Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New House

Yay! We finally bought a new house! We realized that our tiny little house just wasn't adequate anymore, so we went on the arduous hunt to find a bigger house in our same area that wasn't out of our price range. Here in the 'Peg, the real estate market is so competitive that we lost the first house that we bid on. We made an offer $20,000 OVER the asking price and it sold for $31,000 OVER...go figure. However, we completely lucked, God was watching out for us...on the house we bought. It was a tad over-priced to begin with, so not one other person bid on it. Soooo, we put in an offer $6,000 below their asking price and got it...YAY FOR US!!!

Now starts the process of putting our house on the market and packing to move. What joy for a pregnant lady...??? Luckily, I have a ton of really AMAZING friends here who have offered to help in any way they out girls, I just might take you up on it!

To do list:

-Pick out paint colors
-Get rid of junk that we don't need
-build a new garage
-pick out all new lighting
-get a mantle piece for our new fireplace (so excited to have a fireplace)
-about 1,000,000 other things
-oh yeah, have baby... oiy!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hybrid Pregnancy Accordian Album

I can't help it, maybe I am biased, but I think this little pregnancy mini album turned out so cute. But then again I LOVE mini albums and hybrid projects(part digital scrapbooking and part traditional paper scrapbooking) and i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE October Afternoon paper!
I ordered practically the entire line of October Afternoon papers to sell through my business, Magnolia Designs back in the fall. I did an Advent Calendar class using the Good Cheer Christmas line and it was so cute. After the finding out on Monday that we were going to be having a BOY, I didn't quite know how to reconcile that in my head, so I sat down and started to make a boy-themed pregnancy mini album for him. It really did help me to wrap my head around it, and I am actually really quite excited about it now. However, since he is not due to arive until July, I couldn't quite finish the album...his story is yet to be complete. Since I was having so much fun with his album, I started one that I knew I could finish...Nalley's! I am more than thrilled to have this little album for her to look at in years to come, a little snipet of what it was like bringing her into the world!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Blue One...???

We have had avery rough few weeks lately with the very sudden and untimely death of Shayne's Grandma. She was a healthy, vivacious lady with great sense of humor, personality and love of her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. We have mourned and grieved, attended her funeral and we are all still asking how it is possibly. She is greatly loved and greatly missed.

We do also have some happy news...we had our 21 week ultrasound on Monday and found out we are having a BOY!!! I was shocked, dismayed and confused when I heard the news because I was SURE it was a girl. I knew from day one that Nalley was a girl, and I had that same gut feeling about this one, so I was quite surprised to hear we are having a son. I wanted another girl so that we could re-use all of those gorgeous barely worn clothes of Nalley's, and also because I just feel a little more comfortable with girls, raising 2 already. With that being said, and having 2 days to sink in now, I am getting excited about having a sweet little boy around. As one of my friends mentioned, it will make me a more rounded mother, and we will also get to experience raising both genders. Shayne is over the moon now too, although we we BOTH hoping it would be a girl. I think that somewhere deep inside, having a son stirs men to the core...the legacy lives on.
Here are a couple of pictures from the ultrasound. I can't distinguish the little winky all that well...can any of you mothers of little boys see it any more clearly???