by: Jennicillin

Monday, August 30, 2010

First Baby Shower Gift!

So my baby shower is in CA on Saturday!  I'm totally looking forward to going home for the holiday weekend and having a shower with my family and friends (including best friend Laura who is driving out from UT for it, YAY!)  A good family friend, Ruth, who will be unable to attend the shower had my shower gift sent to the house and it arrived today!

How fun and cute are these little soft blocks with their coordinating bag?!?!  Wanna know the best part?  They were custom designed by an Etsy seller to match my nursery bedding!

Seriously, LOVE this gift!  The sellers shop is closed for a couple of weeks, but I liked her work enough that when she re-opens I'm going to have her custom make a mobile to go over the crib!  I'll link to her shop when I get that all ordered and done, and she's re-opened, etc...

Friday, August 27, 2010

I really need to blog... I mean it this time


I don't know what I was thinking trying to keep up with blogging, memes, taking and uploading a bazillion pictures, all while getting down to the wire planning a wedding, and then planning a cross country move!!!

So... Here are a couple of mosaics for you so you can see how life has been :-)

First: The Wedding!  It was beautiful!  I loved the way everything turned out and all of my hard work on handmade invitations and coordinating stationary really paid off in the end!  We also had a blast on our honeymoon in Disney Land!

Second:  We moved!  Goodbye, California!  Hello, Virginia! We spent an entire month doing a cross country road trip.  Stops included Vegas, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, and Niagara Falls.  We also got to spend a lot of time with family!

And last but most certainly not least...

Yup!  You saw that right!  We're expecting!!!  Another reason why the blog has taken a back seat, but also another reason I REALLY need to blog more!  I'm a little more than halfway through my pregnancy now (23 weeks) and it's finally starting to feel real.  It's a boy, and yes, he is our little souvenir from our honeymoon :-)

So there's the general update, more to follow, and hopefully I'll get into a couple of memes again as well!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I am lazy.

I should blog more.

At least participate in memes again... :-(

New Years Resolution, blog more.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The typical holiday whirlwind!

That has been the last two weeks in a nut shell!  However, two exciting things worth posting about!

1:  I got my shoes for the wedding!

Oh yeah, they're turquoise!  Aren't they pretty and fun?!  In a perfect world I'd want them a bit taller ;-) but the length of my dress won't allow for it.  No matter, they're blingy and bright and I'm excited!

2:  Rob got his orders for our next transfer!  We're going to Virginia Beach, VA in July of 2010!  We're super excited as this was our first choice of billets and we got it!

The next 6 months will be CRAZY!  Wedding, Baptism, Honeymoon, House Hunting, Cross Country Road Trip, and New Job!  Yikes!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Catching up
Wedding Wednesday

Wow!  I am EXHAUSTED!  We went from Concord to San Jose to Texas to Louisiana back to Texas back to San Jose and finally...

...Rob and I set foot in our own apartment after being gone for almost two weeks!  The trip down to the south was fun though, and tonight for dinner we are having some fresh deer meat from the buck he got while hunting.  I'll have pictures up soon, but most of them are on the future SIL's camera, so it'll be a couple weeks.  In the meantime here is a preview:

How could I not take the classic "Welcome to Texas" picture?!  We took this on the way BACK to Texas from Louisiana.  I wish I had a "Welcome to Louisiana" pic too, but I was asleep when we crossed that state line :-(  I loved Texas!  I'm much more comfortable with the idea of possibly living there now that I've seen it.  Louisiana was ok, but a bit too rural for this urban girls taste.


I picked up my wedding dress yesterday!  I love it!  I would post pics but the risk of Rob seeing them is too high.  I will tell you this, it has a NINE POINT bustle!  The seamstress taught my mom how to bustle it and labeled each point, while my grandmother took step by step pics.  My poor mom and Maid of Honor will have their work cut out for them on the big day, but it will be completely worth it.  It's a beautiful custom bustle (I designed it and the seamstress added her own professional touches) that links on my hip and creates beautiful drape effects in the back. 

I also printed out 50 copies of our engagement pictures yesterday because we mail our invitations in a week!


I am a Christmas nut, and am stoked that I get to have all my Christmas stuff up!  It's looking so pretty!  I'll be posting pics on Mosaic Mondays and Pink Saturdays so you can see all the little pretty sparkles :-)  I'm also working on a new look (and sound) for the blog to celebrate the season :-)  Christmas cards go in the mail today too!

I'm not going to be doing Eye Spy Thursday anymore, I might start it up again after our wedding and transfer, but I'm realizing quickly how much work it is to HOST something like that, and really have a new appreciation for people like Beverly and Mary and all the hard work they do! 


Thank you so much for being patient with my flakiness on the blogging front the last two months.  I'm sure you all can understand the craziness that happens at this time of year, especially when combined with moving and wedding planning!  You're comments have been so appreciated, and even though I haven't been writing much I've been reading what you've all been up too and it's been wonderful! 

See you all on Pink Saturday!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mosaic Monday

Happy Mosaic Monday!!  It feels good to be blogging again, even if it is a little sporatic right now!  Be sure to stop by Little Red House and see what others have posted!

Yesterday Rob and I went to the Oakland Zoo.  It was a lot of fun, it had been years since either of us had been to a zoo, and Oakland has a surprisingly nice zoo!  We watched the elephant feeding (which was surprisingly anti-climactic) and saw 6 different breeds of monkeys.

Good day :-)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Where I've Been--

It's been a while, I know, but I have good reason to have let my blog slip to the bottom of my to do list:

I went to go help out with my best friends new baby!  Isn't she so cute?  (That onesie is a really bright pink, but the camera made it look kinda redish :-/)

Then I promptly contracted swine flu on the flight home... THAT has not been so cute :-/

My blogging will probably continue to be pretty sporatic this month as well due to the fact that Rob and I leave for Louisiana in 9 days!  So my computer access will be limited, but I will do my best.  In the meantime, now that I no longer have Swine Flu I will at least change things out to be a bit more seasonally appropriate!

Happy (delayed) Pink Saturday!