Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

What an amazing Christmas we had.  Our first as a family of three.  We had a wonderful time celebrating with family.  It was so nice for everyone to meet Isaac and get to hold and love on him.  We can’t express how blessed we feel!


Our Christmas card / Isaac’s birth announcement

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

IWL–1 month

Can you believe it’s been 4 weeks?  I know, me either!  Our little guy is growing away and we are enjoying watching him every day!


And because I can’t just share one picture..  Here are some of our outtakes…

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Ah, the many faces of Isaac… so fun!  Each one could have it’s own caption!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The start of the beginning

As you know we’ve had a lot on our plates recently.  Being preggers…  Moving…  Having a sweet baby boy.  Just a few things to focus on.  We’ve been in the new house almost 4 months now.  I know I haven’t done the best job of sharing pictures of the new place.  But I thought I’d start today.

Thankfully the house was fairly neutral so we have been able to bring in our things and pretty much make things “work" for the time being.  Truthfully that’s been a life-saver considering we haven’t had the time or the energy for a full overhaul.  Actually some friends just stopped by to see the new babe and the new house yesterday and couldn’t get over how “neutral” everything is.  Especially considering how they know I love color!  Example here & here

We have painted two rooms so far in the new house.  The nursery and the kitchen.  The original color of the nursery was pink and I don’t think Isaac would have been ok with a pink nursery so that was a necessity.  And the other room is the kitchen.  This was also some what of a necessity.  You see, there was a border.  I couldn’t handle the border.  So it needed to come down and when we removed it, the wall color wasn’t under it. I actually used the same color in both rooms.  Yes the nursery and the kitchen.  I do love the color!  It’s Benjamin Moore’s Pashmina.  A perfect combination of grey and taupe.  

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Ok, so how about some pictures!  So we’ll start with the “before”:


So many great things…  Stainless appliances – Gas stove (Joe ♥s this!)


Granite countertops – lots of counter space – nice deep sink


Large kitchen for cooking up all kinds of yummy treats!

Do you see the border?  Let me zoom in for ya a little…

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My sweet friend Rhonda was here helping me paint the nursery when we decided we should also tackle taking down the border.  She gave me the easier task of the long wall while she took on the cabinet walls.  A challenge to say the least – awkward reaching and back bending work.  Did I say how sweet of a friend she is?!?! 

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Then a little painting and we have a room in progress…




Along with painting we changed out the light above the sink…

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There is still much to do.  There is so much room in the center of the kitchen that it is just screaming for an island.  I want to add some cabinetry that will give additional storage along with a countertop overhang for an “eat – in” option.  That will also allow us to hang our pot rack over the island.  We will change out the remainder of the lighting as well when we add the island.  We are using a small table for now so we get used to having something in the center of the space.

The cabinets are not may favorite finish so I’m not sure if we will paint them down the road or try this re-finish option.  I love when the island is a different finish than the perimeter cabinets but the verdict on all that is still out.  Of course I am pinning away ideas over on Pinterest.

So that’s the progress on the kitchen.  I will be sharing more spaces soon!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Growing away

Today Isaac is 3 weeks old!  3 weeks or 21 days or 504 hours…  that’s how long it’s been since this little boy entered our world.  Already he has made such an impression on his Mom and Dad.  His sweet little face just melts us.  We love his smiles – even if it’s only gas at this point.  The “hope” of a smile makes us happy!  Isaac is good boy… he likes to eat and he likes to sleep – a chip off the ol’ block for sure!

And because I know you’re just waiting for the pictures…

Isaac 1 week


Isaac 2 weeks


Isaac 3 weeks

I know, right!?!?!?  Too cute for words!  Love that kid!  Can you believe next week will be ONE MONTH old!?!?!  Wowza!