Monday, January 31, 2011

Ready and Waiting

I finally got the finishing touches put on Adalyn's nursery and just wanted to share the finished product. Well, almost finished. It will be complete as soon as she arrives... and as I'm 37 1/2 weeks pregnant, we are hoping that will be anytime now!

I told Ronnie that her room is so small and he said that it is "fit for a princess..." to which I replied, "a tiny princess."

"God's Special People" Sunday School class got us a calendar to record all of her special milestones and events. We are just waiting to put the "Arrived On:" sticker up :).

The finished tree to match her bedding on the opposite wall.

A close-up of all of the critters. The owl is my absolute favorite part.

Her closet with only some of her clothes. She will definitely not have to worry about being clothed... for the first 9 months anyways :).

I made a quick hanger to put all of the bows my good friend Laura made for her. Let's just hope she has hair!

Lots of toys to play with. You can see in the back, my "baby Sara" cabbage patch doll from when I was little. She was my favorite doll. I hope Addy loves her as much as I did.

The cutest little Scentsy I have ever seen from her Aunt Tam-Tam's doggie, Josey Wales.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Nursery in the Making

I can't believe it's been almost 5 months since my last post. My apologies for those who might actually stop by to read our blog. I don't have a lot of time for updates, but I thought I would post a few pictures.

First, here is the lastest picture of our sweet daughter, Adalyn. This is from 27 weeks:

During Christmas break, my mom came down and helped me to work on her nursery. I still have a little ways to go, but we did manage to get a verse on the wall above her crib (which is the only piece of furniture in her room at the moment)...

Mom got a Cricut for Christmas, which we used to cut out vinyl letters to put on the wall. It took about 6 hours... a long but project, but the results were more than I expected! You can't tell in the picture (sorry for the quality... it's a mobile upload), but the wall color is a much brighter green.

I also managed to get the outline of the tree painted on the opposite wall. It matches her bedding. I still have a lot of filling in and detail work to do, but at 33 weeks preggo.. this took most of my energy:

Mom and I also used her new Cricut to cut out critters for the tree. These are made out of card stock and are 3-D which you can't tell in the pictures. I'm absolutely in love with these:

Once I finish painting the tree and get the critters in their new home (and get the rest of the furniture in), I'll post the end results. I'll take pictures with an actual camera next time so hopefully the colors will be more accurate.

Only about 6 more weeks until Addy gets here! I hope she loves her room!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Newest Family Picture

It's been almost two weeks since we got a picture of our little bundle of joy (at 13 weeks), and even though baby Mardis had grown another inch and a half since then, I thought I'd share a pic anyways.

We are excited to find out if we will be have a boy or a girl... but we will have to wait at least another month. In the meantime, we wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to our dear friends Andrew and Libby. Their son, Wilson, made it safely into the world on 8/24/2010. Such a blessing!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ginger Ale and Pancakes

A couple of weeks ago, I surprised my brother and his wife with a new shirt for their daughter, Emma... the most precious little girl in the world. She was the first baby on my dad's side of the family to be born in 20 years! Being an aunt to little miss Emmagene is one of the greatest things in the world...

And come February, she will be a big cousin! Ronnie and I have had a lot of heartache and trials over the past 6 months, but the Lord has blessed us with a little one on the way. I am 8 weeks and 3 days and feeling every bit of the morning sickness... or rather all day sickness. Mostly all I've wanted to eat are pancakes, ginger ale or any other form of starchy food that I can manage to get down. But I am thankful and blessed... especially for a wonderful husband who is taking such good care of me.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Time to Put Up Some Corn!

A few nights ago, I got home from work to a massive pile of to-be-shucked corn out back - fresh from the garden. Ronnie had set up two chairs and a bucket to put the shucked corn in. And so, once I got all settled and changed from my work clothes, we commenced to shucking.

I'm not an expert on canning (although my hubby is), but one thing I can do and do well is shuck corn. We spent a good hour or so shucking. Then we washed and boiled our corn for 7-9 minutes. After we cooled the cobs in ice water, I proceeded to kick Ronnie's butt at cutting the corn off the cob. Once we had our corn piled up (and kernels everywhere it seemed from floor to ceiling) we bagged quart size freezer bags about 1/2 to 3/4 full.

After about 3 hours of work and a completely ravaged kitchen to clean up... we had a good start to our winter supply of fresh corn!

Happy Shucking Everyone!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A New Point of View

A few days ago, I walked out of my house to get in my car to drive to work, only to discover that one of my beloved cats had been the victim of a hit and run. Ronnie and I don't live near a busy highway, but sometimes people treat our little country road like a raceway. Unfortunately, our Momma Cat, yes that was her name... creative I know, was coming home for breakfast at just the wrong time. Ronnie and I were devastated. I spent the next hour crying while Ronnie dug a grave and made her a sign, "To Momma Cat. The Best Freakin' Cat Ever." I reluctantly pulled myself together, dabbed on a little extra make up and headed to work.

Normally, when events happen in our lives, one thing that we normally do is post it on Facebook or Twitter. For some reason, when I got to work and sat down at my computer, I had no desire whatsoever to post this tragic event for the masses to see. I didn't want people that I have only met once or twice or one of my random 266 friends to tell me they were sorry. Many of them don't really know me and they didn't know Momma Cat. And so, this began a series of thoughts for me about Facebook. While it is an excellent resource to keep up with old friends and high school buddies, I don't want it to be the place that I post intimate events in my life. I know that I have been hurt a few times when I have found out news via Facebook about close friends or relatives instead of via telephone or face-to-face. And after a confirmation from a close friend of mine last Sunday about how she had given up Facebook to pursue the blog world more exclusively, I decided I would venture this way as well (not necessarily to give up Facebook altogether, but to delve into a different outlet to share our thoughts).

Now, I realize that this is public and "the world" can see what we write. But, I feel that this will be a more intimate place for Ronnie and I to post what is going on in our lives for our friends and family and for our own recollection one day. And so, Ronnie and I would like to say hello to the blog world and hello to our friends and family. We hope that you will enjoy keeping up with us via our blog. We are excited to post all that is going on in our lives... which right now consists mainly of gardening, cooking, soon-to-be more crafting, canning, and learning more about ourselves and each other everyday.

So, sit back, put on your reading glasses (Mom ;)) and enjoy!