Monday, April 23, 2007

Finally! We agree on something!

Joe has been very adamant from the very beginning that he wants a say in the decor of Sophie's room. This was quite a surprise to me, as I decorated the rest of the house with not much input from him at all. (Perhaps that's why he wants a say in this? Hmmmm...something to ponder) Anyhow, we decided on a theme(a garden), but simply could not decide on on the colors. I wanted light pinks and green, very Shabby Chic. He wanted nothing to do with that. It could be because that's how I decorated the family room and guest bathroom and he can't take another rose. Seriously, it looks like a rose bush exploded in our family room. So we settled on Lavendar and light green, but he still wasn't happy. He wanted brighter colors. Neither of us was budging, so the room has remained largely undecorated. Until yesterday. He brought home a greeting card from the bookstore and said "Now I want you to keep an open mind when you see this, but this is how I want Sophie's room to look, and with these colors." I have to admit I was a little scared. But then he showed me this. And I love it! It is very whimisical, and "gardeny"(Yeah, I made that up). The colors are pretty, and it still has lavendar and green in it. I really like it. So we'll be adding oranges and pinks and yellows to the color scheme, and painting flowers just like this on the walls. They will be very tall(like three feet), because we want it to seem as though you are a tiny little bug in a garden. We already have these over the crib. Now I need to look for bedding. That we can afford. Well, I already bought a lavendar crib bumber for five dollars at a consignment shop, and Lisa and I are going to doctor it up with bugs. Dragonflies and butterflies and maybe a ladybug or two. We'll see. For now I am just relieved to know the color scheme. I thought we were never going to come to an agreement!

Ummm...I am not liking that ticker at the top of the page. What's the deal? Doesn't five months and four weeks equal six months? I think it does. So we're six months LID today. I should be happy. But with a possible two and a half to three more year wait(I refuse to think beyond that), it's hard to be happy about six months. But I should. 6 months is a milestone. There was a time when I thought we would never get our Log in Date. So that's something. Happy six months to us.


Dolores and Shawn said...

The garden theme looks very cute! I'm glad you were both able to agree on a colour scheme.

Shelley said...

Happy 6 month anniversary Michelle and Joe. I love the garden flower motif! Sophie is going to love her room.


Kylie's momma said...

Too cute! Love the flowers and how "gardeny" it's gonna look! And just think if your wait is two years (GRRRR!) you're a quarter of the way done! Trying to keep a positve spin on it too. And it does seem like only a month or so ago you were still paperchasing to me so 6 mos HURRAY!!! I know it feels like an eternity to you guys! But keep busy and sell lots of fun things and think of the money you'll be saving for your trip. Anxious to see pictures of Sophie's room soon! Smiles from MT! :-) Susan

G & G Hadden said...

I love that theme! Very cute....Happy 6 months!

Jonni said...

Michelle, I love the ideas for Sophie's nursery. Happy 6 mos.!