Friday, December 18, 2009

Baby's Stocking Stuffers

I found almost all of Macon's stocking stuffers on

Drumroll please . . . Introducing Macon Delaney

Born November 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm. Weighing in at 8 pounds 4.7 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. We are both so very proud! (Pretty good excuse for not posting on my she not?!?)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby's First Thanksgiving

The baby just has to come before Thanksgiving so she can wear this!!! Isn't it adorable. She also has a little knit pumpkin hat and booties.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Scattered showers.

We had a second baby shower this weekend in NC. It was hosted by my sister-in-law, Stephanie and my Aunt Gail. It was very lovely. Scott and I had a wonderful time seeing family and friends that we hadn't seen in a while. The food was yummy. We had delicious pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, coconut chicken strips, tea sandwiches, and more. And the addictive apricot punch. We received many great gifts. I'll be posting photos of some of them soon!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Baby Shower.

These are a few of my photos from the baby shower my co-workers threw. You can see them all on my facebook albums, if you'd like!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Photo finish.

We've reached the final stretch and exciting stuff is ahead. As we have to properly document it, we got a brand new camera (thanks to Scott's parents, Kaye and Gordon!) It is pretty cool. I just started playing around with it this evening, but it seems like a great buy so far. Our second baby shower is this weekend. Can't wait to really put it to the test! (Sorry no photos from the first shower yet. We forgot our camera's battery and I'm waiting on Lyndsay to get me a CD of her photos.)

Christmas Dress.

I have searched high and low for a tiny black sweater to go with "To Be Determined's" Christmas dress (which is a red and black plaid with a white peter pan collar.) There was not one to be found. So......once again to the rescue. I found a wonderful knitter in Turkey! She has knitted this lovely little sweater (without a pattern, just with a photo I provided.) Her name is Gulten and her shop is Blue Moon. If you need any knitting done, I'd highly recommend her. Not to mention that she uses very high quality yarns and her rates are extremely reasonable! (And it only costs $4.00 to ship such a thing from Turkey, believe it or not.)

Creative flick.

We went to see "The Invention of Lying" yesterday. It takes place in a world where no one has ever told a lie before. And then one man realizes he can. It's very creative and funny. Check it out.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We're swingin . . .

We picked up our swing tonight with some of the money we received at the baby shower last week. I love it. It matches the living room perfectly. And it is apparently the last one of these in the southeastern US. I checked online today and only one Target seemed to have one left.....and now they have none! It was really easy to assemble. It has an elephant theme and a place to plug in your MP3 player, which we really liked. Napster has lots of lullabyes, FYI.

September shower.

We had our first baby shower last Friday! So exciting.......she's almost here! This one was given by my friends Alicia and Lyndsay (Thanks girls!) and was attended by lots of fellow lawyers, courthouse clerks, DA's & probation office staff, and staff from our own office. I am so glad everyone came out to share in our special time. We got many wonderful gifts. These are only a few of them. My friend and co-worker, Laura, made the beautiful red gingham quilt in the first photo. It is perfect for our nursery! I still need to take photos of some of the other unique gifts and will do that today! Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


We attended our last birthing class last night. We are now certified. We had a little party last night at the class and everyone brought refreshments. I made these pink and blue onesie sugar cookies. Aren't they cute. I would have put a lot more detail into them, but Future Daddy forced me to go sit on the couch instead. They still turned out pretty cute.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


We just got this doll for our baby. She is quite cute and for 0+ years. She is going to sit in the tiny rocking chair in the nursery.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sleeping Quarters.

We just got our bassinet in the mail a couple of days ago. It is the folding bassinet from Cariboo ( a New Zealand Company). It is very simple, but attractive. I'm not a big ruffle fan and most bassinets seem to be covered in them! This one goes very well in our bedroom. I think she'll have many happy dreams in this one.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Art lesson.

