Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Shabby Chic Girly Bathroom

I am working on the girls room as much as I can these days but for some reason I've gotten into a funk. I'm not having many ideas flow and I can't decide where I want to put things. Once we got Hattie's big girl bed set up the room was looking ultra cluttered, so I took a lot of things off of the walls and now I'm just feeling stuck. Anyway, the bathroom is in their bedroom and it needed a little love. So I took a lot of what I didn't want in the bedroom and added it to the bathroom. Here's how it turned out.

This is the only "before" I really have:


Considering this was a no cost update I am pretty happy with the end result. I am on the lookout for the perfect wreath/plate/mirror/something round that I can hang underneath the shelves above the toilet but haven't had any luck. Other than that I think this room is complete!

Monday, January 16, 2012

33 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How far Along: 33 weeks - 49 days to go! :)
Size of baby: Size of a Pineapple
Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 15 lbs
Maternity clothes: Not yet! But considering buying some more STRETCHY PANTS
Gender: It's a GIRL! Holden Claire Pack
Movement: She moves all over the place. I love watching my belly roll all around--it makes me laugh! :)
Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty good but am definitely taking more trips to the bathroom
What I miss: Working out. Because I get so sick my first 20 weeks the workouts go out the window so I'm really excited to get back into my old routines. We just bought a double stroller/jogger and I can't wait to use it with the girls!
Cravings: A lot of chocolate lately. It always sounds SO GOOD! I'm making chocolate chip cookies tonight, ha!
Symptoms: Kidney stones. Yeah, not fun. I've never had them before and I hope to never get them again. I was worried it was some type of early labor because I was in a lot of pain all day and so we ended up having to go to the Hospital after going to my OB. When we first arrived I went straight to Labor and Delivery and they checked to make sure that everything was okay with little Holden. She was GREAT! She was moving all over the place and they had a hard time keeping the monitors in one place! Ha! Once we knew everything was okay with baby, we went down to the ER. After doing some different tests they sent me in for an Ultrasound. They did an ultrasound on my kidneys and sure enough saw a lot of swelling and knew it was kidney stones. The only FUN thing was that during the ultrasound the tech let me see Holden! How nice is that?! It was so fun and she is so cute--I think she'll look a lot like Hattie, we will see :) Anyway, kidney stones are painful and I feel so blessed they passed quickly!
Best Moment this Week: Seeing Holden's cute little face during my kidney stone ultrasound! I can't wait to meet this little gal :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Nester

Hooray for nesting! There have been SO many things on my "nice to do list" that are finally getting accomplished! I attribute it all to the fact that I am 8 months pregnant and my nesting has kicked into overdrive! Mr. Pack just looks at me and shakes his head (and I know he thinks I'm absolutely nuts) but he knows better than to stop the crazed Nester.

The Pantry:
This was a virtually no cost transformation (I say transformation because it was a horrific site before - unfortunately there is no "before" pic) All I bought were the 3 large jars for my Flour, Sugar and Brown Sugar and 2 tall containers for Hattie's snacks.

I bought these pantry labels on GroopDealz ages ago and finally put them to use!

The Hall Closet:
This was a no cost transformation and a much needed one to boot (I'm debating about putting up the embarrassing before pic...) No, it's not exactly the way I would have it in a perfect world BUT I'll be honest, it was nice not having to spend a dime! Now everything has a place (and not to mention a label, ha!)

Next on my list is the Girl's room. It still needs some major decorating help and I REALLY need to tackle their closet. Pictures to come! :)

{Two Years Old}

The wonderfully amazingly talented Amanda Hendrickson took Hattie's two year photos. I just love the way they turned out! She looks so old to me in some of these--baby girl, stop growing up so fast!

Two Year Stats:
Head - 18.89 inches (70th% - her brain must be growing :) )
Length - 36.25 inches (99th% - I have no idea where this comes from)
Weight - 25 pounds (30th%)

Favorite Songs:
- I am a Child of God
- I love to see the Temple
- The ABC's
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- I love you, you love me
- Thomas the Train Engine Roll Call
- When Will My Life Begin, Tangled

Favorite Books:
- Goodnight Moon
- Cat in the Hat
- The Very Busy Spider
- A Fly Went By

Favorite Shows:
- Thomas the Train
- Tangled
- Sesame Street
- Mickey Mouse Club House

A note from mom:

My dear Manhattan, you are such a joy to have in our home. You are sugar and spice and everything nice! You have such a sweet spirit and bring such happiness to those around you. You are so SMART and you love to learn. You are always flipping through your books. I am always in such awe of the things that you know, say and do. You have such a good memory and are very observant--always taking in your surroundings. You are such a little helper and are extremely independent--always wanting to try things on your own, "No! My Hattie do it!" you'll often say. You love to please and make others happy but you definitely have a strong willed side to you and aren't too passive. You are so fun, charismatic, and full of personality! You love to be around people, something I hope you never grow out of. You are such an example to me and I learn so much from you on a daily basis, thank you. The past year has been such fun for me to watch you learn and grow. You are growing into such a beautiful girl and I cannot wait to see you in your new role as a big sister. I love you so much Hattie girl and no matter how old, you will always be my baby girl.

A Girl and Her Trains

Hattie has been absolutely loving all things trains lately and so it was only fitting that Santa brought her this train set for Christmas. I couldn't believe how much she loved it! Once it was all set up she played with it for 45 minutes straight. I've never seen her sit for so long! (Best $10 Santa ever spent--haha!)

I adore these pictures I captured of her on Christmas day. She looks like such a big kid. Oh yeah, girls can like trains too :)

Pack Christmas

The day after Christmas we went up to Alpine to enjoy the day with the Pack side of the family. It was SO NICE to have everyone together! We ate a yummy taquito dinner and opened a bunch of presents. We had a wonderful time!

Silly girls eating their suckers
Evalyn's first Christmas
Hattie LOVES her Tangled dolls from Kaylee

A Thomas train from Santa
Ryan and Halie gave us this BEAUTIFUL picture of the Mt. Timpanogos Temple! We LOVE it!
Colby's first Christmas
Matching jammies from Grandpa and Grandma
Seriously so cute! :)