Tuesday, May 31, 2011

welcome summer

This picture basically sums up our weekend perfectly. We did a lot of relaxing by the lake which was much needed. And boy did it feel like summer with temps in the high 90's. I loved it though and the weather could not have been more perfect.

A few pics from the weekend:
Leighton had a blast playing in the sand.

Cousin Claudia came to visit!

We celebrated Daniel's birthday!

I wish I could wake up to this every morning.

A little morning tennis.

Celebrating Memorial Day! Thank you to our military.

Here I am at 33 weeks. Our little girl is so low. Let's hope we make it to July!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I spy something blue...

While eating our mandarin orange grilled chicken salads last night...

...I spotted this blue beauty in full bloom! It's beginning to look and feel a lot like summer!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

P is for pink...

That's right! Me and my little girl were showered on Saturday with lots of love from friends and family. It was my first baby shower and I had such a good time. My sister, aunt and sister-in-law threw the most beautiful shower. They did not miss any details. It was perfect. I didn't take many pictures, but here are just a few.

Me with the most wonderful hostesses! Love you girls!

We let the balloons that were used for decoration go up, up and away! We are ready for you little one! Can't wait to meet you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

looking back...

I love looking back at photos to see similarities and differences. I cannot wait to share these photos one day with my niece, Leighton and my little girl.

May 1982
(mom pregnant with Ashley)

September 2008
(Ashley pregnant with Leighton)

May 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

whew! the curtains are up

Whew is right! The belly is growing daily it feels like and it's getting harder and harder to bend over. A couple nights ago I buckled down and finished the curtains because I knew if I waited any longer I probably wouldn't be able to. I must say, I love the Serena and Lily punch color, but it is a difficult pink to match. I searched several places for fabric. I found the polka dot fabric at Calico Corners and it matched perfectly. The price wasn't great though so I kept searching and struck gold at Tony's Fabrics. They sold the exact same fabric for half the price! I also got lucky with the white panels. The little pom poms matched perfectly and these panels were half price too! I really like how they turned out. The only part that I made was the pelmet box. I followed the same tutorial that I used here.

Paul caught me in action. He was probably laughing at my attempt to bend over too:)


Monday, May 16, 2011


Have you seen these casserole carriers by Vonny? How adorable. Check out more of her totes and bags here.

Friday, May 13, 2011


I have really been liking all of the wire baskets and other wire decor that I've been seeing around. I am incorporating a french wire piece in the nursery. There's just something I like about it. It looks industrial, but can look dainty too.

Happy Weekend!

Friday, May 6, 2011

celebrate mom

Mother's Day weekend is already upon us. Moms are so special aren't they? I know mine is. As I am just two months away from becoming a mom myself, I feel nervous that I will never be the great mom that my mom has been and still is. I'm so thankful to have such a wonderful mom to learn from though.

Mom, thank you for all the dreams you put on hold, the sacrifices you made that I saw and the many that I didn't see, the sleepless nights that you were up when I was a baby and the sleepless nights you were up worrying as I got older (you probably still have these:) and for all the love you have shown. I'm so blessed! I love you!

Also, I know that Mother's Day is a great day to honor our moms, but it can be a tough day for so many. I send my thoughts and prayers out to those who have lost their moms, lost a child, or desperately want to be a mom. I hope you feel love and encouragement on this special day too.

Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

pink office

I'm loving this pink office. It looks warm, but fresh and clean too. Happy mid-week!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

little weekend trips

We've enjoyed our two mini vacations over the past few weekends. It's so great and refreshing to get away every once in a while. We spent some time in Charleston for our anniversary. Here are just a couple pictures from that trip.

Here's where we picked up our 2 bushels of oysters:)

Here's the bump at 26 weeks.

This past weekend we went to Boone/Blowing Rock with my brother and sister-in-law. The weather was gorgeous. We had a great time walking around Blowing Rock, shopping, watching movies and just relaxing.
28 weeks and growing

Here are just a few pictures from the weekend.