Tuesday, July 19, 2011

i remember....

.... picking out a crib and how non of them seemed to be perfect.  Until we found this one. 

....sitting in your room debating on what color to paint it when we found out we were having a little girl.  I think it took us 20 trips to the paint store before we found the just right color we were going for.  Every shade of gray turned out looking like that ugly goose egg blue that was popular when I was growing up.

.....spray painting billions of frames and then going to print your pictures and we decided on a whole new idea and ended up not to using any of them....except this one.  

one day when I'm in the mood I will find the a frame for the bigger picture.

...Picking out your bedding and making sure it was just right for little G.

 ....picking out chandeliers and how your Daddy fell in love with this one.  He has pretty good taste don't you think? 

... trying to decide what to do above the crib.  When I finally figured it out I ended up with several blisters from the hot glue gun and a severe phobia of it.  But you were worth it.  


....when I had been looking forever for a cute nightstand that wasn't over $400 and your awesome Grammy found this cute bargain at a yard sale for $25.  It used to be yellow but we spent hours stripping it only to find that it was green underneath and then modge podged.  Then we repainted it and now it looks like this (more to come on that story later).


 ....the day I tried to justify spending $1,200 on a swivel/glider chair from Pottery Barn (haha).  Then your Daddy talked me out of it.  Then the next day he stumbled upon this cute Pottery Barn chair on KSL for $40 bucks.  He ran and borrowed your Grandpa Steve's truck and picked it up for me because he knew how bad I wanted a comfy chair for those sleepless nights.

...when Grammy kept asking me over and over "Are you sure you are going to name her Gabby?"  and "How sure are you on Gabby?" or "How are you planning on spelling Gabby?"  she wanted to be sure so she could surprise me for Christmas and make these cute block letters for your room.

.... going to every furniture store in the world trying to find a dresser that was just the right height for your 6 feet + parents.  You'll thank us one day for your height....I promise!


....but most of all I remember coming home from a long day of teaching school and sitting in this room after each addition slowly appeared. And when your Daddy came home the first thing we wanted to do was go sit in your room and talk about our day and how we would spend hours past bedtime just hanging out and talking about what you would look like and what it would be like to be your mom and dad.  And now looking back I remember  how much I thought I would love you but somehow I was wrong, because I love you much much more than I ever thought I would.  

Love you Gabby Girl


Natalie Kay said...

Beautiful post, Christie! Everything about it was beautiful! (...I may or may not be crying just a little bit...)

The Funderburks said...

Tender. You always make me cry! Adorable room!

Crystal Spencer said...

That is such a sweet post! Gabby's room looks straight out of a magazine. I love that instead of going all out pink, you have gray walls with pink accents. SO CUTE!! And the pictures of her on the wall are to die for!

Cameron and Selina said...

I LOVE this post and her room is just to die for! Miss you!

Mama Swalz said...

I love that sweet Gabby Girl and her cute room! It's so perfect for her!!

The Hunzikers said...

Love this post and LOVE her room!! I love all the great deals you got!

Chad and Brittany said...

This is the cutest post! I love the nursery!

Lisa Riddle said...

That room is so cute. Will you come decorate my house please? Also how did you make those adorable hanging balls I want to copy.