Friday, January 24, 2014

IKEA in the House!

In preparation for the baby and to create more general storage in the house, we ordered a bunch of furniture from IKEA and it came today.  And because life is never simple, the delivery came before the scheduled time, while I was at the oral surgeon's getting a wisdom tooth extracted.  !!!  Luckily, I have a lovely friend who lives locally and was able to run over to our house to sign for the packages for us.  Thank goodness!

Here is what the packages look like on our porch right now:
Note to potential thieves: the porch doors are locked and the packages will all be coming inside once my husband gets home and can help me move them!

Here's what it inside all those packages:
Tarva dresser, for the baby's room (you may recognize it from the nursery plan from Tuesday).
Fjell wardrobe, which we have been in love with since we first saw it (proof!).  The baby is kicking Justin's clothes out of the guest room closet, so we needed the wardrobe (since our closet in this 1934 house is tiny).
Currently, we have big storage boxes under our bed that don't work (Justin has to wake me up sometimes and ask me to roll over so he can get to them in the morning).  Hence, this storage bed with two big drawers on each side.
And finally, an awesome sectional couch that opens into a full-size bed.  See where those tags are sticking out on the left?  That section rolls out and pops up like a trundle bed.  My Mum and Dad - God bless their hearts - will be starting two days of regular child care for us in the fall, so we needed the sofa bed for more sleeping space.  Besides, with two dogs who love to be on the couch with us (the hounds) and a baby on the way, we thought we needed a bigger couch as well!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Baby's Nursery

A look at our plan for the baby's nursery (which we're hopefully painting this color this weekend).  I'll add links for some of the items soon!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Scotland, Continued . . .

I know I'm not doing the weekly photo thing anymore, but wanted to finish up with the rest of the photos from our Scotland trip.  Enjoy!

Beer tasting at our friends' flat - I only had one. Guess which? Hint: it's the 1% alcohol one 6th from the left.

15th century chapels are cool (Rossyln Chapel).

Awesome chapel interior.

Justin checking out the chapel grounds.

This carving is crazy cool.

Edinburgh pregnancy selfie!

Found a great restaurant in Newington for our last night dinner. Leather armchairs, a wee stove, and an NA beer - what more could a pregnant lady want?

Happy lady.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

2013, Week #52 (and 1/2)

This is the final week for this project - how exciting!  It actually encompasses a little over a week (December 23-31) in order to finish out the year completely.  Enjoy!

Justin attempting to solve the Christmas rubix cube I got him in his stocking.

Beorn and his rawhide antler.

Reading a new book - a sight to warm his auntie's heart.

And off to Scotland on Boxing Day!  This suitcase epitomizes efficient packing: 7 sweaters, lots of thick socks, jeans, black pants, leggings, underwear, a full toiletry bag, and a bottle of booze - all in a medium-sized suitcase.

Missed this view (Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket).

First pub ever visited in Edinburgh, a decade ago (gave it a miss this time).

Justin & Edinburgh Castle - two class acts.

Gorgeous city.

View from balcony cafe at the National Museum (Victorian wing).

Awesome animals at the National Museum.

My favorite carnyx.

Chambers St. is pretty in the rain (good thing).

Favorite present for baby Eleanor from the Edinburgh Christmas market.

A very Happy, Blurry, Sober New Year's from Blackford Hill!