Friday, July 31, 2009

Baby on Board!


Matthew is going to be a big brother! Yes, I know this announcement is a bit premature, but I don't know HOW in the world women keep their pregnancies secret for a whole 12 weeks! As you can see from my 'ticker,' I am 6 weeks along. My first ultrasound is August 18th. The doctor would like to see exactly how far along I am. EXCITING!

Jeff and I are very blessed to welcome another baby into our lives. Everyone we have told has asked...'Hoping for pink or blue?' To be honest, I will be happy with either. It would be awesome to have another boy. Matthew would love a little brother! And, of course who wouldn't love a baby girl?! There are WAY too many adorable things out there to buy for a baby girl. So...time shall tell. I am undecided on whether we will find out the sex of the baby. For now, I am content with knowing that I have a little life growing inside of me.

I loved being pregnant and am happy that I get to experience the journey again. Wish me health and luck! Here I go again...

Saturday, July 18, 2009


The bathroom is almost complete! Just need to do some minor touchups. Take a look...
Again, poor lighting. It is hard to take a good pic of the bathroom!

Our Bedroom

Here are the before & afters of our bedroom. What a lovely shade of green...
And after...sorry for the crappy lighting.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Momma's Boy

More Attraction

I have written before about the 'Law of Attraction,' and the way that I put it to use in my life. And, I know there are many out there that still don't fully believe in this powerful principle. However, I thought I would share this past month's intention and how the LOA brought to me all that I asked for.

With all of the home improvements underway, I am discovering that we need a few items for the house that we did not put in our home budget. For example, a new dresser for our bedroom. Jeff and I refuse to dip into retirement savings, Matthew's college savings, or our emergency fund for any reason other than a medical emergency.

With that said...I am not a patient person. I do not like to wait a few months to save for an item. This month, I chose to ask, pray, set the intention, whatever you want to call it...for some extra cash. And, I also included with my intention that I simply wanted it to come to us. I didn't want to have to work extra hours or pick up an extra project to earn it.

Well, less than 15 days since I set my intention and here are the results...

$458 Our property in Brighton's taxes were less than what we budgeted.
$350 Wells Fargo HSA account, that I FORGOT I had. Used part of this money to order new contacts.
$150 Submitted the receipt for my contacts to our health insurance company and was reimbursed.
$200 Our Bugaboo Bee lost a part. They sent us a new stroller. I sold our old one on Craigslist.
$150 Rewards checks from using our CC and paying it off each month.
$70 Security deposit refund from moving out of our apartment
$50 Sold old shower curtains/window curtains from Ikea on Craigslist
$34 Sold books on Amazon

Grand total = $1,462.00

AND, if you want to include the Ikea coupon that I received in the mail and am going to use...there is an extra $25.

I understand that eventually, we won't have items to sell on Craigslist and these sources of income without really 'working' for it are limited. The principle that I am trying to demonstrate is that before I set my intention NONE of these line items existed for me. So, what else is out there that I have not thought of?

AND, money is not the only area that this principle has proven itself to me. There are many other areas in my life that I have applied this principle to. Maybe someday I will share these on my blog. But, for now...I am pretty impressed with the results that I got this month. Wonder what next month will bring?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Baby Buns

I can't believe my baby is almost 9 months! He is pulling up on everything and jumping up and down on his bed! Matthew is such a happy boy...he giggles and smiles so easily. He brings Jeff and I so much joy. Love him!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Matthew's Nursery

Matthew's nursery is almost complete! We just have to figure out what we want to do in his closet and install the light fixture. Again, I wish that I would have taken a better before pic. The walls were dark blue, lots of dents, and the floors were pretty beat up. Check it out...

And after....ta da!

AND - look at how much my big boy is loving his new nursery! Jeff lowered Matthew's crib last week...then, Matt decided that he was going to learn to stand up. Ooops! Looks like Jeff is gonna have to lower it even more!
Today, Matt and I had so much fun. We slept in, ate breakfast, and then met up with two other mommys and their baby girls for music in the park. Every Wednesday, Plymouth has music in the park. There had to have been over 200 people there. It was so much fun! I joined a Meetup Group for Plymouth moms and two of the moms invited me to join them this week for music. Matthew had so much fun!
The rest of our day was spent at Home Depot, listening to Michael Jackson, and working on projects with Daddy. Can't wait until the main level is complete!