8.27.2010

It feels slightly foreign yet very liberating when Niels doesn't have to do anything school related and doesn't have to feel bad about it. Sure there are nights where he decides to sluff and just hang out with me instead. But of course the consequence usually entails staying up late the next night or two to catch up. Pesky consequences. Technically he is on "summer break" but has been studying like the Dickens for boards so it doesn't feel like it. Not even one bit. But the good news is that BOARDS ARE OVER as of yesterday and it feels pretty dang good. (I love how I say it like I'm the one who took them.) But really ... it is a huge milestone for him, and I would venture to say for both of us because I swear our automated and programmed response to pretty much anything the last few months has been, "Oh we can't do that until after boards." Luckily he still has a week and some odd days to fit in a few fun things before he's back to the grind next month. It is sooo nice to be able to just lounge at night and and watch movies and not have to stop them half way for him to go study. I love it.

I'm pretty sure painting the nursery and registering aren't necessarily what he had in mind for "fun" the first day after his big test, but I am pretty stoked about our hot date to Babies R Us tonight and am thrilled that he is home taping walls as I type this. And I'm confident assembling the crib isn't what he had in mind for day two of freedom either ... thanks honey. I will be one happy momma when it is all done.

I don't know how to make these awesome photo collages I am seeing on other blogs (your shared wisdom would be appreciated if you do) but here are a few pics of inspiration for the nursery. Not sure exactly what we are doing just yet, but the walls will be aqua. I am loving the little dainty chandeliers right now, but I know it is kind of ridiculous to have one. I guess we will see if I can think of some way to justify it in the next week or two.

10 comments:

Veronica said...

Hey Susie - Justify the cute little chandelier by saying that it is similiar to having a mobile over the crib for the baby to look at... and thus will stimulate the baby's brain making her a little genius! :)

Christi said...

Congrats to both of you!!! I know what you mean when you say you feel like you just took the test!
Love all the pics, I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is done.
Oh and I do my collages on picasa, super easy, I will show you!

Hawks said...

Dave hates when I have fun projects for him too! Your nursery is gonna be so cute cute!

Lizzy said...

Congrats on the boards. I love the pictures and hope we get to come see the actual nursery sooner than later!

Matt and Shannon said...

I use Picasa too - free from our friends at Google. I love it! I think the chandelier is cute - my sister in law made one from an older one she found at a yardsale, though I'm sure Pottery Barn has something you could splurge on too :)

Julie Colton said...

Hey Suze....I have loved reading your blog...it's been awhile. It is always sooo interesting and funny. I love the baby nursery ideas! Can't wait to see the finished products!

Anya said...

I can attest to the chandelier. It is completey justified. You should also buy a dimmer switch and change out the light switch in her room because then you can dim her lights when it is bedtime and all those reflections are so pretty and perfect for a baby girl room. I swear- TOTALLY WORTH IT (but only if you get the dimmer switch too).

Carol and Tyler said...

LOVE the blue walls with all the colors. I'm sure whatever you do is going to look great, it's in your blood. The chandelier is a must. Enjoy having Niels' hands around to help out while they can!!!

MIMI n' LINCOLN RULE!! said...

excited to see the end product- it's going to look so cute!

jocelyn said...

hey there. so for the most part i order lucy's hair pretties off of etsy. i've had a couple of friends make some for me and also teach me how to make a couple...but i am no where near competent enough to make them for anyone else...although that was a really nice compliment. this is one of my favorite etsy shops: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sprinklesontop