Thursday, July 29, 2010

horses, chickens, bridges - we know...

proverbial cart before the horse…

we’ve said it all to ourselves, so you don’t have to say it to us:

· don’t go putting the cart before the horse.
· don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
· don't cross a bridge before you come to it.

however, I am going to have to figure we’re living by these mantras for now:

don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and most importantly; don’t ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.

this story starts from the back end and works its way forward.

we are ordering nursery bedding tonight.

i are like, "but you have not even filed papers yet!" trust us, we know! however, after doing lots of reading and questioning of friends who have adopted, and reading a gazillion blogs we really think it would be helpful for the expectant parent(s) to see just exactly where their little one is going to end up. we know that the agency we are going to select is going to require a profile book.  we hope that the last page of our profile book can be a photo of the nursery. we are very visual people. we thoroughly investigate everything we participate in, and want to give our expectant parent(s) the ability to be as investigative with selecting us as we’ve been in picking an agency.

that then takes us to the photos. we’ve hired a photographer to take some photos of us in our house and in our town. i call myself an amateur photographer, but i just really love taking pictures and recording our memories. the most important thing to both of us at our wedding (aside from our undying love), was that all of our memories be captured with amazing photos. after the day, it’s the only truly tangible memory you have left to cling to (besides your wonderful spouse). since i find myself behind the lens at all times, we figured hiring someone to capture our love for each other and the fun we have around here would be the best thing to do. the photographer is going on maternity leave so she can only fit us in october 9th. that means that we need to have some semblance of a nursery for the photos by october 9th!

and so, we really started looking at nursery bedding this week, and once we got into it we saw that most custom bedding takes 6 – 8 weeks to arrive. once we started working forwards on the calendar we realized that with time tables like this, and fitting everything together to ultimately be ready to have our profile book completed as quickly as possible after papers are filed, we realized we did not have as much time as we thought.

i’ve been in love with a painting on the wall behind the cash registers at our new anthropologie store since it opened last summer. will and i scoped out canvas from a local art supply store, and i’ve learned how to make milk paint to attempt to recreate this perfect spring board for our baby’s nursery. we both really feel like this can work for a boy or a girl, and would be something that would demonstrate the fun and excitement that we hold for this little one in our hearts. we also hope that in creating something so expansive and expressive for our little one’s room will be something to show the expectant(s) parents exactly how much we care for the future of this little one’s own creativity.

as soon as we nail down the bedding, we will post a link. we’ve got lots to do to get the space ready for the photo shoot. after all, the room where i type to you now will no longer be my office; it will be our sweet baby’s room. when we purchased this home three years ago we always intended for this room to become our nursery. it’s on the main floor, with our master bedroom, and it’s perfectly filled with sunlight all day long. it’s crazy to imagine that very shortly we will be moving this office furniture upstairs to a guest room and converting this room into what it was always destined to be.

God – this is us moving our feet! thanks for guiding us down this path!


S and J said...

If you live in expectancy it will come to pass. :) I totally agree with you on preparing for the arrival of the baby. God promised us we would be parents one day :)J

Melodie said...

i am so proud for you guys. and i love reading your blog! we did the same thing. i bought baby bedding fabric long before we started the paperwork. i look back on my blog and notice i finished decorating holden's room days before we found out about him and brought him home. crazy! i just can't wait to watch your story unfold. show us as your make your purchases. i am dying to see. and i love what you are starting with. love the color! perfect for either gender.

Kat said...

You guys are inspiring to me and so many others. Love you more than I can say! Let us know when the move is and I will bring the muscle with me!

J.R. said...

The office will make a lovely nursery! Can't wait to see how that painting turns out. It's going to be fabulous. (And I didn't know you got an Anthro down there!! Now you just need a Wegman's and you'll be all set.)

adrianne + will said...


Thanks a million for all of your positive and encouraging feedback! We did not want to seem to over eager, but with our obsessive research mindsets and the fact that we are lovers of planning, we figured we better nail this stuff down so that all of our timing will work out properly! So exciting!!!