Friday, August 30, 2013

Baseball Baby Shower

Sunday we threw a baseball baby shower for my nephew!!!
My brother & sister are huge Texas Ranger fans! And my brother also loves the Texas Longhorns!
My sister's sister came up with some of the cutest decorations!!!
The due date is Oct 7, this "score board" is for everyone to guess what day nephew will be here! My guess was Sept 29th! I will let you know (screaming from the roof top) once he is here!
Baseball munchies!
Popcorn, veggie tray, chips & my brother's amazing hatch chile salsa...
Peanuts, fruit salad, sugar free whole wheat strawberry banana muffins...
Home field fruit platter :)
And a baseball cheeseball :) this weeks theme for my photo challenge is "and then, I ate it." So I thought this was the perfect pic :)

The shower was a huge success in my humble opinion ;)
Sorry I have no adorable pics to share of my absolutely adorable sister carrying my amazing nephew! I took all those pics with their camera & didn't think to get one on my phone : / but let me assure you, she was super cute!
To make up for it I will share the recipe for my cheeseball :)
Baseball Cheeseball
2 pkg Philadelphia cream cheese (I promise no other brand works as well)
1 can large olives, sliced
6 green onions, sliced
1 sm can chopped green chiles
1 container whipped cream cheese
Red bell pepper sliced in small slivers to make the baseball stitching
Assorted crackers

Thoroughly mix together 2 pkg cream cheese, olives, green onions, & green chiles. Form into a ball & place on serving platter. Spread whipped cream cheese over the whole ball to make the outside completely white. Them place the bell pepper slices in a baseball stitching formation over the top. Serve with crackers.

I can't wait to meet this little baseball loving boy! :)

Friday, August 16, 2013


This weeks photo challenge theme is Anticipation. I had thought of posting a pic of my super cute pregnant sister, but I forgot to take her pic when I was at her house : /
So Hubby's mom & I went shopping at Costco & we came across this display of Christmas ribbon.
Hubby's mom got really excited, she loves wrapping gifts that are so pretty you don't want to open them! All I could think was Costco must be anticipating a great Christmas selling year! Christmas ribbon in August! :)
Are you ready for Christmas?! I'm just ready for my nephew to be here :)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Photo Challenge Catch Up

Ok, I'm behind again on my Photo Challenge. The most frustrating part is that I took the pic 2 weeks ago & just completely forgot to post it : /

So 2 weeks ago the theme was Yellow.
My friend Phil has spent the summer cleaning all the brush out of his back yard. In the process he found this sign buried under the overgrowth. I thought it was a perfect Yellow shot :)

Last weeks theme was I Made It! 
I chose my handmade fabric flower headband to photograph. I love this headband! It's so soft & feminine :) You can see more pics of it & become the proud new owner of it in my Shop.

This weeks theme is It's A Proverb
Proverbs 16:31 (ESV) Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
This is my Papa, he used to be a preacher. He is the strongest prayer warrior I've ever known. He has a gameshow host hair do ;)
We had to take him to the ER last night, he has heart problems. I would appreciate all prayers sent up for this prayer warrior!

Monday, August 5, 2013


Hubby got a new job!!! Thank you to everyone who has been praying for him! It was a whirlwind hiring! He got a phone call on Tues to come in for an interview that afternoon, then a phone call Wednesday morning asking when he could start! Since his current job had already told him they couldn't promise him another paycheck, he said immediately! So he started Thursday & he is loving it! He had worked at his previous job for 9 years! So the change was a little scary, but he is now doing IT work which is what he loves! I am so happy for him!
Our other piece of exciting news is that a week ago Sunday Hubby, my brother, & I took the class & test to get our Concealed Handgun License! I feel a little more like a Texan now ;)
Now we just have to mail off the paperwork & wait to get our official licenses in the mail!
Lots of excitement! So anything exciting going on in your neck of the woods? Tell us about it in the comments!