New Baby

So I apologize once again for ditching my post here on the blog!  Things have been so crazy the past few weeks, my head is spinning.  I gave birth to an adorable little baby boy May 24th at 11:19am.

Swing over to http://landoncaleb.blogspot.com/ to read the full story and see pictures of our new addition to the family!


Birthday Changes

As I get older my birthdays have transformed from "Let's party and go out, meet up at like 10pm at PCL?!?!"  to "Let's maybe grab some food at Four Peaks with whoever" to THIS:

Yup, that was my birthday cake for the big 2-7 this year!   Don't get me wrong, I love it and those freaking shoes on top kill me... it just is very apparent that times are changing.  (Get it, a little diaper humor right there?!?!)  Thank you Jenny for your fantastic "Martha Stewart" skills on that cake, job well done!

Anyways, this was my first birthday without my mom which was weird and sad but I also have this really cool baby growing inside of me that I got to hang out with all day (well, everyday for that matter) so it kind of helped to make the day a little better.  Jason and I got to talk a lot about my mom and the past 11 months without her, the struggles of grief and "holding it together."  It was a really great birthday overall.  Plus, we went out to the most amazing restaurant for dinner and gorged ourselves on fantastic food. 

If you live in AZ, you must check out POSH.  It is for the more adventurous "foodie" which I am not normally, but the chef there is so fantastic I have never turned down a dish he has offered.  There is no menu, everything is made based on what is in season.  Anyways, phenomenal food, check out their website if you are more curious!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Easter!


Crib Time!

So with all of the wedding prep going on for a friends upcoming wedding, baby stuff has had to take a little bit of a backseat.  One of my closest friends is getting married at the end of May, giving everyone only 10 weeks to plan, organize, coordinate, etc.  It has been a fun whirlwind, but exhausting and crazy and hectic!   Anyways, I spent last night with Jenny and Becky finalizing some Bridal Shower/ Bachelorette decorations which I can't wait to share (but there is a bride who could be poking around here and I don't want to give anything away yet)  :)   Yes, we are throwing the Bridal Shower and Bachelorette on the same day, see how this is a little crazy!?!? 

ANYWAYS, Jason and I found a crib we both agreed on awhile ago but 1. didn't want to buy a crib too soon just in case something happened and 2. When we finally wanted to buy it, we had some other things to financially take care of first.  So after weeks or waiting, wanting, and continually looking at the beautiful baby bed online I finally got the "green light" to order that bad boy!!! 

I searched and searched for the best deals.  I originally found the crib on Babies-R-Us, hoping to use a lovely 20% off coupon.  No go, those can only be used in store (or at least the ones I found) and of course the crib I want can only be ordered online.  So, thanks to the magic of the Internet I searched around and found that Amazon not only had the crib, it was cheaper than Babies-R-Us by $10, had free shipping AND they don't charge tax!  SCORE.  So, without further ado... here she is in all of her glory!

It converts to a toddler bed and got great reviews from actual moms who research things and it has the clean, modern look Jason and I both really like.  Anyways, that is our big, exciting news.  It should be here late next week, hopefully in time for my wonderful birthday which happens to be next Friday.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Where to Start

So, its time to plan the baby room.  Well, lets be honest, I have been planning different set ups since the pregnancy test read "+"  

When we thought it was a girl I fell in love with a somewhat random color scheme.  My sister had two vases in her kitchen window that were sea glass green and a beautiful plum color.  Boom Done, that's the baby room theme... or so I thought.  So we bought a few paint samples and tried them out.  I was originally thinking of painting the room a light Sea Glass color:

 We started with the three on the left... added in the next two a few days later

Don't worry, I painted on multiple walls :)

Well, we decided we didn't love any of them.  The top left was too bright, the two bottom left were too muted.  The two right ones were "OK" but we didn't love, so off to Lowe's and Home Depot.

Where we found several more paint swatches

We only hung up the ones we liked, there are about 10 others on the floor.

Well, abort mission.  We are not "Teal Wall People"  So I decided grey was the way to go.  We will paint the walls grey, then I can add in the teal and plum and it will be wonderful.

We started with the biggest patch in the middle - Baby Seal.

 Too Dark.  So we tried the two left ones... too light.  (I feel like Goldilocks) then I grabbed the grey from our Master Bathroom which is on the right.  I loved it but it was "too boring, too grey" for Jason.  I think he wanted something with a blue undertone or something.  Regardless, here are our walls:


Well about this time we found out we were having a little boy.  After the initial shock, my thought was "oh, good thing we decided to switch to grey for the baby room."  I am a sick individual with planning problems.  Well, we started searching and found a bedding that is not TOO baby, too animal-y, too colorful and over the top, it is just right for us.  It is cute, fits the color scheme I was still hoping for (minus the plum), and both Jason and I agreed on it!

Freaking cute, right?!?!  So we have decided to paint the room a grey that's close to the grey in this pattern and accent with fun, bright pops of Teal and Green.  (This is not the best picture, the colors of the fabric are much brighter than they appear here)

So... this past Saturday we spent a few hours painting our new baby room:

A calming grey, or at least that's how I feel.  It is clean looking, adds some interest to the walls but isn't screaming a color at me, I love it.

We still need to remove the last remaining furniture as nothing currently in this room is going to stay except the Owl Sheet set and the green chair cushion we just bought for our future rocking chair.

Terrible lighting but SO cute... at least to me!

Thoughts so far?

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