Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nursery...So Far

This weekend my parents were here and I was hoping we would get to get some things done around the house...things that I can't do at the moment like lift, climb, walk 10 feet without getting winded.  That kind of thing.

So, Friday I had my 24-week appointment in Lubbock, and my parents went with us.  My great-aunt (who is really like a second grandmother to me), told Mom the last time they saw her she really wanted to get the babies something special.  In her words, "something big, something nice, something expensive."  Sweet, sweet, and sweet! 

I was thinking maybe a car seat, or a pack 'n play.  But apparently her definition of "something big" is much different than mine.  Someday I'll get there.  :)

So, we ended up picking out a dresser for the nursery and decided while we were in Lubbock to swing by Babies 'R Us and see if maybe they at least had a floor sample so we could see it in person. 

They didn't have a floor sample.  But they did have ONE, yep, ONE in stock.  And we were able to bring it home with us and set it up.  This was Friday.  Saturday, Mom got an email from Wal-Mart saying the crib and mattress from them was in, so she headed over and picked it up. 

Empty room, ready to be filled! 

The beautiful dresser and me.  

 Working hard...well, some of us were just hardly working.  

And...dresser and Crib #1 were set up!  And I was happy.

Then, Monday I had a sorority meeting and was gone for a couple of hours.  While I was gone, McHotterson's mom called and said Crib #2 was in and he could pick it up.  So, he did and when I got home, Crib #2 was set up and in the nursery!  What a sweet, sweet surprise from my hot man!  Happy didn't quite cover it. 

So, here are some pictures of the far. 

 Truett's crib.  

Reese's crib.

We will change the paint (went yesterday and got some chips to tape to the wall), and there will be closet doors as soon as they are painted.  But the idea is coming together and I'm so in love with it! 

And here they are together!  I can't wait to get started on the paint and get the bedding on!  

Sometimes I'm just completely overwhelmed by how much God has blessed us.  I can't explain it, really.  I just know how much I don't deserve any of this, yet He keeps pouring His blessings onto us, even as I continue to sin and be so imperfect.  I've been trying to choose a scripture to go on the wall in the nursery, and although I haven't picked one yet, this one keeps coming back to me, over and over.   

 Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. 
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  1. Love, love, love the nursery furniture. The blankets on the cribs are so adorable. Is that what the bedding will look like? Can't wait to see more. : )

    From your last comment: We are due March 16th.

  2. LOVE the room! How exciting to get the cribs set up and furniture moved in. Can't wait to see the colors you choose...I'm certain it's going to look wonderful!

    I LOVE that scripture :)

  3. i love the nursery and love the should check out that same scripture in the Amplified Bible...Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--

  4. The nursery looks so good already! I can't wait to see more pictures once it's painted!!

  5. Charla, in case you don't see my response comment to yours on my blog, I thought I'd tell you here too - the color I used is Martinique Dawn 6003-3B from Lowe's (Valspar) - good luck! Hope you find the color you want!

  6. I love the quilts! I can't wait to see the finished room! And by the way, you look adorable!

  7. char, you look so cute. cannot wait to see the finished nurseries! how FUN to have a boy and a girl - you can do anything in there! love the blankets. good luck picking a color - selecting paint is the bane of my existence.

  8. Charla, I didn't know you wanted to do scripture on the wall. I actually have a die-cut machine that will cut wall vinyl. I'd be more than happy to add that in the package of bedding! There are countless ways to do it with this machine - scrapbook paper in a frame, sticky-back vinyl on a mirror, wall vinyl right on your walls. Just let me know if you'd like me to do that for you!

  9. I love the verse! When we wrote our thank you note to our church, after all the prayers that were prayed and food that was sent while Benjamin had his surgery, we used that verse.

    The nursery looks great! As I've said, I'm so very happy for you!

  10. Fun, fun, fun! Yes, you are blessed. I'm so happy for you guys!

  11. So cute! Getting the room ready is so fun- and you look amazing!


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