Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Craft Time!!

I have been working on the nursery for quite a LONG time, and I am not even close to being done. It took me so long to choose bedding and I felt like I could not move forward with anything else until I had bedding. So, FINALLY I chose bedding (it arrived today =D) and now I am on my way to progressing in the nursery. Yay! Stay tuned for nursery pictures, probably after baby girl is born, if I am being honest, but I promise they will come eventually.

Even though there were many things about the nursery that I had a hard time deciding on, I knew that I wanted to make THIS as soon as I saw it. This was my first nursery craft, and I am really happy with how it turned out. I'm not as happy about how much is cost. I had NO idea ribbon was SO expensive, but it's cute so I guess it's alright. Here is the one I made:

Ultimately, these are the colors of my nursery as well: purple, green, and white. This wreath is on the outside of baby girl's door right now, but it might move inside the nursery once I am all finished, we'll just have to see.

The second craft I have recently done was for Peter's birthday yesterday. THIS is an idea I got off of Pinterest, when I saw it I knew Peter would like it because he LOVES dreaming about all the cool things that he wants to do and see in his lifetime. I also thought it would be a cute way to display some of the things we are interested in seeing and doing together. It's not quite done yet, but it's done enough to get the point across.

The idea is to display the things on your "Bucket List" inside the frame, then when you have completed one of them, you put it inside the bucket. I am still going to add a few things to it, but it's basically done. I think Peter really liked it! =D

Finally, I want to give a crafting shout out to Peter's mom. For Peter's birthday his mom made him a Humor U t-shirt quilt. This quilt includes all the t-shirts that Humor U has made and given out at their shows during the time Peter has been involved with the club. If you haven't heard Peter's comedy you should really search YouTube for his stuff, he is REALLY funny!! I think this quilt turned out SO great, and Peter's mom is very talented.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in making Peter's birthday special, he really appreciates all of you. I will have to post some pictures from his day some other time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER!! I LOVE YOU!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I learned something this year...if you are not single or you don't have kids, Halloween is kind of lame. As I see it, there are only two types of things to do on Halloween: go to a Halloween party to dance and pick up on the opposite sex (for single people, of course), or go to your ward Halloween party to trunk-or-treat (for kids). I'm sure there are some really cool newly weds throwing fun parties out there, but I guess we missed all of those. So, Halloween rolled around and I was really excited to find a fun costume that utilized my HUGE belly...but then I realized, even if I found an awesome costume, I would have no where to wear it. To top it all off, I learned that Peter was scheduled to work on Halloween night and I knew for sure that this Halloween was going to be VERY uneventful.

But you know me, always making the best of things. Ha. My work was having a little Halloween themed treat day, so I decided I was going to take advantage of the situation and use this Halloween to try some of the fun Pinterest treat ideas I have found. Doing this made Halloween much more fun for me, even though it might have made me that much more of a loser, considering I had nothing better to do on Halloween then make pinterest treats. But they are just so dang cute!

First, I finally made the Owl Cupcakes I fell in love with at first site:

Then, I decided to give these creepy, cute Halloween Snakes a try:

These were both a HIT at work, and really fun to make. The snakes took a bit more time then I expected, but the Owls were really fast and easy. And it was good to finally complete some of the fun things I have found on Pinterest instead of just imagining myself being crafty. I actually made a ribbon wreath for baby girl's room, too...I will have to post pictures of that later. Ultimately, my Halloween wasn't awful after all, and it was all worth it to see Peter go off to work dressed like this:

Isn't he cute?? =D If you didn't know, Peter is now a HOTT waiter!! He recently got a job a Carrabba's and he is just doing GREAT!!

I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Halloween!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Baby Update!!

I think it is about time for an update, what do you think? Things have been pretty good lately. Our lives are pretty consumed with getting ready for our baby girl to arrive, and we are extremely excited to meet her! I am almost 34 weeks along. I can't believe she could come in only a few short weeks and be completely healthy. Our lives are going to change forever and, even though I'm scared out of my mind, I can't wait. Here is my updated progress:

Ever since the morning sickness stopped (week 22), I have felt pretty great. Yes, I am big and it is not the most comfortable thing in the world. And yes, it is hard to sleep most nights. However, anything is better than puking every single day, so I count my blessings. A few weeks ago (week 32), my back started hurting really bad and few other things didn't seem right, so I called my doctor. I was told to go into Labor and Deliver to make sure I wasn't going into labor too early. Baby girl has always been sitting pretty far back and people have told me from the beginning that I will most likely have back labor. So, Peter and I went to the hospital and they did some tests to make sure everything was okay. It was kind of fun to get all hooked up and watch the baby's heartbeat. They told me that her heartbeat and brain activity were beautiful and that she looks like she is doing great. That made me REALLY happy! They also told me that I was having regular contractions, but they didn't seem to be dilating my cervix, so I should be fine to go home, but to come back if I feel any harder contractions. Since then I have been trying to take it easy, every time I feel contractions I go lay down and they stop after a little while. So, I am not too worried about it. Maybe this means that baby girl will be coming early (but not too early), I'm crossing my fingers for that.

In other baby-related news, I have been blessed to have some amazing people do some very generous things for me lately. I have had two baby showers, one thrown by my wonderful Aunt Cindy (with help from Peter's mom and sister) and that was so much fun!! There was wonderful food, fun games, and great company. My mom actually flew here from TN during that time so she was able to be there which was SO great. My mom got us the stroller you see in the above picture, and we are very, very grateful for that. We didn't get very many pictures of that first shower, but I did snag one of the food (shows what I care about most, ha).

Secondly, one of my besties Ashley and my cousin Merrick threw me a baby shower as well. Ashley hosted at her house and the decorations and food were fabulous. These girls know how to throw a party. It was so fun to see all my friends and family at these showers and we are so grateful for all the fun gifts we got. Baby girl already has way more clothes than I do. She is going to be SO cute and SO spoiled!! =D




Finally, as if she hadn't done enough already, Merrick took some maternity pictures for Peter and I. We went up the canyon, found a pretty field, and Merrick worked her magic. I initially wasn't going to do maternity pictures because I really didn't like the idea of taking pictures of myself when I weigh the most I have ever weighed and look the fattest I have ever looked in my life. However, people kept telling me that I would regret it in the future and that pregnancy is beautiful, so I caved. Luckily, we had a very talented photographer and I love the way they turned out. Thanks Merrick!! =D

I have the best family and friends ever, and I am so grateful for all the love and support we have had throughout my pregnancy. Even friends from TN have sent me gifts! I am so excited to welcome this baby into our home and learn all about being a parent. Peter and I are working on the nursery and I am excited to post pictures when it is all done. We just love this little girl more than I ever could imagine!!