In the 7 years that Alex and I have been married, we have lived in 7 homes. Ridiculous, right?! We moved to our most recent residence in January of this year. We moved for many reasons, but ultimately we needed some more space and really wanted to live a little closer to work and everything in our little town. We love our new townhouse and it’s close proximity to almost everything. In our minds, we intend to stay here for a while, but, given our track record, I wouldn’t put any money on it!
I really want to put some time into the way that we decorate and organize our space. Right now we are getting by, but there is so much more that I would like to do. Our first big project is putting something on the wall in the living room above the television area. My goal is to have some canvas prints there that will showcase some of our favorite photos, but also add a creative, decorative element to the room. So, of course, my first stop was Pinterest! Here are some the ideas that I have stumbled on so far.
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What do you think? At this point I’m not even sure if I want to go with color or black & white photos. We desperately need to make some decisions! I really want to get these ordered so that we can make some progress!!
Mother’s Day has come and gone. Two years ago I found out that I was pregnant with Evan on Mother’s Day weekend. This was shortly after our first loss. I remember spending the day so very hopeful, but also so very scared. We had not announced the pregnancy to anyone yet, so we celebrated the sweet life that was making us parents quietly with knowing smiles and glances across the room. Last year, Evan had arrived and I was so full of joy and amazement at the fact that I was a mom! It was such an odd, but welcome, feeling. We celebrated with each of our families and then slipped away to the park to have a special picnic with the three of us – it was such a special day. This year we were so blessed to have all of our family at our house. The weather didn’t really cooperate, and I was quite sick, but regardless, Alex grilled in the rain and we all enjoyed eating together and celebrating one another.
One of the sweetest moments of my day was opening my gift from Evan. Alex had helped him paint a bouquet of flowers on a canvas – it was absolutely perfect.
Along with this sweet gift, Alex gave me a collage of photos and the Fitbit – which I had talked about in my Mother’s Day gift guide!! I am going to use it for a week or two and then I will give you guys a run down on my feelings about it. So far, I think it’s pretty awesome! (For example – I woke up today feeling like I did not rest well – I checked the FitBit sleep log and realized that I had woken 10 times during the night – that might have something to do with it!!)
How was your Mother’s Day? Did you do anything special to celebrate?
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Happy Mother’s Day!!