Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nursery...slowly but surely

Well, the nursery is coming along piece by piece. Still just have to get a few things like a side table, stain the bookshelf Joey's dad made, and a mirror (any tips on DIY twig or birch mirrors?).

But here's the rocking chair I got! Found it on Craigslist for 30 bucks!

and here it is reupholstered, and with more cushion :)

I also love this pillow my friend Brigett made for the nursery. I think it will look great in the rocking chair!

I'm very ready to see it all put together!! Don't have much more time...
We're at 34 weeks!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Growing Together

So cool how God worked out one of my "dreams" that I never thought would actually happen - several of my friends are pregnant with me. I always thought how cool it would be to share that with a friend(s) and then get to raise kids together, experiencing all the ups and downs of it all with someone I've shared my life with.

These girls have been through a lot with me. Melissa (end) and I had tons of beach trips together in middle and high school. Claire (middle) and I grew up throughout school together, and I had the priviledge of seeing her come to know my Savior as well as perform her marriage ceremony to one of my best friends. As the goalkeeper in high school, both of these girls were also my defensive backs, and I relied on them a ton! Claire's fiesty fearlessness and Mel's skills got me out of lots of binds!

Now we all three get to raise boys together. Me - due September 10, Claire due a week later, and Mel due about a week after that! And this doesn't even include a best friend from college who is due in November! I'm loving it! Thank you, Lord, for precious friends and babies on the way!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Nursery Preview

Marshall's nursery isn't coming along as quickly as I would like, but I'm probably being a little impatient - maybe it's the nesting. But, thankfully, we do have his bed ready which I guess is really the only necessity.

I also had a friend's mom show me how to paint and glaze this changing table/dresser, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I'm bad about taking before pictures, but it was a light colored pine.

More to come soon - hopefully! :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Gulf Shores

We got to take a (much needed) trip to the beach with Joey's parents and brother and sis in law. We went to Gulf Shores, even though our usual destination is Florida, but it was really nice and seemed less crowded. The boys' first day was pretty exciting because they went parasailing! 1,000 feet up in the air!!! Look like brothers at all? The guys ejoyed some body surfing... as well as "rafting"

right after telling Heather, "we won't dump you out, promise!"

We had some good food...

and this is how redneck guys load and unload luggage to a 2nd story condo...

Such a good trip!