Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Back to 1980

This is the picture my Aunt Carla sent me for my baby shower, the shirt next to me says Playmate of the Year. Look what they used to put me through, look at those glasses! She told me tonight that she saved this picture for all these years. But now, Carla, you can download and save it to your computer so you can still have it! How great is technology!


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Diane is a new mom!

Lilyanna Barnett was born Thursday morning. This was all very exciting because they were one of those new trend's that did not find out the sex of their baby until she was born. Very exciting! She was a healthy 8lbs 5oz and 21 inches long. Mom and Dad are doing great. Thanks for putting me on the call list! (thanks goes to my friend Tiny, she called me Thursday morning to tell me the news!). Can't wait to get all the good advise from my friends in Maryland that have beat us to the punch of mother and fatherhood.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Here comes the Nursery!

Well, not quite yet, but we do have a new window (that opens and has a screen!). Scott and his dad installed it tonight (minus 1 crow bar). This weekend the room should get painted and on Monday there will be carpet installed (to make it nice and cozy for a baby)! So during the week I'll be able to put everything together and get everything organized for Tyler's room. I am very excited! I will also be able to get the guest bedroom back in order and decorated nicely. While I am putting those two rooms together and cleaning the rest of the house, Scott will be finishing up the rest of the master bathroom, hallway, and office entrance. (Lots of tiling and painting left to do...).

We've taken a little break from really working on the house, but there is a time crunch with no set end date. We are 28 days away from our Due Date (can you believe it?), but who really knows when Tyler wants to enter this world! We must get back to work! Wish us luck!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jessi had her baby boy!

Jessi is a frequent commenter on our blog and she and her husband Adam had their baby yesterday! Chase Harper is his name and he is gorgeous. I keep thinking how much their life just changed in the last 24 hours! Congrats to a beautiful family, may God bless you always!
We met Jessi and Adam in Maryland at our young married small group. We were all gearing up for babyland when Scott and I moved to Savannah. Now practically everyone in that small group is either pregnant, trying, or just marveling at all of us.

Love and misss you!

Carrie and Scott

Pumpkin Spice Latte-DECAF!!! DUH!

Pumpkin Spice Latte:
a delicious blend of pumpkin and traditional fall spice flavors combined with our signature espresso and freshly steamed milk, and topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices.

So last night we were at Kroger getting our $1.00 movie rental and I spotted a sign that was featuring the only coffee drink that I can stand (and actually love). PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE. This fabulous contraption was introduced to me by my Maryland friends 2 years ago (I believe it was Heather and Danielle). However, I soon learned that it is only a seasonal specialty at Star Bucks so 9 months out of the year, no coffee for me! I went up to the counter, with my pregnant belly spilling all over, and asked the single question I never thought to ask, "Can you make me a DeCaf Pumpkin Spice Latte?" She said of course! WOW! Never even thought about, I was just convinced that I was not going to get it! Anyways, it didn't last long, and of course I burnt my tounge, but it was delicious!
Y'all should try one!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This is for Di

Here it is, remember I am 5 WEEKS away from my due date....and you are 4 days away from yours. You be the judge! You look great...I'm just thinking I'm going to have a huge baby boy! He is really taking the energy out of me, kind of like I am on benadryl 24/7. Good luck to all my pregnant friends in MD (Di, Jessi, I missing anyone?) The count down is on!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Our new Bedroom!

We spent our first night in our new bedroom last night, it was like living in a new house! The furniture is gorgeous and fits perfectly in our room! I slept so good that I didn't have to make the trek to the bathroom until 6:30am! When I woke up I had the biggest smile on my face. Everything is perfect.
We ordered our furniture from and of course it came in weeks ago, but we weren't ready for it. We were planning on picking it up yesterday, but we were pleasantly surprised by it being delivered yesterday afternoon (Thanks Rob and Amy!). That was such a HUGE help to Scott. Then our friend Jimmy from our small group helped Scott unbox it and put it in place after work, it was such a blessing! You all don't know how happy you made this pregnant girl yesterday!
This is my awesome vanity area to get ready in the morning! What a sweet husband to think of me and making my dream come true to have a dressing/makeup area!Quick closet update with it packed full of our clothes! The office pictures will have to wait until we get it more organized!

