Monday, April 18, 2011

Going to the Chapel

Last Saturday night, I got to witness my high school best friend get married. The weather was warm, but absolutely gorgeous and Ashley was absolutely stunning! The wedding took place at a beautiful old home just outside of Birmingham that has been renovated for these types of events. Such Southern charm I LOVED the shabby-chic of the you see those chandeliers and lights hanging from the tree? SO PRETTY!! This was the favor table with homemade jam...such a cute idea! Pretty monogrammed cake

The happy couple - Adam and Ashley! Ashley and I met on the first day of band camp in the ninth grade (insert joke here, haha). She had just transferred to our high school and was being introduced to people in our class. The first time we met, I think she thought I was a snob and I thought she had GREAT hair! haha! It didn't take us long to become BEST friends! Ashley and I have had a crazy friendship that I wouldn't trade for anything! Though we don't get to see each other very often, I think we always know that the other is only a phone call away!

I'm very happy Ashley has found someone to spend her life with and Rob and I wish them NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Adoption Update and Nursery Sneak Peak

Today we got news that our homestudy is FINALLY COMPLETE!!! We have had a CRAZY time getting this, thanks to my fingerprints. I had to end up sending 2 sets of prints in because they kept being "smudgy," and then had to wait on the Federal Government to accept them and then the State of Alabama had to accept them. Needless to say, we are ecstatic for this stage to be finished!!!! Now we move to the waiting stage! Since we have chosen private adoption, we wait until a baby comes along. So, that being said, many times word of mouth is what gets couple their baby. So, if any of you in Blogger Land know of a situation of a birthmother looking for a family for her baby, please keep us in mind! It's amazing how many adoptions end up this way!!! Unlike a pregnancy, with adoption there is no timeline. Therefore, you need to be somewhat prepared early on. For those of you that know me, know that I'm a planner so I've been planning this nursery for a LONG time! Since we also have no idea the sex of our baby, the nursery has to be gender neutral, which isn't always the easiest thing to plan. However, I'm so excited with the colors and patterns that we have chosen and can't wait for it all come together. I keep looking at the crib and I just long for the day when I am looking at our sleeping baby!!! We have also finally agreed on names (we think), and both names have the same monogram (Don't say it, yes I know I have a problem). So, here is a sneak peak of the colors and "shabby-chic" nursery that we are working on. I absolutely cannot wait to share the rest of it with you guys. We have most of the furniture up but still need to paint the room and get a couple of other things. I have the bedding picked out but was waiting to hear from the home study before ordering. A few weeks ago, we got our first "baby gift." My grandparents bought us this ADORABLE cart cover from Three Little Miracles, LLC. A few months ago, my grandmother told me to pick out a pattern and this is the one I chose and it's even cuter in person than in this picture. The owner of Three Little Miracles is a family friend of ours and she does GREAT work! This cart cover is SO much nicer than any other that I have seen! I absolutely cannot wait to use it!!!! Thanks Nanny and Bob! :)

If you have stuck with this blog post through all of this, Bless your heart!! ;) I just had a lot to say tonight!