Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Per Your Request

Thanks Jessica and Erika for pointing out that out of all those photos, not ONE of them was of my little guy! I feel like a horrible mom! Amalah never forgets a photo of Noah...

I guess I'll have to try and make up for it by posting 3. Here you go!

His face is so cute here!

Trying to whistle?

This was our first family photo!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Work in progress

So... my "new" old house (was built in 1947). Talk about a work in progress. I've put together a little picture tutorial to give you an idea of what Jeff and I are dealing with there. I'll start with the worst room: The knotty pine/family room. Good heavens. I like to call it the "naughty pine" room. Because that pine? SO hideous. I wish I had larger pictures, but all I have are the photos I got off of our realtor's website. You should actually be thankful. You'd have knotty pine nightmares if it was too large. Oh, and please notice the plates lining the entire perimeter of the room. Plates that had things like Civil War images on them or something. CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA PLATES. I think I passed over the segment that was selling those on the home shopping network at 4 am once.
Here is what the room looks like now:

Oh yes, much better. Restoration Hardware paint color: "Linen". The floors are no longer the hideous POOP brown carpet, they are even more hideous linoleum. 30 year old linoleum. That likes to flake. Hideous flakey 30-year linoleum will be gone in a couple weeks once Home Depot gets off their butt and installs our glorious new carpet.

Now on to the Formal Living Room:

I like to call this room the "Far and Away" room. Did you ever see that movie? With Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, about leaving Ireland and moving to the U.S. to get land? Takes place around the mid 1800's I think, and the decor in this room, I swear, must have been taken directly from the set. Seriously, note the chandelier in the corner. Over the baby poop colored (I am an expert in that color, by the way) love seat.

And now:

I would dearly love to redo the emerald city green tile, but it will have to do for now. We're having the floors refinished Tuesday. Restoration Hardware paint color: Latte.

Dining Room:

I'm not even going to comment on the wallpaper. Or the lace curtains.


Jeff wants to get this chandelier. I like that one a lot, but I also like this one. What do you think?

Anyway, that's our house in progress. I hope you like what we've done so far. I can't wait to show you the finished product!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

New house, new baby...Agh!!!

I am in such a fog. We got the keys to our house last Friday, and between the new baby and working on the house, I swear I'm a walking zombie. Fortunately, Jeff has time off of work still, so he is able to work on the house, and his dad is retired and helping out everyday... but I'm starting to realize how much we took on. So please forgive me for my slacking on the posts, when things slow down, I'll be sure to keep you all in the loop!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I Only Have Time For Pictures

First trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house

Sleeping by Daddy

Wondering what Mommy is saying...

Cute close up

Saturday, August 12, 2006

It's A Boy!

Coleman Rowe
August 8, 2006
10:30 pm
7 lbs 1 oz
20 3/4 in.

I am so in love...

Friday, August 04, 2006

Mucous plug

I know this is gross, but today I lost my mucous plug. I wish that meant something specific and exact, like "You will now go into labor within 24 hours", but of course it doesn't....
Today, I am 9 days overdue. I never thought that I'd actually wish for severe pain like I am right now. I want to have contractions that actually hurt, even so bad that they make me want to scream, because they are actually accomplishing something like, OH, I don't know, getting this baby the HECK OUT OF ME?!?