Monday, August 29, 2011

Meet Baby Evie

I haven't updated in a while.  In case you haven't heard our big news...please meet our newest addition!
Evalyn Rebekah, born August 11 at 10:55 am.  She was 8 lbs 2 oz and 20.5 inches long at birth.  She's since grown to be over 9 lbs in her first 2 weeks!
We are ecstatic to have her join our family.  She's a little diva, and so fun!  She already has Daddy wrapped around her little finger.  I have to admit that Mom's not far behind. :)  She's growing so fast and learning so much.  Thank goodness for pictures to remind me of how little she was.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Baby Shower!

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Here's the pics from my baby shower.  It was so fun!  I didn't mention, during the diaper changing game, my friend, Marissa, would randomly shoot us with a water gun, b/c you never know when the baby will pee on you! Can you guess that she has a son???  It was a wonderful shower!  I had a great time!

Junk Room to Nursery Transformation

With Evie coming, we had quite a bit of work transforming our storage/sewing room into a nursery. Almost everything in the room to begin with had to be stored somewhere else, sold in the yard sale, or given to charity. Sam wanted to document the whole thing. So I've made collages of each step. First is the dreaded before picture. M-E-S-S-Y!

Picking a crib set was not as easy as I had thought. By the time we found out we were having a girl, PB had discontinued the crib set I wanted, and ebay was no help in finding a decent one used. So I started my search over, looking for a new crib set that Sam & I agreed on. For two people who agree on most things, this was harder than I anticipated! We finally agreed on one, and even though the original tan walls would have matched just fine, Sam really wanted to paint. So we chose a pretty green for the walls. BTW, if you'd like to see the crib set, here's a link to a picture: Crib Set

Once the room was painted we could start bringing in the furniture, and it finally started to look like a baby's room. Sam repainted the doll cabinet white and replaced all the hardware. My favorite part are the green glass knobs that I found on clearance at Target.

And...here is what it looks like today. We're still not quite finished. There are some shelves that need to go on the wall. A few things on top of the dresser that need a home (although most of them will end up on a shelf.) I've picked out some curtains at Bed, Bath & Beyond, but I'm hoping that they will go on sale. Since she won't be living in her room right away, I'm holding out a bit longer for a sale. The curtains are pink with white swiss dots. I made the art work above her crib. My talented sister in law made the bows hanging from the ribbon. So now we wait. My due date is this Saturday. I'm talking to her about coming on Thursday. That day sounds good to me! LOL
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Memorial Day

For Memorial Day we had a cookout with friends at the Jones' house. One of our contributions to dinner was this angel food cake. I decided to make it patriotic by coloring the batter red, white & blue. Ok, so I didn't have to color the batter white! I love how it turned out! So pretty!

My little friend, Mia Jones agrees, too! She was so excited I was bringing "Angel" cake!

We have pictures of progress on the nursery, but I think the camera is downstairs and I avoid taking the stairs more than necessary right now! Ha Ha Our camera is actually dying, so we have to get another before the baby is born. Any suggestions on a good point & shoot? I'm not quite ready to upgrade to a DSLR the same year I have a baby. Ü So, more baby stuff coming. My shower is in 2 weeks so I'll definitely have pictures from that!
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nursery Inspirations

So, I'm sitting on the couch this morning, and TV is really boring!  Drew Carey was never destined to host The Price is Right!  Bleh!  So I started wandering around the internet and ended up on the Pottery Barn Kids page.  Of course I sucked Sam into looking at it with me...sorry Cerner, I promise he works most of the time, we'll call it a smoke break!  Anyhoo...I've picked 2 nurseries that I want to use as my inspiration to create our nursery!  I say inspiration, because I just can justify spending over $100 on a fitted sheet, crib sheet & crib skirt when there are so many free tutorials out there, and I can buy the fabric for less than that.  Especially when I want to splurge on an upholstered swivel rocking chair.  Sigh!  So comfortable! 

So here're the inspiration rooms. 
I'm not sure how to recreate the polka dots.  I'll have to look for fabric b/c I am not (repeat NOT) sewing individual circles on anything!  I'm not that crazy!! 
The boy bumper reminds me of a quilt I saw on a blog that was made from old shirts her husband had worn out.  I like the idea of using Sam's old shirts for something for the baby!

We won't find out what we're having until sometime in February, but you know me, I'm always planning ahead.  Whatcha think?

Announcement (could July be overtaking February as my favorite month?)

Most of you are already aware of this, but some of you may not have heard...around July 30 Sam and I will be welcoming a new addition to our family!  We are so very thrilled.  (Understatement of the century)  Here's the picture of our little seahouse from about 2 weeks ago.  The head is at the bottom.

Yesterday we got to hear the heartbeat for the first time during our 10 week check up! It's been a bit rough on my body (I've been on a pseudo bed rest since Dec 9), but totally worth it. The good thing is that I'm used to being alone most of the time, so I'm not usually climbing the walls, I just have to adjust to watching Sam doing all of the housework.  It's harder than you might think.  I've had to get over the guilt that he works a full day and then comes home to have to clean the house as well.  He assures me that he's happy to do it, though.  Gotta love that man.  I do get to go the church on Sundays, so that helps with the cabin fever.  So that's where we are right now.  We meet with our new and permenant Dr on the afternoon of the 18th.  Hopefully, things will be better by then and I can start moving around again.  If not, it's all good.  I'm getting some good internet nursery inspiration and if I could ever remember to bring down my crocheting, I could proably finish up all my mostly finished projects!  LOL  So if i can get on the ball with that, I'll post pics as I complete something.  I just wanted to thank all our wonderful friends and family who have suffered along with us for these long 14 years.  Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.  We're are so thankful to have all of you in our lives!  I can't wait to introduce you to baby Audrey/William????  Still working on names.  Maybe I'll put up a poll sometime much later!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My first tied quilt

I finally finished my first tied quilt! It was much easier than I expected it to be. Even with my OCD making me stitch it from below so all my ties were straight on the stripes! I'm going to give to me new little nephew who is due to be born any day now. I'm feeling inspired to make another one soon. I love projects that I'm actually happy with them once they're done!
**UPDATE** My little nephew was born today!  He's so cute!!  I can't wait to meet him!

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