The Mess.

Today is the day I’ve been dreading all summer. Blake going back to school. I have to admit, I’ve been utterly spoiled this entire summer. Besides B’s week-long trip to Jamaica for a mission trip, we have spent every.day.together.

But this morning, he woke up at 6:30 to start his first day of his second year of med school. People have asked, “What are you going to do now that he’s not home all day?” Well, I can assure you I won’t be bored.

Oh, no.

I have THIS to tackle:
And what is THAT, you might ask??

Oh, just the baby’s nursery.

Yep. Somewhere in there.

This used to be our spare bedroom/office/craft room. But now, there’s a much more important use for it. And all the crap stuff you see is a “collection” of baby items. [With several wedding things thrown in there.] We’ve been exceedingly fortunate to have such wonderful people in our lives. People who want to help us and give us lots of baby things. My sister-in-law has been absolutely amazing. Her mother’s group was kind enough to donate tons and tons of baby stuff to us. From maternity clothes, to baby clothes, to a changing table and matching rocker, to toys and books. It’s awesome.

BUT… now… I have to put it someplace where it actually looks like it’s been placed by a human being and not a tornado.

Since we’re renting for another year before we move back home for B to do his rotations, we aren’t able to paint the walls (kind of a bummer, but it’s okay), and the twin bed is going to stay in here since the house came furnished. It really works out nice this way because if B has a major test the next day, and Little Miss is screaming having a tough night, I can take a little hiatus to the nursery to take care of her while B gets a well rested night’s sleep for his test.

The picture above is bittersweet. I’m not looking forward to getting in there and tackling the project because 1. The “nesting” bug hasn’t quite bit me yet and, 2. I hate dislike very much to clean things out. But, on the flipside, I can’t wait to see how it will all turn out. I’m very excited to hang her wall decorations and organize her itty-bitty clothes.  

Wish me luck! =)

Girl’s Got Style

Our little girl isn’t even born yet and she already has her first pair of designer shoes! Our friend, and also Blake’s classmate, went to Italy over the summer with her husband and brought our daughter back Burberry shoes. Whaaatt??!! I don’t even have designer shoes! Tell me these are not ridiculously cute!
I absolutely cannot wait ’til she can wear these! 


In other news… I’m staying at my parents’ house this week while the hubs is in Jamaica on a mission trip. He went over there with a few classmates and doctors to work in the clinics. I guess this is a trial run of the future because I am not able to talk to him this entire week!! 🙁 
But what’s even more miserable than that is yesterday, my parents started having their house re-painted, and the painters cut the cable line. No TV or Internet! AND on top of that, they shut the A/C off . Hello?? I live in Florida and it’s a bazillion and one degrees here in July. Seriously, no TV, Internet, or A/C…. are you trying to kill a pregnant lady?! It was miserable to say the least. I did watch Finding Nemo and The Holiday (my all-time fav) to occupy me. Then today, nerd alert, I watched the first Harry Potter (getting excited about the new one!!!) until the cable guy came and fixed everything. Hallelujah! 
Hope y’all are staying cool in this crazy heat!