Sunday, January 31, 2010

the nursery — phase 1

Is there anything more attractive than your husband, dressed in coveralls, handily creating the perfect nursery?

I submit that there is not.
Adam worked SO hard putting up beadboard in our baby girl's room. And it looks like a pro did it. He cut, he measured, he framed, he caulked, he used manly, manly tools (they were, like, totally loud and stuff) — and I seriously can't stop gazing at it.

I'm in love, I tell you. Love. (With the nursery and the coverall cutie.)

Below is a sneak peek at Adam's handy work. He got the wall up, and then we got our paint on together.

Phase 2? Decor, baby.
Oh, and these pictures SO don't do the room justice.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

25 weeks, 25 goals

25 Weeks
Photo, once again, by co-worker/friend Dave Blackhurst

Oh, 2010. I adore you already.

And with said adoration comes an admirable attempt at goal making. (I know. This post is so Jan. 1.)

May I present my 25 goals for this most lovely year ahead.

1. Love giving birth. (I'm talkin' relish every moment.)
2. Elevate my writing.
Exercise, exercise and, umm, exercise.
4. See family, like, all the time.
Become crazy talented in the kitchen. (So as to have people say, "Gee! That Bri can cook.")
6. Get the word "gee" back in style.
Update the blog more. (You're welcome.)
8. Get that whole mom thing down.
9. Sing in the shower at least three times a week.
10. See my girlfriends more.
11. Stay on top of my prayers/scripture study.
Go on more dates with the husband.
13. Be a "mobile" mom.
14. Stop craving Quarter Pounders with Cheese. (Also see #3.)
Read for pleasure.
16. Take a gazillion more pictures.
17. Paint and decorate my house.
Have a friendly baby. (I want her to LOVE people.)
Remember birthdays and special days.
Laugh at least 10 times a day. (Adam makes this one easy.)
Wear perfume.
22. Find a fabulously flattering frock for the gala I'm throwing for work. (When, you know, I'll be eight months pregnant.)
High-five people regularly.
Write an essay/short story — and get it published.
25. Take life for granted? Not a chance.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

worker bri

While I've been busy growing a human (now the size of an eggplant, mind you), I've also been mothering these two beauties.

No big deal.

(Note to self: No need to work on parental pride.)