Friday, February 23, 2007

have the blogging days come and gone??

I just realized how inconsistant I am with updating my blog. I used to lay in bed and thoughts would come to my mind on what to blog about the next day. I used to anticipate , comments from those bloggers whom I had gotten to know via blogs or 2peas.
Funny, how it seems as if almost none of the original group of bloggers that would so reguarly comment on each others blogs are keeping up with this trendy form of communication.
I had gotten to know quite a few fun and interesting gals out there, but recently have sensed that they have become as busy as I am.
I know I have been slacking in visiting some of your blogs and checking into what is going on in your lives. I guess I kinda felt like a 'stalker' when I would read an update and comment, and then continue to hear nothing back. Its kinda like in the real world. I am not good on one sided friendships. If I sense a slight withdrawl then, I'll immediately do the same for fear that I am pushing my self into someone's life unwanted.
Kinda quirky, I guess, but I never want to be that person that just doesn't "get it". Because believe me.. I get it.. right away.
On the other hand, I do enjoy reaching out to people, being a listening ear, supporting, encouraging, laughing and being in true and honest friendships. I will always be loyal.
Perhaps, that gets me in trouble sometimes, because, I never want to be the one that bailed on a relationship. I easily forgive and forget. Nothing gets to me to worked up, so I'd rather hang on to good friendships, then toss one out because of one mishap.
All of this to say, that many of you out there who read my blog are considered wonderful, intriguing, beautiful people , but I don't want to butt myself into your lives, if I am not wanted.
By all means, let me know. I will not be offended at all.

Okay dokee... on with an update!!
Last weekend I moved everything out of Brigham's room and prepped it for painting. Got all the walls and the trim finshed. YEE HA!!
the color turned out a tad different from what I envisioned, but it will work. I went with a color called SHARK.. kinda blue-greyish.
Since the crib is moving out, Brigham's room is getting the "big boy' makeover. I am g0ing with a vintage train theme. He is so into trains, but I was not about to pull any Thomas the Train characters into the picture.
Andrew set the bed up today on his lunch hour. Since he is having a guys night out , playing poker, I can stay home and decorate and organize. Hopefully, if munchkin is not in the way.

So I picked up some navy and light blue stiped sheets at Target , (for 8 bucks on clearance). So stoked b/c it makes up for the way overpriced quilt I am getting and the baby's bedding from PBK.
This is the quilt. I think it will look really cool against the wall color.
I repainted the letters of his name in more muted colors of what the primary red, blue and yellow were.
I found a vintage train at Hobby Lobby and got some very cool prints that I am going to have framed in red.
also found a rug at Target for less than 5 bucks. WHOO HOO!!
Trying to find knobs for his closet. With his pottery barn animal nursery theme, I was able to find a lion and a tiger in matching colors, that looked so darn cute.
Been trying to find 'star' knobs in red or puter. Very hard, thus far.

Anyway, so his is coming along. Just need to order a book shelf in the same honey oak color as his headboard and then get some new curtains up.. and IT should be complete.
We are heading to Arizona in 3 weeks, and I want to have most of it done before. When I return I'll be like 5 weeks away from D-DAY>
who know what I'll feel like, and I want to be restful if I can.
This is the crib sheet and bumper that I am ordering next week.
I am actually going to turn our curtains into the dustruffle. The colors all work, and I found some really pretty shabby chic balloon curtains that I like better for our room.
I am really hoping that my vision for everything comes together.
My mom just gave me the new Talbots kids catalog. Oh my I will be getting this and this.
Luckily when I showed my mom, she said, ' I know, that is what I thought to!"

Ok, so Ash Wednesday came and went, and we had a fabulous dinner of pork chops, home made mash potatoes, salad and corn. Yep, I said Pork.
Andrew realized half way through doing the dishes. Oh well, what can you do??
Well, hopefully you are all experienceing some warmer weather. We've got a chance of thunderstorms tonight. CRAZY!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

happy love day to you !

this is the card that we sent out to friends and family! My friend Jennifer did not ONE , but TWO photo shoots, bless her heart, so that we could get the right shots.

Hard for a two year old, to keep his sweater straight, hair combed, heart in place and smile --all at the same time.

These turned out adorable, but I am a tad biased =)

Last week we kicked off LOVE day by having a little valentines party here at the house. With 5 of Brigham's little friends and their mamas, we had a great time, making cute little heart mouse animals, decorating cookies, eating heartshaped muffins, and reading a valentine story. Not to mention lots of free play, when every single toy we own, came out of the woodwork! Brigham got a big kick out of all the decorations, so I left them up until yesterday!

Monday we went to another valentines party at our friends Parker and Sadie's house. Lots of kids, lots of sugar, lots of energy.

Brigham really made out this year with so many little valentines from all his little friends. He is so proud , the little bag is sitting up on our mantel, and he likes to bring it down and show off its contents to anyone who will look!!

