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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

To the Window...To the Wall...I got me some new Floors!!

Lyell and I have really REALLY wanted to rip up the carpet and ugly orangey floors we have throughout the house and put down a darker wood. So, as our big Christmas present to each other this year, out dreams came true. Or shall I shall, STILL coming true. This post should be Part 1 of several more to go...

Because we are not made of money....WHAT? I know right. We decided to do the installation ourselves. I was very a little skeptical about my fix-it-man husband...but I will have to say he has done a wonderful job and we are both very proud of how the house is looking. Of course, I need to mention that my father-in-law was there every step of the way and I don't know if Lyell would have been so calm if he wasn't there. I am still trying to think of something I can do to repay all his hard work too. And I had my father and brother stop by for a bit and crank out some help too. I tried to snap some picture in between me wrestling with trying to get rid of the dust...which I failed miserably at...

What You saw when you walked in my house for a few days...

Not quite sure why this picture is so green...but regardless... Its my bedroom in the kitchen.

The boys hard at work

I couldn't find Bentley for a while...He seeked refuge in the laundry room.

My hallway...Just jump over it all.
Our bedroom for two days..

 What will be the nursery...

One morning I thought the boys were working away for about an hour...I come out of the bedroom after taking a shower and to be honest expecting a noticeable difference...this is what I found...ONE SLAB!!! To be fair, the door was giving them problems.

 Some Finishing results...Obviously the decorating is the same..but I think the floors make a huge difference.

Bentley is excited about the floors :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nursery Inspiration

I wish I could remember which blog I was lurking on to find this artist...but as soon as I saw their work, I was sold. They were here in Nashville last month and it kills me to know I missed them. Anyways, here is our starting  point for the nursery.

18weeks 4 Days:

Maternity clothes: Definitely... I got several things for Christmas and I have not looked back.

Sleep: Pretty Well. I wake up at least twice a night to go pee...I have it down to a tea where I don't even have to open my eyes. I have a feeling its going to get worse because my back it starting to hurt by the end of the day.
Best moment of the week: Lyell ripping up the carpet in the nursery. We are putting hardwood floors through the house this week. Ohhh...and I got a new bra! 

Food cravings: I love Wendy's and milkshakes at night. 
Symptoms: Heartburn and acne :(
Movement:  Nothing yet and its driving me crazy!
What I’m looking forward to: Lyell and I have an appointment in two weeks and I cant wait to see her again...and confirm it really is a girl.