Elizabeth asked for a lesson in Fancy Scarf technique.
Here’s a 45 second tutorial with 10 bonus seconds of natural lens flare.
In the time that I have known them they have both gone through a lot, both separately and together. They are both amazing people with big hearts and complicated lives who work hard to be good parents and good partners.
And now they get to be good partners to each other and good parents together.
In celebration of this awesome internet arrival, and in conjunction with Elizabeth’s family in friends in Kansas, who are having a shower for Elizabeth on January 8th, I’d like to invite you to join me in being part of an “internet” baby shower!
If you have been following along with Elizabeth and Daniel and were wondering how you could show them your love and support, please consider helping them with a donation toward the gift of great medical care!
Please feel free to reblog as much as you would like!
oh, you guys are great! I’m going to cry. Thank you so much.
Change and unexpected surprises can be incredibly difficult to work through financially, emotionally, and physically. This pregnancy was a surprise to say the least, and it would be wonderful if i could say it’s been nothing but unicorns, cupcakes, rainbows, and sunshine the whole way through, but the truth is that it’s been hard. Physically it’s been good. Much better than my last. Emotionally and psychologically it’s a struggle. We’ve had to learn to take everything one day at a time.
We don’t know what the future looks like. We are just now getting to the part where we can plan for at least the birth of the baby. We aren’t much beyond that, but we know that we want this baby to come into our lives at home surrounded by support and love of family, midwives, and doulas instead of a hospital.
Everything about this pregnancy points to the success of a home birth. I am healthy and in-shape. The baby is doing great. He is head down and in the best position for birth. Something my first never was. Our family is supportive. And above all else, I know that I can do this.
All of you have been so sweet with kind words of encouragement and congratulations through this pregnancy, especially when I was at some very low points. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to all of you. Thank you so much.
Elizabeth and Daniel are great people who are on the verge of becoming great parents. No amount is too small to chip in and help out. I love these friends and look forward to seeing what kind of magic they produce.
The Midnight Ghost Train (by Guillaume Lederrey)
These dudes opened for Jucifer last night and absolutely killed it - they’re right in my wheelhouse. They ended with a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, a cappella shout out. He grunted into the mic in his gravely baritone: “This is our last song. I sang it at my papa’s funeral and we’re gonna sing if for you now.”
Thank you, Topeka, Kansas. Thank you for The Midnight Ghost Train.
Guess what? I totally just met Elizabite!
This picture is chock full of awesome!
Have a great day!