This is the story of our crazy little family.We do not claim to have it all worked out perfectly. We do not claim to be experts. What we do know is that everyday is a new adventure. Everyday there will be some tears, some laughter, some anger, some misunderstandings, some joy, some sorrow and a whole lot of happiness and love! That is how we know we are doing some things right!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Completed Nursery and One Year Anniversary

The paint is up and complete on the walls of the nursery. I decided to place a chair rail in the middle of the room. The bottom portion of the wall is a beautiful sage color and the top half is a light creme color. The two mesh very well together if I do say so myself. My friend Kerry came over and assisted in the painting. By having the paint up and complete on the walls makes the room seem more warm and more welcoming. It was very exciting to have this completed. My dad came over and hung up the chair rail and the ceiling molding. This is a part of what the wall looks like. With the pregnancy flying by so quickly these days, Dave and I are very excited to be making these progressions and getting settled for the newest member of our family to arrive.

There were many people that warned Dave and I about putting together our crib. Everything from the poor directions that they provide, to the unlabeled pieces/hardware, to the frustration of getting the crib to look like the picture, was suppose to frustrate Dave and I to no end. However none of the crib critics must have had Dave's finesse. The day did not start off with a plan of putting together the crib but Dave and I were having one of those nights of getting things accomplished and doing it all together. (hard to believe but we do have those moments together) All the pieces came out of the box, nothing was marked, and I started to think, " oh everyone was right this is going to be a very difficult task." Yet somehow the pieces all started coming together and we were able to diffierientiate which ones went where. Finally about an hour and a half later (with a fifteen minute break for Dave to be sick) the crib was assembled and was sturdy enough to hold our newborn when she got home.

Among all these new changes in the past week or so, Dave and I experienced our first wedding anniversary. Dave and I both worked on the actual day our anniversary because we decided to go out during the week. One of the best parts of celebrating our anniversary is when Dave surprised me at work by sending me a beautiful arrangement of flowers. They were delivered the day before our anniversary as a surprise and boy was I surprised. It brought me to tears...may have something to do with the pregnancy and high emotional state I am in recently..but either way they were beautiful. I scheduled a Swedish massage and a night down in Atlantic City for Dave and I to celebrate our anniversary. We aren't going til the end of the month because for the next few weekends and weeks we are pretty hectic with friend's baby showers and the start of lamaze class. Keep you updated after we start the lamaze class...I am sure it will be memorable!

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