Monday, July 25, 2011

Week/Weekend Recap

First and foremost, Bayleigh had her baby girl Wednesday!!! I was so excited to meet her! Her name is Ramey Taylor Jones and she is PRECIOUS! Bayleigh actually wasn't due until today, but Ramey decided to make her entrance into the world a week early. Bayleigh and Trent are thrilled and I know they are going be great parents to baby Ramey!

My Mom with Ramey.
Soooo sweet!

On Friday, Gary and I headed to Lake Ouachita to spend the weekend with his sister and brother-in-law and their sweet kiddos! We had a blast!
Gary always has such a good time with his nieces. He's going to be an awesome Daddy!
Avery and Mackenzie LOVED tubing. Sadly, I had to opt out of this activity! :(
Mackenzie is getting sooo tall!
Look at this little fish! :)

I don't have much going on this week, and I'm going to try to enjoy the last two weeks of summer. I can't believe I'll be going back to work in 2 and a half weeks! Hopefully, it will fly by!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nesting Nesting Nesting!

I have been wanting to fix this spare bedroom up for a while. Now that I'm pregnant, this desire has really kicked in! I'm sure we'll have my mom or Gary's mom staying with us for a few days after baby Cash is born, and I wanted to make sure that room was cute and comfortable for them. It's only taken me 3 years to do it! HAHA!
I went to Rabbit's Lair in Rogers to find some fabric. I love that place. The ladies in there are so sweet and helpful. They also carry the cutest fabrics. The fabrics I ended up picking out are by Amy Butler. All of her designs are so fun and unique. It was really hard to pick some out since there were so many cute ones to choose from.
Here is a before picture of the room!
As you can see, it needed some major help! Tina didn't think so though. :) There is also a lot of paint stains on the wall from where Gary's old roommates that used to live here tried to cover up nail holes before they moved out. Gotta love them! They tried! The paint color just didn't quite match. I definitely didn't feel like repainting this room (I HATE PAINTING!), but I had some old frames that I was inspired by. I almost sold them in the garage sale, but I had a feeling I could use them. I was right!!! I decided I would paint them colors that coordinated with the pillows. Here's a before picture of the frames.

Once the pillows and frames were painted, it was time to put Gary to work. Zack just happened to be over today too, so he GOT to help! :) He's such a good sport. Here they are watching the soccer game. At least I waited until after the game to put them to work!
Off to work we go!

I'm getting excited!!!

The finished product!

I'm so happy with they way this turned out. Once again, my mom saved the day with her sewing skills! I've got to learn how to sew. Now I just need to find some curtains!
We got a new camera this weekend. We needed one so bad, especially since we have a little one on the way. We went with the Canon Rebel T3. I'm going to call and enroll in a month long class tomorrow to teach me how to use this thing since I'm completely clueless. Wish me luck!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Nursery is Painted!

Sorry it's been a while since my last post. We've had a busy past few weeks! Last weekend, we had a garage sale. I was really nervous about not having a good turnout since it was the 4th of July weekend, but we had a ton of people! I have to post this one picture of a sweet boy who just had to have this painting that our good friend, Daniel Faires painted for us. This picture just cracks me up. I'm not sure why he's making this face, but he started smiling right after the picture was taken. HAHAHA! I'm cracking up just looking at it. This kid wanted this painting so bad! Daniel must have really inspired him!

Oh! I forgot to mention, our air conditioner went out Friday night (the night before our garage sale). Of course it didn't stop working until right after I crawled into bed exhausted. Right after I got in bed, I laid there thinking, "I think hot air is coming out of that vent." Gary confirmed my feelings, and I'm pretty sure I got about an hour of sleep that night. We had to get up at 6 Saturday morning for the garage sale, and 6 am couldn't come fast enough! My Dad's line of work deals with refrigeration, so as soon as that alarm clock went off, I was calling him! They came over and he fixed it! All it needed was a new motor. I LOVE that man! Do you know how much money that would have cost to have a service man come out on the 4th of July weekend to fix it?!?!?! I don't know for sure, but my Dad thought it would have cost us around $500! That. Is. Nuts!
The next day, Gary and I took whatever was left from our garage sale to Goodwill. Guess what's right next door to Goodwill? Sherwin Williams! They just happened to be having a 30% off sale on all their paints for the holiday weekend. Perfect timing! I literally could have spent a zillion hours inside debating paint colors and making myself sick. Fortunately, my sidekick Gary was with me and made me make a decision. We finally decided on a color called Tantalizing Teal. I. LOVE. IT! I can't wait to see what the bedding looks like with it! Here's some pics of us painting and the finished product!
Here I am being a giant nerd with my painting mask on! :)
Time to put the crib together!
Ahh! Finally, got it! It looks awesome!
It feels so good to have that room painted! Don't you just love that cream/yellowish chest??!?! Gary's parents didn't need it anymore so they handed it down to us! I think it looks awesome against that color. We are far from done, and our changing table hasn't come in yet so this isn't how the room will be arranged. I'm sure we'll switch it up several times before we make a final decision.
Yesterday, our glider came in. I had a really hard time deciding on the type/color of fabric to have it upholstered in. Imagine that?!!? We decided on a fabric color that was very close to the color of our couch. That way, we could have the chair in the living room after we used it in the nursery. I'm starting to think I might just keep it in the living room the whole time though. It seems like I will get more use out of it that way! Here she is!
We haven't even put it in the nursery yet! I'm sure it would look great in there, but I'm torn on where to put it. Can you imagine? Me??? Not being able to make a decision? Weird, right?
I bought this frame 3 years ago at a baby store that was closing. It was $10! That's an awesome price for that size frame. I just knew it would come in handy when I had a baby. I'm thinking of painting it, but not sure which colors. Once again, can't make a decision! Maybe cream, with gold streaks and knobs???
It's missing some of the wooden knobs, but they have those at Hobby Lobby. Hopefully, I'll get to painting that this week!
My MIL sent me a picture of this diaper bag last weekend when she was traveling. It's Petunia Pickle Bottom. I thought it looked super cute in the picture, but I hadn't seen it in person, so I wasn't sure. Well, my great friend, Ashley came over yesterday with her new baby Clay. She has the exact same diaper bag, and I. LOVE. IT! Here's a pic!

I love that it has a little changing pad that folds out. It was so handy when Ashley was changing Clay, who by the way is PRECIOUS! It made me want to have Cash today! She is such a good little Mommy to him! Before I go, I have to mention my cousin Sherry. She was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks ago. She lives in Godfrey, IL which is just about 45 minutes from Gary's parents house in St. Charles. My mom and I drove to be with her during her surgery and then stayed with Gary's parents. She has been so upbeat and strong throughout this ordeal. Her surgery went really well, and the doctors felt like it hadn't spread to her lymph nodes yet. We'll have to wait a couple more days to get the results, but please keep her in your prayers! I also wanted to give a quick shout out to Gary's parents for letting us stay at their house this week! My mom and I loved spending time with you two!
That's all for now! I'm sure I'll be making another post soon about the nursery! :)