Saturday, December 31, 2011

tiny fingers & toes

I took some pictures a few days ago for our LATE Christmas/New Years/Birth Announcement cards and I just loved these two of his wrinkly fingers and toes :)  Can't wait to show you the rest of the pictures, but I should probably mail some cards out first.
Hope you all have a Happy New Year..... and GO CARDS!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Looks like this book was quite appropriate for our little Christmas Eve blessing.  We are all doing good- just resting, learning and snuggling.  I will have my version of Twas the Night Before Christmas for you all eventually.  Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying time with family and friends.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

 John Ryman Garcia
December 24, 2011 at 5:37 p.m.
7 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches

We received the most precious gift this Christmas.  So thankful I was able to hold our little boy by Christmas Eve and even make it home from the hospital Christmas night.  Thank you Lord! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

due date (come and gone)

Well... the due date has come & gone and still no sign of John Ryman :)  I am feeling great- other than added pressure and weight growing by the day!  Hope this boy isn't too big!!

My family was able to drive down yesterday and they will be waiting with us until he is born!
 What a special treat to have them here over Christmas and even get to attend Christmas Eve Eve service tonight at Compass with my entire family.

So John Ryman you can come anytime now :)  The family is here and ready, we've attended Christmas service and all your gifts are under the tree!  Until then, I will be taking advantage of my last moments of pregnancy:
Any guesses on when he will arrive?  Will my next post be of a precious baby boy or of my family opening presents Christmas morning?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Christmas from the Garcias!

Here is a little pre-Christmas/New Year's Card- we are waiting to send out a real one until we have a picture of John Ryman :) and who knows when that will be!?!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Tomorrow I will be 39 weeks pregnant!!  I truly can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by.  We are trying to enjoy these last moments before John Ryman arrives, but MAN is it hard to wait to hold this little boy in our arms!  I read this wonderful post from Ann Voskamp a little while ago and it spoke to me in this busy anxious season... thought you might enjoy it during the holiday rush, if you haven't already read {How the wait till Christmas can be Weightless}.

Monday, December 12, 2011

pinterest night

Our first girls Pinterest night!!  Everyone brought a project they had pinned or liked on Pinterest and we worked through the evening making gifts and crafts :)  Some of the crafts included: scrapbook/picture coasters, ornaments, anthropologie-inspired snow globes, flower hair bands, snowman from hand sanitizers
 Hannah wins for the most detailed project- They turned out super cute!
 oh and the guys had fun by the firepit while we were inside:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

John Ryman's Nursery

*changing table- $35 at Goodwill (already painted brown but needed a $5 spray paint touch up)= $40
*white glider- $20 at a yard sale but didn't have any cushions or pillows
*Crib from Target- gift from my sweet parents!
*Hard carved side table from Mexico- yard sale $20
*wooden piece of furniture with wire doors- $12 from Goodwill
*round leather ottoman with lid- $20 at TJMaxx
*3 bookshelves made from {Ikea} spice racks $3.99 each and leftover wall paint {pinterest idea}

*4 frames over bed & changing table from major sale at Pottery Barn for $17 each  (Can't wait to put pictures of our baby in the frames!)
*fawn photograph from  my favorite Sharon Montrose {The Animal Prints}
*entry scripture art made by best friend Chelsea
*$8 for two canvases over the glider- Ephesians 1:5-7 and a powerful sermon by Matt Chandler
*Mirror over changing table from {Ikea} $10
*"JR" left over shower decorations
*chalkboard shelf- revamped from an old TJMaxx purchase- would you believe it used to have a rooster on it?!

*Table lamp- $40 at TJMaxx (kinda felt like I splurged on this one but I love it!)
*Orgel floor lamp from {Ikea} $19.99
*little wooden animals on shelves from my Nana Stone's Noah's ark set
*mobile- gift from my mom- Pottery Barn
*2 pillows with elephants from Clearance Pottery Barn & gift card :)
*Kvarnvik containers on changing table from {Ikea} Love these!  The inside is navy & white check!
*green hounds tooth fabric, curtain fabric with blackout liner and cushion fabric on glider all came from {Home Fabrics & Rugs} which has an awesome inexpensive fabric selection!
*beautiful knit blanket on the crib made by my Nana Stone