Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fit for a King...and Queen

I HEART my new closet.  I have never had a walk in closet.  Ever.  My heart sings every time I walk into it.  Organization AND space?  Queue the singing chorus.  Pitter-pat.  

His and Hers

Aren't they beautiful?  Ok, enough about that.  It seems so petty to be so excited over something like this but I just can't help it.  Closets aren't eternal, neither are screened in porches or throw pillows.  These things have seemed oh so important the last few months.  Becoming parents has far greater impact but seems just out of reach right now.  Oh the joy is coming and I know it will be here before we know it and probably before we are ready!  

We moved into our closets this weekend and are not quite ready for the "after" photo shoot. :)  A big thank you to MC and Dr. Niles for coming over to help a sister (and brother) out!  

Happy Wednesday to all!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Before and After...a teaser

MUCH progress was made at our little home over the weekend but we aren't quite able to move everything back in yet.  We were able to move some furniture in on Friday night so we are officially residents of our new and improved Master bedroom and bath.  We now await the completion of the closets and kitchen pantry this week to begin the real fun. :)  I thought I would share a picture of the front of our house (as it looked Sunday evening).  But first, a trip down memory lane...

Our house the very day we bought it 5 fateful years ago...there is so much I could say here but I think this picture says it all - "What were we thinking?".  Thank you, Coco, for being so willing to see my vision. :)

Our house this past fall after we spent 5 years updating along the windows, new front door, painted shutters, landscaping, etc.

And our house this past Sunday...

Not the best picture angle and our grass, needs some TLC (Coco is waking up early every morning in an attempt to water it back to life after being trampled for nearly 3 months), but we are making progress.  I promise to post a better pic in the days ahead but I wanted to share!

What do you think of the color?  After many agonizing hours (selecting an exterior house color is daunting!), we landed on a Benjamin Moore color called Rockport Gray (HC-105) with Black Board and Batten shutters.  

Stay tuned for more!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Moving on in!

We are moving in!  Yep, you read it.  Moving into our new space!  There are still quite a few finishing touches to be completed but we got the green light to begin moving furniture.  It is oh so exciting.  The last details we hope will be finished by the end of the weekend.  My little "nesting" heart is going pitter-pat just typing it.  I can't wait to share some final pictures but think I will wait until the furniture is in so stay tuned.  I promise not to tease much longer. :)  

Have I mentioned how much I lurve my new washer and dryer?  It is amazing how quickly it washes and dries the largest of loads.  LG makes one fabulous product.  I have been working those suckers over time lately - okay, I admit, the thought of bringing home baby means EVERYTHING must be washed of "construction grime".  I mean, everything.  I think I washed blankets we have never used.  Yep, I am nuts.  Pregnant and crazy.  Confirmed.  Admitting it is the first step, right?

Speaking of admitting things...I have cankles.  There.  I said it.  Cankles.  You know, when your calf and your ankle become one?  It looks especially fabulous in a dress.  Thank you Parker.  My sweet little boy is causing his momma some swelling.  Oh thank heaven for flip flops.  Any suggestions to help or even reduce this type of swelling?  Coco keeps telling me to put my feet up.  But how can I do fifteen loads of laundry and organize underneath my new bathroom sink all propped up?  Hmmmm...I don't see this going well.  

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Well, not so wordless.  I have to say a million thank yous to Coco's wonderful parents for keeping our little Lucy for nearly a month.  This renovation has been pretty intrusive to our household so Lucy went to stay with her grandparents.  She had a fabulous time with Rocky (the resident Boxer) and is downright exhausted (as you can see pictured above - taken Sunday night).  I am sure she saw more activity in one month than she usually sees all year at our quiet little house!  Thanks again for keeping such good care of our first baby!

Monday, April 12, 2010

April already?

Scratch that...April 12th already?  I mean, wow, where does the time go?  I can't believe what a horrible blogger I have been.  I really have no good excuse.  Too tired?  Too busy?  Too distracted?  Out of town?  While all of those excuses seem to apply these days, none of them sound really legitimate.  I will simply apologize and get on with blogging already...

The past few weeks have been filled with activity.  Everything from our home reno project to vacation to hanging out with friends.  Let's talk about vacation!  We managed to slip away for a few days last week and spend some time on Lake Oconee in Georgia with my family.  It was 5 glorious days of lounging around and relaxing.  Five VERY needed days...for both Coco and me.  A special thank you to my sweet parents for allowing us the opportunity to be vegetables. :)  

Our little home addition is coming to a close.  There are lots of small items to be finished up and we hope that these will be complete in another week.  The nesting phase of my pregnancy has set in and I am ready to get organized and move into our new space.  Parker's nursery furniture is scheduled to be delivered Thursday and we hope to move much of our belongings out of storage this weekend.  I can't wait!  The addition is beautiful and I can't wait to share some final pictures.  In the mean time, I have a few shots of our recently (as in Saturday afternoon) finished screened porch.  It is wonderfully relaxing space, there is lots of decorating to be done out there but we pulled this together in a pinch to host some dear friends for a cookout Saturday night (can we say fire drill?).

What do you think of the patio furniture we scored off Craigslist?

Coco was planted out here from 4:00 Saturday until late Sunday night soaking up all he could of The Masters and  car racing.

I hope you have a fabulous week!  More blogging to come this week - a few shots from our vacation including the Masters practice round we attended!

Oh - and speaking of Parker, I had my 28 week appointment last week (yes, third trimester -- I can't believe it!) and he seems to be cooking just right.  Please pray for a smooth last trimester for both me and Parker.

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