Monday, February 25, 2008

whew!

ok. prepare yourself. there are LOTS of pictures on this post. you'll thank me later.

What a week, boys and girls! If you didn't know, my mom was here all last week and sadly I had to take her to the airport this morning to go back home to Utah. Don't worry, I cried my eyes out. Her trips here are never long enough! We accomplished sooo much! She really knows how to crack the whip, and I am good at taking orders (not!), so sometimes I had to say, "Denise, calm down. Let's take a break and EAT FOOD!" I had to keep asking her all week, "Aren't you hungry yet?" and "How do you have sooo much energy?" Her response was always, "Melissa, I'm not 7.5 months pregnant." Go figure.

I can't believe we got as much as we did done. It was nutso and so much fun. We were able to make some good decisions about baby purchases and totally re-hauled two rooms in our house. So, you wanna see some pictures? Of course you do! (OH! I wanted to add that we are painting a darling big bookshelf that will be where the stroller is currently. And that little nightstand circa 199? built by Aaron will be painted white too).

Ok, I'll show. I was kind enough (i know, I'm good like that) to do some 360 degree shots of the bebe's room.

So, No, we aren't finished with this room. And no, we aren't going to have that picture of Aaron & I there... I don't even know where that came from. Picture cute little booties and other delights hung from the little pegs. It will be SOOO cute. Also, mind you, even though the next shot has lots of great Beatrix Potter prints, it will NOT be a bunny room. We are going to add other good things, so don't be SO mad that there are lots many bunnies. Okay? Fine. Good.



close up of the adorable stroller. i love that it matches her room. yeah, smart like that.



mind you, this crib quilt is HAND QUILTED by my mom. Isn't it incredible??


ok. breathe. I know, that was a whole lot of baby room goodness. But, now I have some more glorious-ness to show. Remember when I showed my OLD "craft room/office situation"? Well, we've added MORE storage (you know, we had to make room for the babe) and a makeshift desk for Aaron. (I guess it isn't totally fair for me to have 2 rooms to myself). Prepare to be blown away. I love it in this room! I took some more 360 degree shots... you know, to get the FULL effect.

this is a salute/tribute to the Jazz, and Aaron for that matter. I needed to make the room a little MANLY for his sake. What do we think?

oh, I forgot to move that number thing to the right of the desk. Get excited for Sharing Time my little friends. :) My mom and I worked on that little ditty too. But, it is covering my card-stock paper holder. Sorry.


Here is a little shot of TEAM STINKIN' AMAZING. (I just decided that was our team name). We took this late Sunday night...and I am looking "oh, so cute" -- oh wait, darn. Sorry, mom, to bring down the shot a few notches. But, we had to get a shot of the Team for posterity's sake.

I know, you are all jealous of my mom's Mad Skills. It was a fantastic week and I love her soooo much. Thanks, Mom. You truly are the bomb.com Love to you!

28 comments:

alpineavery said...

words can not describe how truly amazing the two of you are!!! Wow!! This little baby girl wood coming to your home is such a short time is sooo.. lucky. Thanks for sharing!!! K'

Sarah said...

that is a stinkin' amazin' team! I need you to come here and help me!

Rebecca Snyder said...

awesome blog postings today good work team wood.

Kristen said...

Love the baby bedding!

Cairen said...

That is so fun that your Mom came to visit! I am really so jealous of that whole section of organized ribbon and stuff! I am glad you had fun together! And your babies room is so cute, love the quilt!

marc, michelle and Jackson said...

A billion times jealous of everything pictured in both rooms! Loving how organized you are, loving the AMAZING bedding your mom made for you, and loving your amazing artwork featured in your work/craft room. I am thinking I need a Denise in my life. Love what Team Stinkin' Amazing has put together once again! I am glad that you guys had so much fun together!!! Yea for Moms coming to visit!

racharooo said...

You guys are a little ridiculous, but I think you know that :) That crib quilt is just fantastic!

Jordan & Jandee said...

I think you have taken nesting to a new level....let me know when you are available to come do my house! j/k

azufelt said...

Oh my gosh, where to start! First off, the baby room and bedding are out of this world, I am in love with the pieced and quilted browns.... love it!

Second off, I am currently looking around my office and covetting yours... I think I spotted a Sizzex in that picture, maybe we could share dies! ANd I am drooling over all of your paper and cardstock... I migh drool over mine if I had them ever so wonderfully displayed such as yours... I love your space!

