Friday, August 30, 2013
Our little girl has arrived! She was born on August 9th at 3:35 pm.
She has truly completed our life, can't imagine it without her now. Estevan put it very well, it's like she has a part of our souls in her. She's a dream come true. Pin It Now!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
We are just about finished with putting together and decorating the nursery for our little girl. I am 38 weeks and 5 days, she could come at any moment! I can't wait to see her and bring her home to this cute little room.
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Before we found out if we were having a boy or girl, we decided to paint the nursery gray and yellow. We love how the colors are bright and cheery while still being gender neutral, this was important because we wanted baby items to be neutral enough to be passed from one child to the next. Check out some pics!
I love walking in and seeing the morning sunlight pouring through the plantation shutters. I finally hung up the hot air balloon mobile that I made for our sweet baby girl.
My dad has made some stacking toys in the shape of a rainbow, cloud, and sun which I will place on the top floating shelf. He's driving from AZ next week to be with us, so happy!
- Wall colors: Valspar Cheerful Hue and Natural Gray
- Crib: Pottery Barn Kids, Hayden
- Dresser and daybed: Ikea
- Swivel glider and ottoman: Best Chair Inc., Dolphin color, bought at Baby's and Kid's 1st
- Floating shelves and book/picture ledges: Ikea
- Crib bedding: Pottery Barn Kids, Harper Gray
- Organizing bins for dresser: Ikea
- Various baskets: The Container Store
Monday, August 5, 2013
I have been stock piling my freezer in preparation for baby's arrival and the chaotic times that are sure to come. Estevan thought I was nuts when I told him that I wanted to make meals for the sole purpose of freezing them. He was also worried about the food budget getting jacked, a worry that I can't blame him for. Preparing for a baby is very expensive! So, instead of buying a bunch of food to freeze on top of food for our normal consumption, I decided to split every big meal in half. Since it's just the two of us, we always have leftovers and those leftovers sometimes do not get eaten. At least one portion of every meal ends up getting thrown away! I have been able to stock up a lot of food by simply baking one half right away and storing the other half in the freezer. Behold the yummy goodness...
Here is a breakdown of the recipes that I chose, click the titles to see full recipe:
- Chicken Spaghetti, Pioneer Woman
- Stuffed Shells
- Stuffed Chicken, Kayotic Kitchen
- Lemon Rosemary Chicken
- Meat Loaf, Pioneer Woman
Most of the foods have been prepared up to the point of baking. I will set my oven to a lower temp and bake the chicken spaghetti and shells for about 20 minutes to warm up and then raise it to the normal temp and bake for the normal time. The stuffed chicken breasts will need to be thawed then wrapped in the puff pastry and baked as normal. The marinade will simply need to be thawed and the chicken pieces plopped right into the bag. I cooked the meat loaf almost entirely to ensure it will not be overcooked and dry when reheated, it will be thawed and then baked until the internal temp is 170. Pin It Now!