Anyone who knows me knows that I hate driving in the winter. Even though I’ve lived in the midwest my entire life and should probably be used to it by now, snow, ice, and my 4-wheel-drive-less car do not make good friends.
But for your college roommates, you make exceptions.
Like that time 3 years ago when we trekked through a blizzard, shoveled the driveway TWICE, and barely made it home alive by the end of the weekend. (Sorry, Mom.)
I swore I would never go to Michigan again between the months of November and April because let’s be real, midwest winter lasts 6 months out of the year!
But when your college roommate is expecting a baby, you bundle up, pack a shovel, pray for the best, and hit the road.
In preparation for the baby shower, I decided to go a nontraditional route (although I did make a trip to Buy Buy Baby – how do moms even know where to begin in that store?!) and made a onesie with the shape of Wisconsin on it, which is where Staci and her husband live currently. A friend of mine taught me how to sew pillows recently, so I decided to take what I learned from her and apply it to baby clothes. When you have the time and resources, I think going the handmade route is so much more fun!
Here was my first state themed sewing project. Yay for trying new things!
While I was there, I also got to spend time with Amanda and her sister, Rachel. It was so life-giving to spend time with them! I have a unique relationship with these girls because after graduating college, we traveled across the country with our craft ministry, Before & After. It was easily one of the best experiences of my life. I often look back at that summer and think, “Did I really do that?”
Yep. We did. And we have the summer’s worth of stories to prove it.
Anyway. Sometimes baby showers, trips to local shops that carry Magnolia merch (!!), good conversations, & lazy mornings that turn into afternoons watching HGTV with the ones you love is worth it.