We plan on putting these prints up in the nursery, along with 2 others. They are from Barking Bird Art which you can find at They are very cute. There are tons of different prints. They will be matted and framed and go over the bookshelf.

Let there be light.

We installed the new light fixture and dimmer in the nursery this weekend. So glad to have that one done. Our fixture is like this one, but white with yellow polka-dotted shades. It is very sweet & is perfect for a little girl's room. I also put together the mobile today but have not hung it yet. I bought blinds. Still have to paint the window casing first. I'll probably do that tomorrow evening. I can't wait to get the curtain hung.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rock a bye baby.

This may be our favorite part of the nursery so far. We got this rocking moose at IKEA. I had seen it back in December and we just had to get one. Right now it is obviously just decoration, but one day she'll rock!

Her highness.

We are getting this little high chair in red. It is very cool. It flips over to make a toddler chair that can scoot right up to the table (no booster seats). The kids I know don't like booster seats for some reason. I thought they were cool, if I remember correctly. Kids these days! It is also very easy to clean, all one piece that can be wiped down easily. If you haven't noticed, I like red. So that doesn't hurt either!


Our crib set came in the mail yesterday. It was made by a very nice woman named Jamie (of Boodybabies) who I found on Etsy. I put up a request on Alchemy and so many nice people responded to my ad. I was able to look at photos of lots of their work and choose the workmanship and price that suited us. She made a crib bumper, crib skirt, blanket, and curtain. They are made from Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market Apple pattern and red gingham. I have several different sheets to coordinate with the set (solid red, yellow w/white polkadots, and the Brooke pattern from PB Kids). They each make it look totally different, which I thought would be fun. We know we'll be changing those sheets! We are really happy with how it turned out. Jamie did a great job!

Diaper duty.

I chose this diaper bag. I hadn't really found anything I liked much at all until I saw this one. It is roomy and is easy to get things in and out of. We bought it at Bellini in Atlanta. It is JJ Cole's cocoa tree pattern.

Get mobile.

This is the mobile that will be hainging over the crib. It is bamboo. We bought it in Atlanta at B. Braithwaite. So cute! I love the hedgehog.

New ride.

We have decided on the Bumbleride Flyer in Ruby. We tried out strollers at Baby's Room in Marietta, GA. They had all the models we were considering and were able to show us all about them. I highly recommend taking these for a test drive. I totally changed my mind after pushing this one around. Storage was a big issue for us. This one seems to have plenty of room. And it is easy to fold and pretty light. It ain't so bad lookin' either.

Nursery plans

We have had this furniture for a while now (although the changing table is still in the box.) I love it. It is very simple and modern. Both are from Babies R Us by Amy Coe. I was lucky enough to get a major discount on both pieces (both a clearance price and a 15% coupon!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I just found out I won an appeal in the TN Court of Criminal Appeals. Yay!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Baby 411.

It's a girl! We are so excited!

Questions, questions.

Tag, I'm it. And with that . . . I will answer the questions.

1. What did you do 10 years ago?
I worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a research assistant/technical editor in the computer sciences department.

2. Five items on your to-do list:
- Write a letter to a prison inmate/client
- Go to the OB to find out the gender of our baby (at 3:45 pm today!!!)
- Paint the trim in the nursery
- Paint my toenails
- Call friends & family with the baby news

3. Snacks I enjoy:
salt & vinegar chips, peppermint ice cream, frozen lemonade

4. What would you do if you were a billionaire?
Buy a farm house. Quit my job. Start a new career in something creative eventually. But first, I'd travel.

5. Places I would live:
- Camden, Maine
- Knoxville, TN

6. Jobs I have had:
- Sandwich Artist
-Research Assistant
-Teaching Assistant
-Law Clerk

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today's Weird Pregnancy Craving . . .

is.......drumroll please.....SPAGHETTIOS! and Grape Koolaid! What am I? 5? I don't know when the last time I had a Spaghettio was or how I even remembered what they tasted like.

Sunday, June 14, 2009