Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BUMP - 25 weeks

Olivia is now the size of an eggplant and all is well. Feeling her move around is one of the coolest things EVER!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Me: So when can Olivia get her ears pierced?
Jeff: I don't care! Whenever she's old enough to ask for them. Just not when she's tiny. We don't care about piercings and tattoos.
Me: OK. When can she date?
Jeff: Never.

Jeff: Your job will be to change her diaper, try to get her to stop crying, wake up with her all the time.
Me: yeah right!
Jeff: My job will be to cuddle her, play with her, hold her
Me: umm, I think it will be more even than that!
Jeff: nope. You've never heard of a Mommy's Girl have you?

haha! It's pretty fun to hear Jeff's thoughts about having a little girl. He's mostly kidding ;)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

cribs, dressers, chairs, bookcases OH MY

Look how pretty! Now comes figuring out where to place all of the rest of the furniture! Of course I have time, but I just want it all to be perfect NOW. What? is that so crazy?

Option 1: Chair in corner next to crib, dresser in corner next to bookcase

(I like the chair this way, but don't care as much for the dresser)

Option 2: Dresser in corner next to crib, chair in corner next to bookcase

Option 3: move bookcase next to crib/closet (where the small table is now), put dresser where bookcase is, put chair in corner next to crib (can you picture it, because I didn't have the gumption to move the bookcase yet...)

(dresser on wall instead of brown bookcase, chair where it is, bookcase in corner next to closet-flush against the wall, not diagonal)Decisions decisions...I'm sure I'll have it figured out in a day or two. I just can't wait much longer than that!

Monday, September 19, 2011

BUMP - 24 weeks

First, the pretty much finished crib! It looks so pretty :) Jeff has spent a LOT of time on this and it has NOT been much fun. We used a composite wood that we had on hand rather than a hardwood, in order to save money. Well now we know-composite is CRAP. It kept splitting and breaking, it was rough instead of smooth. It became a very hard project, not because Jeff can't make something beautiful, but because he had to make something beautiful out of what turned out to be close to junk :( In the end I think it looks just wonderful and I'm so proud of him for all the time and energy he put into it when I would have given up long ago and put the crib on our registry. I can't wait to get it in the nursery and take a picture. Stay tuned for that!

Baby Olivia is now the size of a papaya or corn on the cob. Hmmm, not sure how those can be the same size, but just go with it :)(this morning)

(last night)

Monday, September 12, 2011

BUMP - 23 weeks

Pardon the blurrines-oops. And did you notice I got my hair cute and colored darker? Don't worry, no one else did either ;) I think it looks WAY darker and I like it, so that's good enough for me. We'll see you next week for the 6 month installment!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Race for the Cure

Today was the Race for the Cure and it was a beautiful day! Usually my mom and I walk with our friend Angie (a survivor) and several of their friends. This year my dad joined us, too :) This is a fun annual tradition that I'm excited for Olivia to join in next year.

This is my mom dancing through the archway to the music. Cute, huh?!

Monday, September 5, 2011

BUMP - 22 weeks

Look at that bump! Olivia is about the length of a spaghetti squash this week. She is moving around like crazy as I'm typing this and I love it! She must have enjoyed dinner ;)

If only weekends lasted forever

We labored on Labor Day Weekend. Aren't you supposed to rest? Well not with my hubbsy. But it's always worth it :) I wish I had a before picture, but trust me, the strip out front was nothing but weeds. We bought 15 plants today and one of our neighbors even brought over some Iris' for us! Now the strip is really looking good. Just cross your fingers that these will live through the winter!

The red flowering plant is called Lucifer. We fell in love with it in Oregon and ran across it at the store today! It's supposed to do well here, even though we are pretty different than Oregon...

Look at this lily from our lily pads!!! Most of the pond plants really thrived this year and did terrible last year. Sadly our fish are sick and we're not positive what is wrong. We lost one about a month ago and another today. I have a feeling at least 2 more will not make it through the night and I'm really hoping they won't all die. They are "just fish" but they are beautiful and you never want to see something you are caring for not make it :(

Another little shot of the crib in progress. Painting is what is taking the majority of the time. Jeff is doing a GREAT job!

The silly chickens still love to jump on their "mama." We got 11 eggs last week and since Sunday we've already gotten 4!




Our beautiful Silver Lace archway

And just like every year, I got excited about the cool weather and couldn't stop myself from bringing out my fall goodies. The house is so cozy and smells like Harvest, which is lovely!

My dear friend, Sar and her precious Sadie. They live in GA but are from Denver and were home visiting. It was awesome getting to see them!

We also spent some quality time at my parents house with my grandparents and cousin Dillon and his wife Allyx. They just moved to CO after being stationed in Japan for the past several years. They are now civilians and students. It was great playing horseshoes, chowing down and having good quality time with them. (They and Scott came to our house for a bbq last Thursday, but I didn't get any pictures. It was fun having everyone over!)

Look at that form. He could be a pro. ;)

Friday, September 2, 2011


Right now I am in some sort of stage where I'm obsessed with baby stuff. I need to nip that in the bud since I still have 4 months before the due date! It sure is fun to look at all the pretty, adorable baby stuff out there. We have been incredibly blessed by the generosity friends and family lately. We are so thankful for everyones love and support!

Here are two precious books from Grandma and Grandpa Schurz. My friend Sarah also told me about Olivia the piglet and I've been told we'll love her name even more after we read these stories. I'm going to start reading them to Baby Girl tonight!

This is a precious white noise machine from my friend Erin. As you can see I was practicing putting diapers on her ;)

The basket on top is part of our newborn stash. I took the advice of a friend and we're going to try prefolds with covers while the baby is too tiny for the bigger diapers I have my eyes on. These are what little lamb has on under her pretty pink cover. The diapers in the drawer are a few "one size pocket" diapers in pretty colors. I'm hoping to eventually get several more one size diapers that look very similar to these but that aren't pocket diapers, but are "all in ones." Are you keeping up? ;)

One Size pocket diaper on the left, itty bitty newborn all in one diaper that I just had to get because they were being sold used for only $5/each!, and a pink cover that goes over the prefolds.

Here is a shot of one of the baby drawers. Erin, who so generously gave us a TON of clothes is much like me in personality and suggested keeping them in little baskets to keep them organized. Don't they look so pretty all tucked in?

Just look at this tiny little onesie!

And already a few pretty dresses to hang on these baby pink hangers. It's so early to be thinking of all of these things, or buying them, I feel like, and yet look at all we have already. So thankful!

Before I sign off, here is Olivia's little foot. Awesome, isn't it?!

And, just for good measure, a shot from above our pergola at the gorgeous Silver Lace vine. Anyone want to get married in our backyard???