Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

baby flaming's room

I have been working little by little on putting baby flaming's room together.  One of the main things I was waiting for was to get Lily's twin bed painted & purchasing a twin mattress.  We checked that off of the list on Saturday.  I finally had the crib free to move & set up in the baby's room.  Also, the beautiful quilt that Grandma Flaming made came in the mail TODAY!  So here are a few pics.  It is still in progress, but mostly complete.

I may be changing the boxes on the wall.  Jake may make me some open shelves.

Notice Lily in the background lounging the baby swing.

DRUM ROLL.....and here is the quilt that Grandma Flaming made.

 Front of quilt.

The back of the quilt is grey & white chevron.  LOVE chevron.

Next project.....some applique art for above the crib.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lily's "big girl" bed

We transitioned Lily to a twin bed on Saturday night.  So far she is doing great for naps & nighttime.  Putting her in a twin bed reminded me of the first night we put her in her crib (instead of the pack & play in our room).  It made me want to cry.  How does this happen so fast?

She is such a peanut on this twin bed.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

visit with a friend

Jake sold his VW Bug 2 weeks ago. He has been looking on Craig's List for trucks. We ended up driving to Fayetteville on Sunday to buy the truck. We stopped & visited Aili & her family on the way home. It was so fun to see them, even if it was only for a few hours.

They set up a slip & slide.

Lily wasn't too sure about the slip & slide.

Friends since 10th grade.

Lily did love the blackberries & this slide.

Lily & Luke - we are still working on an arranged marriage for these two.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

baby shower for baby flaming

Emily is on Spring Break this week so she came up on Wednesday for a long weekend. It was so nice to have the help with Lily while I worked.

Chrissy & Emily threw us a baby shower today. Everything was so nice. We are so thankful for the blessing of wonderful family & friends.

They had all the guests pic a bow (for a girl) or a mustache (for a boy). They then took pictures of all the guests with their baby predictions. Here are a few:

Sydney & Reiley would like a GIRL cousin to play with.

Lucas would like a boy cousin.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the four of us!

I wore this dress the Easter I was pregnant with Lily too (28 weeks along that Easter). See it HERE.
I am currently 32 weeks along. I had extra fabric so I decided to make Lily a matching dress.

One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He

Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He's ascended, my Lord evermore

Death could not hold Him
The grave could not keep Him from rising again

Living He loved me, dying He saved me
And buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified freely forever
One day He's coming, Glorious day

Glorious Day casting crowns

Saturday, April 7, 2012

SHED progress - another update

Here are some new pics from the last few days of work on the Shed.
Finishing up the siding & trim.

Painting the trim & caulking.

Painting the siding.

Cutting in.

We still have some more trim to do a second coat on.
Hoping we can paint the doors & window & get them back on soon.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

SHED progress - update

We had a minor set back... Saturday night when our neighbor got home, she was not happy about the size of the shed & that it is right beside her fence/yard/house. Jake was really nice when they talked. Jake thought that we were covered: within building/zoning codes & we are not members of our home owners association. Well, Tuesday morning a white truck pulled up with a inspector from the county zoning/building department. Our neighbor had turned us in with multiple emails. Jake had drawn up the plans based on square footage (10x14), not the dimensions listed (12x12). So after the visit with the inspector, Jake had to lower the roof a little, make the shed a little smaller in length & no covered porch. UGH.. .so much work & time BUT God was good. I was praying that IF this would happen it would happen early on in the week before Jake had it mostly done. Also a friend (with a lot of building experience) was over helping Jake when the inspector came. He was so helpful in helping Jake think through how to scale down the shed the most efficient way. So by Tuesday evening, the shed was within code. Thank the Lord.

After the roof had been lowered & the front door wall moved back.

Doors are on.

Window is in & most of the trim is up.

Siding is going up.

Lily wants to be JUST LIKE her Dad. She puts on his shoes. If Jake has a pencil in his mouth, she wants a pencil in her mouth. If Jake's on the ladder, she wants to be on the ladder. If Jake has a work apron on, so does she. It is so cute!

More siding is on & the porch roof/overhang is off.
Next steps...finish siding & start painting!