Sunday, August 23, 2009

HANDMADE GIFTSThis has been a lovely week full of baby-gift surprises. Wonderful, handmade gifts, sent to me from far off places and delivered to my door step by friends, all unexpected and very much appreciated.
My sister-in-law's sister brought me these sweet jars of baby food she had made. Green beans, squash, and apples. The apples had been picked from my parent's trees, then made into baby food.
My blog friend, Becky, who I have never actually met in person sent me this adorable woodland baby rattle that she knitted.
One of my mother's best friends (and a friend of mine, as well), Katy, made me these sweet baby washcloths!
My friend, Katherine, embroidered these onesies by hand for Wilder. I love that she bought the onesies second hand too. I definitely appreciate thriftiness and the time she took to make them personal for us.
Besides these wonderful handmade gifts, many, many friends have brought us wonderful meals that have been such a blessing and have alleviated so much stress. I am so thankful to live in community with so many selfless, thoughtful friends. Thank you for ministering to me, and to my family, during this time of transition. I am so thankful.


  1. that homemade baby food -- wow that is the most perfect gift ever - best gift idea --- congratulations laurel!!!

  2. You are very welcome, Laurel. I knew you would appreciate it. I'm so sorry that your mom and I both forgot to send them home to you! I will put them in the mail this week.