the nursery

i love sweet, gentile nurseries...adore them. but i also love colorful children's paintings....LOVE them. after writing color theory papers in college & majoring in art, psychology and human development i understand the importance of bright colors in early development. good thing that i have lots of colorful paintings! i didn't really have to buy much of anything for the nursery.

here is the view coming in the door. where the star pillow is will be a chenille chocolate brown glider.

the tall walter anderson would only go in that spot. it weighs about 100 lbs. & we didn't want to risk it coming off the wall, so that is where it is going to stay!

heath has to lower the mattress, so then i will be able to tie the ties on the bumper. it's just the simple brown and white bedding from pottery barn. since i knew that the paintings would be colorful i wanted to keep everything else simple. the brown chest is one i already had. the crib was a gift from heath's mom. she gave us some money for a crib & i found one we loved at a great price! we were able to get it and the changing table with the money she gave us.
we are trying to find some curtains for the window because the sun still comes through the blinds. i have some more paintings to put where the tv is on top of the chest.

i'm painting a picture for the hospital door that will eventually hang over the changing table.

still have some more work to do in this area. i have a small painting to go by the tv, so hopefully everything will seem balanced.

this is the bookcase that is by the door. i'm going to need to hit up some garage sales to fill it! although i'm sure i'll have plenty of stuff to fill it with once our little guy shows up!

my sweet mom got us our stroller and car seat, so we are ready for our sweet little guy to get here!!



in your dreams...

apparently pregnancy gives you the strangest of dreams. i'm not sure if the dreams are different than what i normally have, or if it seems weird now because i can remember them.

these are just a few of the ones i have had:

- heath was the bachelor and gave me the final rose. while on our final date we had a stalker and the restaurant we were in had mice running all over. the stalker kept trying to get him, but he gave me the rose in the end. haha.

- one of my good friends, cassie corless, was kidnapped by dean cain (yes, superman) and i saved her.

- i started selling fruit that i would pick from the trees outside our apartment. helen marshall is one of my best friends. at her wedding about 7 years ago i met her uncle. i've probably run into him two other times in my life. well....he was my main customer. her mom was also a buyer of my fruit as well.

- heath and i went on vacation with one of my childhood best friends and his wife...henry & natalie glover. we went to miami. i've never been to miami in my life. we went to some big show, but had to go to this booth to pick them up. henry & natalie had already gone in. the woman giving us the tickets was jordan walker's mom. jordan grew up with henry & me, but i haven't seen him in ages. jordan's mom told us that jordan was planning on coming to the show with grenades & was going to use them. jordan is the sweetest guy on the planet...married to the sweetest girl & just had a little baby. not sure what that's all about.

- caroline hogan is one of my best friends. we gave a baby shower for her when she was pregnant with her first little girl. one of the presents she got was the largest stuffed elephant i've ever seen. like 4 feet tall. i don't remember much of the dream, but i do remember rocking the elephant to sleep in m.g.'s nursery.

- i caught heath kissing another girl in one of the dreams. his response when i caught him was that i was better & always would be. good to know. haha!

that's all i can remember for right now, but i know there are more of them.
i'm not sure if i want to know an interpretation for any of these!

that is all i can remember right now, but i know there are more of them. the weirdest thing is that it is people i know.


lots of changes...

in addition to the new background there is lots of news to share with y'all.

we are officially back in mississippi!! we are so excited! moving while 6 months pregnant is not very exciting though. unpacking and decorating a house is one of my favorite things to do. i can usually have the whole house set up in a day or two. this time it has taken a little bit longer because i am dependent on my sweet husband moving everything for me. once i find the piece of equipment that lets me upload pictures to my computer i will be back in business with the blog.

while you wait for that i will share with you a picture of our sweet baby's crib!
which brings me to the most exciting news...
we found out that we're having a BOY!!
what a sweet and precious time it was having that sonogram and seeing our little boy!
his name will be michael gerald, but he'll go by m.g.
i know you're thinking it.....no, he's not going to be named after me.
heath's grandfather was the most influential man in his life & basically helped raise him. his name was milford gerald, but everyone called him m.g.
we are naming our m.g. after him and the michael comes from my dad.

we are so excited about this little boy & feel blessed that the Lord would give us this special little one!! we hope to raise him to know Christ each and every day of his life.

here is his little crib.
we don't have the paintings up yet, so i'll take more pictures when it's all put together!