Monday, November 9, 2009


This weekend we put the mattress in the crib, washed the sheets and blankets, and are now officially ready to lay someone in there!!

We are really trying to have a neutral nursery and therefore we have a lot of cream. It is my intent to add some color once we know the gender. I'm having a hard time with the bumper pads and the bed skirt on our crib. I can't get them to settle right. I've decided to remove myself from them for a while!!!

I made this wall hanging and I'm afraid it may look a little feminine but I can also change out the background paper easily. I'm so glad Melissa shared this with me. I'm not liking the ribbon and I think I may need to retie or get something different.

These scriptures are on the hanging and have a very special place in my heart and some of the few I want to pray over and for our child.

Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil."

1 Timothy 4:12 "Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."

Psalm 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

Hebrews 4:16 " Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

Psalm 37:3-5 "Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act."

James 1:21 "Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls."

Psalm 25:4-5 "Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long."

Psalm 119:133-135 "Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. Redeem me from man’s oppression, that I may keep your precepts. Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes."

Psalm 91:14-16 "Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."

Psalm 20:1, 5, 7 "May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners!May the LORD fulfill all your petitions! Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God."

Psalm 119:11 "Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart."

Psalm 119:33-38 "Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared."

I did add this little bear Kristine gave me years ago. It is my attempt to add some manliness to the room!!

We were at Lowe's this past weekend and saw this in the Christmas section.

Bryan had to go back and pick up some supplies. We had a coupon and told him he could always pick up the Hope cutout if he needed to reach the amount to spend to get the discount!! I love it. It is just the right color of red (It looks a little fuscia in this picture. It is kind of like a brick red in real life).

I don't really want a themed nursery but HOPE and PRAYER have sustained us over the past 3 years and I want to be surrounded by them in the months ahead.

I had some coupons and took this weekend to buy some "supplies." Although we are hoping for a newborn, I bought larger diapers because I'm almost certain we would use this size anyway. I looked hideous in the diaper aisle trying to determine what age went with what weight. Thanks Brooklyn for bailing me out! I needed the advice.

I thought I would show you a picture of our future children's dad! This was taken in the Cabela's at Ft. Worth, Texas a few weeks back!!

I think he was secretly wanting the hat! Seriously!



Mandi said...

I LOVE THIS ROOM!!! There is scripture in Dillan's room and the room for our future babies and we wouldn't have it any other way. You should check out the book Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt. It shares bible verses to pray for several situations you will encounter with your children.

Candy said...

You have been so busy!!! I LOVE the room!!! You are such an inspiration and are going to be the BEST mom! :)

Lauren Kelly said...

I am getting so excited for you. The nursery is perfect!!! :)

Jamie said...

I love the scripture in the frame idea. Very neat! So excited for you and praying for you!

Heather said...

Scriptures are the best part of a baby's room!!! I love your nursery, Julie. You can tell how much time and love and prayer you put into it. I am just so happy and can't wait to see a baby in there!!!

Kim said...

Cute room!! I am praying for you and I know you two will make wonderful parents!!

Faith said...

Wow, that crib is absolutely gorgeous! I am loving the way it is all coming beautiful! And, that scripture wall hanging is so special. So excited for y'all!!!

Alyssa Pevehouse said...

Julie I am so happy for ya'll. I love you guys so much!!! I love the nursery. I also like the OU bear in the crib:). I cannot wait to see ya'll.

Melanie said...

This is such an exciting time. Good luck in your process. I love the nursery!

Betsy said...

Oh my gosh, Julie! I have been so busy with Ashley's wedding that I am behind on all my blog reading. I am soooo excited for ya'll!! I will be praying for you and I know God is going to bless you with the perfect child.

The room is so great!! What a lucky baby that is going to be. :)

Judy said...

Julie, I'm so happy for you. You and Bryan will be fantastic parents! I can't wait to meet my new great-niece or nephew! I love that you will pray those Scriptures over the baby, whether or not this particular baby will be yours to keep. I know God has everything under control and will accomplish His perfect will in your life as well as the baby's.

His Doorkeeper said...

Julie, How exciting for you and Bryan! I love your nursery! You all will be precious parents! Can't wait for baby to arrive!

petrii said...

Your nursery is so beautiful!!! I know you must be so excited to see it all come together.

Love and hugs to you friend,

valerie said...

I love the bed! There is a very special little one out there that is going to be SO blessed to have you and Bryan as parents.
The Scriptures are great. What would we do without the Lord and His Word?
I'm so excited and can't wait until the day we all get to lay our eyes on this special child/children!
Love you Julie!

Megan L Hutchings said...

That crib is so beautiful! I love that you have chosen cream, b/c you can really add some nice boy or girl accents to it :)!

Danielle said...

how fun!!! by the way, target has a really great brand of diapers. and you can get them for even cheaper than the other brands WITH coupons! we love them for jackson! (plus, they are the cutest with polka dots!)