Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Three Inches of Snow in March

Yesterday, we woke up to this:
 So of course, this had to happen:
...what?? Why, you ask? I don't know. I don't try to understand. I just love everything that makes him who he is. After much debate, I decided NOT to sleep outside in single-digit weather. I kept the bed warm, just in case. ;)
We have gotten a few more projects done around the house. We were trying to decide on whether to get a new chandelier or save money and paint the one we have now. We decided to cheap-out and paint. This is the before picture:
 Matt is a brilliant spray-painter. His work is flawless.
And here it is after! I bought the lamp shades at a garage sale. Though it might not be our ideal, we like it better than the brass!
What do you think?

In other news, we have painted the nursery a light green-gray color and Matt put up the crib! Apparently, we're not in a hurry to get things done in there. But I did order a print online today! I'll show you when I hang it up. 
 And for those of you who keep asking for baby belly pics, here you go! We're at 30 weeks and counting!!!
Our little boy is kicking like crazy these days and I LOVE it!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Trout, Paint, and Other News

Seeing as it has been almost a year now from my last post, I apologize. Thank you all for caring enough to make sure I keep up my blog! It will be especially good to have around when our little baby boy gets here!! :) We are so excited! Stay tuned for updates on the nursery!
In other news, Matt went on a fishing trip a couple weeks ago and brought home trout! I have always wanted to try trout (admittedly, due to watching The Parent Trap at least 10 times). I am glad I finally got a chance! It was delicious! Matt cleaned it and cooked it in the skillet. We served the fish on top of jasmine rice (Matt's fave) with homemade rolls and a salad. My sister, Kate, was in town and got to experience new things with us! I would put a picture up, but it honestly does not look all that appetizing. Thankfully, it was much better than we were expecting. Matt can go trout fishing any time he wants!
We also got around to painting our bedroom (finally!). I figured if we didn't do it before we started on the nursery, we might never have a painted room. After much debate and indecisiveness, we settled on beige (File Cabinet by Martha Stewart, to be exact). At least it will go with everything! Matt also changed out the ceiling fan for a more modern look. We are thankful to our sisters for helping us paint!!
Here's a before picture:
 Matt working on the light fixture:

After During (there is still much decorating to be done):
The colors are a little off, but you get the idea: much better. You will just have to come by and see it in person! Glad we got that checked off our list!
More renovations are underway! Does "nesting" apply to the whole house?? I thought that would only be for the nursery. Who cares! We are finally getting things done! :)