February 15, 2006
The best part ever after having a baby, aside from the baby itself of course, is the food. Some great friends volunteered to organize meals for us, and so Monday, Wednesday Friday for the past two weeks we've had home cooked meals delivered to our home. Add to that the stew, chicken noodle soup, wild rice and mushroom soup and cookies made by our respective moms, and we've got a ton of food.
All of the food so far has come from friends at church, so you an imagine incredible Minnesotan meals. You might be thinking 9x13 hot dish after 9x13 hot dish, but let me tell you, that's not the case. Let's see: 9x 13 lasagna (way better than hot dish); chicken with cheesy rice, salad and chocolate chip cookies; lasagna (boring repeats? No, I love lasagna!) and salad; an entire roast chicken, potatoes, gravy (!), green bean casserole and oatmeal cookies; wild rice, chicken and mushroom soup (quasi repeats? No, I love mushrooms), homemade bread, fruit, brownies and ice cream; kitchen sink pasta (odd name that made me think of macaroni in the sink, but it's actually an amazing concoction of pasta, chicken, cashews, olives, sundried tomatoes and cheese).
The simple fact that someone made supper and brought it to my house is generosity beyond my wildest dreams. But the fact that people are making incredibly tasty supper and often pairing it with two or even three sides is blowing me away.
February 2, 2006
Since we annouced that Madeleine was born, everyone we know has been great. People have calling to see if we need anything, a friend came and did our dishes while we were in the hospital, people took care of our dogs , dinners are being planned and we are pretty sure that someone cleaned our bathroom (it's a lot more sparkly than when we left) but we have no idea who it was. So to everyone who has helped out, offered to help, is planning on helping, or even thought about helping out, thank you, thank you, thank you. We appreciate everything that everyone has done. It's more than we could ask for and we've only been home for 1 day. Thank you.