Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Isaac's Nursery awaits his arrival

Brandon and I have done it: we've completed Isaac's nursery. We are still lacking a few essentials, but the bones and "finishes" that we wanted for his room are complete. While I had an overall vision of how I wanted his room to look, I never dreamed that it would turn out so wonderfully! I must also say that I certainly did NOT do it all on my own. My Mom made all of Isaac's bedding, curtains and the pillows for his rocker. She even bought the rocker for us. Thank you, Mom! It means so much to me that Isaac's room is full of his Grandmamma's handy-work.

My sister stayed over a couple of days after my shower a few weekends ago in order to help me with some of the arts and crafts projects for his room. She helped me make and paint the letters that we hung on the wall to spell out his name, and she also helped me paint the pictures that hang on the wall. The pictures were quite an undertaking... I'm sooo pleased with the way they turned out! I LOVED being able to help Stephanie with some similar projects before she had Sam, so it's sort of a sister tradition that I hope we're able to maintain with all of our children. Thank you, Aunt Stephanie! I hope you enjoyed our time together as much as I did!

And last, but certainly not least, my wonderful husband had a major part in putting together our sons nursery. He helped pick out his bedding fabric, which inspired his design for the striped paint on the walls. He helped me paint the room, hung everything on the walls, and also did most of the work to refinish Isaac's furniture. Brandon also built some shelving into Isaac's formerly awkward closet that has already made it seem 10x's more functional than it was before. He built them in between the two doors so that they can be accessed on either side of the closet - smart, huh? Thank you, Brandon! You're going to be the world's best Daddy!

Ruggles the bear from Mom's childhood and a plate from Daddy's childhood.

Now all we need is our baby Isaac. We can't wait to meet you, kiss you, cuddle with you, sing to you and love you with all of our hearts.


  1. Great idea, Brandon, for the shelves! The room looks great. All it's missing is toys all over the floor and blankets thrown in every corner! :)
    Love you!

  2. The room looks FABULOUS!! You two are going to make such wonderful parents, I just know it... If you ever need any babysitting by "Aunt Heather", you know how to reach me! Love you guys! :)

  3. AND Brandon tied the sailing loops and sailing knots for the window treatments. How many? Like 23 or something?!? They are adorable. Hard to see in the picture. Love the shelves! Adore the pictures you and Stephanie did. And, boy, that tiny little pillow is so interesting! LOL!
    Can't wait to see how Isaac likes it!!

  4. I found your blog! steph posted on it, so there will be no escaping me now. ha! : ) I LOVE the nursery! wow! it is gorgeous! and I love how so much of it is homemade with love. absolutely breath-taking. and you my sweet friend are simply a gorgeous preggo! I can't wait to hear the news of little Isaac! Keep us updated! sending you some okie love!

  5. Jules, I'm so glad to find your blog, too! There's no escaping me, either... I LOVE to leave comments for people, so get ready. :)

  6. Hey, the shelves are GREAT!! I'm sure they will get a lot of use. The nursery just looks amazing. I had so much fun during my visit with you guys! Thanks for letting me come and help out just a little. I can't WAIT to meet Isaac and get my hands all over him!

  7. You guys did an awesome job on that nursery!

    I LOVE the block letters you hung on the wall...If I ever get to have another, I'm totally stealing this idea from you!

    The picture of the two of you at the end is wonderful.

  8. You are beautiful! And that nursery, wow y'all did an AMAZING job!!! I love everything in it!
    I can't wait to see Isaac's pictures!!!!
    Hope you are getting some rest!