Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Baby's First Year Album

Tah-dah!  Just Make Something Monday #6

Whew!  This was a lot of work.  Looking at the finished product I think it looks deceptively simple and easy, but no.

All that really matters is whether or not my neighbor likes it. 

As soon as Doris told me she was pregnant I knew I wanted to do something special for her.  You see, this baby was a long time in coming.  Her husband and I share a birthday month and we are the same age year-wise.  I remember very well the year we turned 35.  He had previously told me that he didn't want to have any children if they didn't have them by the time he was 35.  I disagreed, but kept quiet.  I was turning 35 that year too and I knew I didn't want to get pregnant then because the risks increase for women.  Doris was younger though and I knew she wanted a baby. 

The year we turned 35 Doris' husband bought her a new car.  Nice, but not a baby. 

I found out that I was going to have a baby in April the following year (a precious gift that we could not imagine being without).

Late last year I saw her in one of those shirts that makes you wonder if someone is pregnant or is it just the shirt.  I took a chance and YES she was.  My kids and I were so excited.  I even called the hub to tell him and he was excited too.  We had already planned to have them over if we needed to do our own little shower since we weren't sure they'd include me in any shower guest lists.  We've lived next door for almost ten years now, but we haven't socialized much due to the different lifestyle that comes with three kiddos and the constantly messy home that comes with them.  I was thrilled  to receive an invitation to her shower.  I hope my gift is just the right thing to help us beome closer and not let the next ten years be as pleasantly distant as the previous ones have been.   Either the gift will bring us closer or the 12 year old daughter I have that is anxious to babysit will.

By the way, Doris' husband, Scott, and I turn 42 this year.  God's timing is always perfect.  Seven years.  Interesting.


  1. hey tina! i just read your comment on my blog, i really think you'll be fine! i'm 23 and one of my best friends is 41. there are quite a few moms actually taking part in this too! The lady i have you paired up with doesn't have a link to her blog, so i'm not aware of her age/family and such. I really think it'll be fun tho, i would adore swapping stories with someone in a different phase of life then my own. let me know if you have any more thoughts, ok? :)

  2. Hey! :)
    I just discovered your profile by clicking through a couple of other pages and wanted to say hi. :)
    I'm pretty sure your neighbour will love your present- it's something really special and unique and far better than something you just bought. :)