Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Current Update

Besides our adorable baby boy, we do have some other things going on in our lives that I thought I would share! 

-Zack is FINISHED taking his medical boards!  He has been done with school for about a month now but has been studying for 10-12 hour days preparing for the test!  He took it on June 13th and we are all thrilled to have that behind him! 

-After boards he had some free time so we decided to get out and explore Milwaukee a little bit!  Each day we tried to go somewhere new for us.  We went to the Milwaukee Public Museum, Atwater Beach, Pewaukee Waterski Show, swimming in Fred's pool and some other fun things.  It was great to have him with us on these new adventures!

-I joined what seems like the rest of the world and finally got an iPhone!  I have a used iPhone 4 and Zack decided to go with the 5.  We are LOVING them!!  Our last phones were so old and ghetto and seemed to be more frustrating than helpful so it's nice to have a phone that can do what you ask! 

-With my new iPhone I have been taking lots and lots of pictures with my phone instead of my camera. When I figure out how to get the pictures from my phone into a blog post, I'll add them.  I have great pictures from all the fun places we went :)  If you follow me on instagram you can see them there too!  My handle is emspugh27 if you are interested. 

-I'm really upset that Google Reader is going to disappear in a few days.  I STILL use it even though I have transferred all of my feeds to a new site.  I decided to go with The Old Reader because I don't like change much and it is very similar to google reader!  Only a few more days left :(

-Zack's parents are coming out for a visit this weekend and we are both SO excited!!  They are coming to meet our sweet baby James and of course to see Zack. If they didn't come here they would have to wait until Christmas time.  That would have been a whole year!  Yikes! 

-Monday Zack will officially be a THIRD year medical student!  I can't believe how fast time has flown!  I remember talking to some third year students to help us find an apartment out here and thinking that they were so far since they were already at year three and now we are!  Zack starts his rotations with out patient pediatrics.  Hopefully the doctors he'll be with will be helpful and nice and that he'll be the best student since he has 2 of his own kids already!  We're hoping that gives him an edge! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

James' Newborn Photo Shoot

A friend of ours, Kim, was so kind and offered to take some newborn photos of our sweet baby James. She came over to our house when he was only 10 days old and got some really, really great shots.  There are so many good ones to choose from, but here are a few of our favorites! 
Just relaxing!
So sweet
I LOVE his little smile in this one!!
Pretty blue eyes :)
And of course, lots of love from big sister!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

James' Nursery

I know I've posted pictures from the nursery before but now it is officially complete!  When my mom came out to visit/help with the baby she brought all sorts of handmade treasures with her!  We have them all put together now and I'm in love with how it all turned out!

Here is what it looks like when you walk into the door! My mom made the curtains, ottoman cover and the amazing quilt that hangs behind the rocking chair.  She did an amazing job. 
Here is a closer view of the crib and the artwork that I did above.  I really love the colors I chose and I think they tie in nicely together. 

We don't have room to have a dresser for James (we would but I wasn't willing to give up space for my sewing machine and serger) so we make do with the boxes under the changing table for now!

And here is a closer view of the quilt.  I picked out the pattern and told my mom the colors I would like it in.  She was left to pick out all the fabric herself and she did a wonderful job.  Mom, thanks so much for everything you do for me and my little family!!  I know this quilt will be something James can keep forever and remember his grandma made for him! 
I have lots and LOTS more to blog about (mainly things about James) and I'm way behind on blogging but we've been loving that little guy too much and trying to get a handle on managing two kids! Stay tuned :)