Saturday, May 21, 2011

updates, updates, updates

firstly, i feel like i haven't blogged in ages. i can't really think of any excuses other than moving to a new place, finishing off the semester, and getting things ready for baby claire... is that good enough? baby girl is about ready to come (i hope)! i'm 35 1/2 weeks along, so 4 1/2 weeks left, and i'm just shy of looking like an elephant. james and i have been going out a lot lately and i can't help but notice everyone staring at me. i hope it's an "oh cute, she is pregnant" stare, and not a "oh my gosh she is huge" stare... i'm thinking it might be the latter. anyway, i've been in ultimate nesting mode for the past couple of weeks. james caught me scrubbing the kitchen cabinets in the middle of the night the other day. i even looked at our bookcase (bookcase = stacks of books on the floor) and had the urge to color coordinate every single one, but i resisted. plus, i'm in the process of doing some much needed interior design in our new house, and i'm waiting for this blasted weather to heat up so i can finally plant my garden. 






 claire's bedroom - my dear friend, catey, made the adorable flag banner.


my sweet sister, lauren, threw me a baby shower! this picture was taken right before the festivities started. this is the living room of our new home. i love the wood floor and the amazing stove. the interior design project i was talking about was to get some framed pictures on the wall.




james and i went to the arcade fire concert with a bunch of our friends. it was a treat! i was the least squished person in the crowd... i think people were afraid to bump in to me. rinda - 1, crowd - 0.


 after finishing up my last full-time semester at byu, james and i went on a much needed trip to az over the easter weekend! i was so excited to take james to his first ever easter pageant experience. a bucket of kfc, beautiful weather, sitting on the grass and being with family = best easter ever. i love my family and can't wait to see them when claire arrives.


 oh, i also bought a bunch of cacti (i feel weird saying cacti... cactus') for our kitchen!



our landlords keep our yard looking amazing, and its always a surprise to go outside and see what else has bloomed. the tulips have since died, but our trees are blooming with beautiful, pink flowers. 

hopefully i'll have more updates on finishing all of these interior designing projects and planting a garden soon...

9 comments:

Cactus said...

I spy the books and piggy bank! :) Cannot wait to meet her! Love you!

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous! Everything, not just Claire's room. After seeing her room I'm afraid what I've made for her doesn't match. Shooooot. You'll have to lie and tell me you love it anyway. Or just use it when you go out of your house. ha. Now I'll bet you're trying to guess what it is. Good luck!

See you (and Claire) in a few weeks! Actually, we should be there next Sunday (hooray!).

The Winns said...

I'm in love. Claire's room is so so cute. Love her sheets, the banner looks amazing, and the china ball is awesome.

Sarah said...

I love your house and Claire's bedroom!! I miss you and can't wait to meet Claire Bear!

Brooke R. Harper said...

You house is so cool! I love the floors. Can't wait to see pics of your little Claire!

April said...

You little nester, you :) I love her crib...adorable! She's going to have the greatest life...especially because you'll be doing things with her like eating KFC on a blanket with the fam. One of my favorite things to do as well :) You'll be such a good Mom!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Cute house!! Ever since we moved out of AZ, we have gotten lucky enough to have houses with hardwood floors. They add so much character. Love it!

according to sabrina said...

I loooooove your house!! So glad I found your blog. VERY excited to follow ;-)

www.accordingtosabrina.blogspot.com

meg said...

goodnight moon :)