I [heart] Davids It helps me to say these things aloud, I think.

December 29, 2007

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Filed under: Holidays — JeniQ @ 11:38 pm

Christmas Card

December 24, 2007

Nursery Updates

Filed under: Babies,Decorating,Gifties — JeniQ @ 10:50 am

We got our first shower gift! How exciting! We asked for the Margo Pack N Play from Graco because it was well reviewed, affordable, and cute! It’s sage green with teal blue accents, and includes a bassinet as well as a changing station. We’re expecting this to be the baby’s temporary home between birth and whenever we put him in his crib.

I set it up all by myself and figured this would be the first in many experiences of “Insert Part A into Slot Z.” We’ve had it inspected by the cats and they seem to approve. I wonder just how much they’ll be in it once the baby arrives? They didn’t seem to want to stay there when we put them in it.
Playpen 1
Playpen 2

We also cleared out the room and tried to get a feel for how we’ll lay out the furnishings.

The shelves I painted will probably end up acting as a window seat to store books and toys.
Nursery Shelves

We got our crib set! It’s gorgeous and includes a bumper, skirt, quilt and crib sheet. And look at these cool plant stands Dave found that match the pattern so perfectly!
Crib set

we also got the crib mattress! When we bought the crib from ChildSpace, we got a credit towards the purchase of a mattress. We choose the highly rated Classica II foam mattress by Colgate. With our credit, we got a good deal on it.
Crib Mattress
Our crib will hopefully be in by February, but I’m still not getting my hopes up.

We got a changing table today for cheap off of Craig’s List.
Changing Table

It’s in really good condition but could use repainting, which means more fun for me. Interestingly enough, the people we bought it from are from Lakewood and Westlake (Ohio), which makes them practically neighbors to Dave’s family. In fact, the guy remembers Dave’s sister from grade school. Why is EVERYBODY from Cleveland?!

Last, but definitely not least, Tyra gave me her glider and ottoman as an early shower gift. It’s gorgeous and matches the room perfectly. I will have pictures to post soon.

All in all, things are coming along pretty well!

December 23, 2007

Christmas Party

Filed under: Party — JeniQ @ 6:03 pm

This season was pretty light on Christmas parties. There was one work party that we missed because I was too pooped to make it. And then last night, there was Ele’s Annual Chili and Beer party. I was impressed they decided to have the party, seeing as how their newborn son is only about 5 weeks old.
But they did it, and I think they had a really nice time. It was a smaller party than last year’s, but I liked it because it was more intimate and a little less hectic. Finn settled down once the party got started and spent most of his time being held by his adoring fans. I snapped a picture but didn’t want to use the flash, so it’s fuzzy. But it doesn’t matter because he’s so friggin’ cute!


Living Room – Done!

Filed under: Decorating — JeniQ @ 5:38 pm

There was just a little more to do in the living room to be considered officially done. We needed pillows for the chairs, so I picked out some fabulous gold-colored fabric and had them made by Tracy. I also installed some hold-backs for the curtains. I think everything looks really nice! And now it’s officially done! Well, excepting the art for the wall…

Throw Pillows

Curtain Hold-Backs


Filed under: Meals & Food — JeniQ @ 4:25 pm

A half-dozen blue crabs yielded one ramekin of sweet, sweet crab meat. Yum!

Our Great Caper

Filed under: Cristin,Movies — JeniQ @ 4:20 pm

We pranked the Colony!

If you’ve been keeping up, you might know that The Colony is showing LABYRINTH as part of their Cool Classics series. Unfortunately, they picked March 19th, four days after my due date.

So Cristin and I have been lobbying for them to move the date. Sadly, they haven’t budged. On Wednesday, we went to see The Great Muppet Caper and we decided to practice a litle civil disobedience. We took these clever little signs that Cristin made and hung them in the bathroom. Cuz we’re crazy like that!
Dont Defy Me
For more on our little caper, check out Cristin’s much-more detailed post.

Christmas Things

Filed under: Holidays — JeniQ @ 3:57 pm

A fun box of blue-hued presents that were shipped out last week.
Blue Hues

I am an artiste!
R stands for Riley

Our boo with a lovely bow.
Cacyce with Bow

Our Christmas tree!
Christmas Tree

My favorite new ornament
Mind the Gap

Funny Car Things

Filed under: While Driving — JeniQ @ 3:46 pm

Funny license plate

Funny message on dump truck

“Young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk — yeah, that’s it.”

Filed under: Movies — JeniQ @ 9:49 am

Ah, Hal Hartley. I loves me some Hal Hartley. (Thanks to Matt Berube for my obsession!)

This morning I treated Dave to two Hartley short films

Some of my favorite quotes:

  • “‘We’ll get jobs and be happy!’
    ‘No, we’ll get jobs and pay the rent. We’ll get credit cards and be happy.'”
  • I’m only a waitress on the outside.
  • “Young, middle-class, white, college-educated, unskilled, broke, drunk.”

Theory of Achievement

December 18, 2007

Marth Friggin’ Stewart

Filed under: Crafty,Holidays — JeniQ @ 8:13 am

I’ve come up with a way to display our Christmas cards that I’m really happy with. I draped garland around the entrance to the Living Room and the cards hang from little clips attached to the garland.

Christmas Cards

Detail of Christmas Card

On another crafty note, Cristin was admiring my tree skirt. My secret to a great tree skirt? Go find a festive holiday tablecloth that’s large enough to fit your needs. Cut from one edge to the center and cut a small circle out of the center. Then stitch up the cut edges so it looks neat and doesn’t fray. You can get a much larger skirt for a better price than a traditional tree skirt and there are lots of patterns to choose from.

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