Friday, March 13, 2009

New Addition to the Family

No, I'm not talking about the baby yet, but I did get a new pet last week that I am very fond of. This is Pansy, the tiniest goldfish you ever saw. She is very low maintenance, although not the best pet to keep you company. Last week we went to a mid-busy season party for Soren's work and they had a white elephant gift exchange with the theme of office supplies. I'm not sure how Pansy fits that theme, but either way it got me a new fish. Ever since we have moved here I keep trying to get Soren to buy me small pets like a baby bunny, an Easter chick, etc...So now I have my pet. So far she has lived about 2 weeks under my care. We'll see how long that lasts. Goldfish and plants have a way of dying on me.
Anyways just thought you'd enjoy. Its definitely the little things that make me happy these days, especially since the move has been less than thrilling. (But its getting better!)
Speaking of little meant so much to me when Soren showed up at work to surprise me yesterday. Apparently he actually ran out of work so he left his office at like 6 and surprised me at my work! It was a great treat considering that on Wednesday he didn't get home until midnight. :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Nursery!

Hello friends. So my latest projects have all revolved around getting the nursery ready. I think they call this 'nesting' and I'm definitely in the thick of it. I am really happy with how it is all turning out. Soren keeps trying to sleep in there; he likes this room better than ours. I'd sleep in the crib if I could....the bedding is SO soft. Anyways so after much debate we decided to go with a retro airplane theme. I found a blanket that I loved and have crafted the room around it.

So far I have painted the walls the sky blue you see. I refinished the crib, shelves and headboard with a new coat of paint. They were both either given to us or I found them for free on Craigs list.

I found the airplane images that are framed on the walls online and replicated them with my own color scheme. The airplanes hung above the crib I found super cheap at Wal-Mart and have turned them into our personlized mobile. I painted the clouds on the wall behind them.

Recently I have borrowed a sewing machine and have had tons of fun with it. I made the crib skirt that you see in green and then also made the window valence that matches it. They were really simple and a lot easier than I expected. This last week I attempted the basket liners that you see on the changing table. The baskets came with cream colored liners, but I wanted some that matched the bedroom better. They were also easy and I think they look super cute.
My next project is a diaper bag that I found a really cool pattern for. We'll see; its a lot more complicated than the other things I have done.

I want a new blanket/comforter for the spare bed but we'll see when that gets done. I also need to get a lot of containers for storage under the crib and the bed. That will help me feel better organized. So thats the new news. Hope you like.

Monday, March 2, 2009

30 Weeks

Here's a most recent picture. I think I look pretty big but apparently I'll continue to grow over the next 10 weeks. Its definitely getting harder and harder to feel cute. Yesterday at before church I found out that I no longer have ankle bones. Looks like I am on my way to some pregnancy cankles.
ps. i really hated that last picture. This one I can live with. I am more like 30.66 weeks in this shot though. :)