Thursday, September 29, 2011

Carson's 2nd Birthday!

First of all, my sweet sister-in-law gets all the credit for the great photos in this post. She has a much better camera and actually knows how to use it, unlike myself. I point and shoot. 
I do have to pat myself on the back just a little as well since I've only had these picks for 48 hours and I'm actually posting them! 
Yay for blogging progress! 

Sooo.....Carson's birthday party was a blast! I was pretty happy that it was a cute, yet mostly stress-free event. We had some of our close friends and of course, as much family as we could. It was such a memorable day. We were missing all my family from South Carolina but I was thinking of them so that helped. 
And now, some highlights of the day :) 

Food in my family is always at the top of the list :) 

The Birthday Boy!
The dinosaur he's holding was an early gift from his Aunt Coco :)

The look of complete happiness ( on both our faces!) 

Someone must have said something to crack me up!

Last but never least, CAKE!!

(Well, cupcakes this year)

I am so blessed to be a mom to such a sweet boy! God is good!

After everyone left, my little guy felt like it was time for his hat. He LOVES that hat!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beyond Thankful

I find myself very somber today and my heart is very heavy. 

I found out yesterday evening that a fellow employee's child has been diagnosed with cancer. He's only 9 years old and he's about to face such a complex and trying situation at such a young age. Please keep this child, Terrance, in your prayers. I know God is a healer and I am believing and standing in agreement with my boss for this child's complete healing! 
This staggering news immediately hit home as a parent as I found myself thinking "How would I even begin to cope with this?" How would I find the strength to be the stable, positive rock that my child would need during such a fearful time?" 

I can only hope that I would remember that God is in control and that He gives us the strength to overcome the trials He allows us to face. Regardless, I am overwhelmed with feelings of gratefulness and thankfulness for the health of my family today. 

Please don't be guilty of taking all your loved ones for granted. Every day is precious!

My Task for the Day:  

Tell each of my family members just how special they are. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Other Kids' Birthday Parties = Christmas Wish List for Carson

Over the weekend, we attended a birthday party for one of the many kiddos that were born very close to Carson. The birthday girl, Zoey, had quite the event! The party was at her grandparent's gorgeous home with a fabulous backyard which was just the right venue for a massive kid's play land. It was also very entertaining for the parents since we all got to sit out and eat great food and enjoy each other's company. 

There was a Sesame Street bounce/playhouse, another regular swing set, a swing, and Carson's personal favorite......a Radio Flyer Rocking Horse just like this one. 

It also bounces. He was OBSESSED. 

Needless to say, that will be on the wish list for Christmas. 

Now, just to find a place in the house for it???? There's the biggest challenge. 

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Guest Room - The Semi-Finished Product

I finally got the pics uploaded of the guest room bed and a couple of other little updates. The room still isn't finished but it's definitely taking a step in the right direction! Yay for progress!

Proof that the room isn't finished is in the pic below. Notice that there's no headboard yet? That's the next project on the list :) 

A few new frames and  my favorite family photo to liven up the corner of the room. 

Happy Tuesday, Everyone! 

Friday, September 09, 2011

A Little Guest Room Makeover

Wow, it's been a month again since my last post! I'm so slack. The truth is that life takes over and I need to make time to actually share the craziness instead of getting consumed by it.

So, the guest room in our house has always been a little neglected in terms of decor and overall functionality.

Who am I kidding?! It's been extremely neglected.

That said, I decided it was time to really start working on it and getting it to a happier place. I've really been wanting to give the room a chic, yet eclectic kind of feel. Something cozy and fun yet polished at the same time. Here was my first inspiration for what I was trying to achieve:

Style & Co. Artisan Bedding
I went to Macy's and actually found the Euro Shams in this picture and the sheet set as well. I got both on a mega-clearance deal for $40. I was a very happy shopper! I also got the round decorative pillow shown but in the fuschia color for a steal at $8!!!

A few weekends ago, I headed to Ikea and found the coolest navy polka dot duvet cover with matching pillow cases. All three as a set for $19.99. That's my kind of deal :)

Lastly, I found a cool navy striped throw pillow on clearance at Marshall's and also this one from Target:

Are you ready to see the final result??? 

Well, I will have to take a pic tonight and add it because that's yet another thing I've been slack about. I'll update the post tonight, I promise!!

Happy Friday, Everyone!!!