Thursday, February 24, 2011

Birthday Post-Part 2

Now where were we?  Ahh...yes, back to the birthday celebration...My mom came up with a really cute and simple gift for Molly to make me for my birthday.  She took a small glass vase, tissue paper, some modge podge, and two flowers on a stick to create a beautiful bouquet. 



 She said Molly had a blast gluing the tissue paper on the vase and she loved decorating the flowers.  It is so simple yet so meaningful because it's not like in a week you have to throw the arrangement away.  This gift will be one of many that I will cherish forever.  And probably display until I die :)  So now I know what we will be making for lots of gifts for people...plus with all the cool modge podge's out there like sparkles, we can have a lot of fun making neat crafts!
Awhile ago when my mom and I were talking about Christmas gifts I told her that I wanted my blog printed off and made into a book.  Mainly because I have never backed my blog up and when my computer crashed before Lucy was born I was sick to think of all the pictures we lost...but by the grace of God were recovered.  So that is what I wanted for Christmas, but I got it for my birthday instead.  My mom wanted to wait until I finished blogging about the year 2010 so the book could be complete.  I am so glad she did!

Each book represents a year of blogging.  It has been so much fun going through and reading all my old posts and looking at pictures.  It actually helped remind as to why I started blogging in the first place and what blogging means to me.  So it has been a fun ride down memory lane!

7 comments:

HappyascanB said...

What a great gift from your sweet girls! Love the blog books, too!

Nicole said...

The blog idea is amazing! I wish I had my previous blog before I deleted it. I wrote so much about my struggles to get pregnant and now I have none of it :( I bet your girls will even enjoy looking at them as they get older!

Alison said...

What a precious birthday gift! And I love the blog books! I am definitely planning on doing that too!

Kristin said...

I love those books. I want to do that with mine too. Do you know what service she used to do yours? I think that will be such a treasured thing for your girls one day, to be able to read your thoughts. I treasure my mom's writings so much now.

You are going to laugh, but from the little thumbnail picture that shows up on my blog, it looked like that was really Lucy with a big paper flower around her head and I was thinking, "oh, that's cute!" and then I realized it was just her picture. Haha!

Holly said...

I love that you got your blog made into books. I've thought of doing that myself but haven't. It's a good idea!! And how sweet that your girls made you flowers :)

Courtney said...

I love that idea! Did she say how she did it so she didn't have to type/copy each entry? What a special thing for your girls to read one day, too:) Yay, mom!

Becca said...

What an awesome gift! I have been wanting to print mine off too and to break it up by year was a great idea!

That bouquet Molly made for you was ADORABLE! The prettiest flowers I've seen!