Monday, January 24, 2011

Lilly's room part 2...

Lilly is officially out of our room {not gonna lie, i missed seeing her silly face this morning when i woke up} It's probably a good thing, for me, I feel much more rested today. She has been waking me up throughout the night for the past year...yes year, even in the womb I would wake up with every toss and turn she would make....Anyways I think she loves it. I do. Her face did light up a little bit when she saw her toys, {finally not in my closet anymore} we did end up painting stripes on the closet wall {well matt did the painting, i did the touch up}, and Matt did such an awesome job, aaannndd he framed the window {so proud of him} .....

There's still lots to do in terms of decorations, I'm thinking a trip to Hobby Lobby is in order...but the hardest part is done.

Friday, January 21, 2011


When did my 2 babies get to be so big?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lilly's room part 1

The picture below is NOT Lilly's room, just my inspiration....

We started painting Lilly's room last week...And I knew I wanted the stripes...

Here's a couple before pictures. {see how happy she is, so glad her mommy gave up her craft space, but I'm not giving up the closet}

I picked out tons of pink's and narrowed it down to two. I'm not typically a "pink" kinda girl, so I knew I didn't want a soft sweet baby pink. So after much debate, and a skype conference with my mom, {although I'm not sure why I asked her, when I look back at pictures of my room from when I was a little girl I'm horrified, and my sister will agree} we went with the darker of the two..
and tada! one wall is all we did...I love it, but I know the whole room will just be to much, but one wall is not enough. Her room is tricky, it has five walls...soo do I stop at the window wall? or do i wrap around the closet side?
Below is the closet side as you can see it's not a huge room/wall and her dresser will most likely be on this wall.

So I'm asking- Do we paint more stripes? b/c they are cute? or do we stop and call it a day?? and we still need to frame her window, hopefully {fingers crossed} we will get to do that this weekend {Matt got an air compressor for Christmas and i know he's dying to use it...right babe..wink wink} and then maybe the kitchen window, since were gonna be getting the stuff anyways....muahaha

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 goals

I've been debating if I should share "my" goals for 2011. I've never really set goals and this year I really wanted too. All of them sound surprisingly simple (except run a marathon) but they are things I struggle with everyday. I'm hoping that by posting them for all to see I will do better with sticking with them.

I'm going to print them up and post them somewhere in my house. That way I can see them everyday. Hopefully by the end of this year I'll be a better person spiritually and physically...and a better mother and wife.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hands Down, Best Christmas Ever part 2

So after the Disneyland trip we headed Down to San Diego to stay with my family. Matt had to work the whole week, but he didn't mind. He knows how much it means to me to be able to spend time with my family. I'm not gonna lie though, during the summer it's hard for him to sit and work while we're all at the beach playing. The night we got there we opened presents, and we got my parents a web-cam, so now they can see the kids whenever they like. Most of my time was spent out shopping with my mom and sister and eating of course...Mexican food and sushi...When I still lived at home I'd always go to the movies with my dad. So of course we had to go see a movie. We saw Tron. It was good, kinda nerdy, but Matt loved it ;)...On New Years eve we watched movies, I went to bed at like 10:30, and Matt stayed up with my dad. And on New Years day we got up early and went to Miramar Lake, so Matt and I could run. My parents walked with the kids. Jacob fed the ducks, and I don't think "ducks" is even the right word...because there had to be at least 100 ducks, it was a little overwhelming. And we could hear the geese in background, and my mom was paranoid the whole time that we were going to get attacked...but we survived...We also did something we had never done before, we rented bikes and rode down by mission beach. It was so much fun, I can't wait to go back and do it again! If your planning on going to San Diego, it's a must do! (it was only like 12 dollars a bike for 4 hours)

My parents have a lot of animals, 1 bird (usually 2 but for some reason the #2 bird always dies), 1 dog, 3 cats, ton of fish, 2 kids still living at home, and a rabbit. Jacob loves it, I'm sure he'd love to have a pet, but no thank you...

"Beach Grandma"
"Beach Grandpa"
Jacob really calls them beach grandma and grandpa

Even though it was hard being away from our home for almost two weeks, it was a much needed break for me. And thank you Matt for being so awesome and willing to sit at my parents kitchen table for hours and work, so I could be out having fun with my fam!