#1,732 Baby Q.
by Erin Napier
Well, first things first. The absolutely glorious cold front we’ve been waiting for finally came in. The high never got out of the 70s today. It was overcast. It was the very thing we needed to boost the morale around here and get us out of our sweaty depression. It was the very thing that prompted bringing Lucky bug out of summer retirement.
Jonathan tried his hand at making ribs for the first time:
We bought an adorable apple pie from Julie at The Bake Shop, and I made a strawberry pie and 2 caramel pecan pies. Josh and Em are hardcore fall people who prefer pie to cake—and so pie was the dessert of the night.
And of course, Mrs. Suzy’s gifts stole the show. Tears were shed. Children’s books were given to every member of the family for when Samuel arrives (one of which was for Josh and Em’s dogs, Jolene and Baxter, called ‘The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy’—which made Josh weepy):
And two incredible handmade quilts that she made just for Samuel:
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!