Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year..."

What a fun time of the year!! Will and I have been super busy with work, holiday fun, and getting ready for precious Benjamin's arrival. A few months ago Amanda and I decided to get domestic and make stockings from scratch. We stole the idea from the Knochel women and are pretty proud of the final result! Each year a new decal is added representing something big that happened that year. Guess I will have one more stocking to add next year... We decided to take one last mini "babymoon" at the Gaylord before our life is turned upside down. It was so much fun to relax, watch Army lose against Navy :(, eat a yummy dinner, and see the ICE show. One of our first dates was going to the Gaylord so it was extra special to return married and pregnant! Amazing how life can change in just 3 short years!
My pictures from the holidays are a little out of order... This year Will and I spent Christmas Eve with Will's side and Christmas day with my side. Over at my parents house Luke was just precious as ever. He became very fixated on a few things.... His holiday pj's and Elmo houseshoes.
His new snack trap Uncle Grant gave him and his Elmo houseshoes.
Playing on boxes. His mom's new hat and did I mention his Elmo houseshoes. Will and I before church on Christmas Eve. I sure am getting big - 35 weeks pregnant.
Update on Ben's room: Grant finished the mural! Grant is so talented and it looks amazing in the room. I can't wait for Benjamin to see it!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ben's Room

Benjamin's room is close to being finished! It turned out so precious and I have my mother to thank. She came to Fort Worth for one day and put her touch of gold on Ben's future room. There is still some "polishing" that has to be done but overall it is pretty complete.
My brother Grant is an incredible artist. He is going to create a one of a kind piece on the blank canvas behind the crib.
My mom had these adorable letters made in Mckinney!
I love how we incorporated some of Will's Army hats into the room! Lots of reading will take place in the little corner.
Finally, tons of storage for all of Benjamin's stuff. It is amazing how much stuff you need for something so small!
I have hit the 33 week mark! Crazy how fast (and slow) it is going! Benjamin is around 19 inches long and about 5 pounds. He will be here before we know it!