Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Recovering

Hey friends!

A few days ago I had my tonsils out and I am slowly (and rather painfully) recovering.

Look at what my sisters sent me a few days before? I LOVE cookie cake! It's going to be a few weeks before I can eat that again though.

It was super tasty :)

Morning of we shipped out to the Hospital. I hadn't eaten since midnight the night before. Ugh. I was SOOOOO cranky. I felt so bad for my mom and my aunt who came with me. I was a pill especially when it came to putting the IV in.  

Ow. The IV.

The surgery went well, and I was told my tonsils were "gnarly" looking... 

The time in the recovery room seemed to go fast (although I believe it was 2-3 hours) and I managed to drink 3 glasses of cold water and eat 2 cups of jello. 


My wrist band.

So far I've been home taking it easy. Eating lots of Sherbet, popcicles, jello and water. Yesterday a friend brought me some Panera's Mac 'N Cheese and it was the tastiest meal I've ever had. 

Who knew that the interest level of TV would decline after you've watched all the on demand bridal shows? I've resorted to watching Doomsday Preppers. Haha! 

Prayers are welcome because I've heard days 3-7 can be the worst, and so far today is one of the worst. :(

Well I'm off to take my next dose of antibiotics and enjoy a bowl of sherbet! 

xoxo,

Madeline

P.S. If any of ya'll are going to have your tonsils out or know someone who is feel free to leave a comment and I'll answer any questions I can!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Tea

Hello friends!

Can you believe it's the middle of December already? Do you have all you Christmas shopping done? I don't. Uh oh. 

A few weekends ago I went to Minneapolis (yes I went again) for a Christmas Tea/Luncheon that church my Aunt and Uncle work at hosted.

For the past 5 or 6 years I've helped out in the kitchen, but this year (since I'm a senior and it would be my last Tea for a while) I wanted to do something different. So I decorated and hosted a table with my friend Lindsey!

There are 60 different tables and each one is decorated by a different lady.

I decided that my table "theme" would be glitter. Are you surprised? Didn't think so... :)

The full table!


I picked up some plant poker accessories from Target last minute and bent
them into napkin rings! They were so sparkly!

I used sheets of sparkly scrapbook paper as place mats. The church gave
every lady their own mini cake as dessert! Aren't they beautiful?


Instead of place cards, we used glitter gift tags! They were super cute and
fit perfectly in with the table!

My centerpiece was 3 different size giant mason jars with
a cool bumpy texture. I filled them with glittery leaves and
red glitter ball ornaments!

A look at the chocolate cake, red place mat, green place card and a quick
peek at the favors!


The favors! Lindsey tried the idea of baking Sharpie on
mugs. She chose about 5 different Bible verses and
then stuffed them full of tasty ginger cookies!

It was so much fun being able to host a table and I think it turned out gorgeous. (But I might be biased since I love glitter and sparkly things) 

Let me know what you think!

Merry Christmas!

xoxo,

Madeline

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Santa's Helper

So... can you keep a secret?

You can?

Okay...

Santa was super busy this year. Apparently there were tons on good kids so his work load doubled! 

He asked me to take care of his Reindeer!






I'm not sure which Reindeer they are. Santa forgot to tell me. Comment to let me know who you think they are!

Merry Christmas!

xoxo,

Madeline