Sunday, January 19, 2014

Jer Month 2

Jer is getting bigger and stronger. He started giving us social smiles and playing with toys. His baby hair started falling out and is slowly coming back in. He is generally happy baby who I think is more like his Daddy every day, loving people and talking.  He also loves his new recliner that vibrates.

Sweet boy loves the carseat.

1st family picture of 2014

tummy time

Those chins!

passport picture

His buddy Rufio giving him licks.

Sometimes tummy time is hard (face plant).

Daddy's favorite time in the morning, Jer taking naps/snuggling with him.

SO BIG! 8 weeks already!

Jer Month 1

Everything is "new" for and with our little man. We love him!

Day 1- 8lb 9oz, Alert and ready for life to begin

going home from the hospital

1st bath. Already lovin' that paci.

Storytime with Dad

Chillin' with mom

He loves sleeping with his arms free from the swaddle.

1st Christmas

1 month with buddy Rufio


17 weeks

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39 weeks

40 weeks

41 weeks 2 Days

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jeremiah's Nursery

Baby boy is almost here! I have a little over a week to go. My how time flies. I thought that I should post the pics I took of the nursery before he gets here. When we found out we were having a boy I decided on a loose owl theme. I didn't want to go too crazy with owl paraphernalia. I wanted a cohesive look through color.

 >> This is the closet. Organization has been huge for me recently, nesting much?? My solution to not finding the type of furniture I want was to buy plastic drawers. I labeled them to help us remember what goes where. I put them in the closet to give us more space so the room isn't so cramped. I also bought some cute baskets for under the changing table for toys, books, diapers, etc.

 <<  My labels add a little more color to the closet too.

 >> This was my first project that really inspired the rest of the room. I made each of these from nice card stock paper and framed them. They turned out really well.


^^ I didn't want to paint the walls because, 1, paint here is pricey, and, 2, because I would have to paint the walls back to this lovely off white color before we leave. My solution was to bring color up the wall by making this pennant banner from card stock, buttons, and hemp string. It was an easy project and I think it helped achieve the goal of bringing color into the room.

>> Another project that kept be busy while hubs was away was making a bed skirt and "upcycling" some old curtains that I had in the guest room by adding a panel of fabric to the bottom of them.  I'm not an avid seamstress, so these took me some time to complete. I am happy how they turned out.  

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Happy Fall Home

I've been reading "One Thousand Gifts," by Ann Voskamp. I've been challenged to live a life of thanks day in and day out through the good, bad, and ugly. So, I decided to make what I am calling, "a wall of thanks." As I go throughout my day, I (and whoever else wants to) can write down something they are thankful for and stick it to the wall. It fits with the fall/Thanksgiving season, which is perfect. I'm hoping that by the end of the season our wall will be filled with all of the wonderful gifts the Lord gives us.

Friday, October 25, 2013


"Here dies another day
During which I have had eye, ears, hands
And the great world around me;
And with tomorrow begins another
Why am I allowed two?"
- G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

33 Weeks

I thought I'd share a baby update with everyone. This was a little over 2 weeks ago now. I went with my good friend to get a 3D ultrasound done out in town. What a cool thing! For the equivalent of $20 we had Jeremiah's picture taken. So worth the money if you ask me. I cannot believe that this is what he is going to look like when he arrives. Amazing.

Sorry you have to tilt your head to see him. I couldn't figure out how to flip the pic...