The Nursery To Do List

So here is our Nursery To Do List:

set crib up
set up dresser
pick out mattress
purchase changing pad
find rug
purchase rug
order name for above crib
order bookshelf
order curtains
order linens for bedding
get grandpa’s glider
paint room
order wall art
get frames for wall art
make hanging decor
hang hanging decor
hang curtains
find pillows for crib and glider
reupholster gliders (yes we are getting two)
reupholster ottoman for glider
get books for bookshelf
redo the closet
organize the wardrobe
organize changing table
find lamp for changing table
have the carpets cleaned
find pictures frames and nick-knacks for bookshelf

The walls in Caleb’s room are already painted blue from the previous owner; we are going to paint over that color with a baby blue to match the bedding we ordered from Pottery Barn Kids. I would like to install crown modeling but Gable is not too crazy about the idea. So we will see. Here is some of the goodies we are asking for, for his nursery.

This is the same changing table we have but with a lighter oak. I love both of these frames and the basket.
I will take some photos of his room now as the before. Hopefully after the baby shower I will have his bedding so we can start the decorating process.


I found this on Love, Lipstick, and Pearls blog and had to join in. I just love these types of posts!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland (does Disneyworld count?)

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm (during a Dave Matthews Concert… simply amazing)

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (haven't been the top, but I've seen in it person)

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (I have driven to the other coast in Florida to watch the sunrise)

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (God has given me more than I could have ever asked for!)

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (thank you Grandpa & Grandma for that spring break trip!)

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (got engaged that way)

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (fish)

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life (I didn’t “save them” the Lord did, but I helped them see the light of God’s love. So I would say that I have assisted in saving someone’s life)

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

I can bold 33 things out of the list… not too bad. What could you bold from these 99 things?


Let me take you on a little tour… Our front Porch.

I have always loved a house that is so inviting when you walk up to the front door. Some flowers planted a lovely wreath and a nice door mat.

Because our paint on the house is darker (than I would like) I wanted to have the wreath and flowers that would pop out at you. My wreath cost less than $8… thank you Michaels coupons and several trips. I just took two bunches of white daisies, I bunch of the taller white flowers (not sure what they are called), a grape wine wreath, and an already painted white letter G. That project maybe took me 20 minutes to complete. I had prearranged the wreath and took a photo to see if I liked the set up, then took everything off and hot glued it. For my first outdoor wreath I will pat myself on the back on a job well done.

The next project took a bit longer than I was originally had planned. The previous owner left us the larger clay pot, and I had to purchase the other two. Instead of buying clay pottery paint I wanted to save money and use my regular paint, then finish it off with a sealer. I had all that and it was one less thing I had to purchase. Now for the reason it took longer… the paint just kept getting soaked into the clay pots. I might have about 8 coats of paint on each. But I still think it came out great and was very budget friendly. I think this project cost me $12 with the flowers. Although my original idea for this was something else… I was going to stack the pots like you see here.

But we have a larger area that needed to be filled and I scratched it. Maybe one day I will attempt this look, but I might want to do it for the back yard. My great uncle makes these little planter friends. I think he is just the cutest thing!

Our rug was the cheapest part of the project… I had this from the condo so it didn’t cost anything. I am hoping to get a newer one soon, but will wait till after the summer when they go on sale.
Eventually, I would like to add a rocking chair and a small table to the front porch. Then everything that is painted brown on the house be painted white. I think that would look better with the green on the house, and would make it look a little more coastal (we are on the water and need to fit the part). But that will have to be down the road.

Now looking at these photos we need to pressure wash this area!


Let me take you on a little tour...

So Gable and I are in love with our new home. It still feels like a dream, like we are on vacation and have to leave this little piece of heaven on earth. Maybe it will finally hit us when we bring our baby boy home.

But besides absolutely loving the new pad we have noticed we few cons. This is to be expected with any new purchase. Like 1) you wake up not wanting to go into work. It takes me about 30 extra minutes to get ready cause I just get sidetracked from the water. And I swear there are days when I feel a cough coming on, and needing to use a sick day. 2) As soon as we arrive home, we are on our back porch till the sun goes down. Gable will bring out his guitar; I sit with my feet up reading a book. Then when it is time to go in, we walk into the house and not get any chores done, because it is bedtime. 3) We had a two year goal to buy a boat in cash, after we purchase new furniture for the inside… that is now changing do to our boat lift feeling very alone. Looks like date nights are cancelled and allowances have been lowered so we can get our little boat.

But even with all of these horrible cons, we are still loving the place.

The house is all unpacked and I will slowly take you on a tour of each room. Asking for decorating suggestion, showing you the plans we have for each room, so on and so forth. I am going to call it Let me take you on a tour, so come back and see our wonderful new home!


Today is Wednesday!!!! Gable and I have our Bradley class tonight and we are starting to go over the birth plan. I am so thankful I have Gable as my coach! We are going to rock this delivery... yippy!

Linking to This Kind of Love

I am loving the double monitors that I just got at work! Yes my desk is crazy, but I don’t mind.

I am loving that when I walked outside yesterday this is what Gable was doing. I was laughing so hard and had to take a picture. Boys will be boys, and this is giving me a small glimpse into what I am in for with Caleb

I am loving my furry babies, they are just the sweeties kids ever!

I am loving that Caleb is healthy and growing perfectly… with that said I am not crazy saying good bye to my feet.

I am loving that Gable has Skype on his new iPad and I can see my sister in law, nephew and niece more often.

30 Weeks!

How far along? 30 Weeks, only 70 more days to go!!!

Total weight gain: a grand total of 13 pounds

Maternity clothes? I have started to wear my maternity dresses more and more, but thankfully I can still get away with some of my regular dresses.

Stretch marks? Oh ya, they came out of nowhere and came fast! But Gable and I call them Love Scratches, and they remind me of this precious gift that I am caring.  

Sleep: I can’t really remember having a full night of sleep. I am starting to get at the uncomfortable stage and I toss/turn all night long.

Best moment this week: We went down Rainbow River this past Saturday… I jumped off the tube so I could swim for a bit, I just didn’t realize that my belly couldn’t get through the hole in the tube when I wanted to get back up. Thankfully my best friend traded with me or I would have been swimming for 3 hours down the river. It was a great laugh for the group.  

Miss Anything? The ability to sit up without making a grunting sound.

Movement: My little boy is a big time mover. And he loves to kick; he actually kicked me so hard that he has bruised my liver. My midwife had me do an ultrasound cause of the pain, and she mentioned that it is swollen. So ice packs have become my new best friend!

Food cravings: Grits

Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully nothing anymore.

Gender: It’s a BOY!!! Caleb James!

Labor Signs: No

Symptoms: overall feeling pretty great, but my the area where my liver is will start to hurt.

Belly Button in or out? In, and actually hoping for an out.

Wedding rings on or off? My band is off L it is smaller than the engagement ring, but we have a fake band in its place.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Very Happy and I have a calmness going on to.

Looking forward to: My shower is on the 19th and I can’t wait. My sister has worked so hard on every detail and I just know it will be perfect.