Monday, September 28, 2009

Looking a little more put together...

We put the crib up last weekend after clearing out what was our office to make room for baby. In this room will be the dresser, crib, bookcase, & then some wall hangings and decorations. I have curtains, picture frames, a rug, and baby quilt rack. After putting the crib together, I went ahead and unpacked the baby bedding we had gotten a few months back. It needs time to not look so boxed up and wrinkled. I'm really happy with how its turning out. We are still working in this room and getting things put away, so I will be sure to post more pictures very soon!

Baby Dresser

Finished project! There are new knobs on the drawers and door painted in the same green as the baby bedding we got. If you open the door the entire inside is painted in matching green. This is the perfect height for a changing table too. I am looking at matching green fabric to cover the changing pad to put on top! Can't wait to use it!

Its looking better already being sanded, coat of white paint, new drawer fronts & feet.

This is the rather large pile of laminate that I was able to remove from the dresser.

This is about mid-way through peeling off laminate and sanding. It took a long time!

This is laminate covering the dresser. It started to peel off from the moisture in the basement.

This dresser was made for my dad by my Great Papa Patterson when my dad was born. My brothers and I had it as our dresser as kids. When my parents moved, they left it behind. I didnt have a place for it- to take it at the time, so it sat for over a year in the basement of their old house. When we started working on the baby's room though, we needed a dresser. I was able to contact some people from the church who said they wouldn't mind if we stopped to see if the dresser was still there and if it was, to pick it up. Well obviously it was still there, and boy am I excited about this thing! It has a great story and even though it was looking a little sad when we brought it home, with a little hard work it has turned out great!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Baby Welch's 20 Week Ultrasound (Video)

This is unbelievable. I am so excited to finally be able to post the video from the DVD the tech made for us at the last ultrasound visit. Watch him as he moves around, and especially notice when he sucks his thumb! That is so cool!

Stuffed Pepper Soup

4 to 5 Green Peppers (chopped)
1 Cup of White Rice
5 Beef Boullon Cubes
5 Cups of Water
3 Cans of Diced Italian Style Tomatoes
1 lb of Ground Meat, Cooked
1 Can of Tomato Soup
1 Cup of Ketchup
2 small Onions
Mix all of the above ingredients together.
Bring to a boil. Cook for at least 1 hour.
You want your peppers to be tender and the rice to be completely cooked.
I got this recipe from my friend Jenna last year.
This recipe makes a LOT so if you want a smaller amount its pretty easy to cut it in half.
I usually add a bit more water than the recipe asks for, but for a thicker consistency do the recomended amount. You can always add more water towards the end if you notice it starting to thicken too much for your liking after an hour. We always make half of this recipe and still have a bowl left over for lunches the next day.
Your house will smell delicious while this soup is cooking, enjoy!