This weekend I finally started to get B's room in order. Thanks to a visit from Nana and Auntie Hannah yesterday we had hands to hold the baby and could get some organization done. The crib is now set up, and I have a shelf above the wardrobe to start my little collection of vintage toys.
We bought the Gulliver crib from Ikea - it's only $99 and after an exhaustive search on craigslist for weeks we decided to just buy a new one. There's not much you can get for less than that anyway. It's simple, white and a nice contrast with the antique furniture we have in there. I'm so excited to get this room more put together and will share more photos as I make progress.
On a more thoughtful note, this was Memorial Day Weekend and in between my rejoicing that Forest had a day off and that I could go a whole day without checking my email, I found myself really feeling guilty that we did not spend more time remembering the reason we have this day off in the the first place. It's a rather somber day especially since we are currently in a war..in a war- sometimes I find myself being so far removed from that reality. I found myself about to say "Happy Memorial Day!" a few times and realized how ridiculous that is - it's not so much a day we should be celebrating with beer and beach towels. I am not the greatest at expressing my thoughts in words, but I just wanted to share that here. That I desire to be more conscious of what's going on around me and to not take the comfortable and safe life we have here for granted. I am going to work on that this year.
I am so thankful that we have a house to decorate, fulfilling jobs, and a happy, healthy baby boy. Going into this week with those thoughts is very refreshing. Hope you all are feeling recharged after this long weekend : )