Friday, September 24, 2010

misty mornings

another large step in the progress of our feathering has just been completed: the living room floor! i am sure i have photos of the old floor somewhere in my stash of photos, but i will spare the details of that disgusting once-was rug (full of bachelor-pad boy stains and dog stink!) and show you the newest improvement. say hello to wood! other changes to this room include the new green couch (it was difficult to make the decision to give away my great grandmother's set but it went to a lovely older couple who did not have furniture for their living room), and the fish stand-which was once a coffee table and is now an old and roughly used bureau covered in paint, dents, scratches, and chips. i love it's worn feel and the fact that it now houses at least 1/3 of our very large DVD collection. eventually we will be redoing the ceiling, adding a new light fixture, some crown molding, and painting the walls. what a difference the floor already makes; i can't wait for the rest!
this weekend i will be enjoying time with both sides of my family: that is edward's and my own. tomorrow we will be gathering at his parents' so that i may meet some of the extended members of his family and so that our parents will finally meet (we've only been together two years after all). sunday will be my baby shower that my mom and her friend michelle have been diligently planning and i am most looking forward to seeing people and having them share in my excitement over our growing family. such bliss is hard matched!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

the sunny side

my beloved has been plugging away at our nursery for some time now, and after doing much priming, prepping, and cutting in, the first full coat of color is on the walls! it looks so warm and lovely in all of it's golden mustard splendor. the color, titled 'gainsboro,' was chosen by edward much to my surprise as i had selected two colors to choose from and the rejected color was a paler and more subtle gold. but boldness has it! after a few more coats and the completion of the ceiling, trim, and door, our little nursery will be ready to feather and fluff for our son.
speaking of feathering, my mother and her best friend have been diligently planning a baby shower for me to be held on the 26th of this month. i am so grateful that two such creative women who know me so well will be lovingly hosting this event. truth be told, i cannot wait! a gathering of the women in my life whom i adore as well as lovely welcoming gifts for my darling peanut, what more could i want? i am itching to begin my nesting in his room, plotting the places his crib, my rocking chair, and other furniture will live. i am anxious to begin my rifling through my own baby items that my mother saved for me and begin picking out the heirlooms our son will inherit. hoping my crib is in wonderful and reusable condition to go along with the bassinet my own mother and the rest of my very large extended family (myself included) slumbered in.
i am finding such a love for family heirlooms and their use in our son's life. i cannot wait to meet him. 8.5 weeks left and i am getting more excited my the day!