Tyler and Erin said...

I love the baby bedding! It is so so cute!!! I also love your organizational skills. I need all those boxes and organizing stuff. It looks all so neat and clean. LOVE IT!

The Stark's said...

Ok, I bet you didn't know that I have been reading your very entertaining and an amazing blog, but I am. Sorry, but your personality is sooo infectious to me... one of the happiest I know... both you and your husband! :) Ok I might blush now when I see you.
Anyway, back to the topic... These rooms are incredible! I just love 'em. Your little sweet angel will have an awesome home to welcome her. I'm excited for you!
Smiles,
Bretta

Kip Kajsa & Jaylie said...

good work guys! your mom is so cute! and what a hard hard worker! yall were soooo busy all week long! i love love love all of it!

azufelt said...

Yeah, how can a craft room be so organized? I try to organize mine, but then I find stuff I forgot about or projects I intended to start and then before long, all hope of organization is lost and I am just playing!! It's a hopeless cause!

BETH said...

Everything is very cute - I love all the organized crafting stuff-

The 1st baby always gets everything cute and finished - I just finished merry's blanket that I started before she was born 2 weeks before her second birthday. I am just hoping to have the 3rds done by her 3rd birthday.

Lyssa said...

K so I was going to ask you the colors of your nursery but that saved me an email! Wow you and are mom are quite the team. You got lots done! Both rooms look amazing and that stroller print is awesome!! I can't believe she's almost here!

The Bohmans said...

The quilters will be so proud! Everything turned out darling! Yay for babies!

bryce & sarah said...

LOVE all that Team AMAZING did in a week! Wow. Go gals! The room looks FANTASTIC! The only thing I see that is missing is a lil station for changing the lil coco. Trust me on this one. You'll want to work that in. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! Do you think your mom would consider organizing a lil ole duplex? Miss you!

koryandkatie said...

Looks like I need to have Denise come and make over my house too! I LOVE the baby bedding!!! You two are amazing!!!!!

Tim, Melissa & Dylan said...

AMAZING! I absolutely love the baby room and the bedding is gorgeous! I'm also so inspired with your organization. I need your mom to come stay with me. I definitely need some HELP!

elements: overexposed said...

Adorable nursery! what an exciting time for you and Aaronias. Can't wait to see photos of the little one. I love all of the photos as you know I appreciate tons o' pictures on the blog! Great work team!

annie and jared said...

leave it to denise to get organized- i still remember your pantry growing up- everything was it its own labeled bin! i love it- i wish i could get that organized! your nursery is adorable by the way- nice going on that quilt mom!

Mike and Kelly said...

Your mom is really awesome! I need her mad skill here, but for some reason I don't think she will ever make it. Cute baby room, but am absolutely envious about your craft-o-licious room. Way to be.

Brian and Elizabeth Shelley said...

SOOOO CUTE!!!!

mandy said...
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mandy said...

hello sweet friends!!! the baby room is so cute - i love it! the only thing missing is cute baby wood. love y'all!

Shannon said...

MELISSA! It has been FOREVER since I've seen you, hugged you, and rejoiced over life with you. I'm so glad I found your blog, because now I can send you a million congratulations for your upcoming lil one. You are going to be one amazing mamma. Trust me on this one. You are vibrant, creative, faithful, sensitive, devoted, and so much more. I am very happy for all you get to enjoy in your life. I hope your last few weeks of pregnancy allow you to rest and bask in all the things that you love (besides a comfortable body... that'll have to wait). Love you!

Lindsay said...

Meliss! You are so darling!! You look fabulous (and so does your wonderful mom by the way--I swear she never ages)! I'm so excited about your sweet nursery- and the quilt it ADORABLE. Your mom really does have MAD skills, but I already knew that years ago when she made your bro's pilgrim costume and Melissa Duncan's turkey costume in our 5th grade play. :oD hee, hee. Ah, but i digress... Love you tons, and keep your feet up, you work-horse, you! Can't wait for your new arrival!

My Three Sons said...

Hi! YOu don't know me, but I got to your blog from Kemy's! I just had to tell you that you have such great taste. Your nursery is SO CUTE! I'm a little bit jealous :) Also, did your mom want to hand-quilt a couple of baby quilts for a perfect stranger? Just wondering! Anyway, thanks for brightening my day with a cute nursery and a well-organized craft room!

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