put their parents through.  And I was terrified.  My husband, on the other hand, was looking forward to a little girl.  At the time, D was the epitome of a mama’s boy and Daddy Continue reading