Monday, January 23, 2012

A New Appliance

I'm going to brag on my husband a little lot in this post...he is very thoughtful, kind and giving...just FYI

Before Naomi was born I told Corey about how would love to make homemade baby food. I registered for a baby food cookbook and did some research online. It all looked pretty simple. Only one key piece of equipment was missing...a food processor. Now I know that some people use a potato masher or even a fork to do their mashing, but if I wanted this to be as easy as my research said it would be I needed that food processor.

Since there were so many things that we needed for Naomi's arrival. I made lists of all the items and decided which ones (especially higher priced items) could wait until sometime after she was born. The food processor was on that list. Fast forward 4 months...time has flown by, and we have no food processor and it's not currently in the budget. I was bummed! I'm sure that I complained to Corey about this plenty...I may have even over done it.

Last Tuesday night after Naomi had gone to bed, Corey and I were relaxing in the living room. I got up to get some water from the kitchen and when I came around the corner the first thing I saw was a large present sitting on the kitchen counter. Hmmmm, who could this be for??? Ooooh, it had my name on it! I got all giggly and excited as I tore into the present...much to my surprise it was a 7 cup food processor!! Whoa! What a husband!!

Yes, I am that girl that LOVES appliances for gifts! But this wasn't just any appliance, it was the food processor I'd had my eye on since we began talking about having a baby. AND my husband didn't just go out and blow the budget. He spent his spending money on a gift for me (we each get a certain amount of money each month to spend however we like...mine is typically spent at Dunn Brothers). And it's not my birthday or Christmas or even Valentines Day. Now when I use/look at my new 7 cup food processor I will always think about my thoughtful, giving, sacrificial and kind husband. I am so blessed!

Here are some pics of my first round of baby food...enjoy!

As you can see Naomi is very excited about this orange food!

Next up...this guy!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Love for Jordan's Manor

Now that we are mostly settled and through the holidays I thought I would take some time to share our new digs with you all. First, we are so blessed to have a home. Loving it as much as we do is and added bonus!

We haven't really "decorated" but all of that will come in time. So please excuse the mish mash of fixtures, furniture and bare walls. Here are a few spaces in our new pad that we have fallen head over heals for...most of these pictures are from the main level and living spaces.

The little office nook just off the kitchen. It's a place for organization (which Corey loves!).

The hidden garbage! This is simply amazing!

The deck off the kitchen. Obviously being winter in MN we haven't really used this yet, but we cannot wait grill, drink coffee and wine, read a book and just hang out in this space!

Our charming kitchen. This is my favortire room in the Manor. I love the window over the sink, the countertops, the sink and faucet, the peninsula where I envision children eating breakfast, doing homework and helping mom bake, and I love the openess of the space. I am very blessed to have such a delightful space to work in.

The windows! This is the largest of the windows on the main level, but there are four large windows that let in tons of glorious sunlight! Oh, and it's the perfect place for the Christmas tree!

Our red door! This was the first thing I commented on the day we looked at the house. It drew me right in!

This is our little hallway on the main level. What I love about this hallway are the stripes! Hubs agreed to me stepping outside the box with the paint in this space...and it turned out so perfect! We both love this little decor gem!

This is our little mud "room". I say "room" because it's really just a nook, but it's a perfect little nook! I love the built in storage, bench and flooring. I am looking forward to tiny boots, coats, hats and mittens strewn about this mud "room"!

When Corey and I were making a mental list of the "must have" items in our home a utility sink was on that list. This may seem odd to some, but I've had to wash out paint brushes, poopy baby clothes and handwash clothes in a bath tub for two and half years. The actual task of washing things in a tub is not a's the cleaning of the tub after each use that was. Anyway, I personally LOVE having a utility sink!

A little corner for crafting. For all of you who are on Pinterest you know what I mean! Here I can start a project and leave it out (within reason) until I'm finished. This space is in our basement where someday we will have another living space, but for now I will craft!

There are so many, many things we love about our home that I could go on all day! Corey and I feel so blessed to have a home where we can host family and friends, grow our family and just spend time together!

Thanks for visiting! "Y'all come back now. Ya hear!"

Tutu Pics as Promised

Happy as always!

"What is this pretty toy?"

One of my favorites.

My favorite. What a sweet face!

After rolling over...a little stunned still.

"Mom, you said the last one was the last one. I'm done with this!"