nursery extravaganza

i'm finally ready to post the progress pics from the nursery week! i just want to say that i LOVE crsoby's room, and i think it will be so cute once all of his bedding and stuff is in there. i am so happy with how it turned out. :)

Step #1: measure and plan...

step #2: paint the top half of the room this crazy bright red color :)
(papa galen painted crosby's name on the wall!)
step #3: put up wainscoting on bottom half of the room...

wainscoting finished! this step took the longest.
step #4: time to start on the chair rail...
step #5: tedious cutting in around the edges of the trim and wainscoting...

step #6: painting the wainscoting tan

final touches....daddy wanted everything to look perfect!
step #who knows: put the furniture together and try to figure out how to make it all fit!

this project was so much fun. both of our families came to help, and we all had a good time. our dads brought all of their tools and got busy! my mom and i got to go shopping for paint and supplies. kyle came and helped josh go pick up all this heavy furniture in sugarland. everyone grabbed paint brushes and jumped right in. they wouldn't let me in the room very often with all the paint fumes and stuff, but i got to help a little bit and i watched lots of good movies! :) i also made sure everyone was well fed. hahaha. good times. my dad and brother even came into town this past thursday to finish cutting trim and galen came over yesterday to help josh put the furniture together...these guys must really love us! :)

now we just need to figure out how to make that HUGE chair fit in there without looking strange. suggestions?

thanks to everyone who helped...we appreciate it and i know crosby will too!

so, thank you:
papa vance
papa galen
uncle travis
aunt rebecca
and niki

you guys are the best! we love you so much!


please pray...

hey everyone! please be praying for my pappaw. he has been dealing with leukemia and lymphoma for years now. his chemo pills that he is currently taking has gotten the leukemia under control. praise God! the lymphoma, which had been centralized in his arms for years, has been kind of dormant recently, which doctors think is strange. well, they found it again...this time in his eyes. he has been to the doctor a ton the last couple of weeks, and he was told today that chemo is ineffective in the eyes. he is seeing a specialist this week to see what other treatment options are available. please pray for comfort for him and peace during this stressful time. poor guy has really dealt with a lot lately. he is an amazing man of God with strong faith, but discouragement still tends to creep in when sickness is involved. please pray that God will continuously remind him that He loves him and is in control. thanks so much!


more books...

Just finished two more books for school...

"Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson:
A book about rape...very sad, but very good.

"Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging" by Louise Rennison:
Hilarious! This is a diary of a young teen girl in England, and she could not be more funny. I listened to this on CD in my car, and I caught myself laughing out loud at red lights several times! Hahaha.... I will warn that there are some inappropriate entries, but they are all funny and honestly portray the thought process of teens. Loved it!

Next on the list..."Looking for Alaska" by John Green. Hope it's good! :)

my valentine

i just want everyone to know that i have the most incredible husband EVER! i seriously love him so much and i am so thankful for him. he is so patient with me and my crazy emotions. :) seriously, he puts up with a lot from me, especially lately. he has grown into such an amazing man of God, and i love that i can have confidence in the fact that he is constantly seeking God's will for us and our family. i think he is going to be the best daddy ever, and i can't wait to see him in action. i hope crosby looks just like him too...so handsome.

joshua, i love you more than i could ever say! thank you for being wonderful. i look forward to many more years together. also, thank you for my FLIP CAM! :)


my 1st shower

this past sunday, we had a fun little shower with our 8th grade girls. kimberly, one of my best friends, teaches this sunday school class with me, and she is 6 weeks further along than i am in her pregnancy. (meaning she is almost there!!!) one of the moms and my friend cindy got together and planned a little party for the girls to celebrate our babies with us. it was a blast. we played a couple of CUTE games and had donuts and juice. fun times! i am so glad that we were able to celebrate with these girls...they are a huge blessing to me. :) check out some pics...

they decorated the room so cute

this game was fun for the girls...they got clues and had to guess which candy bar answered the question: for example, twins = m&m's or 10 lb. baby = whoppers. cute idea!

cool action shot! cindy dumped these baby socks in the middle of 4 girls and they had to compete to match the most pair...they got a little crazy! :) there was only one casualty, and fortunately it was a baby boy sock! :)
we waited too long to take a picture, so a lot of the girls had to leave before this, but at least we got some of them! :) i love these girls.
me and kimberly...she is so beautiful!
kimberly and abigail with their baby girl gifts...
me and crosby with our baby boy gifts...
it was so fun to open presents together...we had all matching gifts. the girls were so sweet to do this for us!
thank you sandy and cindy for this shower! it was tons of fun and truly a blessing. love y'all!



kyle moved out today. :( i know that this should be exciting, because that means that nursery extravaganza begins...but i'm sad. we will miss kyle. and i'm a little worried we will never really see him. i hope not. anyways, he was a great roomie, and he lived in this house almost as long as josh and i have, so it will be weird without him.

kyle...thanks for being a great friend. we'll miss you being around here every day, and you better not become a stranger! love ya!


so...does anyone else think it's very strange that EVERYTHING IS CLOSED around here for the possibility of snow?! i just don't get it.

however, we did leave work early today and aren't going tomorrow...so i'm ok with that. :)

back to reading...Nation by Terry Pratchett. Check it out: