Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas in a Nutshell

This Christmas season seemed very chaotic for some reason. I think it was because I was so preoccupied with getting Landon's room started. I am not going to lie I was actually anxious for Christmas to be over with so we could move on to 2011. Here is a short recap of some of the things we did this holiday season

Earlier in December Annie was playing at Macon Little Theater. I LOVED this movie when I was younger and anxious to share it with the girls. Alyssa and I got tickets to go on a Friday night, just the two of us. I picked her up that evening and we had to make a quick stop to pick up some additional fabric for the baby bedding. After that we went to eat at Stevie B's. We both wanted to try the Candy Cane pizza. I think we decided it was ok but that the Chocolate Pizza is much better. After dinner we headed over to the theater.

Alyssa loved the play just as much as I did. She did want it to stop when it was time for intermission. They had cast some very talented young girls and I think it may have given Alyssa the stage bug! When the play was over all the actors were out front including Sandy, the dog. He, of course, was the one she was most excited to meet.

We had a great time together. I am always amazed at how big she is getting. She was just 6 weeks old when I saw her for the first time and now she is growing into such a wonderful young lady.
The next week is when mom and dad came out. As you have already seen we spent most of our time working on the room. We did also celebrate our Christmas together while they were here. I for some reason have no pictures of this. Mom took most of the pictures this time and she has them all...sorry!

Christmas Eve we went to Heath's Dad's house. It was nice to get to see family. Everyone had so many questions about the baby. I didn't get many pictures that evening but here are a few that I did get.

Heath and I

Here I am with my sisters-in-law Kristi and Holly

Later that evening, after everyone else left, we went to see an amazing light display in Cochran. It was so beautiful...and really COLD! The kids loved it!



Once we left the light display we all headed home and Heath and I had our Christmas with each other. We both talked about how different things are going to be next Christmas and how excited we were for our special little miracle.

Here I am in my Christmas pajamas and I think they serve as the perfect wrapping for my favorite Gift of ALL TIME!!! I was so exhausted I went to bed soon after this picture.

This picture is my favorite of all our Christmas pictures. To see that third stocking hanging there in the middle almost makes me cry when I see it.

Here are the boys checking out what Santa left for them!

Christmas Day we spent with the rest of Heath's family and for some reason I have not one single picture of any of our time together. I think I was still so tired I pretty much just sat back and watched everyone else. Later that night Heath and I watched A Christmas Story. We normally watch it on Christmas Eve but I couldn't keep my eyes open long enough to make it through.

I think this last picture is the perfect way to end this post because it pretty much sums up how I felt about Christmas this year.

I already got what I wanted, now lets move on to next year...

Look 2011...Here we come!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

99 days....

Today is a special day...

My ticker has officially reached double digits!!!

That's right....99 days and counting! Everybody sing....

99 days of pregnancy left,
99 days before birth,
Gain a pound
Baby is movin' around
99 days of pregnancy left

Pregnancy is apparently making me a little loopy and I realize it may not be exactly 99 days but, for today it makes me happy to think so!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Landon's Room - Part 1

To say that I am a little behind on blogging would be a small understatement. The last two weeks have flown by. I have had so much to do but, now I am back in the swing of things and will attempt to catch up.

About two weeks ago Mom and Dad came out to visit and we had an Extreme Nursery Makeover weekend. Of course, we didn't spend the whole time working on the room. We also enjoyed time together. We celebrated Christmas and also went to Atlanta for the night, which included a yummy dinner at Maggiano's.

I digress...back to the room!

Here are the "Before" pictures of Landon's Room. I must admit I am a little embarrassed to show them because we literally have done nothing to this room since we moved in two years ago. I didn't want to do to much to it because I always knew it would be a nursery!


It sort of looks like we took a picture of this sad little computer desk!

The room is almost all cleaned out!

Dad was kind enough to spend his time off painting the room and adding moldings. Here we are midway through....

I was a little worried at first that the color would look to "girly" but once it was up I loved it!


While Dad worked on the room, Mom and I worked on the bedding. I had found my fabric well over a month ago and after some long Internet searching I finally found enough for everything I needed. Since, Heath and I are such dog lovers, the clear choice to decorate the nursery in was puppy dogs. Once I found the fabric it all started to come together. I also knew that I wanted to use turquoise and red.
Here is how it all turned out...







The wall decal is from etsy. I love it!!!

Close up of the dog fabric. If you look close Jackson and Odie are both on there.

This was just the beginning of the room. I still have to complete the bed skirt and mom is also having a quilt made for the room. I cannot wait to see how that turns out. I also have a half dozen other little projects I want to do in the room. Once the rest of the furniture is put together and all the finishing touches are added I will post new pictures. Lets be honest though, the room will not totally be complete until that little man is home in his bed!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Look out Month #6, Here I come!


Hello there month 6!

I have officially been growing a baby for 5 full months now...23 weeks to be exact!

So what did month 5 have to offer....

* We found out it was a boy...if you don't know this, then this is obviously your first time reading my blog

* He moves...alot. Mostly in the evening but for now he is kind to me when I sleep and I don't feel him or it doesn't bother me enough to wake me up.

* He responds to music on the outside...and rather likes it. He wiggles alot when its on.

* He also responds when the dog barks...it must startle him.

*My tummy is starting to get tight. (Not as excited about this one)

*My waist measurement has officially surpassed my bust measurement!

* I pretty much only wear maternity clothes to work, I still have a few casual pieces that are regular.

* My feet hurt me in the evenings. Thank goodness Heath is willing to rub them almost every night.

*We (and when I say we I mean my entire family) has been a wee bit obsessed with shopping for the little man.

* Nursery furniture is ordered and nursery fabric is ordered. I will give you sneak peak soon. Mom and Dad are coming next week to help us get most of it together because lets be honest no nursery would be complete without Grammie and Pappa's touch.

* My current obsession is...Chocolate Cake...I love it!!! I try not to eat too much because I don't want the booty to get any bigger than it has to!

That's about all the excitement for the month.
Look out for the Nursery Sneak Peek coming soon!