Sunday, August 21, 2011

Random Sunday...

 No artsy pics today, just a bunch of pictures from my phone.  

About a month or so ago, Sarah had to come to Ruston to meet with a client.  I so graciously agreed to babysit my sweet nephew, David Scott.  We went to the pool for a short while & he really enjoyed it...especially when Joanna shared Georgia's snacks with him & he proceeded to steal them all.

The pregnant one in the family (that's me) has thoroughly enjoyed the local fresh fruits & veggies this summer.  Dusty has a nice "garden" of tomatoes & squash & they have been delicious.  I've hit up the farmer's market & side of the road stands many times & always manage to bring home a watermelon.  After we cut it up & put the bowl in the refrigerator, we let Deuce eat the rest.  He LOVES watermelon (just like his mama & gran) & will eat every bit of red until he gets to the rind.  He ate all three pieces in this pic :)

I've been trying very hard not to go overboard buying clothes for the baby, but every now & then, I see something I can't turn away from.  For those who don't know us personally, Dusty is a huge fan of the outdoors.  He's obsessed with hunting, loves to fish, etc...basically fits right in with the "sportsman's paradise" that is Louisiana.  A few weeks ago, Smocked Auctions popped up on my Facebook page with this little beauty & I had to get it.  I knew my baby daddy would be so excited!  I couldn't wait for it to come in & as soon as it did, I snapped a pic to send to him.  Baby boy will look so cute in it during next year's deer hunting season.
 I was not compensated for mentioning Smocked Auctions...I could only wish :)

A few weekends ago, we had to go to Baton Rouge for an engagement party for a close friend.  We stayed with Sarah, Scotty & David Scott.  David Scott really enjoys looking at the pictures of Deuce & Suzy on my phone but gets really tired of the paparazzi taking his picture.  He's just so cute.

This is Dusty on the way home from Baton Rouge.  Thanks, co-pilot.

And here's Deuce & Suzy one evening last week after we had been playing.  I bet they feel so neglected.  It's just so hot here, even late evening, that we rarely go outside to play with them.  They play all the time, but I know they love for us to come out there & have a little fun too. 

I'm such a geek.  All this back to school hype got me a little depressed that I have no need for school supplies anymore.  I always loved this time of year & getting more organized.  I saw a great deal online & decided to take advantage of it & get this Erin Condren Life Planner.  I am in love!  Being a super organized (borderline OCD) person, this makes me so happy.  When personalizing it, I decided not to put any first names on there since Baby Boy doesn't have one yet & I went with a design that wasn't too girly.  She's got some great products so check out the site.
Once again, I was not compensated for mentioning Erin Condren..If only :)

I almost forgot to mention that I got our family blog set up & Dusty decided he wanted dibs on the first post.  He's a good writer & always funny so I really want him to write more.  He says he will only do it if we have at least 50 followers.  Help me out here!  You can get to it by clicking here.

I go to the doc tomorrow for my glucose test (yuck) & to see sweet Baby Boy again.  Maybe I'll post an updated pic of him this week.  Have a great one!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

26 weeks & more pictures!

 Most of the pictures here are from orders I finished in the spring, but I am slowly catching up to blogging about present orders.  Anyhoo...

Baby Ryland has a farm animal themed nursery (I accidentally deleted the pic from my phone :/) & a friend of his mothers wanted to give him a little something special.  So here we are...his own name canvas to coordinate with his nursery.  I love the western font!

A friend of ours has had a lot of other friends getting hitched this year.  He didn't want to get them "girly" gifts, as he says, & wanted something unique.  We talked for a while & decided on this.  He liked it so much that he has now placed orders for 4 more!  It really does make a great wedding gift!

A sweet blogger contacted me about painting a frame to house a photo from her first marathon.  (Whether first or fifteenth, you're way ahead of me.  I can't even run a mile...pregnant or not!) This Bible verse was her "motto" through the entire process.  I think it's very fitting for any runner, but especially first time marathon runners.

Another owl frame.  Owl's seem to be "the thing" this year!

Baby Hayden has a very simple nursery & his mama requested a canvas using his colors, lime green & royal blue.  We kept with the simple theme for the canvas, especially since it was so big.

Ellyson's crib bedding has a fun, flowery pattern for the bumper & a striped skirt that coordinates.  There's lots of color in the fabric so I had an easy time with this bow holder

What else has been going on around here?  Well, I'm putting on a few lbs, but it's for a good cause!
This pic was taken at 24 weeks

25 weeks...Looking large & in charge.  I've discovered that straight on doesn't make for a flattering picture!  And yes, this picture is fuzzy, your vision isn't deceiving you (Mom).  I'm getting a "fancy" camera for my birthday (which was 2 months ago, lol), but we haven't decided which one we want to go with.  I want one that takes pictures a lot faster than my coolpix since we will soon have a little one that I'm sure won't sit still for me to take some good shots.  Do you have a good camera to recommend??  If so, please let me know!

 26 weeks (actually 26 1/2 weeks)  We took this pic last night as we were heading out the door to go to The Happening, which is a fun event Louisiana Tech has each year.

The university president gives a "state of the university" speech, head football coach Sonny Dykes speaks briefly about the upcoming season & the highlight of the evening is the special guest.  Last year, it was Tech alum, Terry Bradshaw & he was hilarious.

This year, the guest speaker was another popular Tech alum, Kix Brooks, of the country duo, Brooks & Dunn.  He had some good stories & jokes, but the most awesome part of his time on stage was when he sat on the stool, grabbed his acoustic guitar & sang two of his songs, Red Dirt Road & Only In America.  It was great!  Totally unexpected & made being up past my bedtime sooooo worth it! 

Kix & I are from the same parish (that would be county for those outside of Louisiana), graduated from the same university & Dusty can sing exactly like Ronnie Dunn so we have this weird connection & I feel like we need to meet one day.  I thought last night would be it, but Dusty wouldn't let my inner stalker come out so he rushed me to the car when "the show" was over.  Oh well, I'm sure there will be another chance.  We did have a great time though!
Hope y'all have had a great Wednesday & are staying cool.  It's only 113 degrees here so my staying cool means staying inside as much as I can :)