Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mom's Wedding!!

This weekend was a busy one- my mom got married! Her and Rick, my step-dad, had a small ceremony in Brown county at a small wedding chapel. It was such a beautiful day and everything went perfectly.

My little flower girl did a wonderful job, she was a little too excited to walk down the isle-- so she ran.

After the ceremony I found her doing this.... she's such a polite little thing.

Here are some pictures I got of the happy couple-


The hotel we stayed in the night before the wedding was basically in the parking lot of the Edinburgh Outlet Mall. Have I ever told you how much I love outlet malls?? One store in particular caught my eye- I could see it from our hotel window.-- C.O.A.C.H. I couldn't resist.

Yep- I got another!! Let's just say my mom really appreciated me helping with her wedding. Don't worry... she got herself one, too!


We're growing! Everything is going perfectly. Let the countdown begin- only 12 more weeks! (I'm keeping my fingers crossed for slightly less, and heaven forbid no more than 12 weeks!)

And my little growing girl eating a snack this afternoon. This is the first time she's smiled for the camera when I've told her to- hence the fake smile. I just love her little face!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Big Move!

Isn't this adorable!! I love how her room turned out. There are still a few details to add, but you get the idea. Tonight is her first night in the new space-- and I haven't heard a peep yet! I decided to keep her in her crib until she is used to sleeping in there. I feel bad forcing a million changes on her at once-- new room, new sibling, and a new bed would be a little much. We will get there.... and then we'll have to think about potty training. Yikes! Does it ever end???

Anyway, I want to show you the dresser I made-over for my little lady. I love how it turned out! Here's the BEFORE:

And AFTER!!!!

I love the faux-crystal handles I added-- gives it a little shabby-chic flare. I've decided I want to be like this incredibly cool lady. I love all the cuteness that oozes out of her blog. Anyway... taking the shabby-chic a little farther I invested in this lamp- yes, it was an investment- but I love it, too!

Another view of the room-

OH! And the little thingies on the walls? MAGNETS! Can you believe that?? Aren't they adorable? I found the flowers at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and the butterflies at Target. They were all white, but I fixed that with a little girlie-pink spray paint on a few of them.

I've also been reaching deep into my inner-crafter to put together all the flowers for my mom's wedding- can I tell you that working with fake flowers is a lot harder then real ones? They have a mind of their own.
Being the only grandchild on that side of the family, Micah, of course, is the flower girl. I made her this cute little 'flower ball'.

The bride's bouquet-

The matron of honor's bouquet and bride's bouquet-

And boutonnieres for the best man and groom-

The wedding is this weekend- pictures of that in posts to follow!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring has arrived..... FINALLY!

I don't know why I get so excited to see all my flowers start to bloom. Micah and I take walks around the house checking on all our plants and flowers, making sure all of them survived the winter-- she mainly is on a search for rabbits, or "hop-hops" as she calls them.
Yesterday we spent most of the afternoon outside- coloring with chalk, picking dandelions, and chasing the ducks that live in our ditch- doing all the things that kids do on spring days.

We had a fantastic Easter weekend. Micah was old enough this year to enjoy getting an Easter basket filled with surprises!

Micah and Drew all dressed up for church!

Friday, April 10, 2009

So pretty!

Last weekend was crazy busy for us- Drew's sister, Nikki, got hitched! We couldn't be happier for her and her new hubby, Josh. I was a little overwhelmed with the day's events and wasn't very good at taking pictures. Lucky for you I have a link to their photographer's blog to the right. The wedding pictures should be posted on or near April 18th. I did manage to at least get a family photo...

And a video of Micah dancing to some Jack Johnson.... so CUTE! She couldn't resist the dance floor.

**UPDATE: The Big Girl Room is in the final stages.... the big reveal is coming soon!!