Wednesday, November 23, 2011

crafting with Sister

Today I got to spend the day with my sister while she was in town. After running errands as a group (Toys R Us for Aubrey's Christmas present, Phillips' family Christmas pictures, lunch...) then wee crafted! - all crafting was done in the time that Aubrey napped. I had some projects picked out on Pinterest for us to do together and they came out pretty cute. The corks that I tinted last weekend were put to use as well as a couple of other things:

an ornament:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thank you Pinterest

This weekend Trey went hunting with a friend. I was extremely productive. I guess you could say my energy is back with a vengeance.

Friday I went to Hobby Lobby to get some crafting supplies to fulfill some ideas I found on Pinterest, both for the nursery and for Christmas crafts. When I got home I decided I needed to clean out my crafting cabinets as they were quite messy. So I re-organized them. Then I set out the crafts that I would complete this weekend. I called my dad to help me get all of my Christmas decorations out of the attic (as I had forgotten to have Trey help me with that before he left.) While Dad was over here, I mentioned that Sudden Link was going to have to come out in order to install a jack for us to move the desk/internet into the guest room. Dad said "well didn't you have a TV in there?" I said yes, that we had. So he proceeded to say that the internet could just be plugged into that outlet if he wasn't mistaken. He looked at it and sure enough, that turned into us moving the desk/internet right then. So now that chore is complete. The guest room is now converted to a guest room/office and the nursey is one step closer! I cleaned the guest room out as it had been home to all the nursery stuff while we cleaned it out to get rid of the second desk and futon (sold in a garage sale a couple of weeks ago) - so it was all moved back into the nursery and now the guest room is liveable again.

Saturday I went to a baby shower and then came home and cleaned house, did laundry, and got all my Christmas decorating done (minus the outside lights, which Trey must do sometime this week), got our Christmas letter written and labels edited, and then did some crafting. It might be safe to say that my nesting has begun??

my mess of new crafts to begin for the weekend:

the tree I made out of rolled scrap paper and glued to a canvas:

I tinted these wine corks to use in a later project:

I made these letters to go in the nursery:

And I had one of the full name up, but I just took it down. I'm not ready to have it on full display just yet. I have no problem telling people when they ask about it, but for some reason, I'm just not ready to display it yet! So you may have been lucky enough to see it... :)

Now I'm exhuasted and ready to go to bed. It's 7:00pm Sunday. :D

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ren Fest

Today we went to the Renaissance Festival. I have photos that will not disappoint. And memories that will give me nightmares that I could not get to the camera in time for. These people, I swear, are something else. I just don't understand what could possess them to; 1) WANT to dress like this and 2) THINK they SHOULD dress like this. Unbelieveable.

The food though, is a pregnant woman's paradise. I had chocolate covered strawberries, a chocolate covered banana, fresh squeezed lemonade, {yes, I disregarded the fruit/sugar comment from the doctor for today} fried alligator, cajun chips, roasted corn, and a couple bites of Trey's apple dumplings.

These guys were head-to-toe black in back AND front:

uhm, nice flower.

Pretty sure I know what that kid is looking at (good thing he has on sunglasses):

"black swan" mid transition??: (Kaila was a bit scared to get TOO close)

because ALL meat is better on a stick:

she hit him in the throat!!:

Tom Hanks in "The Money Pit"??:

me and Kaila:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

21 weeks

I didn't get a 20 week photo; my apologies. Hubby was uncooperative that week and I just wasn't feeling the self-portraits.

We had our Christmas photo session today so I was already gussied up and thought that there just wasn't going to be a better day to capture my 21 week shot this week. So Trey was more than willing to take today's picture. {Can you sense the sarcasm?} He griped and complained all week about how I was ruining his weekend and that he couldn't golf or watch TV or do this or do that; yadda, yadda, yadda. In addition to the photo session, I drug him to Pottery Barn Kids to complete our last baby registry. He loved that. {More sarcasm}. My punishment was standing around Gander Mountain as he just browsed at camo raingear (which he already has) for nearly 2 hours. He's hardcore.

So, here we are at 21 weeks:

Hopefully I'll have more to post tomorrow as we are going to the Renessaisance Festival. Good times and lots to see!

The Snoogle

Last weekend I went to Tyler to visit my sister and hang out with some friends...and while we were there we went shopping in Canton. Ok, ok. We made the trip up there that particular weekend first for Canton and the hanging out was just a bonus. We did our shopping on Saturday and then on Sunday, Danielle and her friend Lindsey took me to Babies R Us to help me get my first registry going, as they are the resident "baby stuff" experts. Lindsey also gave me this way cool "snoogle" pillow to allow for comfortable sleeping for pregnant women. I must say - WOW. I love it. Trey tries to steal it from me on a regular basis.

The Snoogle:

Canton was a bit disappointing; it was WAY too crowded, with too many dogs and I just didn't get near the shopping done that I was hoping, but we had fun anyway. The registering was only partially successful because Target was being ridiculous and uncooperative, so we only got to finish at Babies R Us. The good news is that I was able to get Trey to actually participate in the 2 remaining registries at home: Target and Pottery Barn Kids. Shocking. I know. That being said, ALL 3 registries are complete! YAY. I'm so relieved.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gender Reveal

After dealing with ALL the fits today...

everyone came over for elk steaks, baked potatoes, salad, rolls, AND colorfully centered chocolate chip cookies (that I slaved all day making) for the gender reveal! It was quite exciting. I've never seen everyone eat so quickly.

The most important news we received today was that everything they could tell from an ultrasound looks GREAT! We were so relieved.

(There was a pink and a blue balloon tied up on the picture here, they just aren't visible) Trey is scooping ice cream to go with the special cookies.


All boy:

sweet profile:

Trey does this; crossing the legs at the feet, ALL THE TIME: