Monday, March 28, 2011

He's Here!

Do you remember my last post on Wednesday with the nursury sneak peak? Well that night, my water broke and after our 2 hour commute to the hospital, I had 40 minutes....then Tate Jorgen blessed us with his presence...5 lbs 3 oz. I was at 35 weeks, and he is doing amazing! He was able to be in the room with us, while the NICU nurses checked in on him every 3 hours or so. He got to come home with us and we are now welcoming a new little boy into our family!

My parents are coming into town this week to stay for the next two weeks, so I won't be on here much. I'm ready to have some much needed family time and enjoy my time at home with my new little one and the rest of my family. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers...I know they were answered :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nursery Sneak Peak

Because I'm on bed rest, it's been a little hard to get up and take updated pictures of the nursery. Today we had lots of sunshine and natural light, so I was able to take some pictures. It's not COMPLETELY done yet, but all I have left is some wall decor and some small odds and ends. But with bed rest, no projects for me :-)  Hopefully that will change soon...I'd love to get this room finished before the baby actually gets here.  So here's a little sneak peak...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For the Love of Marble

After coming across this parisian marble bathroom the other day, it reminded me of the marble that we used in our Kitchen Remodel last winter. 

When I found this tile at a garage sale, the woman who sold it to me told me that her son has used this marble to renovate a bath in a victorian home. She said he used EVERYWHERE...the floors, the shower, up the walls...what I wouldn't give to see a picture of that bathroom! So when I came across the picture above, it was just like the one I have envisioned in my mind.  I still have not tired of this marble in my kitchen...still IN LOVE.

Image via House Beautiful


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pics at 31 Weeks

So even though I'm almost at 34 weeks now...woot!woot!...almost two weeks past when I delivered with Teagan, here's some recent pics at 31 weeks...I'm making myself capture these moments, I know one day I'll look back and cherish even these uncomfortable and trying days of the third trimester :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

An "Aha!" Moment

From our Kitchen Remodel

I'm not one to really quote other blogs, but this one I could not resist. As I was reading a recent post from The Shabby Nest, who was describing why she obsesses over decorating so much...I had that "aha" moment when it finally clicked. THE answer. The one I've been searching for for so long...the same feeling that I've felt, when others just seem to roll their eyes at you with that "whatever floats your boat" look...the explaination I try to find to tell my husband why after loving something for so long, I now want something different. An answer to the feeling you get when you stumble across another's blog or devour over a picture in a magazine and it clicks...I want that. I have to have that. I don't think I can sleep until I figure out a budget friendly way to make that. 

So this my dear the explanation from The Nester and The Shabby Nest.

Enjoy...and I hope it may shed some light or give you your own personal "aha" moment.

"...A couple of weeks ago, the Nester did a series of posts on thrifting and buying things just because they are "a good deal". In the final post she brought up an interesting point. She asked if it's wrong to enjoy a pretty house. And her answer was "not at all". An answer, that I wholeheartedly agree with. She went on to point out that house tweaking - as I like to call it - is not a sign of discontentment for her. And then she said something very eloquent (so I'm going to quote her directly.)"

"Nobody accuses the writer who is restless with the pen and a blank page of trying find her contentment in the wrong place. Is the singer who changes the arrangement, the pianist who craves the keys, the painter who tweaks the canvas, the collector searching for that one last treasure, the songwriter who paces the floor waiting for the perfect words, are they looking for meaning and contentment in all the wrong places simply based on what they are passionate about? Is it about time they smartened up and stopped wasting their time? No one would dare accuse them of such. I think they are created to pursue their art."

"That was my "Aha!" moment. It made me think about myself and my own desire for a beautiful home. And how that may be interpreted as materialism or discontent. But it isn't. It's my form of art..."

The Ottoman that we built

Who knew? That my obsession was a form of art...the same obsession that I have been guilty of criticizing my husband for since he's an artist and his wheels are ALWAYS turning...The same one I have had to tell myself that sometimes artistic people just look at things a little differently than the norm...The same one I criticize but am so thankful for that he can dream up and build anything he puts his mind to...Yep, that's me...The one who has finally accepted that my obsession may just be MY form of art...The one who did indeed...marry an artist.  Aha!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bed Rest and an Update

So we've had a VERY eventful last couple of days. What started as a basic 32 week checkup, turned into finding out I had started to dialate and the onstart of contractions. So after a few days in the hospital, all is going well. I am ordered to bedrest the remainder of the pregnancy and am ordered to also stay in the Denver area, since we live 2 hours away up in the mountains. This has been very hard being that my husband and daughter will have to be at home during the week, and I will get to see them on the weekends.

Since I'm on bedrest and not at home, the inspiration is a little short, so there may not be much posting for a short while. We are just trying to stabalize this pregnancy and hoping to keep him inside as long as possible! But i will confess, as a person who doesn't know how to sit still, this has been VERY hard to adjust, but I know the Lord is using this time to draw closer to him. 

Image via Alice Lane