March 17, 2013

Baby Shower and House Updates

This past week has been very crazy. Ben is now in baseball season, I am just weeks away from the Tiger Dance Company show and we had doctor visits, family in town and are still finishing up the nursery/house.

I will start with the nursery and the numerous things we are doing in there! Carpet was installed this week- no picture yet, it is full of gifts now from the baby shower (more on that later).

Light fixture and dimmer switch- did you know Ben doubles as an electrician? He has been so wonderful in all things DIY and with my decor choices. The dimmer switch was his idea and I must say I love it. He took down a horrid fan and put up this beauty!

Dresser - we were so kindly gifted a dresser from a family at church! Thank Craft Family, they even brought it over. We sanded and painted and changed hardware to make it fit our decor. This will be a storage unit and place for changing table.


With all these projects getting finished I am getting more and more excited to meet this little girl! Her daddy is so helpful, he has even put his skills to work outside the nursery. See, Steve Burman (Ben's Dad) made me some shelves that I saw on Pinterest and I really loved. Ben hung them up in the living room :) Please note how much Ben hates hanging things on the walls- something about making everything straight and level makes him frustrated! He did great though, and he kept saying "I am hanging these because I love you and I want you to be happy!"

Finished Project!
Now, the baby shower and family visits. I am so very lucky to have so many supportive women in my life, from Indiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, and Ohio. So many people came to help me prepare for this baby girl. Lindsay, Ben's sister organized this baby shower and had help from two great friends here, Holly and Leah! My family pitched in and helped too! I was able to spend time with my Grandma Glenna, Aunt DD, Nieces, and ever supportive in-laws.

I put all the gifts in the nursery because I am so thankful and overwhelmed by how much we were blessed to receive. We had to call Ben after he spent the day helping his dad at the lake to come load everything in the big car! Thank you so much to everyone- I am just so thankful. As I get more pictures I will be sure add them! 

March 2, 2013

Saturday Catch Up

Instead of starting laundry, cleaning, or painting, I have decided to spend some time updating this blog! So much is going on in our lives lately and if we don't share or take some time to remember these great moments they will just slide away.

Both Ben and I are on the tail end of our seasons. I am coaching middle school swimming now (that is/was a coaching shock). I will say it has been great to motivate young girls in the direction of swimming. Ben just had the last home game last week, that means senior night and the last JV game of the season. They are currently in the sectional bracket- playing for sectional championship tonight! GO RAIDERS. Ben really has loved getting to know these young men, they adore him.


Just more proof of the love these kids have for Ben check out the pictures below. Ben played in charity basketball game (scored 3 3 pointers... hottie still has it!) and the student section made shirts with Ben's twitter name and rushed the floor!

We are working on the nursery! We want to have it somewhat finished when everyone comes for the baby shower on March 16th. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. We still have to have the carpet installed and put together the crib.... and paint the long dresser! So much to do.

Baby Burman is growing so much- I ADORE feeling her move. When I started feeling her move I would announce it... now that I am bigger I like to keep it to myself, kind of like a little secret between us. I try to let Ben feel her, and sometime he can- she is becoming quite the mover, but when she hears his voice she freezes. I think it is like an early version of "Hide and Seek" with Daddy. However... she LOVES Grissom and I think he loves her. He has been so lovely lately! I can't wait to see him with the baby!

I am 25 weeks! - only 15 more weeks to go. It is going so fast!