Monday, June 20, 2011


I finally got my rear in gear and finished the bedding, hung the shelves and mirrors, and awesome Brendon hung the chandelier (that his family surprised me with at a baby shower!!). I swore to Brendon I'm never making bedding again when it is so cheap to buy, and so time consuming - but I'm sure I'll end up eating my words in a few years.
You can't tell, but the white tiered bedskirt is made of a dotted swiss - so there's lots of texture going on and I love it.

I love how it turned out - it feels peaceful and girly. Now if I have time I'll try to bring a little bit of color in by making a quilt or a throw pillow or something.

Finished Nursery

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Sleep doesn't come easy these days (less than two weeks to go!), so last night I stayed up late making these:
Some I love, and some are just ok, but it will be nice to have variety I suppose.
These didn't turn out quite as cute as I hoped - maybe I'll have to attempt another pair.

Orem Fest

This past weekend the city of Orem put on a carnival and a parade. We went Friday and Saturday (phew - that's a lot for a 9 month prego woman) and Beck had the time of his life! He loves "yides"!!
The roller coaster was his very favorite. He would cry when he had to get off (good thing we rode it like 5 times). He sat in the front row with this little girl, and he couldn't figure out why she would put her hands in the air and scream. Ha.
The bikes were his second favorite. I love the scowl on the kid behind him. They weren't getting along very well. They kept invading each other's personal space.

After cotton candy, roasted corn, parades, fun slides, bounce houses, and roller coasters, 9:00 rolled around and Brendon and I were wiped out. But not Beckham. We had to drag him out of there in tears. Until next year!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stencil Sneak Peak

I finally finished the stenciling in the nursery. I shouldn't say "finally" because it sounds like a hard project - really it probably took less than 4 hours total. It's just hard to find 4 energetic hours when you are 8 1/2 months pregnant!

It's hard to see it in the picture, because I chose a very subtle light pink, but in real life it's just how I pictured it would look.
Now there is bedding to be finished (why do I always insist on making these things myself when it would be so much easier to just buy them??), and mirrors to be hung, and chandeliers to be purchased (hopefull this one if I'm lucky).

After that's finished I will post pictures of the entire nursery.

Little Gym

We finished Little Gym a few weeks ago and Beckham will miss it. His favorite things were balls and bubbles.

chilling with his cousin Gavin.
Beckham has just started "smiling" for the camera. It cracks me up.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011


When we moved to Utah in November, Brendon was brought on as Director of Energy Management with Vivint Inc (formerly known as APX Alarms), but starting around the beginning of this year he has been focusing most of his efforts getting a new company off the ground, Vivint Solar. Brendon has really enjoyed being so involved in the creation of a new company, and this week they start sales in New Jersey. Very exciting. Check out their website.

We got solar panels installed on our house. We've had them for a few weeks now, and it is really cool to run our air conditioner and lights with no guilt :) I'm excited to get our first utility bill.
not a bad view of the mountains behind our house :)

We are so proud of Brendon and all his hard work. This job has been a perfect fit for him.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

This Month...

[or next month if I'm late like I was with Beckham (sort of hoping for a July baby...but by now I'm so uncomfortable I wouldn't be all that bummed if I went into labor early - like tomorrow).]

...we'll be a family of four
...Beckham's world will get rocked (I'm kind of sad about this)
...we'll start dressing lots more fluffy and pink around here
...I'll be even more tired than I am now (I can't fathom this)

What I've been up to and why I haven't been blogging:
*stenciling the nursery...hopefully finishing this week and I can share some pics
*sewing the crib bedding. I'm loving how it's turning out - but will still be another week or so
*ignoring the dirty house and watching cartoons...oh the guilt (especially about the cartoons) but i'm so tired and achy lately
*feeling anxious that I have lots more sewing/craft projects I want to do for baby girl and not having the energy for them...will they get done??