I think Brigham has become a pro at cookie decorating too. Since we were in a blizzard for the last 2 1/2 days, we pretty much stayed put. Daddy's work was even cancelled so , he stayed home and got a taste of what a stay at home mom does!!

Lucky for me I got a repreave from changing ANY diapers!!

anywho, yesterday Brigham and I made heart cut out cookies, while Andrew shoveled the driveway. Last night after our romantic dinner of chinese takeout, we all decorated cookies!

I'll post pics of us digging out of the 17 inches of snow and 6 ft drifts later . I'm stuck inside again, b/c the poor Jetta does horrible in the snow, and our subdivision is still not plowed very well.

Hopefully, I'll get caught up on all the stuff I didn't do the last two days, and maybe even get some scrapping done.

hope you're all doing well and I hope to talk to many of you soon!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

my 'almost' dreamhouse

So here is the house that we're NOT getting. cuz there is a pending offer on it. Bummer! I just love it. It already has our colors in it so we wouldn't have to repaint to match our decor. Its in our price range. and its in a much WARMER climate =)
the search continues. guess I should trust that GOD has the plan for us.
but seriously.. this kitchen----------------------------------------

thought I'd fake out blogger. pics first. whatdya know?? it worked.

Me at 7 months!!! Feeling great =) total pounds gained-- ten!!

no swelling, no nausea(unless changing a crappy diaper!), starting to have increased appetite

82 more days!! WHOO HOO> under 100 and counting.

We got about 6 in of snow the other day, and my hubby got a little cranky when he saw me shoveling the driveway. Come on now, I am not a wimp, and it felt great to excercise. But I succomed and let him do it. I just sat there snapping photos of my two guys in the snow.

I'll post them later.

hope you're all having a GREAT day!

Monday, February 05, 2007

jack frost has come for a visit...

right here in Indiana!! my bible study was cancelled today. schools were cancelled today. busses were on delay today.

it is -17 degrees today!!! (well, according to the windchill, that's what they say it feels like).

I'll take their word for it. We are staying inside ALL day.

My dog is somewhat warmer in her dog house in the garage. We put some extra blankets on top of it. My poor kitty just will NOT come inside, or in the garage, rather.

Last winter we tried and tried, and he would just run, every time we went to grab him. He had a little hiding spot behind our neighbor's shed.
This year he stays warm and away from the wind up on our front porch either on the mat. or on the chair. He's all curled up, and with his winter coat, I guess he stays warm.
We worred about him Sat night and Andrew actually caught him and put him in the garage with Hailey.
Next morning when we left for church, he made a beline as soon as the garage door went up.
Silly cat. can't say we have not tried.

I have not found him this morning, so I hope that means that he is safe and snuggely somewhere warm and sheltered.

In other news.... THE COLTS WON !!!!!!!!
well, not that we're big fans or anything, but it still cool to actually have a superbowl winner in your homestate!! I think I might actually go buy myself a tshirt for this one.
anyway I still love football, so I don't care who is playing. I love all the hype. Love the commercials. Those Doritos ones had me cracking up. Oh and the rock scissors one. hilarious.
Plus, I LOVE getting together with friends, nothing like SUper bowl parties, where you drink and chow down on munchies for hours.(well, that was like 5 Sierra Mists for me, thank you very much!). My hubby taste tested his way through the game as there was a huge array of frothy beverages.
We had sucha goood time.

Other news.. I had my Dr. appt last week. I am now in my SEVENTH month!!!! YAY>
seriously, I can't believe how fast this time is going. Its been such an easy pregnancy too. Not that Brigham's was hard. But I was working up until my due date. This time around, I can sleep when I want to. Eat when I want to. Thankfully, I have not felt very sick at all with either pregnancy.
I have officially gained TEN pounds now. No stretch marks, thankfully. I am getting an increased appetite. Starting to crave Diet Dr. Pepper and bagels. Not really into sweets right now either.
Babies are being born all around me. My good friend Kim just had her baby boy last week. We went to the hospital to see him, and gosh, I just can't believe how tiny they are. Somehow I have forgotten.
My dear friend Kelly is on bed rest for the last two months of her pregnancy. Prayers are being said every day for you and your little one. He/she needs to stay put just a little longer!!
and my other friend Kelli is in the home stretch. We are trying to plan our nursery decor, and not being very proactive with it either.
and Kat , dear kat, you need to have that baby like NOW. I can't wait to see what you have keeping all snug in there. Surely he/she wants is ready to enter the world this week!!

I am hoping we can get down to Potterybarn Kids in the next couple weeks, to pick up the bedding. I have got to get started on Brig's room too. we are moving him into the big boy bed soon, and I am redoing his room to a more 'big boy' theme. Can't wait to see it all come together.
I'll leave you with a pic of me at 7 months!!!


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