Saturday, May 22, 2010

23 Weeks and Nursery Update

Since I'm going to hit 24 weeks on Sunday (tomorrow), I'll do a full preggo post sometime next week.  For now, here I am at 23 wks.

So, we've been slowly working on Baby Lloyd's room in our spare time.  I'm really not in to pastel greens and yellows, so I knew I'd have to find a better decorating option if we were really going to go through with not finding out Baby Lloyd's gender or I would break down and find out just to paint the walls a shade of pink or blue, colors I do like.  Pottery Barn catalogs to the rescue!  Seriously, they are a great source of ideas.  Ultimately, we settled on painting the walls chocolate brown.  I ordered the 'Chocolate' paint from Serena and Lily and loved the way the color turned out.

Hubs painting away--he actually likes painting!
Painting almost complete, and the office almost cleaned out (it has taken forever!).

We recently had crown moulding installed in the house (something we've wanted to do since we moved in 3 years ago--babies have a way of getting your booty in gear!), and also had wainscoting installed in the baby room.  Baby Lloyd's room is looking good so far!

After wainscoting and crown moulding -- love it!

Closer view.

We also ordered our furniture this past weekend. It's basically all backordered until later this summer, but that's ok. I'm learning to be patient. :) Here are some pics of things to come (we ordered everything in the antique white color, as pictured):

Crib--this is the pic that pretty much inspired the room idea.

Changing Table System


Everything is looking good so far, and I'm excited to see it come together over the next couple of months!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Belated Post - Mother's Day 2010

This post is a little late, but I wanted to share anyways!  I had a great Mother's Day last week.  Michael made me breakfast--french toast, an egg and bacon--and gave me a card.  Yummy! 

My parents sent me some pretty flowers.  The first bunch arrived a bit banged up and none of the buds were open, so 1-800-Flowers sent another batch.  I think they both turned out beautiful though!

That afternoon, after lounging for a while and getting a few things done around the house, Michael took me to get a diaper bag!  Technically, its my birthday present.  I didn't really want anything this year, so I just asked for gift cards to go towards buying a chic diaper bag.  I hadn't had the chance to go pick it up yet, so Mother's Day seemed fitting to make that purchase.  :)
If you're curious, its the Tory Burch Cire Baby Bag.

I absolutely love it--its functional, yet sophisticated, and looks like a cute tote rather than a kiddo bag.

After shopping we went to Denton to have dinner with our families at a little Italian place out there.  It was pretty low key, but nice to be with our families.  It was weird being included in the "mothers" club, but exciting and fun at the same time.

My first Mother's Day cards

Hope you had a great Mother's Day as well!  Much love and appreciation to both my mom and Michael's mom!

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Shoes!!

Check out what I just ordered.  So cute!  They remind me of Christian Louboutins, but much less expensive.  Can't wait to get them!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The City Girl Goes Camping

I am not a camper.  Every time we went as a family growing up, it poured so badly, we had to scramble to leave in a hurry.  After 3 or 4 unsuccessful trips, we gave up and decided we were just camping cursed.  With these bad experiences, I never pursued camping as an adult.  Michael has been suggesting we go forever, and finally the opportunity arose--Hal and Michael schemed together and picked a weekend to camp and decided to drag bring their wives along.  I reluctantly agreed to go b/c I couldn't be the sissy of the group--extra points for camping while preggo!  The weekend was picked and the destination a no-brainer: Hal's parents own some land about an hour away.  Downside: no bathrooms...a ton of extra points for me.  Surpisingly, I had more fun than expected.  It did rain (see, told ya I'm camping cursed), but we were able to weather the storm and make it thru the whole trip.  The massage Tiffany and I enjoyed when we got back to Dallas was the perfect end to the weekend!

The truck in front of us as we turned off of the highway onto the road that would lead us to our camp site.  Yes, that's a rooster and other birds.

Tiffany illustrating we were coming from work in our heels and nice outfits to go sleep in the woods for a night.

Hal getting the fire started.

The tents.  We stayed in the larger one (air mattress was a must); Tiff and Hal stayed in the smaller one beyond the orange tent.

Michael playing with fire--a longtime love of his.

Proud Michael and his flames.

Documenting we were there.  I look a little nervous...

The tractor--we took a ride around the property on the back of it.

Cooking fajitas, bell peppers/onions and corn.  We made some awesome food!

Michael blowing up our air mattress.  The Snoogle also made the trip--can't sleep without it!

We also made smores (duh!) and had cinnamon rolls, bisquits, coffee and hot chocolate for breakfast, but I failed to get pics of all of that.  Overall, I will camp again, but will preferably not be with child on the next trip!  :)