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Ben and I met in 1996, began dating in 1999 and married in 2001. Now 20 years and 2 children later, we have returned to where our life together began. Ben works for the Federal Reserve and I have the privilege of staying home with our two precious boys.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Nursery News

So, the painting has begun. I have had stripes in my mind from the very first thoughts of decorating the nursery, EVEN before we had bedding. I had these glorious visions of a chair rail separating a solid color on top and stripes below. After we chose the bedding, the colors were simple to determine because we decided to use the 3 colors that we compromised on for the bedding; baby blue, lime green, and white. We chose to paint baby blue above a white chair rail with 10 inch stripes alternating the 3 colors beneath it. So...last weekend Ben and our great friend Rodney got started. They did a fantastic job painting the nursery baby blue. This week, Leigh Ann and her amazing family that we love dearly came over and we outlined the stripes, determined the pattern, and put up painter's tape. Amy, Rodney, Samantha, and Ally were pros and we couldn't have done it without them! They even talked me out of painting a white stripe because we have already have so much white trim in the room. Ben LOVED them for this because that cut his work in half! Since the room was already blue, all he had to do was the green stripes. This morning when I left for school, I was so excited because I knew that Ben and Rodney were going to paint the stripes today, then all we would have left was to put up the chair rail! Well...I got a call at school this afternoon from Ben. He said that our yellow stripes looked great. So back to the drawing board to find the perfect green to complement our bedding. Oh, the woes of painting. Pictures to come later...