Saturday, July 30, 2011

Nursery Update

To say that the nursery has been a "stress" for me is an understatement. While it has most definitely been a labor of love, the paint fiasco alone has caused more tears to fall from my eyes than I bargained for. Gabe and I have been diligent over the last few days to just get stuff done so that the room starts to look like an actual nursery! My handy husband hung his first pendant light, our glider came in, I put together the diaper genie, finished all of her laundry ( with the help of my 13 year old sis), repainted our stripes, Gabe hung a curtain rod, and we just cleaned up a bit! Here are a few pics of what is going on so far! Lots more to go, but it is definitely starting to feel like a peaceful room to be in. I don't want to take a full room view just yet :)

 I sat in the glider today and just thanked God for this special room, the means to create it, a husband who tries to understand my crazy moods and the special place in my heart that is making room for this little girl! I am beyond grateful!!


Baby Bathroom pics coming next....

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Here we are....going on week 33 of 40! I feel like the last time I looked at my baby bump app on my phone, I had 200+ days left, now I am down to 50 something!?! I personally feel like I have done so much growing over the last 8 months, however, like this precious baby inside....I am doing the majority of it right now.  It has been a crazy couple of months for me, and Gabe has been traveling a lot! I have been just waiting for this night that he gets off the plane and I get to have him home for 2 months pretty much!

 I went to church today for the first time in what feels like an eternity, and it made me realize how much I missed my pastor and how much I needed the message that he delivered ( it was about how clueless we are to the debt that was paid by Jesus dying on the cross. He wants us to really love Him, not try to "repay" Him or win Him over with our "works") I went with my mom, but I missed Gabe TERRIBLY! I just wanted to hold his hand and have him rub the side of my arm ( as if he is warming me up) throughout the service like he always does. I know I can take Gabe's presence for granted when he is home, and today I just missed my husband. 

All of this to say..... I honestly can't say that my life isn't anything less than perfect in the grand scheme of things. I am so blessed even BEYOND the debt that Christ paid for my sin. I don't want to be a person who wishes for MORE...I just want to wish differently. As we are approaching the birth of our baby girl, I am so anxious for time. All of the time we spend with our family is so easy to take for granted, but when a big part of my little family is traveling a lot, it puts things into perspective. I am not wishing for more, I am wishing to enjoy what I already have! 7 weeks will fly by and I am foolish to be praying for anything other than this miracle that I have growing inside. I still don't think that Gabe and I realize how much of a life change we are in for, but I am so excited and I just want to shout it from a rooftop! I am looking forward to all of the little things that are so easily taken for granted. My wish list right now: waking up next to my husband, keep enjoying these little kicks in my belly, a safe delivery for me and the baby, great naps and lots of laughs! 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Farmhouse Dining

I have become obsessed with the idea of getting a new dining room table. I am a southern girl at heart, but I tend to be very cautious when it comes to decorating. I love modern design, but sometimes it can lack that "homey" feel. Sooooo, with that being said, I am going to attempt to land somewhere in the middle to give my dining room a modern farmhouse makeover. In my dreams.....

My dream wall covering....grasscloth!

I am in L-O-V-E with this dining table! 

The industrial feel of these bulbs hanging over my table .....yum!

I snack on fruit all day ....this would be so cute
to have out on the counter filled with fresh berries!

Nothing completes your Farmhouse look like your favorite
blooms in a mason jar! :)

I want to trade in my saddle seat stools for these beauties around my island!