Thursday, July 7, 2011

DIY Kitchen Island

or maybe I should say DDIFM?
Dad, do it for me?

I really needed a place to store my cake plates...
other than their current home on top of our fridge.
The rattling and shaking that went on every time we opened the freezer 
was about to give me a heart attack. 
I found this beautiful table that was constructed DIY 
from plans on the anawhite website and fell in love.

If you are not familiar with Ana White, you should check her out here. She is an amazing DIYer that shares detailed plans and features followers building projects all FOR FREE. She rocks.

So my dad got to building, and sanding, and building, and staining. Then he brought me this gorgeous table last weekend. I can't stop staring at it. I am obsessed with the wood grain. The slats. The perfect handmade storage solution. The contrast between the dark wood and my mostly white serving pieces. The height. The endless entertaining possibilities. 
I promise the pictures do not do it justice...


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's a...


oh, you already knew that?


silly me.


We are beyond thrilled to announce...

Baby Reagan is a BOY!

Last Thursday night we headed to Newnan for our 3D/4D ultrasound. We were so excited to find out if baby bear was a boy or a girl we could hardly wait. I was really feeling like bear was a girl, and hubs was just positive baby bear was a boy.

We go inside. I get all cozy in a big recliner. lay all the way back. warm jelly on my belly. Bear pops up on the big TV and the hubs yells "I see a penis!" I about died laughing, and so did the tech. What he saw was Bear's leg... but there were some boy parts in there too. He was proud to show them off. For about 15 minutes we got to watch our sweet baby kicking, sucking his thumb, twisting, and punching. He even smiled for us. We could not be more in love with this little man.

 ::the money shot::

 ::full body::


It was just us at the ultrasound. Both of our parents we're out of town (mine in Davidson, and Chris's in Panama City) so we called them to give them our news. Chris called a couple friends and I stopped by ra's on my way home and did a little balloon reveal for them. I had planned to wait till the next day, but I was about to BURST. Then I told my girls at work with cake pops. It was so fun to see their reactions... some "I knew it!" and some "awww...boys are the best." 

Now it is starting to sink in that we are almost half way there. In 2 weeks, baby Bear will be the size of a small cantaloupe and we'll have a half-baked bun in the oven. Lots of things to do before he arrives, but for right now we are just being giddy-in-love with our little baby boy. 

BIG thanks to Aunt ra for taking the announcement photos...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A chair for everyone...

I wanted to share a quick picture from this afternoon...
the hubs and I have been busy in the office today.
trimming, organizing, and finishing things up.
Putting together a new office chair for him
(leaving this old one for Cole to sit in) 

Now, I am sitting here glued to my computer...
watching video from the Casey Anthony trial.
(I am obsessed with it)
If you are not caught up, today was the closing arguments.
You can view videos HERE
video 1 is mostly instructions for the jury, then the state starts on video 2.


Hope you all have an amazing July 4th.
We are planning a low key day at the house...
cooking out, a little organizing, and movies on the sofa.
sounds amazing.