Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dumpster Diving!!!!

Kiki and I thought we'd share some of the latest photo's from the past couple of days.  Thanks again to Mike (our friend/contractor) who helped us get the carpet in, and did a little dumpster diving to level out the dumpster.  Since we were a TAD over on the fill level...Sorry Shelli. Kiki and I were carefully monitoring him and we can see where Graham gets his sense of adventure...

Mike & the Dumpster

Newly Painted House Color...Rockport Gray

Trim and Touch up scheduled for tomorrow

New Vanity with Sconces

Plumbing slated to be finished tomorrow

Light Fixture in the Master

New Washer/Dryer...For Parker's clothes.  I think it's been used nightly so far.  They're awesome.

Can you believe the progress?  More to come soon!!!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Baby Shower Bonanza Part ME!

Coco and I spent last weekend in Florida on a mini-Spring Break.  The weather was fabulous and it was so nice to get away from the construction zone otherwise known as our home.  I am so thankful that God doesn't give us more than we can handle and He so perfectly orchestrated this trip out of town at the right time.  Another night in the middle of our mess and it might have been more than I could bear.  Oh the sweet, sweet love of Jesus and a girl's parents!  The reason for our trip to the sunshine state was my first baby shower!  My sweet aunt, grandmother and my mom's dear friends were so gracious and kind to host a shower for me and Parker that included all of the wonderful people that watched me grow up.  It was so much fun to see everyone and share our blessing.  We were overwhelmed by all of the wonderful people and gifts - it was too much!  I included a few pictures from the day below!  For those of you who are DYING to see me with child here's your chance...and don't plan on many of these opportunities! :)

Here it is...the side shot.  Don't expect any more.

These were mini carrot cupcakes (my fave) that were scrumptious!

We do love a monogram :)

Isn't this diaper cake so cute?  Made for Parker by his Great-Granny

Our sweet friends from Jacksonville that drove all that way!

Sasha was so sweet to share words of Motherly wisdom

My dear friend, Briana - due in August with TWIN boys!

My fabulous Mom

Thank you so much to Aunt Linda, Granny, Ms. Tina, Mrs. Sweet, Ms. Susie and Ms. Becky for hosting such a fabulous shower!  And thank you Mom and Dad for taking care of your little girl - it was a MUCH needed long weekend away.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Name this...

So...its about time we shared with you what we are going to call our little tyke.  If you can't tell we are some serious planners so it should come as no surprise (especially those of you who know us personally) that as soon as we walked out of that fateful 20 week ultrasound, our little one was named.  Yep.  We are THAT couple.  Coco and I had a boy and girl name picked probably before we were pregnant with our little guy {you know that planning thing I was talking about - we had been "planning" to start a family for a while and God gave us a little time to make sure we were properly "planned" :)}.

I could drag this out for days and give you small hints but that would be cruel and, well, my creative juices are currently being sucked out by the life growing inside me.  So without further delay, we are so excited to introduce the world to Parker Riching Marshall.  Coming early Summer!

*Two things to note - yes, we are aware our son has three last names - we thought one just wasn't enough. :)  They are all family names and we love that Parker's name means so much to us.  He is already a special little boy and his name should be no exception!

Monday, March 22, 2010

While we were away...

Hello All...
We are back in town from the baby shower in Florida.  It apparently went very well according to Kiki and Mimi (Kiki's mom).  Pics from the shower will follow over the next couple of days after we get caught up from the cleaning and re-organiztion of the house.  Lots has happened since we've been gone: Tile, Trim, Doors Installed, Dust (thanks tile guys), etc..therefore Kiki and I spent most of the afternoon trying to locate our furniture under the layer of dust and soot.  The painting begins and the project continues tomorrow through this weekend where the inside of the house should be painted.  I did manage to snap a few shots of the latest progress...

Slate Tile Floor

Shower - Subway Pattern with Pebbled Floor

View of Shower from straight on

Pebbled Shower Floor with Shower Seat

New Five Panel Doors Throughout the House...Kiki's Favorite part of the addition

More pics will follow later in the week.  Especially the baby shower pics!  Thanks again Greg and Marcia for hosting us this weekend.  We had a great time and are both exhausted from the trip.  Have a great week everyone...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Leaving on a jet plane...

Coco and I are headed to Lakeland for a long weekend...and my first baby shower!  

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's official...

I have baby brain.  Yep.  I have crossed the threshold.  It's only just begun.  While I was out running errands on my lunch hour yesterday, I picked up lunch.  Or so I thought.  I got my drink, my check card, receipt and pulled out of the sandwich drive through...without my sandwich!  I got all the way to the office (at least 2 or 3 miles) and realized I had no lunch.  Imagine my sheepish grin when I pulled back to the drive thru window and asked for the sandwich I left.  Geez.

On a more intelligent note, progress is going well here at the house. :)  We have sheetrock and the tile and carpentry are starting this week.  It has been a flurry of paint colors and grout selection around here.  Pictures to come soon I promise!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sneak peak...the nursery

In the midst of all that is going on around here, Coco and I managed to make time to work in a little nursery shopping.  We have picked out some fabric and my sweet mother has offered to make all of the bedding for our little boy's room.  Here's a little sneak peak of the fabric, crib and chair for the nursery.

The chair will be in Chocolate twill

Whatcha think?  Next on the list is lighting, artwork and organization!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Register this.

So, it is that time for us in our "with child" journey to begin the registry process.  This is an incredibly daunting task for those of us who are not at all well versed in all things baby (have I mentioned my breakdown the first time I stepped foot in BabiesRus?). Help.  Please.  What items can you not live without?  Is there one thing that made your life that much easier?  What is a waste of money?  I know that most of these things are very personal decisions but I would love your feedback.  Please help a hormonal pregnant woman make some decisions! 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More progress...

Things continue to move at a rapid pace in our backyard.  In the last five days progress has continued.  I am so thankful to see changes each day, I just can't wait to be able to "nest" in the new space!  A few pictures from this week...
"Beefing" up the front post

Screened porch...without the screens

The view from the bedroom into the addition


Let's recap where we are in the process.

Roof and shingles...check.

Screened porch...built all but the "screens". progress.
Windows...should be installed today.Siding...will be finished as soon as the windows are installed.
Insulation and sheetrock...slated to start Friday or Monday.

Coco and I spent some time this past weekend considering paint colors for the interior and exterior of our house.  My head is swimming...have I mentioned decisions have become EXTREMELY difficult for me these days?  Poor Coco, he is so wonderfully patient.  

More to come!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What happens in Vegas...

will be completely sober. :)  I am heading to Las Vegas for a conference for work for the rest of the week.  Not exactly the best place for a woman that is 23 weeks pregnant.  Let's just say I am not exactly looking forward to this trip.  Although, I just might have to make a spa the Bellagio.  Hmmmm...

Coco will have to keep me posted on the house progress from afar.  Be back soon with some updates!


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