Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sneak Peek

Whew...what a weekend!

I have lots to update about - showers, babymoon, etc - but those posts will come later.

This weekend my Dad & Mark came in town to help us put together the nursery. Let me just say, when they come to help - they mean business! If you can't run with the BIG dogs...stay on the porch. They are AWESOME! It was by no means a relaxing weekend, but lots of laughs & lots of fun was had. Hopefully, next time they come to Houston we can all relax & there will be NO tools in sight!

Here is a sneak peak of the nursery because the bedding is still being made, the canvas is still being painted, the curtains are still being sewn, the glider is still being upholstered & knick knacks are still being purchased - but here is the SHELL of the nursery...

Tim excited about painting PINK
My Nursery Crew

Hanging the Mirror

Putting the Crib Together

Lucy didn't know what to think, but...

she probably hoped this was all for her!

My one assembly project...the changing table!

While I did that, the BIG dogs helped Tim
install our new wrought iron stair rails.
(A VERY challenging task!)

My favorite part of the rails...

Mom & Dad to Be

Pop & Grandpa

Once everything is in place & it is a baby ready I will post more pictures...
like I said this is just a SNEAK PEAK!

We were sad for the weekend to be over,
but happy to be well on our way to a finished nursery!

Thanks Dad & Mark for EVERYTHING - you guys are the best
& we LOVE the way everything turned out!
(In fact, I just found Tim in the nursery admiring our work.)
Alright, I am off to bed...I can barely keep my eyes open.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blame it on...IKE?

First order of business, I would like to apologize to my husband. He was really sad that I had my LONGEST blog stall after I posted about him painting pottery. Oops! I had begged him to go with me forever & the one time he actually said he would do it AND I blogged about it - I got stuck! For the record, I was there too & here is my pottery to prove it…

I'd like to take a minute to blame my blog stall on a little something we call Ike - as in Hurricane Ike. I had all these intentions of posting about my BFF's bridal shower/bachelorette party, but then Ike happened & we lost electricity for several days. No electricity = no blogging. One thing led to another & I just lost my motivation. So here are some highlights from the past year…

My Best Friend Forever got Married

I Broke my Foot stepping off our Porch to Walk the Dogs
(really cool move)

Tim's mom took us to London & Paris

Walked the 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk with Sunni, Sarah Beth & Annalee

Clara Beara was Born & I became an Aunt AGAIN

Tim & I went to North Carolina to visit his Family

Ava Woo turned 3

Tim & I celebrated our 2nd Anniversary in Costa Rica

We Floated the Guadalupe for Tim's Birthday

My Best Friend moved to Alabama

My Dad & Mark took us to Seacrest Beach, FL

My sister, Emili, moved to NYC

BUT, the most exciting thing that happened…
We found out we were pregnant on May 11th!!

It's a girl & we are due at the beginning of January - just in case you didn't see on Facebook or on my sister's blog or on the sidebar of my blog! I guess if I wanted it to be a surprise then I should have kept blogging…that IKE!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hello, my name is Tiffani.

It's been awhile.
Actually, it's been 1 year, 1 month & 17 days - but who's counting?

I needed a blog break & let me tell you it was GOOD. I have a lot to catch up on, but I don't have the time tonight…so it will have to wait for another night. BUT, I just wanted to show off my new blog look created by Becky at "Cheese My Head". I am in LOVE with everything about it & I can't wait to start blogging again. If you need a little update on your blog - don’t hesitate to contact her…you WON'T regret it!

Thanks Becky - you are the BEST!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Pottery Miracle

(Just look @ that concentration!)

I have been begging Tim to go to The Mad Potter with me for months - maybe even dreams finally came true on Friday afternoon. Lucy is happy to know that she will have a new dog bowl in just a few days! She has always been jealous of Stewart's bowl!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Kicks

I have always been secretly jealous of my running friends that are so athletic and buy their running shoes at Luke's Locker. It is a store in a league of its own…a track so they can watch you run, walk or whatever & find the perfect shoe for you. Amazing. Very intimidating for a non-athletic girl like me. Anyway, the store has always reminded me of my friend Liz because on several occasions I have heard her say, "I went to Luke's the other day…blah, blah, blah…I love running!" I always thought she was so cool because she shortened the name to Luke's.

Well, the other day Tim & I went to buy me some new shoes for my 3 day walk. My other shoes have been giving me blisters & I needed an upgrade. We went to Luke's Locker. I was a bit nervous, but oh man was it fabulous! I had to walk for my shoe guy & then he brought me out 3 pair of sneakers to try on. All in a size 7. Apparently, I should have been buying my tennis shoes a size bigger - no wonder I have so many blisters! He laced me up & even taught me the runner's knot so they wouldn't feel big. I fell in love with the Nike shoes. They were like walking on clouds. It was a wonderful experience & now I am allowed to say "I went to Luke's the other day…blah, blah, blah…I love walking!"

P.S. Lucy chewed Tim's new Croc Flops the other day

so we had to buy him some new ones. Lucky for me, Berings was having a sale...why not throw a pair in for me too?!?! Love them!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Beach Bums

I really think I am a quaint girl that loves quaint beach towns and quaint beach food and quaint beach shops and quaint evening strolls with snow cones. Yes, I definitely think I could survive the life as a quaint beach girl on the highway of 30-A in Florida.

We just got back from a week at Seacrest Beach, FL. It was absolutely wonderful. Sunni, Xavier, Ava, Sarah Beth, Jason, Tim & I drove down there and had a quaint little old time. We spent most of our time lounging around on the beach, eating delicious food (I think the final count was 11 blocks of cream cheese used for various dips, etc), laughing at anything & everything, reading fabulous books (Sunni was not lying when she recommended Same Kind of Different As Me), singing songs from Hairspray, Psalty the Praise Book and The Little Mermaid with Ava, shopping for cute anything and walking around the most adorable beach town squares.

I already made Tim promise that we could make Seacrest Beach a tradition in our family. Of course, he agreed! Here are some trip highlights from the beginning to the end...

On the road

Sarah Beth & Jason 'studying' the map

The Front Seat

The Back Porch in Destin

Beach Babes

Uncle Tim & Ava

Dinner @ The Red Bar

Dinner @ the House


Matching Seaside Shirts

Tim had to leave in the middle of the week to go back to this was my tribute to him!

A Night in Seaside

Time to say our Goodbyes to Seacrest Beach

Next year our entire family is going & I can't wait until I get to be a quaint beach girl again!