Monday, June 20, 2011

Wyatt Reign Hatcher has ARRIVED...OH MY!

My "nephew" Wyatt Reign Hatcher was born on Sunday evening at 9:55 pm.  He was 20.5" long, and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces.  Nick and I woke up this morning and decided to go visit one of our favorite little families.  We told Jimmy we were coming, but April didn't know we were coming.  We got there around 11:00ish.  The new momma had just taken a shower.  We took her some flowers, a balloon and some Tony's seasoning.  She hasn't been able to eat it while she was pregnant.  Anyways, we hung out most of the day with them.  I pampered April by straightening her hair and painting her toenails.  She told me, "DeDe, you know how when you feel icky, if you get ready you feel better?  Well, that's how I feel."  So she put make-up on.  She said she felt much better after getting put together today.  Little Wyatt looks just like his Daddy except for his nose.  He's absolutely precious and is already extremely loved.  Can't wait to see them again soon.  Here are a few pictures from the day.

Pretty Momma talking to pretty baby. :)

I love my Bestie.  I'm so glad she's gotten through this pregnancy. :)

The center of the spotlight. 

The boys hanging out.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Texture, Paint, & Backsplash...OH MY!!!

Wow, two posts in one night.  I'm on a roll.  :)

Anyways, here are the promised pictures of the kitchen redecorate.  I've already posted pics of when we refinished the countertops, look back a few posts for that one.  But here are the pics of the fully finished kitchen.  When we first moved into the house, I told Nick I wanted to paint the kitchen gray and use my Fiestaware as accent colors.  Nick said, "You like color too much...  I don't think you'd be happy with gray."  I thought about it for a few months and decided lime green was the best course of action.  Nick thinks I picked that color just to show him to second-guess my color choices.  That's not the least reason why I chose this color.  I was sitting in church one Sunday morning, and they had a stock image of a limegreen wall with either a lightbulb or white lightswitch on it.  I'm not sure which.  Anyways, I thought to myself, "Ooo, that would be fun."  I've been so sure that's what I've wanted since then.  It was a neverending process to rip all that wallpaper down, but in the end, I'm sure it'll be worth it.  My boss told me about an easy way to texture walls.  It involves tissue paper and primer.  You prime a small section of the wall and put crinkled tissue paper on while it's still wet.  Then, prime back over the paper.  Yes, you leave the paper on the wall.  After it's completely dry, paint.  Our backsplash is probably one of my favorite parts of the room.  We got it at Home Depot.  It looks awesome against our green walls. :)  However, my absolute favorite part of the room are the pictures Nick framed.  They are from our honeymoon to Hot Springs.  All of them were taken at Garvin Woodland Gardens.  Nick had them printed and mounted at Staples, then he built and painted the frames.  They look awesome and tie the whole room together.  Without further ado, here's our bright, and redone kitchen!

After...Electric Lime from Sherwin Williams, and NEW light fixture.

After...Notice Nick also removed that weird shop light from above the sink and put in a recessed light.
After...I just LOVE our backsplash.
After...My sister bought the "Starry Night" canvas for me for Christmas a few years back.  It's my favorite painting ever!
After...the other wall. :)

Joe & Melanie's Surprise 30th Anniversary Party

You may wonder what I've been up to the past few weeks since it's been so long since I updated.  Well, I've definitely been a hardworking girl.  We've redone our kitchen and master bathroom (pictures to come later), and then Friday evening, we had a surprise 30th anniversary party for Nick's parents, Joe & Melanie.  I apologized to them as soon as they arrived at the house, because I've been telling small lies to them for the past three weeks in preparation for the party. :)  When we set the date about three weeks ago, I told Joe & Melanie we were going to have a "family dinner" with Alan & Tovah, and Patsy & Bobby (Nick's aunt and Uncle) on June 10th around 6:45 or 7:00.  It wasn't odd planning it that far in advance because Bobby & Patsy were on a long vacation and weren't getting back home until the 8th.  So, Joe & Melanie didn't get suspicious with that.  We really didn't speak about it for the next two and a half weeks.  Melanie did ask what she could bring, and I told her just a few 2-liters that way she wouldn't think anything was up.  Nick & I wanted the kitchen done before we had a party at the house, so we've been submersed in kitchen remodel.  Friday morning, I called and asked Melanie if I could run by on my lunch break to borrow her crock pot for cheese dip.  She was fine with that.  I was so concerned that Joe & Melanie would show up early.  I told Melanie that I didn't want too many cars in front of the house so Nick would come by and pick them up.  Melanie told me that evening that she knew something was up at that time.  She didn't know what was going on, just that something was going on.  So, we went and picked them up at 6:45.  I know they knew something was going on when we pulled up the house and there were cars everywhere. :)  We walked in the door to around 45 people that all yelled "SURPRISE!"  We had a GREAT evening.  I think it was a success since I kept it a secret for as long as I did.  Thanks to everyone who made it a success.  It couldn't have happened without all of y'all.  A special thanks to Patsy & Bobby who showed up early to help with getting the house clean and the food cooked.  We enjoyed having everyone over to celebrate their anniversary.  Here are a few pictures from the event. :)

Our awesome fajita cooks. :)
Cake & picture from Joe & Melanie's wedding day.
Right after they came in.
With the grandbaby.
Nick & his momma
Cutting the cake.
The Robertson Family

Our GREATEST helpers!

Little Miss Grace. :)