Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Decor Home Tour!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Wood House!
If you know me at all you know how much I love am obsessed with Christmas! I am also obsessed with decorating/interior design and thought I would take you on a tour through our Christmas home decor! 

Our 14 ft. Christmas tree that I'm obsessed with :)
I can't wait to cuddle Leah next to this fire all winter long :)

Hanging Leah's stocking
 I love looking over at the mantle and seeing her little stocking hang. Seeing her stocking hang reminds me of all the fun traditions we have ahead of us as a family! Thinking about it makes me all giddy inside...I can't wait :)
{36 weeks pregnant}

Little springs of garland can add a little splash of Christmas to any space

I love my snowflake pillow!
My office :)


 My new William Sonoma cookbooks I can't wait to try out over the holidays!
 Laundry Room
 The little tree in Leah's nursery :)
 Our fur babies are in the holiday spirit too :)

This weekend my girlfriends and I will be doing our Annual Christmas Baking/Decorating and Ornament Exchange, which I am so excited about! We spend the entire day baking different homemade cookies and then divide them up and take them home to our families for the holidays{if our husbands don't devour them first!}. We then do an ornament exchange at the end of the night. I love all of our fun holiday traditions. It's a great way to celebrate the holidays with your girlfriends :)

{Posts coming up that I'm so excited to share with you all!}
Nursery Reveal
Maternity Pictures

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap!

{36 weeks} 

I can hardly believe Thanksgiving has come and gone and I am now 36 weeks! I wanted to be sure to get a Thanksgiving post in so I wouldn't forget this special weekend in my pregnancy. 
Although I am thankful everyday, I was especially thankful this Thanksgiving for a healthy pregnancy and our growing little family. I feel like my heart could explode when I think about the love I have for my husband and the little girl we will be welcoming into the world in just 4 short weeks! I could not be more thankful for this life God has given me.

Last year we celebrated Thanksgiving in New York with David's brother. It was the first time I had ever had Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant, which was a fun experience! We had a blast celebrating Thanksgiving in the Big Apple, but it was nice to be home this year with the entire family. Unfortunately, David's brother was unable to be at this year's Thanksgiving due to his busy school schedule. However, he will be home for Christmas and the arrival of his little niece, which we are all excited about! 

Thanksgiving this year was spent with both sides of our families. The topic of conversation this year revolved around little miss Leah and her upcoming arrival ;) Leah is the first grandchild on both sides, so to say there is excitement for her arrival would be an understatement. David's mom even went out to the baby stores at midnight on Thanksgiving to go Black Friday shopping for little miss Leah after all the cooking and festivities from the day/night...I wish I had that kind of energy again! 
My mama-in-law and all the yummy food from Thanksgiving! These are the only photos I got from Thanksgiving and they were on my point and shoot. I have been too exhausted lately to lug around my professional equipment.

Friday, we spent the entire day/night next to the fire putting up our ginormous tree, decorating the house, watching Christmas movies, and eating large amounts of Thanksgiving leftovers. What is more perfect than that? I am much more exhausted this trimester, so for me this was the perfect day spent with my hubby. I will be posting a Christmas decor home tour later this week!

Saturday, my hubby took me on a fancy date night to the Skyline Club where he wined water and dined me! We started off the evening by going to monument circle to see the tree (little did I know we would have an even better view once we actually got to dinner). After walking around the circle we headed to dinner and had a great evening laughing, talking, and eating entirely too much. 
View from our table!

Unfortunately, what was an amazing weekend turned pretty crummy around 3:00 am when I woke up feeling very sick. I spent all of Sunday sicker than a dog with what looked to be food poisoning. I'm so thankful for my husband who took such great care of me {and Leah}. He is the best caretaker. He made sure to take my temperature every 30 minutes to make sure my fever didn't spike and bought me all the gatorade and popsicles a girl could ask for ;) After a rough two days I was finally back to myself on Tuesday. {thank goodness!}

Despite the food poisoning from the restaurant, we had a great Thanksgiving weekend. It was filled with family, food, and great memories :)   

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend as well!

{We also celebrated Thanksgiving with our friends at our Annual Friendsgiving Dinner! If you missed that post you can check it out here}

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Baby "Shower" :)

I have been so excited to post and share about our Baby "Shower" with all of you! Our parents really outdid themselves! No detail went unnoticed and everything was so beautiful. My mother-in-law and step-mom spent so much time making this the perfect day for me, and I will be forever grateful. When I walked into the room I just couldn't stop smiling...actually I couldn't stop smiling the entire day! Seeing all the love in the room from our sweet family and friends that came out to celebrate our growing little family was so overwhelming. We even had family that traveled from out of state to make our special day. My grandma flew in from Florida and David's aunt came in from Chicago. It was such a fun day filled with love and laughter. We truly have the best family and friends. Leah is already so loved and she isn't even here yet :)

Here are some of the details from our Baby "Shower"!
Morning of our Baby Shower
8 1/2 months pregnant :)

The adorable pink pagoda umbrellas were dripping with rain crystals to represent our baby "shower"  
The beautiful menus and cake that my step-mom designed and had made. Both had elements from the baby shower invitation. I love the small details :) "Prego-tinis" that were passed around to the guests 
(aka yummy shirley temples)The Seating Chart and Umbrella Favors

Present Table
Onesie Decorating Station

I wish we would have stopped to take more pictures with family and friends but we were too busy enjoying the moment. Here are a few we did get :) 

I know many of you will recognize this familiar face :)
Aly from Analyze This!
(Our pic is black and white because the coloring was way off for some reason!)

The amazing hosts who made this beautiful shower possible. We can't thank you enough for all the time and hard work you put into making this the perfect shower for us. 
The adorable invitation and the cute little surprise on the back of the tag :)

Proud and excited parents-to-be :)
I love that David was a part of it all. Seeing the excitement he has for the arrival of his little girl melts my heart.

Thank you to our sweet family and friends for showering us with love and gifts for Leah. We are officially all set and have everything we could possibly need thanks to all of you! You are all too generous! Thank you for making this such a special day for us.

David, Rachel, and Baby Leah