Ten fingers and ten toes and a heart filled with thankfulness

Announcing the arrive of little Miss Frugal Homemaker… Smile

Katelyn birth announcement

My husband and I are just thrilled to pieces with our little girl!  We waited a long time for this little blessing to join our family and we are just overjoyed.  To make things even more special she decided to arrive on her daddy’s birthday and be an extra special birthday present to him.  I already forewarned him of the Minnie Mouse, pink cupcakes, Cinderella birthday parties he has coming in the future (but I don’t think he minds…:)

We are all doing great – healthy birth and healthy mama and baby.  Just adjusting to and enjoying life with a newborn – oh all those faces they make, the squeaks and the grunts, and that sweet baby smell.  


I plan to slowly ease back into blogging and already have some posts in the works – so look for those soon!  Until then I will be soaking up lots of baby cuddles. Smile


  1. Congratulations. She really is beautiful and i just love her name ?

  2. Barbara Poley says:

    Enjoy each precious moment and don’t rush to do anything but tend to your beautiful family. I, for one, will be waiting patiently for your return to hear about your growing family.

  3. Congratulations! She is beautiful!!

  4. What a blessing, what a beautiful name, what a beautiful little girl. Rejoicing with you!

  5. So happy for you! Best wishes and many happy cuddles in the days ahead 🙂

  6. I have read your blog for several years and I always enjoyed reading about how you take something plain and turn it into something beautiful. Having a little one is like nothing else in this world. They change your life. Congratulations on your healthy baby girl.

  7. Meloni Simpson says:

    Wow, Christina, she is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to you and your hubs on the birth of this precious one. She is a blessing from God thats for sure. There is nothing like a new baby that makes you feel so thankful. I remember when my boys were born, just that feeling of pride, to know that the little one was a part of you and your husband, just feels your heart and overwhelms.

    I am sure your husband won’t mine at all sharing those birthdays with your baby girl.

    Remember to cuddle as you can and love as you can, they don’t stay babies long. And rest when you can. Looking forward to more of your blogs, but remember to take your time.

  8. Congratulations! The Lord has truly blessed you with a beautiful baby girl! Enjoy!

  9. Congratulations! She is just beautiful 🙂

  10. Congratulations! I am so happy to learn that your baby has arrived safe and sound! I’ll look forward to your future posts as a new mommy!

  11. kathy w says:

    She is so precious. Congrats to both of you.

  12. what a pretty little girl, i’m sure she is going to be her daddys little darling. Blessings to your wonderful family. Enjoy each moment they go so fast

  13. Congratulations on your New Baby girl! I am so happy for you and your sweet hubby!
    She is precious!
    Thanks for sharing a part of your world with all of us!

  14. Congratulations!!!! Very happy for you both on your beautiful addition to your family.

  15. Congratulations! God bless you richly is my prayer for your family.

  16. Congratulations Christina! What a precious little family you have!

  17. Lisa H. says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful healthy baby girl! Blessings to you and your family!

  18. Oh my….. She is adorable. Congratulations from Cornwall, England. X

  19. Ann Lee S. says:

    Very best wishes to you both and your beautiful little girl. I enjoy your blogs but know you are busy right now with other thoughts …. enjoy this time, it is so precious. als

  20. So precious! Enjoy every minute (at least try to) – it will fly by.

  21. Adorable and Congrats!

  22. Congratulations! What a special gift.

  23. Reminds me of tiny pink & white peony…….and she has a beautiful name!!!!! Congratulations to Mama and Daddy!!!

  24. Cheryl@The Creative Me&My McG says:

    Congrats Christina!! She’s beautiful!!

  25. Sandy Manning says:

    Of course you are in the hospital looking like a million bucks as usual! Congrats to you all. She is precious and I know you are so excited. Such a wonderful blessing!

  26. Christy says:

    Congratulations! God bless you all!
    ( I have been checking in on your blog and was wondering why no posts, glad all is well)

  27. So happy for you, congratulations and God bless your family!

  28. Congratulations! What a sweetie!

  29. Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  30. Talitha says:

    How precious!! You are all so blessed.

  31. Congratulations! I was born on my Dad’s birthday. Such a special treat to sing Happy Birthday to each other at the same time. Enjoy every moment–times goes by too quickly!

  32. Cheryl Vetter says:

    She is beautiful!! Congratulations to your family.

  33. Margare Elkins says:

    Congratulations! The best news in the world.

  34. Jane Elizabeth says:

    “Congratulations” to you both from Yorkshire England.
    Welcome to the world little one. x

  35. Woohoo. Was waiting to see a photo!! Congratulations and God bless!!

  36. Congratulations and God Bless .Beautiful baby.

  37. Laura Cash says:

    She is adorable! She may have your coloring but her face seems to favor Daddy! Enjoy your Blessing!

  38. She is truly truly beautiful!!! Congrats to you both. I kinda thought your little bundle of joy arrived when I didn’t see a post for a while. Enjoy your new baby and your new home!!!

  39. Blogs can wait. Babies grow with every nap. Enjoy this year. We will still be following you.

  40. Congratulations Christina, she is so beautiful…Millie
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  41. Congratulations, Christina!

  42. Debbi Faust says:

    She is beautiful. I am so happy for you all.

  43. Helen Fountain says:

    She’s already Daddy’s girl being born on his Birthday. She is beautiful. Enjoy life. You both look soooooooooooo happy.

  44. Congratulations! She is perfect! Enjoy every precious moment!

  45. Congratulations! She is beautiful. I look forward to your posts, but don’t push yourself. Enjoy that blessing!

  46. Congratulations, remember the first few months are the hardest!! What a wonderful blessing.

  47. Lanita Anderson says:

    Congratulations, Christina!! She is beautiful and what a special blessing to be born on your husband’s birthday! May God bless you both and give you wisdom and guidance as you raise her in a Christian home. She is blessed to have you for her parents…..

  48. Kelly Lang says:

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! Enjoy every minute. It’s such a cliche but the time goes so fast. The days are long but the years are so short. My oldest baby turns 20 tomorrow.

  49. I am so happy for you!!! Enjoy every moment!!

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