Sunday, November 21, 2010

Getting ready for the baby!

Josh was such a good sport and put this changing table together for me. The pieces spread over 2 rooms, and only took like 3 hours to put together. He had a warm-up putting together our crib a couple of weeks ago. I totally lucked out :)
 I had a vision of the changing table I wanted and I was just going to refinish an old dresser to do it, but then I found this on my work's online store that I'd earned a bunch of credit to, and haven't ever bought anything with it yet. It was almost exactly what I was planning on making!
Pregancy update... The baby is still quite active! Sometimes I wonder what in the world she could be doing in there! I picture her doing cartwheels..? All I know is when it's time for us to go to bed, that's when the party starts for her. We love watching and feeling her. Josh talks to her and she almost always responds with a friendly kick.
7 months! I think my tummy looks a little lumpy here, but I'm happy 'cause it's growing!
A few other things we've done recently with the house...

I'm a huge fan of Krylon oil-rubbed bronze spray paint- that's what I used on the shelf. I love how I don't feel like there's a mess to hide in there now. 

This room was complete chaois for the first few months we lived there, and so this was a huge improvement. I made these cute labels for everything. I used to just plop a whole grocery bag on a random shelf :) Now we can actually find things in there!

I wish I would have shown the light fixture in the "before" picture. It was white, probably from when they built the house about 1991? My parents were getting rid of the fixture and mirror, so I accepted the hand-me-down. Don't ask about the experience putting up the light... Not our favorite activity.

I spraypainted the white curtain rod and plasticy curtain loops with the oil-rubbed bronze paint and they look way nicer!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Our ward had a trunk or treat Saturday afternoon with soup and rolls and a carnival. Josh surprisingly wanted to dress up, and of course I was all for it, but when we got there we were one of the only adults dressed up. Oh well... We looked awesome! Shopping for candy I guessed there's maybe 35 kids in the primary, and they won't all show up, so I'll get the 45-candy bag ... That'll be safe. I needed over 100! Thankfully, Family Dollar is across the street, so Josh ran over for me. But, for a good portion I just had to tell the kids to come back. And you bet they did!

It felt a little weird picking out costumes this year, cuz I have this belly that makes me a pregnant devil, or a pregnant whatever... Luckily my friend Whitney had a "red-neck/white trash" party in her garage and everyone showed up pregnant to that. We had IBC rootbeer and fake cigarettes all over the place. We ate mac and cheese and hot-dogs and everything was served some trashy container. They even had a toilet seat for us to use for playing horseshoes. Very fun idea :)

My shirt says "baby girl" and Josh's is one we've been using as a rag... the cream soda made josh very happy.
Momma Jenn skull, Daddy Josh skull, and Baby Abby skull.

The other pumpkins are Chase and Danita's. I tried to find a setting on my camera that didn't have to flash so you could see how our pumpkins lit up, but it just made it really blurry. I finally figured the flash out after our pumpkins had wilted. Josh is actually quite talented at pumpkin carving; his turned out basically perfect. I'm glad to take this tradition from my family  into our own.