Sunday, April 27, 2014

Keegan - Family visits

Keegan had many visitors in the first 24 hours of his hospital stay, and we were so happy that many family members and friends were able to stop by and visit with us and hold him.  What a joy to have family and friends that are excited to welcome him into the world!

Papa and Grandma

Papa McDonnell and his first grandchild with the last name of McDonnell. :)

Grandma McDonnell

Aunt Emmy

Aunt Lizzy

Aunt Lauren

Grandpa Joe

Brooke joined us via Facetime. :)

Aunt Brooke's first picture with baby Keegan. :)

We were glad that Lauren and her fiance, Matt were able to make it over for a visit!

Soon-to-be Uncle Matt

Grandma LaBate

Thank you also to Pastor Anglea, Luke Anglea, Mr. & Mrs. Payne and Ryan & Sarah Harrison for stopping by.  Although we couldn't get pictures with you, your warm encouragement and shared joy with us was a great blessing!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nursery Reveal

We have had so much fun working on Keegan's nursery
 over the last several months.  We enjoyed finding new things
little by little - always for such great deals, 
repainting frames and dressers, and then creating our own custom
pieces whether it was by computer, wood, paint, or cricut machine.
And here we are with just 3 1/2 weeks to spare and I am so in love
with this little space that will be our baby's room.

I apologize in advance for the picture overload, but I just really,
really love it and I had to share... :)

Now to fully appreciate the finished product above, I wanted to take
you through the stages of this room prior to it being the nursery...

Before Jack and I were married this was how the room looked.
 Once we were married the room slowly started to be transformed
into this...
I really wish we had taken a picture of our bedroom prior to 
converting it to the nursery but alas we did not.
We were going to leave this room the master bedroom, but after
converting Jack's office into "the nursery" we decided we wanted
to switch bedrooms.  You can see a video of that transformation HERE.
The first thing we did to the nursery was repaint it in a lighter shade
{Olympic-Sand Dune}
and then Jack painted on the blue stripes.

From there we just added piece by piece as we found deals
or as it was given to us...
 {Curtain material-IKEA made by my mom}
{Book shelves made by Jack costing $10}
{Rocking chair-gift}
 {Dresser-repainted our old wooden one
 {Top drawers taken out and replaced
with 4 canvas totes from Hobby Lobby-$36}
{Knobs replaced-Hobby Lobby $16}
{Our old bedroom mirror repainted}
{Shelf, lampshade, lantern-IKEA}
 {Rocking chair-gift from my parents}
{Blanket-CVS $.99}
{Nautical canvases-gift}
{Nightstand-our old one that we repainted}
{Picture frames-IKEA $20}
{Crochet monkey-gift}
Leaving empty frames around the room for 
baby pictures of course... :)
 The canvas totes are full of burp cloths, receiving blankets,
shoes, socks, and hats...
 And needless to say, Keegan is all set with clothes for quite some time!
 Jack designed this printable for me, 
that I printed and attached to an 8x10 canvas
to give it more depth.
 I love this wall quote!
Looking forward to laying Keegan in this crib...

I hope you enjoyed our nursery reveal, we loved completing each stage, and
were excited to share with our readers!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dad-To-Be Update

I have not posted on this blog in quite awhile, but I just want to take the opportunity to post a few pictures of my beautiful wife and just say how much I love her.
Doesn't she make such a cute mommy? :)  

I just can't wait to welcome Keegan into the world with her in just about a month!

 She has done so great through this whole pregnancy, and even now with less than a month left to go, she doesn't complain about the many pregnancy pains and discomforts. She is amazing.

Keegan is a blessed little guy to have her as his mom, and I am the happiest man in the world to be married to this wonderful lady.  She is the reason behind my smile and spring in my step.

Can't wait to meet you Keegan! You are going to love your mommy so much!

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