And so now I digress, it's funny how God times everything perfectly, sometimes you don't see it in the heat of frustration and disappointment, but in the end it always comes out so much better. I am thankful that through all of this construction, I have had prayer and God to help get me through everything. I also am very thankful to have a great support system through our family and friends, because sometimes when we get tired and frustrated we get emotional and vent through our emotions and we need a little comfort and sometimes even a little forgiveness.
Hope you enjoy the pictures showing our progress, we appreciate all your support and excitement for us.
And a quick note to my husband who just keeps on going like the energizer bunny, thank you for all of your crazy hard work! You are amazing and I love you so much!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Closet Organization...getting close to move in!

Yesterday the carpet was to be installed, but hammering into concrete and slate rock proved to be too much for the carpet guy so he had to resort to gluing the tack strips down, so they had to dry overnight. It should all be done soon with furniture moved in and we'll get to use our new bedroom and office and then get the nursery and guest bedroom set up.

Anyways, in between all of this Scott and I are hoping to go down to Forsyth Park in Savannah for a Praise in the Park celebration, it will be a good break to enjoy some food, music, and fellowship with everyone. It's usually a pretty big deal!

Here are some pictures from our progress. Scott has been working so hard and we've had some very gracious help from Scott's parents almost on a daily basis! They've been painting, hanging doors, cutting doors to make them fit, and most of all a constant support group. Thank you so much! We love you both and you've been life savers!!!! The master bath is being put on hold for a few weeks, so no pictures there.
Bedroom colors are Artic Ocean with an accent wall called Jute (above).The office and entrance is Crisp Celery with Scott's beautiful chair rail (white).

We were also very productive last night as we mastered the art of closet organization. OK, well it was a kit from Lowe's, but the kit was for a standard 8' long closet. We have 2 walls of about 4' each, which we had come up with a design before we bought the kit and we managed to figure out exactly where we could utilize everything in the box. We were successful! All that is needed is 1 more slide hanger hook. We are very proud and excited because this will be the first time in our marriage that all of our clothes will be in 1 room!
Check back soon for more updates!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Project Update-Laundry!

WE HAVE A LAUNDRY ROOM (MINUS DOOR)! I am very excited to say that Scott completed the laundry room last night and I was able to do 4 loads of laundry! I LOVE IT! Now, the rest of the house is another story. There will be no pictures tonight because we cannot find the camera card reader (found it!). Everything is so cluttered and disorganized that I don't know how I haven't cracked and gone into labor already! We're working it out though. Again, taking 1 day at a time! I guess Tyler will never remember what the house looked like when he comes home anyway, so I don't know what I'm worried about.

We (I say we, meaning Scott) is in the process of painting the Project Area. We ran into a snag at the moment because the Primer is not cooperating with the rollers or vice versa. We were hoping to get the walls painted and floor trim done in the office and bedroom by Thursday night so we could get carpet installed Friday. Then this weekend we could move some of the furniture into those 2 areas and start getting some of the stuff cleared out of our living area. We'll let you know what actually gets done later this weekend.

Only about 6 more weeks until my due date, and I really hope he stays in there until Thanksgiving! He's being so good in my tummy. I have decided that I have officially passed the cute pregnancy stage into freak mode. But I still love it. I'm still out working, I am on driving distance restrictions staying within 1 hour from Savannah, but otherwise everything is going well.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Baby Shower Pictures

I only have a few pictures that I can post on the blog. Karen made these two cakes: the Carriage Cake by hand, and the diaper cake with 2 ribbons per diaper! They were so detailed and perfect, it's amazing to think someone would spend that much time on something to make sure you have the perfect 1st baby shower. Oh and she also made the best punch! Scott calls it Magically Delicious.

This is the giraffe that my mother-in-law got us for the nursery, we are thinking of naming him John the Giraffe. Anyways, Sarah hosted the party at her house, which was beautiful as always, the colors were perfect and the atmosphere spectacular.

More pictures and details to come!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Mudding Party

We had some wonderful help this weekend "mudding" the drywall from Scott's parents and our friend Kenny. They were there from 6-10pm on Saturday night, they were all machines! We offered to help our contractor get a head start on mudding, so hopefully everything can be ready to paint this coming weekend, carpet the next week, and tile the next weekend. We still need to make the opening from the living room into the "new WEST wing" of our house. Scott continues to do all he can to help him along, considering we are practically doubling the usable space in our house, it really is a pretty overwhelming project. We are so grateful for all the help so far and hopefully more help to come so we can have everything complete weeks before baby so maybe we can have some rest and enjoy it.
I finally figured out a way to share with you our plans. Maybe this will help you visualize it.