So, I haven't been around for a while! It is amazing how quickly a month slips by without writing! However, I have been incredibly busy (and sick!)! Among other things Jer has been out of work and pouring much of his time into finishing our basement. We were approved for a loan to get it all completed- at last, and so we have been spending lots of time picking out our finishes and looking for the best prices! Look for lots more blogging about our home's transformation very soon!
On other fronts we have been becoming more active in our new church and really finding out what it means to live by the principles of home discipleship and fulfilling our Biblical roles as husband and wife, and mother and father. This last month the men read the book Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham and the women read the book Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald. Both were wonderful reads and I will definitely be going more in-depth on I thought of Passionate Housewives and the response it has inspired in my life in a future post! Stay tuned for that! (By the way- you should totally check out Stacy McDonald's blog- Your Sacred Calling! It is so wonderful and an amazing source of information and encouragement!)
But finally, to get around the to the point of this post- I wanted to share with you all my fun new aprons! Last month I got together with a group of women and tried once-a-month-cooking for the first time (which I absolutely LOVE and think every mother should try!) and so I needed an apron for the day. I had been wanting to make one for quite some time so this was the perfect excuse! Clearly, from the photos you can see that I just couldn't make up my mind about my fabric choices and style of apron so I ended up making two! I designed them myself and it was a great test of my sewing abilities- especially the pleats! It was so much fun and I am very pleased with how they turned out! I find myself using them all the time now and am not sure what I did before I had them! The pockets are especially handy around the house! Let me know what you all think- I would love some feedback!!