Monday, February 28, 2011

I Love You, Baby Call

Note: I am not pregnant. I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea.

I've bounced this idea off of a few people and I'm still hoping I'm not totally out of line doing this for myself. (Part of me thinks this should be something someone else does a baby shower... The other part of me thinks that people who really would like to be involved will get left out if anyone but me organizes this.)

Anyway, we've received a lot of e-mails, letters, phone calls, notes, and kind words that say how much they love our little one already. The support is overwhelming. We are so loved. Most of all, our little one is so loved.

I saw this idea on another blog a while ago. I didn't bookmark the page, but the idea stuck with me. (If anyone knows where this came from, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!)

I would love to make a blanket for Baby Call. With a piece of fabric from everyone who loves him/her already. It can be a piece of fabric from anything. Clothes, blankets, the fabric store, etc. This will be the blanket our little one comes home in. Our baby will be welcomed and wrapped in the love of all those who prayed and fasted and cried and hoped for his/her arrival.

This is a 2-part project, though. If you decide to send some fabric, please include a little note. I want to record the story behind each square in this blanket. I want your love to be tangible for our little one. I want our baby to know just how much love it took to bring him/her safely home. I want him/her to know that they were worth the wait.

I hope this came across the right way. Please be kind in the comments. This is something very dear to my heart.

If you'd like to be a part of this, please send a small piece of fabric (2"x2" or larger) to us. If you need our address, e-mail me at{at}gmail{dot}com.

(And if you're sitting there wondering if it would be "weird" or "not your place" to send something, but you really want to, please do. It's all about love and support right now. Even if I don't know you at all, or have never met you in person, your support means everything to us.)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine's Day is for Adventurers!

This Valentine's Day was quite possibly the best one I've ever had. This is pretty shocking, actually, considering I am absolutely not a morning person and there was a mandatory breakfast at work that started at 7am. Gross. (No offense to my stellar co-workers, but I'd much rather spend Valentine's Day breakfast with C.)

I got up and looked semi-ok and stumbled out the door. Breakfast went on for about a half hour when the caterer walks in with this fabulous bouquet:

There was a card tucked in the back of it just for me. I was blushing pretty  bad at that point, but mostly I thought is was incredibly sweet! I mean really guys, my MAN made a bunch of different styled hand-made valentines, LAMINATED THEM, and arranged them beautifully like a vase of flowers. I was  (and still am, really) impressed.

I wasn't too embarrassed until I opened the card. I pulled it about an inch out of the envelope, saw what it said on the front, and shoved it back into the envelope so fast I'm surprised it didn't rip. Ladies, if your man surprises you with something on Valentine's Day in a public place, don't open the card in front of everyone. That's all I'm gonna say.

Work went on FOREVER. I felt like it was never going to end, but that tends to happen when you're really excited for something. In this case, I was excited to take C on a "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Date."

I went home at lunch and heart attacked C's car and left a note for him on the windshield. It said, "Hi My Love!, Tonight, we're going on an adventure and it's all about you! First you need to choose your dinner. Text me when you've made your decision and I'll pick you up at 5:45. Love, K"

Around the note were 4 little cartoons of us. In each one we were doing something different. C chose the one of stick-figure me feeding stick figure him with a spoon and saying "Open Up, You!" (<--10 points to anyone who can name that movie).

This meant that we made dinner together (P.F. Changs Dinners for 2, Spinach Salad, and Cheesy Bread) and then fed each other every single bite, including drinks. It really was a blast! I don't think we've ever taken that long to sit and eat together, even in a nice restaurant. We laughed, had good conversation, relaxed and enjoyed SERIOUSLY good food. After Dinner, I pulled out 4  more cartoons of us.

C picked the one of us with a disco ball. This meant that we took off for Classic Skating! We skated around until we had blisters. Sung along to Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, and other choice artists, learned how to skate backwards, held hands, and stole a kiss or two.

We stayed until the skating rink closed (which really isn't all that impressive, considering it closes at 9 on weeknights), and I gave C 4 more cartoons to choose from. He chose hot chocolate floats. :) (No Sugar Added Ice Cream).

We sat on the couch and got warm for a while. We were both just so relaxed! (C is taking 18.5 credit hours this semester...relaxing does not come easy to us.) It was SO nice!

It's funny, the romance Hot Cocoa can bring when it's way too cold outside and you haven't had uninterrupted time with the man you love in a while. :) And the great thing is, I didn't tell C what the other 3 cartoons meant in each category, so we can do another Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Date really soon!

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Oh Jess!

I did a little bit of a surprise facelift for the blog Oh Jess! She's always been one of my best advertisers and has corralled plenty of paying clients my way, so this facelift was done as a birthday present. For a healthy dose of humor, a slammin' playlist and some gorgeous food, pop on over! And wish her a happy 20th birthday today, too!

Work by Call Me Kristin: Header, Navigation Bar, Background.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


We just heard that Elder Call's release date is April 13th!

We can't wait!!

For more information on what exactly he's been doing for the past 2 years: check this out.

Other little fun fact: it's the exact date that my year of no treats will be up. :) BOOM.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011