Two years ago I met a cute guy with nice teeth and blue shoes. Today I am lucky to call him my husband! I cannot wait to see him in a few months as a dad. We have had a very busy and exciting 730 days together!
"No one is ever gonna love you more than I do." - Band of Horses
Happy Spring Break! The Monday through Wednesday of Spring Break, Ryan and I drove down to San Antonio for a little “baby moon.” We stayed at a great hotel right on the river walk. It’s funny how when you are expecting you notice babies/strollers more than you usually would! We saw an unreal amount of babies everywhere we went, including dangerously close to falling into the river since there is no rail!!!
On Monday we spent the day walking the river and went to the top of the Tower of the Americas. I hadn’t been up there since I was 8 or 9! On Tuesday we braved the Spring Break crowds and went to Sea World! Despite the thousands of families who had the same idea, it was fun (for me!). Tuesday night we had dinner and spent time with Tori (one of my best friends from college), her husband Patrick and their adorable boys, Thomas and Robert. That was a highlight of our trip since we hadn’t seen them since our wedding! Wednesday morning we ate at LuLu’s cafe, a place known for its 3 pound cinnamon roll that was featured on the Travel Channel. Ryan talked me out of ordering one, but now I’m thinking of trying to make my own! It was a good chance to get away and relax together before our lives change forever!!!
Speaking of change…we boarded Stella while we were away and had her groomed. Guess our idea of a “summer trim” and the groomer’s idea of that were completely different, because now we have a naked dog! They must have taken off about 5 pounds of hair :( I’ll try to post a picture of her new ‘do soon!
As soon as we found out we were having a baby, I began dreaming about what I wanted the nursery to look like. Well…I actually started a baby/nursery pin-board on Pinterest as soon as we got married, but as soon as we knew we were for sure pregnant, that’s when the real dreaming began! It was between robots and whales for a boy’s nursery, but my slight obsession with whales ultimately won!
I have loved whales ever since the summer of 2009 when I went on a trip with my parents to the North East and, while in Bar Harbor, Maine, we went on a whale watching expedition. Seeing those huge whales in the wild is one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced! For one of our first dates I convinced Ryan to take me to see the Disney Oceans movie and sit through hours of me squealing every time there was a whale…we were the only ones in the theatre, so he wasn’t too embarrassed! Someday I hope to see whales on the west coast with Ryan and Carson (in Alaska or the Baja Peninsula!!!). Since that may be quite a few years away, for now I’ll settle on surrounding Carson with whales as he plays and sleeps!
Ryan painted the nursery a light teal color back in December before we knew if we were having a he or she (what a good husband/daddy!) so the palette was already set. We then found the perfect whale bedding online (thanks mom and dad!). We found the perfect antique dresser to use as a changing table and are anxiously awaiting our crib to be delivered. My talented and crafty co-worker Pat is going to help me sew some things and I’ve been scouring etsy.com and Hobby Lobby for the perfect accessories. I even found a big ship wheel and a large antique letter “C” to hang on the wall. I can’t wait to add all of the little details and make it special for Carson! And, of course, I am eager to get a bookshelf to fill with baby and children books. I hope Carson loves to read as much as I do!
Stay tuned for lots of pictures as we transform what was formally the stinky cat room/guest room into what the room was always meant to be- Carson’s nursery!