Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nursery Diaries - Part Three

This summer, Brad and I had so much fun watching our adopted "pets" play in the yard. Like clockwork, these rabbits would appear early in the morning and then again late in the evening. Sometimes we would see as many as five rabbits at one time munching on the grass and hasta.

These little cottontails became the inspiration for the artwork in Addison's nursery. What do ya think? I put the finishing touches on the painting last week. I am always my own worst critic and see things that I wish I done differently. But, I have to remind myself that painting this picture was A LOT cheaper than buying a piece of artwork for the nursery. After the canvas is framed, I believe I will hang the rabbit over the changing table. I hope Addison will like it:)

Remember the dresser that I bought in Alabama during Thanksgiving? Well, it is quite old and the drawers have an unappealing musty smell. So, I ordered some scented draw liners from Thymes in the Sweetleaf Baby scent so Addison's clothes will smell yummy. I LOVE the Sweetleaf Baby products - warning ladies: this scent will make your uterus do flip flops. Sniff with caution:)

The liners had a precious pattern of squirrels, birds and butterflies in a sage color.

Now, Addison's dresser drawers are smellin' sweet and filled with her precious little clothes:)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Big Year

There are only a few weeks left in 2009 before we enter into a fresh new year. There is no doubt that 2010 will be full of excitement for the Hamilton family...

31 1/2 weeks

Brad and I will embark on parenthood...yikes!...

Trey with his girlfriend

Little bro Trey will graduate from high school and attend Auburn University (War Eagle!) in the fall...

Mallory and Steven

And Mallory is getting MARRIED!!!! This is probably old news to most of you now because I am about a month late in writing about this.

We are very excited about welcoming Steven into the family - I hope he knows what he is getting himself into:) Poor Steven has endured some "interesting" moments with my family. You see, Steven is a city boy from Florida and not at all familiar with farm life. He has witnessed injured cows being "put out of their misery" and been forced to entertain the entire family with full-fledged concerts at a moments notice.

Mallory during her candlelight ceremony

But, despite the misery and embarrassment he decided to stick around...he must really love my sister:) I must say she is pretty great.

Mal and the Gammers

Did I mention that Steven is a musician? He is apart of a group called Riverside Worship Project and they are really good. I'm not just saying that because he is my future brother-in-law - he is really talented. For all my Auburn peeps, Steven and his group lead worship each Sunday at First Baptist Opelika.

And they have a brand new CD, "So Sing." Check it out here or here. You won't be disappointed!

Congrats Mal and Steven!