Monday, October 10, 2011


Derek was gone to Austin all last week for work. Ingrid and I missed him terribly. We're not used to dada being gone. Ingrid only asked about him one million times and kept wanting to call him on the phone. We got to talk to him every day, so we felt lucky. He came home Friday and brought us surprises!!!!! Ingrid got a monster named Austy. She loved him immediately and started giving him kisses.

He got picked to go on our stroller ride Friday night. I guess he's pretty soft...:)

Derek also got some artwork for the house. He got a print for Ing and Liv's room and a tea towel to frame for the living room! It's beautiful. He has the best taste. I got a new sweater tank too.
I loved all the presents we got, but I was just dying to give Derek the little surprise I had worked on while he was gone. I was going to wait and give it to him on Friday for our anniversary, but I couldn't stand it. I had him open it Saturday morning!

He was shocked to find a handmade cycling cap. Made by me! I was so excited with how it turned out and I can't wait to make another one.

Not to be outdone, Derek goes into the bedroom and comes out with another gift for me! He was going to wait until Friday too, but decided to just go ahead and give it.

A Sephora gift card! He remembered me saying how badly I needed some new makeup. I can't wait to go browse around. I love surprises.


  1. Wow, you are a talented seamstress. I couldn't ever make a hat like that. Can't wait to see you at Thanksgiving, just a few more weeks. :)

  2. You all do love surprises and fun gifts. Great ideas from everyone..Love that last picture of you,beautiful...what a cute hat for Drake..
    Precious of Ing with her new monster on the stroller ride.

  3. 1. I still can't believe you made that hat.
    2. Austy is the cutest thing I have ever seen.
    3. Why don't you look preg in the cutest sweater tank I have ever seen?

  4. this post was my favorite. :) Ingrid is adorable all cuddled up to Austy, and you look amazing in your sweater tank. I had to stare hard to make sure you hadn't had Liv already-totally don't look preggo. At all.
    I am impressed by your serious sewing skills for Derek!!! Annnd, what a nice gift-Sephora!!! Glad Derek's home safe. We need to phone chat soon (for our once a six month phone call :) Just kidding. Sorta. We know we're not phone gals!

  5. Yeah for all the fun surprises!WooHoo! Cute stuff and yes your hat is amazing,glad it fit him!Glad he got home with a successful trip! Ingrid really loves her new little friend it looks like.