Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's and Nurseries ...

Happy New Year's Eve!

There's something about the fresh start of January 1 that always puts me in a good mood. I am so excited for 2011 and can't wait for what the year has in store. I hope you're all looking forward to turning the calendar forward, too.

Since our little boy will be here before we know it, Morgan and I thought we should get started on his nursery. We ventured to IKEA this week, where we picked up the Leksvik crib and changing table to match a dresser and some bookcases that we already owned.

We decided to keep the paint color neutral and brighten the room up with colorful prints and fabric. My lovely and talented friend, Michelle, is making our bedding, which I can't wait to show you in once she's finished. Her Bundle Bean children's line is awesome -- please check it out!

Here's what we've done so far, but there's still a long way to go with the decorating.

The alphabet wall hanging that my Grandma N. made me when I was a little girl. This always was one of my favorite decorations growing up.
New changing table to match the existing dresser.
The crib, with one of the four Peek-a-Boo prints by Yuko Lau that we purchased from First Art Source.
Morgan's confirmation blanket -- although he received this in eighth grade, the print definitely says "baby." We think it looks great in the room.
Morgan's stuffed animal collection. He finally has someone to share it with!
My very favorite book as a child, The Sesame Street Dictionary. I was beyond excited to find it still in print, exactly as a I remembered. This is the first thing I've bought for the baby.
The rocking chair, where I anticipate we'll be spending many an hour.

Friday, December 24, 2010

From Our Growing Family to Yours ...

Merry Christmas!

We're saving our "annual mailing" for the upcoming birth announcement, so our greetings only are coming in virtual form this year. I wish you all a blessed holiday, filled with family, friends and lots of good cheer!