Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Project sleepy time

March 28, 2011

Today we came into your room when Daddy got home and discovered you had set up shop in the bottom drawer of your dresser. Too took all of the clothes out and brought in your pillow and blanket. If only you would go to sleep that easily!

You passed out on my lap this night, I love it when that happens.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blog nesting

I have been discovering a lot of new design blogs lately. Probably because my nesting is going in to overdrive, although the frustrating part is that I am too uncomfortable (or lazy?) to do too much. But my mind is certainly racing with things I would like to do for the house, which I will probably have time to do once things settle down in about, oh I don't know, 4 years maybe? Hopefully it won't take me that long to get the hang of things around here.

First, Me oh My, she's a mom/stylist extraordinairre. Check out her living room. Love the striped pillows, the diy chevron painting, the windows...

Layers of Meaning is another great one with her "etsy find of the day" and design inspiration like her new baby's nursery..

There is always something good to check out at Madebygirl too...lots of home tours of real people's houses and how they did it...

Ok this one is so awesome, makes me want to throw a party every weekend. I am using a party found on here to inspire Carys' party this June, very excited! You can search by theme or occasion, hours of fun for nerds like me.
So many great ideas and inspiration at Hostess with the Mostess like this carnival themed party...

I can't get enough of these straws for some reason!

Also I have found some great things through the Nate Berkus show (which by the way is the best daytime talk show simply because he actually features things that are doable and useful, tons of design tips and ideas, party planning, money-saving, fashion on a budget, etc. I highly recommend DVRing it if you care about that sort of thing! Great stuff on his blog.
Here is a "5 dollar fix" he did by just gluing some fabric to the back of a bookcase...

Alright that's it, I think I am done with my "blog nesting", now I think I will go scrub some toilets or something.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Are we there yet?

This pregnancy has been quite different than my last one. Her head is down so I am just waiting to go into labor (last time she was a scheduled c-section) and A LOT more uncomfortable. Needless to say this has me a bit more nervous but I am super excited! This girl moves a lot more, all the time really, it's like a party in there!

She could come any day now, and we have all of our gear set up. Got some new bedding and artwork. I am loving her side of the room. I chose the popular Love print from Madebygirl in Tangerine, butterfly crib bumper from Land of Nod, and found that old chinese checker board at a yard sale in Idaho. The crib sheet is light pink, though you can't really tell from this picture.

Project rainy day

March 23, 2011

It's such a novelty when it rains here so we get excited. We each get an umbrella and play outside in the puddles. For some reason you wanted Elmo to come with us and we forgot him, so you ran back inside yelling, "I'm coming Elmo!!" You had me laughing today as usual.

I had to add this picture too. What else to do on a rainy day but dress up like a princess...again! We found this cool hat at Target for a buck.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Project winding down....

I've got under 3 weeks to go until my due date, some times I feel like I will pop any moment. I am really savoring these moments with Carys, and the weather has been great so we are spending a lot of time outdoors running around. I just love my girl to pieces. I can't wait to meet my other one!

March 13, 2011

This past Sunday after church we got In-N-Out Burger and had a picnic in our backyard. You could play with running water for hours if we let you.

March 15, 2011

One thing you like to play is "hair salon". Usually you comb my hair and play with it and then ask me, "how do you look?" This time your Dad decided to play with you and this is what he did. Then you got to eat mac and cheese for dinner.."my favorite!"

And here's another fun pic just for kicks....

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Holy Love

Listening to one of my favorite songs today, "What do I know of Holy", I think I have posted it before. It's about God's holiness and how worthy He is of our praise.
Some lyrics:
I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees

This bible study I just finished talked about His unfailing love for us and how when we say we love Jesus, we are really saying, I love you too. Because He already showed us His love on the cross and continually every day through His blessings that we don't deserve. And He did this before we ever loved Him back!
Romans 5: 7-8
"For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die,
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Couple that with the thought of how big God is, that He spoke the world, and you and I into motion. "God is the only true Giver, and He needs nothing from us. But still He wants us. He gave us life so that we might seek and know Him." (Francis Chan)
This is the same God "Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure" (Isaiah 40:12).

"Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You." Psalm 63:3

So this leads me to the awesomely goofy yet wonderful David Crowder Band and their song....

In Awe of Him!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Feelin' yellow

This is random but I came across this 'Batavia' bedding by Dwell Studio and I am in love...

Ok, that's all.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Carys Project goes on....

March 6, 2011

You wanted to get this little fake snake, but now when you play with it you say, "icky!"

Daddy is really creative. Tonight in the kitchen he threw a bunch of grocery bags in the air and told you it was snowing. You loved it and made him do it about 20 times.

And here I am at 36 weeks!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Princess Project....

February 27, 2011

It's hard to get a picture of you with your eyes open these days. You have a whole bottom drawer full of dress up clothes and you are obsessed this week with being a princess. You even insisting on wearing this to church over your regular clothes, it was awesome!

February 28, 2011

This day we went to the store and you were Cinderella. Accessorized with crown and purse of course. Under that dress is a new Cinderella t-shirt, she was always my favorite princess.

Here I am 35 weeks pregnant, you can't tell very well from this angle but believe me, its starting to get quite uncomfortable!