Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall and friendship tea

Maternity leave is awesome! It's so crazy not working, you get to do more things. We got to spend a week in St. Louis. Jason had a work trip in Kansas City so he dropped off the kids and me at his parent's house. We enjoyed beautiful fall weather and colors, good food as always, long walks, and plain old relaxation. While we were there I rediscovered my love for friendship tea. I think I drank more of this tea than coffee. I loved it so much my mom found the recipe and I made some for myself (and a few others). It's so easy and it makes a great gift. You could decorate the jars with fabric, cute labels and twine. I didn't have the time or the stuff to do this but maybe for Christmas I will?! That might be wishful thinking but we'll see!

Here's the tea in a cute mug.....see recipe below and enjoy some other snapshots of fall!

We've done so much driving lately....these two are so good in the car.
Friendship Tea
1 tang mix
1 lemonade mix
1 unsweetened ice tea mix
( I used the whole containers for all three of the mixes)
1 cup sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
Stir all together and put in jars. When making tea use 3 tsp of mix for one cup of hot water.

Monday, October 1, 2012

She's here!!

We checked into the hospital at 7:00 pm on Wednesday night.  I was induced with cervadil around 9:00 and started feeling action around 1:00 am.  Sonja was born at 6:30 am.  Just a few pushes and she was here!  She came so fast and I was so greatful for that.  We thought we'd get the whole night before to sleep and then they'd start me with pitocin in the morning, but that wasn't the case.  So we were up all night having a baby!  

We just can't get enough of her sweet face.  She is such a great sleeper, but mom wishes she would eat a little more!  It's been awesome having family and friends here to visit and help out.  We are excited to begin new adventures as a family of four!