Saturday, May 30, 2009

Show Me Where You Live- Nursery Edition

Jackson's room is my favorite room in our house! Partly because it is so fun, but the main reason is I have had so many memories in that room...good and bad. Good memories= coming home from the hospital and showing him his room first, rocking and reading books at night, and the sweet smiles I get when I go to get him out of his room in the morning. Not so good memories= being up all night when he was so sick, me sitting on the floor calling the on-call nurse and finally making a decision to go the hospital when he was 5 weeks old. So, take a peak into Jackson's nursery and let me share some more of my memories...Enjoy!
This is looking into Jackson's room from the hallway. When we found out that we were having a boy, there was no question that his room would have a farm theme (Jason was a farmer when he lived in Brownsville). Jackson has fully embraced anything that has to do with farms, but his biggest love is tractors! It is crazy to think that we did his room several months before he got here, but it totally fits his personality!
Changing table that we got on sale at Target! (Hooray for Target and for sales!!!!) I love his little curtains. If you look real close you may be able to see the little animals sewn on....rabbits, cows, chickens, horses and sheep. When he was a little baby, he loved to stare and coo at them while I was changing his diaper.
This dresser was mine when I was a little girl. My mom and I painted it and my Dad (who just happens to be my own personal Bob Vila) cut the white slats and put them on the doors. I love how it turned out. On top of the dresser is a tiny little barn. When I was pregnant with Jackson, I went to a children's consignment sale. I saw that tiny little barn and knew I had to have it. I fell in love with it and it's price!!! (gotta love consignment sales) It houses all farm animal beanie babies. I think it is super cute.
This is Jason's collection of John Deere tractors. The larger frame is a cross-stitch from a sweet lady at our church. She makes them for all the new babies at our church and then gives it to you your first week in the nursery. (so sweet) The second frame is a verse from my Aunt. "For this child I prayed and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of him." I Samuel 1:27 I love that verse. Jason and I began praying for Jackson right after we got married. The Lord has truly blessed us with a sweetheart! The hooks were from Hobby Lobby and again...on sale! =)

I LOVE this chair. It is so comfortable...perfect for midnight feedings. We went with a neutral color so we can use it in the next nursery and then in out house once are kids are too old for rocking. The monkey is what Jackson "choose" when he went through the Bunny Tunnel at LeBonheur. The blanket is something that Jason's Aunt made for Jackson before he was born (of course it is John Deere).
So that is a tour of Jackson's room. I hope you enjoyed it. If you want to see more cute nurseries....go to Kelly's blog and take a look.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Show Me Where You Live- Dining Room

When I was a little girl, I remember driving around Harbor Town and peeking in the houses. (I'm telling you, no one has blinds on Harbor Town, you can see everything!) I loved to see what colors people used to decorate, what kind of furniture they had, was anyone in the room, were they watching TV...you know all the important stuff. As I have gotten older, this is still one of my guilty pleasures. Sometimes I will even tell Jason to drive by a house slowly so I can get a good peek.

One of my favorite bloggers Kelly, does "show us where you live Fridays"! I have taken a peek into all these houses and decided to join in the fun! Our house is in no way extravagant, but it's our house none the less. =)
This week, the room of choice is the Dining Room. We rarely use our dining room, but it is still one of my favorite rooms in our house. I remember walking into the open house and this was the first room that we saw...I fell in love immediately. I LOVE the paint job in this room. It is the only room in the house that we did not repaint. I also love our plantation shutters (another reason I fell hard for our house). Our table was the first Christmas present that Jason and I got together. My parents got it for us the Christmas before we got married. We went and picked it up on Christmas Eve and put it together in the apartment that Jason lived in.

The buffet was my great-grandmothers. My Mom had it first then passed it down to me. It needs to be refinished or painted but I still love it.
I got this little shelf at a yard sale for $5.00. It is the perfect place for all the Arthur Court wedding presents. I definitely need to do a little more decorating for this little area, but I can't figure out was to do. I am not the best at decorating with little knick-knacks. Any one have any suggestions?

Well, that's a peek into my house. I hope you enjoy our little "Home Sweet Home".

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Almost" Wordless Wednesday

*Nothing like a kiddy pool...
...and trying to pour water down your pants!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I learned my lesson

Saturday morning, Jackson woke up at 6:45 crying. (I have figured out not to go into his room until he is done crying-otherwise, you will have one grumpy kid all morning.) All of the sudden, he was completely silent. I figured he had just drifted back off to sleep so I went back to sleep. At 7:45, I woke up to hear him talking to himself. I headed to his room and then I heard him start saying "I'm sawwy. I'm so so sawwy." I thought to myself...what is he sorry about. I open the door and I see it...Jackson in his bed naked as a jaybird. He had figured out how to take his zip-up footie pajamas and diaper off. No wonder he was quiet for so long, he was occupied!

The moral of the story...when you hear your kids, go get them!

(And yes, I have pictures but I'm pretty sure Jason would not appreciate me putting them on here!)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hi Little Gummybear

Last week, when I was at the Dr., they asked if I would want to come in for a free ultrasound. Are you kidding me, It's free...are you crazy? Of course I will be there!

My Dr. just went into practice on her own, so her office is getting certified for Nuchal Fold screening (an ultrasound to help determine Down Syndrome). The best time to test is around 11 weeks and wouldn't you know I am 11 and a half weeks, so I was the perfect guinea pig. However, I can say that "Gummybear" was not the perfect patient. "It" didn't really want to cooperate! "It" was quite content where it was and did not appreciate Mrs. Vicki trying to get it to move. She was able to get 2 measurements after all her prodding and everything measured out great! Gummybear is 2 inches long and measuring out right on track.


*Super long Frog Legs. =)

*I already love you, my little Gummybear!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 1st Verse

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." 1 Peter 5:10