Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bringing back the Murphy Bed...

First of all, Jay is an amazing carpenter, electrician, painter, designer...he is talented in so many areas that I am definitely NOT.  He, along with his dad and best friend, has completed projects that would take "normal" men days, or even years.  And they are always perfect!!

When my sister told me that she was looking at a Murphy Bed for her guest room, I immediately thought that it would be the perfect solution to our constant dilema of not-enough-space.  Looking at Murphy Beds online, the prices ranged from $1200-4500 for some of the more intricately built models--way beyond a newlywed couples budget for a guestroom.  BUT.  I have a Jay.  A Jay that started planning right away.  Quickly we found that a kit for a bed of this type was about $299.  The only extra cost would be the plywood, paint, trim, and knobs etc.  And so they began...

And then....

There it is!  The Murphy Bed.  With a full size mattress already folded in to it!

Lilly thinks that it is a giant dog bed built just for her....

And it's almost done.  As of now this is what it looks like:

All that is left to do is to add some more decorative knobs, etc.  On the other side of the room he built us a desk that I painted a milk chocolate brown with gold flecks in it! (sounds terrible, but it really is fantastic!) 
No one has slept in our Murphy Bed yet, but the whole family is already excited about visiting! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Catch Up!

As the year is coming to a close, I am making a resolution to be a better "blogger"....and the usual to lose a few pounds. :) 

I had a great night tonight.  I ate at my favorite Mexican restaurant with one of my best friends/bridesmaid and then we went to the house and looked through all of the wedding photos!  Going through these photos with her made me realize that the day was really perfect and more than I could have ever dreamed of.  Each time I peruse the thousands of memories, I relive that wonderful day!
Sharon Coker was amazing.  Her images truly captured the day as wonderful as it was!

Our family...
Our programs...Thanks to Cobalt for printing...Thanks to Amanda and Winnie for tying... :)
These shoes have a story all to themselves.  Since the beginning of wedding planning, I have wanted this "I DO" rhinestone applique on the bottoms of my wedding shoes.  In all of the rushing around, I had forgotten about this detail until about 5 days before the wedding.  All websites had them either on backorder or were going to charge me an arm and a leg to ship them!  So I ran to Hobby Lobby for a bedazzler and some crystals...and two HOURS later...I had bedazzled "I DO" on to the bottoms of my shoes...the only problem being that my rights and lefts were a little off and when I put them on they read "DO I".  Thank you Sharon for making these pictures turn out correctly AND for not telling me about this until right before the wedding. :)
The whole fam damnily.... YAY!

As a plug: Sharon Coker Photography is amazing.  Check out her website at where you can find more of our wedding and engagement pics! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The excitement...of the first blog.

The decision to blog was made tonight based on the desire not to be left out, or left behind.  It has come to my attention that many newly married couples are using this whole "blog-thing"  perhaps as a way to allow friends and family to be a part of their lives...without them being too intrusive! It makes me wish desperately that my mother would catch on to technology enough to read our blog instead of her usual incessant texting me...then texting Jay to find out why I'm not texting her back....ha!  (It's only funny when it's NOT going on!)

On to the blogging:  Tonight, I looked at Jay (as he was talking on the phone), and smiled my mischievous smile with wide eyes and I mouthed "WE HAVE OUR OWN BLOG!!!!" He laughed at my excitement, but thank goodness he is such an awesome person that he faked his own excitement. :)  And here we are.  I feel that the first few blogs will be "catch ups" on how we got to where we are, but I think that this is going to be therapeutic!

Now, I am about to turn to Jay and ask him what he would like to say on our first blog.  I will type as he speaks:
"I agree with Amy."

And this is why I married him.  We have a blog.  And we are excited.