Friday, March 25, 2011

Pucker Up Baby!

Weekends away with my best friend are an absolute necessity.
Staying up late sleeping to Disney movies, waking up late, catching up with friends, Starbucks

taking scenic back roads instead of highways, new sunglasses, warmth....

Second Mama's home cooking, grilling out with friends and babies :)
looking at and discussing decorations, likes and dislikes
Random trips to the Infinity for lip piercings

... I need more weekend trips with my bestest.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spotlight: Makiya Grace

There is a small beauty with a miracle of a story. She is my niece, her name is Makiya.

She is for one, a conception miracle. She was a welcomed surprise. From The moment I found out she was being formed, I felt a burden for her health. She was covered in prayer from the beginning by friends and family, another proof that prayer works.

Makiya was born January 14, 2011 due to complications that had not connection to her. She was 3 weeks early. Born 4 lbs 12 oz, she was perfectly healthy. With her birth lies her miracle. In her umbilical cord, there were 2 knots. With one wrong move, those could have been pulled tight and she would have been stillborn.

In most circumstances, one knot is a cause of death. Nurses told my in-laws "Do you understand that this is a miracle?" They brought the umbilical cord to research because they have never seen anything like it.

She is a miracle, hence her middle name. God given grace for life.

She had jaundice when she was first born, and had to constantly be on lights.

A beautiful miracle. 10 fingers 10 toes. So perfect in every way.

I love all eight of my nieces and nephews very much, don't get me wrong. Makiya is just the first that I have been able to be there since birth. I love to hold her and just stare at this divine design. 

I have the privilege to watch her every Wednesday for a couple hours, and it never seems enough. Watching her grow week to week is an unexplained phenomenon of life. Wednesdays just seem to be the highlight of my week.

Doesn't get much cuter!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Spyhouse

What do you do in a late-night snow storm in Minneapolis?

Head to one of their many unique coffee shops, of course. What's even better than that? Going with your best friend.

Enter: one of our favorites, Spyhouse.
Cafe Miel. Chai. Red Velvet Cupcake from The Bad Waitress- everything you need for a snowy evening in the frozen tundra. Lindsay is a connoisseur of chai, and this one tops the list.

Beauty & Art all in one cup. Cafe Miel.

and great company!

Try it, you'll like it.