Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Furniture

I have never had a china cabinet, and I always wanted one. We actually use our china and crystal quite a bit, but it has never been very convenient to use it because we didn't have good storage for it. In fact, when we moved into our house, I had to keep our crystal down in the basement because I was afraid that Max would destroy it if I left it out.

But not anymore!

Until now, I had to keep the china sitting out on a bookshelf. When I found out we were going to have a little person pulling up and running around before long, I decided that it was time to invest in something more stable. SO.....I turned to craigslist.

The biggest problem was that I can't pick up any furniture, and I didn't want to have to pay for professional movers. The first china cabinet that I was going to buy never arrived. I had reached a deal with the girl who was supposed to have it delivered, but they never showed up! (Very annoying, but not too surprising.) It turned out to be a good thing, though, because my next deal was MUCH better. I got a china cabinet AND a buffet!!! Take a look!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Purple Nursery!!

We've got the nursery painting almost done! The walls look great, and I'm so glad that we decided to paint inside the closet. There are some stains on the walls in the closet, so we're going to have to seal that before we can finish painting it.

Here is our crib bedding quilt.

And look how good the closet is shaping up!

We've picked out a pretty light switch cover for this room, too.

Window to the backyard.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


This afternoon, I got started working on the nursery for our little baby girl! It needs a LOT of work before it will be ready. Today, I had to spackle up holes in the walls, as well as sealing the corners of the closet walls. The closet is HORRIBLE, so I scraped down the closet walls and re-plastered over them.

Fortunately, I had Max to oversee the process!

The closet walls need some work.

Here's how they looked after I plastered them over again...

We're going to paint the walls purple, so we're trying out different shades.

Some Fall Color

We've decorated our front porch for the fall, and the trees are turning now that it's cold outside. Here are some pictures...

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Baby Belly 18 weeks

I had James take some more pictures tonight of my belly at 18 weeks. It's definitely getting bigger, but I'm still not putting on much weight. I'm supposed to be putting on a pound each week, but in the past month, I've only put on about a pound. I'm eating healthy food and staying active, so I may be losing fat as I put on the baby weight.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


I had my 18-week sonogram on Monday, and we found out that we're having a little girl! We still haven't picked a name, but we're not rushing it. We'll figure it out by March =) The sonogram showed that everything seems normal and healthy so far, but I need to go back in 3 weeks so that they can take another look at the heart. They wanted to wait until it was bigger to take a good look at it. Apparently they can't do that until I'm 20 weeks along. So far, so good!

File it under "F" for "future"

Based on the messes that I remember making in my childhood, I think that this might be useful information in the near future =)