Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer Vacation 2008

Justin and Sierra playing a game of LIFE.
Cascioli kids together again after almost 2 years!

TJ and Mindy, TJ and Brandi, Angie and Justin

My 27th Birthday with the man I love

Mama and all of her children after church

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Topsail Beach

Justin and I managed to squeeze in a little beach time while we were in NC on vacation.

I spent most of my time under the umbrella, hiding from the sun.

Just look at that big boy under my swimsuit! Next year I'll be spending my time at the beach saying, "No Garrett! We don't eat the sand!!"

I think Garrett liked the sounds of the ocean. He constantly kicked while we were on the beach.

While looking for seashells, I was sidetracked by this gorgeous vision.

He's reminds me of the kind of shell I would pick up off the sand...absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way.

Such concentration and focus.

Forget seashells...I'm taking HIM home with me :)

Baby Shower

My sister, Mindy, hosted the most wonderful baby shower for me at her lovely home while Justin and I were in NC earlier this June. She went above and beyond to make me feel loved and special. So many people came with gifts and well wishes for our baby. I have never felt so spoiled in my life!

This is the diaper cake Mindy made for me. It was trimmed with all these little goodies for baby Garrett. I cried when I walked into the kitchen and saw it. It was just too cute!!

My sister-in-law Brandi, Momma, me, and Mindy

My mother-in-law Mrs. Marilyn, me, sister-in-law Sierra, and sister-in-law Jamie

Mindy, my cousin Mandy, and me

Leslie, Laura, and me

My "big sis" Vicki and me

We were given so many great gifts! It was a miracle we were able to get it all packed up in our vehicle to make the long drive back to Georgia.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Welcome to Garrett's Room!

After months of hard work, the nursery is now complete. My heart swells and my arms ache to hold our baby every time I walk into his room. From the moment I found out we were expecting a boy, I knew I wanted his room to reflect his daddy's love for the Carolina Tarheels. Me, being the southern girl that I am, made sure to add his monogrammed name and initials to every square inch of the room...Garrett Mitchell Harrison.

I covered his lampshade with the same material as the pillow Grandma LaVerne and Aunt Mindy made for him.

On the seconds shelf, there is a shadow box that contains sand dollars and sea shells Justin and I found last summer at the beach.

The picture hanging on the wall above the crib once hung in Aunt Sierra's room. It's a picture of a teddy bear sleeping in bed with his toys.

Justin always refers to Garrett as "Big G" so I had it embroidered on this itty bitty pillow I made for him.

How cute is this crib mobile?!?! Come on ya'll, it's little Tarheel rams!

The blanket on the toy chest was made by Justin's Grandma Harrison. It was given to us right after she passed away, before we were even married. How perfect are the colors. I love it.