Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year in Photos

Very cool ap on Facebook I thought I would share here as well since I am not at home to be able to make a proper photo collage...

Hope everyone has a great and safe New Years Eve tonight!

Patchoulie and Pregnancy don't Mix!

Ok I have nothing against patchoulie and I even enjoy it in small doses on the right people.....we have a customer however that comes to our office once or twice a week and believe me he is not a right person and he def does not use appropriate doses! *GAG* lingers in the hallways and elevators even which does not make this pregnant lady with a super bionic nose happy! BLECH

Anyway not too much else to report...Christmas was great my daughter LOVED her presents and we just had a nice relaxing holiday.

Tonight we also plan to just chill and eat some appetizers and enjoy one another.

Miss Lainey is making me feel HUGE and uncomfortable more and more each day! I am only 28 weeks (well 29 on Saturday) and doc said I was measuring at 31 weeks...I certainly feel it!

Hopefully will post some new belly pics this weekend if I manage to get rest of my to do list done!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Love for a Crafty Goddess

Elsie has the coolest stuff featured on her blog and her scrapping just blows my mind! LOVE her and she totally inspires me!!!
A Beautiful Mess

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Now that Christmas is done.......

I have a new list of stuff that needs to get done! I would prefer for majority to be done before our friends arrive from England on January 8th!
*finish scrapbook for best friends shower that is on the 3rd!
*take down Christmas stuff
*unpack boxes of normal curio stuff knicknacks etc...
*get file cabinet
*go through over 2 boxes of stuff to put into file cabinet!
*throw a bunch more stuff away!

Then other things I would like to get done before Lainey arrives
*rest of nursery set up
*car seat bought and installed
*hospital bag packed
*purchases made (after baby shower) of stuff we truly will need upon Lainey's arrival
*wash all of Lainey's cloth diapers
*order a few more cloth dipes and snappis

So yeah January and February should go by quite swiftly with all the to do's in my life haha! No time for any winter blahs here and I am a-ok with that!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Peer Pressure

Ok I did it...I gave in...what is it about toy crazes that makes me a grown woman go ga-ga?! Gabby has only mention zhu zhus once so I had brushed them off and decided that nahhh I wasn't going to worry about getting her any...then they release a pink one and oh lordy I flipped and hopped on the zhuzhu mania train! So yup she now has these coming....

and then I just discovered that they have a new baby one coming out named Muffin (Gabby's nickname!) very weak and toy obsessed I am....

Sunday, December 20, 2009

So excited for Christmas morning....

to see my Muffin's face when she sees this awaiting from Santa!

According to Amazon it should arrive Tuesday from the North Pole! So excited we got one!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

1 Week Until Christmas!

Where has this year gone? Wowsa...Anyway things still on the list that need to get done between tonight and Christmas are:
*wrap presents
*Bring Gabby to mall to paint some pottery pieces
*Cookies and treats baked!
*Work on crafty gifts for friends baby shower that is a week after Christmas!
*Print out gift certificates I ordered online
*Grocery shopping to get ingredients for baking and for Christmas eve appetizers
*watch movies with the family and enjoy one another!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Checking my List

YAY feeling accomplished this week as we got Lainey's valances ordered and also her crib skirt that will both be made in this pattern to match her blanket I got for her crib...

We also ordered this wall graphic to go up but in hot pink :)

And we got a changing pad cover that will be this material

Sooo once these things arrive her nursery will be well on it's way to completion and awaiting our newest little princess!

Still on the wish/need list for the nursery will be my craft projects I mentioned before, a pink fluffy rug, and crib and bassinet sheets! So not really too much more to be honest! Not bad for having around 90 days or so left until arrival!

We of course have some other big purchase items we need to get such as car seat and baby carrier but those will of course be bought before she comes! We have decided to skip infant stroller and just get the one she can be in from approx 3 months up to 55lbs so we don't end up with multiple strollers! We figure the baby carrier will be used mostly those first few months along with the carseat carrier if we feel like lugging that around as opposed to "wearing" her haha.

