Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Baby Blessing and Updates

December was a full month and I am sorry that I didn't document more of it.  We had the baby blessing at church and Cullen's first Christmas.

I am so thankful that I am able to stay home with Cullen.  Sometimes I do feel like I have nothing to talk about but the baby, but I would rather stay home to take care of my baby and be a poor conversationalist than go to work and have lots to talk about.

I have decided that it is my job to take care of Cullen and find ways to save money since I am not bringing home a paycheck.  I clip coupons and shop sales about once a week.  Sometimes I save a lot and sometimes I only save a little... but every little bit really does help.  I have started making our bread from scratch.  Sometimes I make it in the bread machine and sometimes by hand.  It depends on what recipe I am using.  If you have never made homemade bread, I would definitely recommend trying it.  It is quite satisfying to eat anything made from scratch, especially bread.  We are also doing very well with eating at home instead of grabbing fast food all the time.  After almost six months of recovery, I finally feel good enough to cook again.  While I was in my last trimester and recovering from my c-section, I rarely felt like doing anything, much less standing at the kitchen counter for an hour or more everyday.

Here are some pictures of the baby blessing... I will add some from Christmas later on.