Sunday, January 22, 2012


So we pretty much decided on the crib we wanted, but we are still so unsure of the basic theme of the nursery. I have compiled some ideas to start my creative gears turning... :)


I also found these ideas on

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gender Reveal Party

We decided to have a Gender Reveal Party to announce the gender of our little one. I didn't want to go crazy since funds when expecting a baby are low, so I took the simple route. 
I found free printables on to make the all the labels and the decorations, and then made the party at 2pm to keep the food to a snack minimum... :)

Everyone marked their guesses and took a ribbon to wear...

Homemade  lemonades made from store bought lemonades and pureed fruits put into pretty bottles...

 Cupcakes made with store bought cake mix and homemade buttercream...filled with a surprise!

My cravings bar filled with candies, pickles, rice krispie treats, popcorn, and fig and goat cheese bruschetta... 

 The pregnant girls...all of us are due within one month of each other! :)

...and for the big reveal everyone bit into their cupcakes to find them filled with pink raspberry buttercream!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blessings Galore!

So it has been many months since my last post, and since then we have been so incredibly blessed I don't know where to begin! 
First...I graduated from nursing school (thank heavens!) and soon after was awarded a new RN job at Phoenix Children's Hospital! I have loved every minute, learned something new every day, and met some of the most amazing people. There is never a dull moment, but I can't believe how lucky I am to be working for such an amazing place!
Second...we found out this last fall that we are expecting our first little on in June! My pregnancy has been (so lucky to be saying this...) uneventful. Only a few weeks of nausea, and now just hungry all the time. :) I highly enjoyed being so hungry over the holidays. 

Our first glimpse of our little one came at 9 weeks...

Then, we were lucky enough to get a second look at our healthy little "Darrie", as my Step-Dad has nick- named the baby, at 12 weeks...

We have been chronicling my ever growing belly, I listed the pictures below, and we are so excited to be going in for our 18week appt. and ultrasound tomorrow to find out officially what we are having! :)

Next up...our 17-18 week belly update and our gender reveal party! :)