Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Master Bedroom Redo

I've been working on my master bedroom for the last few months and I think it is about done. I didn't change my linens or paint color, but I did make a new headboard which can be seen here. I also got new reading lamps, a new ceiling fan, put up some new pictures and I made and hung new curtains. 

Here is what my room looked like before.


I also hung new pictures up on this wall which was originally blank. Each morning I get to wake up to this beautiful baby boy. 

My little helper

I've been thinking about stenciling a pattern on these curtains with a light gray paint. I like the stencils below. What do you think? Do you like the curtains clean and simple like I have them, or do you think they would be better with a stenciled pattern? Please take the poll on the right side of my blog to help me decide. Thanks! 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Henry Gage Morgan

He's here! Henry Gage Morgan was born on January 4, 2012 at 3:30pm weighing in at 7lbs 6oz and is 20.25 inches long. We knew that Amy was being induced so we headed up to the hospital around lunchtime and got to meet little Hank at 5:30pm. It was a long day full of anticipation and joy! Sam and Amy we wish you the best and we are very excited that Will gets to grow up near his cousin. He is just precious.

Possum, Will, and Grandma waiting in the lobby

Will and Uncle Christopher

Daddy, Will and Uncle Christopher

Will, Uncle Sam, Henry, and Aunt Amy

Will sweetly patting Henry

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Will at 8 Months

Dear Will,

You are eight months old today. Some days I look at you and feel like you look a lot different than the day before. That happened yesterday. You are starting to make new discoveries everyday and you are getting so heavy! You weigh about 21 pounds right now and I had to go and get you a new car seat today since your current car seat will only hold a 22 pound infant. I can't believe how the time is flying. Everyone told me it would, but it is still hard to believe. 

We bought you this swing, but you haven't really enjoyed it that much. This time you liked it a little more that the last time. 

You are eating all kinds of things now. I think your favorite is pears, but it is hard to tell because you are such a good eater and will eat anything we feed to you. Peaches always cause a funny face because they are so tart. I bought some pureed chicken today for you to try. Yum. :) 

I caught you screaming in this picture. You love to screech when you get excited! I call you my little screech owl. You have started doing this in worship on Sunday mornings which leaves me desperately searching for a pacifier to quiet you. Sometimes it is cute, but sometimes not so much. Your aunts and uncles like to mimic you and screech back at you each time you screech. 

Those eyes just make me melt. I think you are going to have gray eyes just like your G-Daddy. They are such a unique color. The girls are going to love those eyes. 

Your personality is really starting to come out. I think you are going to be outgoing and friendly. You are still smiling at any stranger who gives you any attention. Today in Target, four different women actually stopped what they were doing and came over to chat and flirt with you. You made their day by giving them that sweet smile. They wanted to know all about you. I think it is because you are the cutest baby they had ever seen. 

This picture cracks me up every time I see it. :) I love this expression.

I think you will be getting some teeth soon. It seems like your gums are really hurting you. I gave you a frozen grape for you to gnaw on today, and that seemed to help. 

You have also started waving more consistently at people except you wave backwards at yourself. It is so cute! You are also learning to clap your hands. 

These Polo shoes were a generous gift from your Aunt Kristen. She wanted to make sure you were a well dressed baby. :) The sweater and pants you are wearing are from your Aunt Andrea who also loves you very much. 

I love, love, love this picture! It is my favorite of the bunch. What a cute baby! 

You want to crawl and walk so bad. It makes you really mad that you can't just get up and go anytime you wish. Your favorite toys right now are your books and your baseball. We are so proud. 

Sometimes you drive us crazy with your hair pulling, spitting, pinching, and other miscellaneous disobedience, but we wouldn't trade being your parents for anything! Will, we love you so much! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Resolution

To keep me accountable, I am publishing my new year resolutions. If you think about it, please feel free to ask me how I'm doing. Each year I have grand plans of how I am going to transform myself into the person I want to be, but I always fall short. I know for a fact that if anyone is going to change stubborn me, it is the LORD himself, so I will keep persevering knowing that I don't do this alone. 

1. Exercise More - I know, I know. This is everyone's resolution, but I really need to. I have no motivation to exercise right now, so please encourage me! I want to do some cardio at least 3 times a week, and some weights twice a week. 

2. Improved Bedtime Routine - By the time I get a chance to go to bed, I am exhausted and just want to get in bed wearing the clothes I have on, much less wash my face and brush my teeth, etc. I would like to do a better job of taking care of my face, actually brush AND floss my teeth every night, put lotion on my dry winter skin, and put some chapstick on my lips before I go to sleep. 

3. Most importantly here is my scripture that I want to commit to memory this year and carry out: 

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life." Philippians 2:14-16.

I really, really want to do a better job of not complaining and being a positive influence on those around me. It is going to be very challenging, but something I feel that God wants me to do. 

Happy New Year and I hope you accomplish the resolutions you set out for yourself!