Friday, January 30, 2015

Our Calvin & Hobbes Mural for the Nursery!!

Happy Friday!  I am officially 36 weeks pregnant, whoa!  Only 4 weeks to go until my due date, but it really could be any day now from here on out!

Back when I was in my 2nd trimester, Brett and I started thinking about what we wanted the nursery to look like.  We have both always loved the Calvin and Hobbes comic books and have almost all of them between the two of us.  Well, back in October, when we found out we were having a BOY (!!), we just knew we had to use a Calvin and Hobbes theme!

And for some crazy reason, I decided to take it upon myself to actually paint a Calvin and Hobbes wall mural in the nursery.  We figured out which picture we wanted to use and then I finally got around to working on it at the beginning of January.  I sketched the picture on the wall in pencil and then had my mom and sister help me with the painting.  All in all, it only took us two full days of work!  And I seriously could not be more happy with it!

Here's the process of how it went from start to finish...

Annnnd finally finished!!

I am seriously so obsessed with it!  Every time I walk by this room, I find myself stopping just to stare at it.  I love it so much.  And I really hope baby boy loves it too!!  Now, we are just finishing up organizing the rest of the nursery with furniture, clothes, and all those other little details.  Hopefully once it's officially done, I will post some pictures of the whole nursery!  Hooray! =)

"It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy...
...let's go exploring!"
~Calvin & Hobbes

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting Close!

...scenes from the weekend...

Only a few more weeks of pregnancy mocktails =)
Soon enough I will be partaking in adult beverages again!

All the little guy's clothes are washed and put away!

And Brett put together and set up some of the baby gear!

Everything is feeling so much more real now!
We are counting down the days until we get to meet our baby boy =)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Virgin Mocktails & Tons of Baby Clothes!

...scenes from the weekend...

Tasty snacks & virgin mocktails
(Brett makes me the best non-alcoholic drinks so I don't miss beer & wine tooo much ;) )

Sorting through all of the little babe's clothes
(he has so many already and they are all SO cute!)

Relaxing with some inspirational reading
(I'm absorbing as much knowledge as I can at this point!)

Time is flying fast these days!  I'm 34 weeks (soon to be 35 weeks) pregnant and my due date is right around the corner!  My mother-in-law threw me a 2nd baby shower this past weekend (which I totally forgot to take any pictures of) and now we have almost everything we need for the little babe's arrival.  Sorting through everything and organizing the nursery is getting me so excited for this baby boy to join our family!  Only a few more weeks to go... ahh! =)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Our Baby Shower!!

This past Saturday, my mom threw us the most adorable baby shower!!  Since our baby boy is due in late February, she made it a winter snowman theme and her crafty decorations were so cute!  We made it a co-ed shower and it was so much FUN!  Adding guys to the mix of baby gear and baby bingo made everything so hilarious and awesome.  We had such a great time!

I mean, just look at those diaper snowmen center pieces!
My mom is so creative =)

We received so many amazing and thoughtful things from our family and friends.  This little babe is already so loved by so many and he isn't even here yet!  This whole day just got me that much more excited for his arrival.  Ahh, I can't wait!  Only a few more weeks to go!!*

Friday, January 9, 2015

Rock n Roll, Greensky Bluegrass, and Breweries I Couldn't Drink At :)

Happy New Year!!*  We had a great holiday break, filled with lots of family, friends, and traveling.  After numerous Christmas celebrations, we hit the road for a few days for a New Years trip!  We were originally going to drive down to North Carolina to see the Avett Brothers play a New Years Eve show, but decided it was too far of a drive for this super pregnant gal!  So instead, we took a mini trip to Ohio and Michigan filled with lots of music!

First, we stopped in Cleveland for a night!

...Rock n Roll Hall of Fame...
Lots of awesome music memorabilia from some of our favorite bands!

...Great Lakes Brewing Co...
Delicious dinner & fun selfies in the freezing cold!

...Fat Head's Brewery...
Awesome home-brewed root beer & a fun bowling game!

After Ohio, we made our way over to Michigan!

...Jolly Pumpkin Brewery...
Beer samples for Brett, virgin mojitos for me,
and stocking up on sour beers for me to drink after the baby comes!

...hotel hangs...
And realizing that my belly is officially big enough to be a shelf :)

...Greensky Bluegrass...
Our main reason for this trip!
Greensky Bluegrass concert on New Years Eve!  So FUN!

And I couldn't help but take this little onesie home from the show :)

What a fun trip!!  And now it's 2015!  Can you believe it!?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!!*

Wow, I can't believe it's already 2015!
2014 was an awesome year full of exciting adventures and amazing memories!
I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for us!
(Including adding a tiny person to our little family!)