Monday, May 4, 2009

Two Reveals.

Reveal #1:

No, No, No...No pictures of the nursery quite yet. I am sorry it has taken so long and I have tempted you with constant "The nursery is 99% done" and "Oh, the nursery is so cute!" While it is 99% finished, I am still waiting on two things. There is a light fixture en route to me as we speak that needs to be delivered and hung and I also need to get a rug for the floor. Other than that, it is ready to go!!

Since it has taken so long for me to post pictures, and since I talk about it a lot, I thought I would reveal to you what the "theme" is (if you have not already guessed by now).

When I found out that I was having a precious little gentleman, I scoured baby decor books and wasted most of my days pondering what the theme of his nursery should be. I didn't want something "cutesy" like cartoon characters. I didn't want something "typical" like the jungle. I wanted something classy. I wanted something sweet. I wanted something classic. I wanted something different.

One afternoon, my Mom, Husby and I were in an old bookstore on main street of a quaint little town. Husby darted to the Medical and Motorcycle books, and Mom and I browsed the children's books for "theme" ideas for Levi. We tossed around the idea of trains, cowboys, and cars, but I was not thrilled with any of those ideas. We kept looking and then I saw it.

The book of all books.

The book that stood out to me so much it was like it was screaming my name.

The book that helped transform Levi's room to what it is.



Beatrix Potter! You can not GET more classic than 19th Century England.



Her characters are so unique - so mischevious - so little boyish - so... perfect for Levi.

Peter Rabbit.



We purchased the book and began scheming up ideas for his room. We saw a "cutesy" Peter Rabbit nursery at Market months previous, but it was a little too frilly and fancy for a little boys room, so we improvised and I must say that it turned out far better than I even envisioned.

The room is perfect for a little gentleman. Perfect for a precious baby boy. Perfect for my little Prince. It just screams classic England and I can't wait to show you!

Reveal #2:

I have been working for months on writing out "Our Love Story" so that I can get it printed and bound for little Levi and our future children one day. I want them to always know the story of their parents and how we fell in love. I had a different website before this one and posted several chapters on there. A lot of people have since asked me to please finish the story! Well, it is almost finished now (wives of Medical Students have LOTS of free time in the evenings for things like this), and I thought I would start posting it for you all to read one chapter at a time.

The only thing is, I need you to know Husby's real name. Because he wasn't my Husby then.

So, I'm going to uncover his secret identity and just tell ya! His name is Darin. And he is wonderful.

I had a big picture of that cake with his name plastered on it last week, so if you didn't catch it by then, I don't know what to think. So now I can freely refer to him as Darin or Husby - whichever I so please. I figured you all know me and Levi's name, so why not throw Husby's in the mix? :)

28 comments:

  1. You are too cute! I can't wait to read more of the story and, of course, to see pics of the nursery! I might have to start writing Ryan's and my story...it's a good idea...

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  2. Aww - I love it. I bet you made it look so classic and just perfect. Can't wait to see photos!

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  3. I can't wait to see it, I'm sure it looks wonderful! :)

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  4. I cannot wait to see the nursery! Peter Rabbit is such a sweet idea!

    And your love story sounds like it's going to be adorable. I made a scrap book from when Paul and I were dating and our first year of marriage before kids came into the picture. I remember looking at my parents pre-kids albums and being so fascinated. Great idea!

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  5. The Peter Rabbit theme is adorable and I am looking forward to seeing the pictures of the nursery. It will also be neat to read your "love story"- it's a great idea to have such an account to share with your kids.

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  6. OH I JUST LOVE IT ALREADY, and I can not wait to see pictures of how it turned out!

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  7. Beatrix Potter is my AB-SO-LUTE fave! Cannot wait to see!

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  8. I just KNEW you were using Beatrix Potter as your theme. It became "obvious" a few blog entries back. I bet it is just presh. Can't wait to see. Can't wait to start reading your "Love Story."

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  9. What a fun theme for the nursery and such a great idea to write out your love story for all your babies to read in the future! I hope your next few weeks go by quickly!

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  10. I love the Peter Rabbit theme, but as an Englishwoman I feel obliged to point out that Beatrix Potter was 19th Century, not 17th Century! Sorry...I guess I'm a natural born nit-picker! I can't wait to see the nursery photos.

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  11. What a fantastic idea to write down your love story for your baby! :-) I might need to borrow that idea! I did the same thing (wasted LOTS of time) when I had to decorate my daughter's nursery!

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  12. I bet Levi's roo is darling!! I can't wait to see it :)

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  13. I assumed from the baby shower pics, but what a sweet theme!!!

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  14. I LOVE the theme of Peter Rabbit. It is absolutely adorable! I cant' wait to see the nursery, I'm sure it is just precious.

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  15. i love the peter rabbit theme! the nursery is going to be so incredible!

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  16. Can't wait to see the nursery! I bet it will be ADORABLE!

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  17. Way to tease us with nursery pics! :)
    I was wondering when you were going to write some more on that love story. I just love reading it. Can you write mine for me?? I will tell you memories and you will write them all down. I know that you will have all kinds of free time this summer. Right!?!

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  18. Once again, cannot wait to see the nursery photos- I am sure it is going to be fabulous! And I did NOT catch his name on the cake!! I guess I wasn't expecting names and wasn't looking super close! Can't wait to read "your story"

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  19. yay - I love knowing people's real names...and Darin is a great one! Also great - Peter Rabbit. Love the innocence :)

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  20. You are so darn sweet. I can't wait to read your love story. And what an awesome idea to make it into a book for your children. Totally awesome.

    Beatrix Potter holds such a special place in my heart. My grandma bought my sisters and I the books when we were little. I now have them neatly preserved on a shelf. I think of her whenever I see them. I so can't wait to see the nursery! I know it's going to be great!

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  21. So excited to see your nursery pictures! What a wonderful theme! Can't wait for the Big Reveal!!

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  22. I love Beatrix Potter!!! Neat theme for the nursery. READY to see it girl, can't wait.

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  23. I love the theme! I think I caught it after your first baby shower. Cuz I'm smart like that.

    ha! not really.

    Can't wait to see the finished product! And what a cute idea to write your love story! love it!

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  24. I LOVE IT! It's perfect. I still can't wait to see it though! I'm sure it's just precious.

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  25. I am DYING to see this nursery!! Somehow judging by the other pics of your house we've seen, I know it's going to be amazing!! Get those pictures of up!!!

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  26. I would have never thought of peter rabbit - you're so creative!

    precious!

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  27. ahh that is so sweet!! levi's nursery theme and your story=) what a great idea! i love seeing how much your sweet little guy is loved so much already=)!

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  28. While our nursery for jonas is on the modern and "funky" side, the peter rabbit theme seems like the perfect fit for Levi and your style!

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