Monday, July 26, 2010

Nursery Diaries: It's Finished & Rhett likes it!

Dreaming up this nursery was so much fun!

I guess the mix of anticipation, childhood flashbacks, and the flat-out thrill of looking through baby shower gifts made this enjoyable for us.
I must say though, Rhett's nursery was a total group effort- Mom, Mandy, Laura, Sandy, Great Granny Hazel, Dennis, Aunt Judy/Brandy!
We all did a little something to pull it together.

So, here it is...

The painting is incredible!
Rhett's Aunt Laura (D's sister) did this for him. I gave her a swatch of fabric and told her the colors and waaalaaaa...a custom painting we will enjoy for years to come!
We keep some of Rhett's toys in the chest.

This hook is handy-dandy!

-Rhett's books-

I really really really wanted this bookshelf from Potterybarn.
It's well worth the money!
Oh, and the nightlight...I found the giaraffe at a consignment shop and then bought brown lights to put in it. So cool!

Duke is modeling the bedding in this photo.
Found the fabric and then Mom & Mandy made everything! I may reuse the curtains in my living room one day. I tried to pick things that I coud reuse around my house.

Great-Granny Hazel made his quilt. It's actually twin sized so we can use it in his "kid" room one day. The back is a navy/light blue stripe.
The monogram was done by Lacy Mae's in Alabama. Shalla does a great job!

This is were we hang at 3:00am.

This looks messy but it's actually organized. Rhett has a lot of stuff- especially shoes.
Most of these shoes are from his cousin, Christian.
WE love hand-me-downs!

Tried to get Duke to pose with the doggy door stop, but he gave me the cold shoulder!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Newborn Pictures

We will cherish this video forever!
Rhett is 9 days old in these pictures.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dear Mom,


I understand a lot now that I have my own little baby and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you.
The past week has been incredible and I'm so glad we got to share it.
I'm also pretty sure that I wouldn't have been able to do it without Dennis and you taking care of us.
I'm VERY VERY VERY blessed to have learned from a Mom like you. :)

-Explaining to the neighbors where? he? came? from?-

Rhett & his "Sugar" or "Sug" making Oatmeal raisin cookies! Yum!!!

-Trying on his shoes-

-First meeting-

We miss you too!!!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Welcome Everett Bayly Knox!

We are over the moon for this little boy!
Meet our son
-Everett Bayly Knox-
We're calling him "Rhett"
Born on 7/7/2010 at 8:45
8lbs 8oz

"Rhett" is like Christmas xs 100 million, we stare at him constantly, and he has just made our lives so good!!!
We are in awe of this incredible gift from God. We're so thankful.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Stars & Stripes in the hood!

Our neighbors hang this beautiful, massive flag over their driveway during patriotic holidays.
I hope that when people drive by it that it means as much to them as it does to all of us.
This is one of those things that make our neighborhood magical!
He has a very MacGyver technique to hanging this. I Love it.
Of course, we're displaying our beautiful colors!
Happy Birthday America!
I'm so thankful to live in this country.
We're planning to celebrate America's birthday with all of our wonderful neighbors at a backyard BBQ!
I'm making sun tea with mint out of Dennis garden.
I think we've perfected the recipe:
We set this container in the sun all day, add 6 family size Louizanne tea bags, a handful of mint, and 6 cups of sugar.
It's PERFECT on the rocks!
Rhett even got in on the stars and stripes this week.
Check out this new muslin swaddler blanket made by Aden & Anais.
I can't wait to wrap him up in it!!!
How much more American can this be?
Rhett's Aunt Laura delivered his little wagon nursery painting yesterday and it's absolutely gorgeous!
Acrylic paintings take about 2 months to dry so it's still very wet and has to sit in the laundry room to dry.
It's made of 3 1x2ft panels.
I can't wait to hang it over his crib for a little punch of color!
Thanks Laura, this is a priceless gift!!!
We'll enjoy it for years to come.
I'm officially 40 Weeks Pregnant today!
Today is Rhett's due date...July 4th, 2010
Will we see fireworks tonight or will we meet "our little firework?"

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th!

These are my sisters...
well, the brown headed ones....
They have a VERY cute clothing and shoe store in Mobile, AL.
(In Bel-Air Mall across from Starbucks)
Here's a coupon for the weekend!

Polish your red, white and blue Fourth of July style!Bring in this coupon to receive 20% off your entire purchase, in Polish and ShoePolish, now through July 4th.
Valid only on regular priced merchandise. One per person.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Rhett, come out because...

Just got this in the mail from my sweet friend Shelia!
I just LOVE it! Thanks girl.