Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Paint Color (Master Bedroom)

Our master bedroom just received a fresh new paint color- and this time I chose a much lighter and brighter color...seems to be more of a theme around here with paint colors these days. ;) The last paint color was SW Intellectual Gray (which you can see here), and although it was nice, I didn't feel it went well with BM's Gray Owl that we have in the hallway. 

So I decided to change things up in our room by just painting the walls!

Once I saw YHL's new master bedroom paint color, I knew it would be the color of choice for our bedroom as well. Here is a picture of YHL's master bedroom below.

                                            Image result for yhl BM Edgecomb gray master bedroom 

Beautiful, right??

I read their blog post to find out more information about what color they used and found out it was BM's Edgecomb Gray. 
I laughed out loud because this color has been mentioned to me on several occasions by friends and I never thought I would ever use it! Ha! I guess there is a good reason why it is such a popular paint color...sometimes you gotta listen to the pros.

So here are some pictures of the freshly painted walls in our space.

This gallery wall is filled with all the things I love and even our girls stop and look at some of the pictures when they walk into our room. :)

Had to throw in a picture of our wedding cake. Loved it then and still glad we decided to go with such a bold choice!

It's true what a lot of people say about Edgecomb Gray- it's gray AND it's beige depending on the time of the day and/or the lighting present. It's a very pretty neutral that would work pretty much anywhere!

Monday, September 5, 2016

First day...

Dear T,

It doesn't seem like long ago, we were watching you take your first steps, but now the day has come for you to start your first day of kindergarten! 

I have been telling myself I'm not ready for this season in life, but at the same time I'm excited for you and for us. 

I'm excited because it means you are growing up to be a strong and beautiful little lady. 
You are learning many new things and asking more complicated questions about life in general.
You're excited about school and making new friends- which eases a momma's worried heart. 
You don't understand how long the days will be from here on out (yet), but you will learn from it and grow.
You take each day as it comes with confidence and a worry-free attitude that speaks to me- it's something I want and need to learn from.

Together, as a family, we will make it through this year of changes as you (along with your sister and brother) grow day by day and as you spend more time away from home. (Still can't believe that school days last 7 hours). Before kids, I never gave much thought to the fact that parents were entrusting their kids to someone else for a good chunk of the day. My thoughts have changed now that I'm on the other end of that rope. 

Praying for a great school year for you and a smooth adjustment for all of us as we "ease" our way into something new!


Friday, August 26, 2016

A Birthday Celebration for our Boy

They say the more children you have, the quicker time seems to travel. I totally feel that is the case as we celebrate the birth of our youngest today. Today he turns 1 and we really cannot believe that. I wanted to write a quick note to our boy in celebrating his big day!

Dear son,

Today you turn one. Wow! We can hardly believe it. 
As I write this, I can hear you cackling with your sister as you two play in a big empty cardboard box together next to me. You take such delight in having your two sisters around...they are your biggest fans and I have no doubt that you think the world of them. When we first brought you home from the hospital last year, we were unsure of how they would react to you; however, they both took to you right away as if you had always been a part of their life. Now theses girls can't even think of what life was like before you became their little brother. I think you rest easy at night knowing you have two caring sisters who love you so much and, of course, who wear you out by the end of the day. ;)

I know parents say this often about their kids, but you, my son, really are an easy-going, laid back little boy. You have such a sweet demeanor and a calm personality that is hard to ignore. When you laugh, it makes us smile- your laugh is unlike any other baby laugh I've heard. It's hard to describe that laugh in words so I've taken video of it to show you someday. 

You take delight in the simplest of things, like rolling a plastic ball on the floor or throwing blocks and Legos down the 4 steps of the play room. For whatever reason, you think that is the funniest thing in the world to do (or maybe you're just laughing so hard because you know mommy has to clean it all up at the end of the day). ;)

Like your older sisters, we hope you grow to know that God loves you much more than you can ever imagine. It is by his grace alone that we experience his mercy and love. We want you to trust in Him someday and pray that we, as your parents, lead you to know Him personally. We don't want you to just believe there is a God out there, but we want you to walk with Him. You will know the difference in that someday I believe. 

Happy birthday, sweet son. May this be one of many, many more we all celebrate together!! We love you!!!!