Tuesday, August 31

I can't believe it...

I accidently deleted all of my comments! I am absolutely devastated!

{This pic pretty much sums up the way I feel}

Your comments make my day, and now they are all gone! lol, not that it's funny, but I talked Michelle into deleting her's too....and then we realized that they were really, totally gone {I wish you could have seen our faces}!

I love your comments, and I promise to be more careful in the future.....leave some and give me a chance.... ;)

Monday, August 30

Saturday in the Sun!

We went out on the Miss Mary Ann on Saturday! It was so much fun! The Cove was empty, and Mango chased minnows until he couldn't chase them anymore.
It turns out that Daniel is a little water baby....he's going to fit right in! We were out for about 6 or 7 hours and he was such a trooper, such a happy baby!
Auntie Kelly is aways a hit! She's the best Auntie EVER!

Daniel practiced so hard for his frst trip to Bimini, that he had to take a nice long nap!

Wednesday, August 25

"Did you pee pee on Mommy?"

Seems to me like he's guilty! ;)

He never pees when we change his diaper, but bathtime is a totally different story! lol, I guess it has something to do with the warm water..who knows? All I know is that it's just downright funny!

Tuesday, August 24

It's Primary Election Day!!! Have you voted?!

Daniel and I have!!!! We hustled this morning so we could vote before I dropped him off at school. I'm so sad that I didn't get a pic of us at the polls, but I was in such a rush that I forgot the camera.

Even though Daniel won't remember going, it's important to me and Justin that we set a good example for him.

"Train a child in the way he should go, and he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

Monday, August 16

First Day of School!!!!

Daniel has been going to "Summer Camp" throughout the summer, and after his two week break and sweet snuggle time with his Grammy and Nana, his "First Day of School" was today!!!!

There isn't really a difference between Summer Camp and School when you're a baby, but Daniel's Mommy gets really excited about these things!

So, being the corny girl that I am, I asked his teachers to take a pic of the two of us...

...and then I asked them to pose with DAP too! {from left to right: Miss Barb, Miss Grace, Miss Marianne and DAP}

These ladies really love, love, love Daniel, and I love, love, love that he is so special to them!

Saturday, August 7

All dressed up and nowhere to go....

So, Justin told me earlier this week to mark my calendar because it was "Open House" at Daniel's school. lol, for some reason the idea of going to an "Open House" makes me really feel like a Mommy....silly, I know!

We were running late, but we got all dressed up, packed the car and rushed down to school....but the parking lot was empty. There wasn't a sign of life around at all.

I called Miss Barb to ask if I had missed it. Guess what folks...it's next week!

So, I thought I would share some pics of Daniel because he was so stinkin' cute in his little outfit! (Oh yeah, and I had to document the insanely hilarious way his hair is looking these days......crazy but absolutely adorable at the same time!)

See you next weekend Miss Barb! :)

Additional Storage!!!!!

What do you do when you have to convert the office of your dream cottage into a nursery and therefore give away your desk and only organized filing system?????

You have to be sneaky and look for storage/filing options in unusual places, like empty corners, under beds, unsuspecting pieces of furniture....

Here are some of the ideas that kept spinning in circles in my head:

Should we buy a cute little 2 drawer filing cabinet similar to the ones at Pottery Barn? No, it would look out of place if it wasn't displayed in a office.

Hmmmmm...should we buy a cheap filing cabinet and put it/hide it in a closet? And take up some of our very valuable, practically non-existant closet space?! No way!

Ugh! Who wants to keep paper anyway?! Let's just throw it all out! Now Katie, don't be silly! You can think of something!

{Insert "Ah ha moment" inflection here}
Hey! Wait a minute!!!!! What about the cedar chest that Julie gave us?! *PERFECT*

Here is a picture of the cedar chest (and Ollie the helping cat) before we added our filing system:We are using this cedar chest as a coffee table so DVDs and other tv related things were being stored in it. All of those things have found a new home in a piece of furniture that my husband lovingly refurbished for the baby's room.....but we couldn't get it around the corner and into the nursery...oops! maybe we should have thought of that before all the hard work went into re-doing it!

Anyways, here's what the inside of the chest and our sweet little Mango look like now:
We have our current documents filed on the left side, papers to shred (separated by the year to shred them) on the right, and miscellaneous office supplies in the middle!

LOL, now the hard part is staying this organized!!!!! HA!

Have a Happy Saturday!

Thursday, August 5

The Nursery Reveal!!!!

Ladies and gentlemen.....I would like to share "after" pics of Daniel's nursery!!! If you would like to see the "before" pics, click here. And here is the design that we had in mind.
Anyways, here it is...and we think he loves it!

Justin had just finished constructing the bookcase and we had our neighbors and friends over to see it about an hour before I said, "Justin, I think my water just broke" as I just sat down to eat my ice cream and chicken nuggets. LOL, I guess we finished with the nursery just in time!!!

Wednesday, August 4

Happy Shark Week!!!!


It's been quite a while since I have last posted, and an awful lot has been happening! I will catch y'all up over the next few weeks. I am hoping that I will be able to carve out some time to blog, but it's just so hard to put little Daniel Austin down since I don't get to hold him all day, so I am not making any promises!

First of all, our little blueberry was born on May 2, 2010!!!! He was 7 pounds/7 ounces, 19 inches long and sweet as can be! We are absolutely smitten with our little man!

Here is our little stinker today (notice the sharks on his outfit):

Happy Shark Week!!!