So despite my growing discomfort day by day I am feeling a bit calmer about being ready for this new little person entering our lives :D

Monday, December 14, 2009

Crafty on my Mind!

Ok I swear there is nothing worse than when the crafting mood strikes and you are stuck in a situation where you can really do nothing about the mood; except of course dwell and ponder on it, and hope and pray it is still there when you CAN do something about it!

Right now I am at work...the sudden urge to do nursery craft projects is overwhelming me! I need canvas, I need paint, I need paper, I need mod podge, I need tissue paper, I need pipecleaners, I need time and energy to immerse myself into these fun projects I have saved to complete for Miss Lainey's nursery!!!

Good news is we have decided to go ahead and order the rest of the goodies we need to order for her room including the custom curtain valances and crib skirt that match her adorable owl blanket :) Also we will be ordering a vinyl piece of wall art of some form (still have a couple picked out so need to narrow down to what one will be the winner!).

Oh and yes Christmas cards are done and most will be sent today and the rest will be sent when I buy more stamps ;)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Under 100 Days!

Ok my ticker says a few more but that is set to my due date and my c-section will be scheduled at least a week ahead of yup we are officially under 100 days until Lainey's arrival! EEEEP! So exciting but also it is starting to set in that we need to prepare some more is my current list of needs/wants before she arrives:

Carseat (babiesrus)
Beco baby carrier
Mattress (walmart)
Changing pad (walmart)
Changing pad cover (etsy)
Wall art (etsy)
Crib skirt
Crib sheets
Bassinet sheets
Milk storage bags
Breastpump parts (I think I get all this free from WIC)
Curtains (mom or etsy)
Diaper storage cubes (target)
Cloth wipes
Breast pads
Prefold diapers (Green Mountain Diapers)
Snappis (for non snap/Velcro diapers)
Owl lamp (pottery barn kids)
Owl shelf (etsy)

Seems like sooo much and I know a lot of those things are def not NEEDS as we don't NEED to have crib ready and we don't NEED to have wall art up but that is some of the fun things I look forward to haha :) I believe we are ordering crib mattress, changing pad, and carseat all this week so hopefully by next week will have a few things off this list!

There is supposedly a HUGE winter storm that is going to take effect starting tonight which may be interesting for rest of the week. Makes me happy majority of Christmas is taken care of so no need to stress this week about going out places.

Next post I may do tonight will be a picture post....until then stay warm folks

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Fun

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Def eggnog for me YUM

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Wrapped but we also have told her majority are from us and only a couple special ones are from Santa

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? white on tree and we have none on house as not that motivated for all that haha

4. Do you hang mistletoe? nope

5. When do you put your decorations up? weekend after Turkey Day

6. What is your favorite holiday dish? homemade cheesy potatoes, homemade cookies

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? just the awe of Christmas morning...also when my mom would put presents in my shoes leading up to Christmas from the elves!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I am not sure but I do remember always pretending he still was real

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? only if at others houses...we do wear new jammies though

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? ornaments collected through the years

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? depends on the day!

12. Can you ice skate? no!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? nope not really...lots of good ones

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? time with family and friends

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? no one fave but prob always frosted cookies

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? new jammies on Christmas eve I started with Gabby haha

17. What tops your tree? this year holly berrys

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving? Giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? any that Gabby sings :)

20. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? I don't mind them just find them awkward to eat

21 Favorite Christmas Show? original Grinch cartoon and claymation Rudolph and of course National Lampoons Christmas vacation

22. Saddest Christmas Song? none come to mind

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Nursery has been Started!

Happiest brightest green ever for Miss Lainey :)

Hopefully will have furniture going in there next week or for sure next weekend...then it is on to wall art...yay!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

6 Months

This past weekend after surviving Turkey Day which surprisingly went well (thank GOD). We got up the tree and I got the hubby to take a 6 month belly shot of me...he also was a good sport and posed too :)

And the tree which I added the holly berry sprigs to this year....I decided we need a new topper and couldn't find one at the couple places we looked so I just did a modern holly berry thing at the top haha...Bear calls it the reindeer tree....