Friday, April 4, 2008


I'm sorry I haven't posted in a few days. No, our birth momma didn't go into labor... we're still waiting! Actually, the reason I haven't posted is because I've been too busy nesting. I swear - it's worse this time around than it was when I was pregnant! I think it has something to do with not having a huge, round belly getting in my way.

So, the past few days have been a blur of activity. I painted our son's room, and have been shopping galore! I didn't splurge on fun things like this with Sam because we had to buy really pricey things like a crib, a rocking chair, and all the other "necessities". This time, we have all that stuff already, so I can get a cute quilt, that matches the bumper, that matches the valance!

I'll share my "before" and "after" photos of our son's room later (aka - once it looks perfect), but I just HAD to share this. I've been working on it for a few days...

This is the quilt that I purchased for our son's room:
And this is what I was inspired to do because of it! Each letter is on a 9x12 canvas. All paper is cardstock and I used my cricut to cut the letters and the diamonds. I free-handed the fish, and they are popped up with 3d foam. CTMH Cardstock Colors are: heavenly blue, desert sand, kiwi, crystal blue and white daisy.
BTW: We are naming our son Evan Jeremiah. :)

Evan means "God is gracious" in Hebrew, and "Swift" in Gaelic. Isn't that just PERFECT!!!
Jeremiah means "Gift from God", so when you put the names together it means,
"Our gracious God gave him swiftly"


Laurel said...

Very cute and congrats on the upcoming adoption!

Stacy said...

Everything looks so cute!

scrappernic said...

I love these--they are fabulous! I love his name and the meaning behind it. What a lucky little boy to be joining your family.

nonapearl said...

We're the lucky ones to be blessed with such a miracle.

Katie said...

I love his name, Nona! And I love that quilt too - so fun :)

Can't wait to see pictures, hear his birth story and meet him in person! We'll be heading your way in June :)

Nicole said...

Nona I love this!!

So cute and I'm so excited for you all!

sharalyns said...

What an adorable quilt! I love what you did with his name--you did a great job hand cutting those fishies.

I love the name you have chosen for your son--it's just exactly right. :-)