Monthly Archives: April 2012

The nursery


We’ve had fun putting together Logan’s nursery. Our theme turned out to be sailboats.  Not because we love to sail, but because I found this pattern and like the bright red, blue and yellow.

Here’s a peek.

Our rocking chair nook. We found this wall etching and I loved it, cheesy as it may be.  I decided, if we’re going to go with the sailboat theme, let’s just go with it.

And the sweet changing table/dresser area. We’re so excited to have the nursery ready for our sweet baby boy.  I need to add a picture of the super organized closet, thanks to Mom. She helped put away and organize all the adorable clothes, shoes and cutenesses we have collected.  I love it! There are a few new little touches . . . pics to come soon.


Fun with the girls


With the other fabulous baby showers, you’d think I was spoiled enough.  Not so.  My sister Ashley, and friends Lauren and Kim threw me a “Mommy” shower.  The idea was to have fun and have gifts that would spoil me before the baby comes or “make life easier as a new mommy.”  Really, just an excuse to get together and have fun.

Ashley had so many cute games – you know I LOVE the cheesy games. We met at Earth, Paint and Fire, one of those paint your own pottery places. As one of my friends said, “My face hurt from laughing by the time I left.”  We laughed and ate and painted together. Ashley had a large platter with a saying about wildflowers that everybody got to paint one flower on. So special.

The first game was that we each had to get our “celebrity baby names.”  You know, like Beyonce’s daughter named Blue.  I had the honor of drawing the names out of an envelope. My friends ended up with name tags that said “Aubergine Triscuit”  and “Pepper” and “Saltine Seven.”  I think we could give celebrities some ideas.

As you can see, Logan is the only one who got a real name tag.

Ashley had everyone “decorate the diapers” next.  They took a pack of diapers and wrote funny messages on the bum.  These are supposed to be things that will make us laugh when we are awake for the 3 am diaper change. I followed the rules and haven’t peeked yet, because I think it will be fun to have  a laugh during a diaper change.

Then, Ashley decided it was time to cry.  Everyone had to fill out a “wish for baby” and we read them.  Oh my. So sweet.

It was alot of fun to just be spoiled and laugh with people I love.

Such a fun day!


Showered with love!



This keeping up with the blog thing is harder than it may seem.  We’ve been so busy getting ready for baby boy, it’s been hard to find time to sit down and write.  But now we are just a few short weeks away from his arrival. So exciting!

We’ve had some wonderful friends and church family help us welcome Logan into the world.  In case we didn’t share in some official way, that is his name: Logan Jacob Hall.  Logan is a name we both liked, and Jacob is for both Jake and his grandfather Jacob Spivey.  We think it will suit him well.

Our wonderful church gave us a fantastic baby shower in March.

It was just wonderful.  There was a huge display with his name, and baby boy gifts as centerpieces of each table.

Jake trying to figure out exactly what all these little baby gadgets are used for.

We were given so many wonderful gifts.  Two very special ones were from our mothers, who both came to the shower.  Brenda, Jake’s Mom gave us a little T-shirt that had been Jake’s that said “Big Jake.” Precious! Robin, Erin’s Mom, gave us a special quilt she made and embroidered. You can see it has lots of little boy things all over it.  Just beautiful.

The two preggos. My sweet friend Jennifer is due just a few weeks after me.  We are both excited about our baby boys on the way.

A very sweet gift was this painting of Logan’s name.

Our church family has journeyed with us as we’ve prepared to meet our baby boy.  Some of the cards, thoughts and prayers shared that day touched our hearts deeply. It was a very special day.

We had a good weekend with the Moms in town.  They are both beside themselves excited about welcoming this grandson.

They were pretty goofy. Here they are both talking to Logan at the same time.

A belly shot.

And proof that Jake cannot smile normally in a picture.

My Woodstock High School friends also threw us a fabulous baby shower.  We went to our favorite – Izumi! It was a great time with all my special ed. teacher friends.  Note the adorable cupcakes, decorated by two of the best parapros around, and my students.

So many great friends and gifts!

One of my favorites was this wall hanging from Kelley.  I loved seeing something I had pinned on Pinterest come to life.

We’ve been so loved by family and friends!  Logan is lavished with love before he has even arrived.