Before Baby Bucket List


Always a list maker, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the things I want/need/have to/would like to accomplish before Baby P arrives this fall. My to do list has always been a million pages long, but there are definitely some key tasks that I’d like to touch on before my baby boy joins us. So here we go… My working list of goals and things to complete by November.

To Do

  • Get current on Project Life (at least 2014—in progress)
  • Update/create/redesign portfolio
  • Start blogging regularly (in progress, see?)
  • Pay off the car (questionable)
  • Design DGC website (in progress)
  • Decorate the nursery
  • Sell/toss/donate things we don’t need
  • Complete “Our Love Story” and “Our Wedding” scrapbooks
  • Get on a regular laundry & cleaning schedule
  • Start meal planning monthly
  • Get my passport
  • Take a “baby moon”


  • Print photos completed 7/30/14— printed over 300 photos from 2014 to update Project Life!
  • Get my North Carolina driver’s license completed 7/23/14—what a hassle!
  • Re-do our family budget completed 7/22/14

Feel free to hold me accountable, friends.

A Little Surprise

A couple of months ago, my sweet husband and I received a little surprise. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard the news by now. But in case you haven’t, here is the pregnancy announcement we shared via Facebook and YouTube to all of our family and friends!

That’s right… We’re having a baby!

Since we’re a military family and we live far away from our parents, cousins, friends and relatives, we wanted to make this announcement extra special. When we found out we were pregnant on St. Patrick’s Day 2014, we thought we were about 6 weeks along. We didn’t find out until our first ultrasound that we were really about 5 weeks along when we found out, but either way it was pretty early!

I’d already planned a trip home to New York for my soon-to-be sister-in-law’s bridal shower, which fell right in between my mother and father’s birthdays. I knew I’d be seeing a good amount of my family for the shower, so I planned to record everyone’s reactions so that I could do something with them all together.

After sharing the news with my family in person, once I was back home in North Carolina I decided to record Joshua telling his family on video chat. For anyone that couldn’t video chat, I recorded their phone conversations on speaker phone.

I put it all together in iMovie over the course of a week or two– which worked out well because it took awhile to contact everyone and get their reactions, so in the meantime I was able to work on compiling the footage I already had. Last but not least, I purchased a great song to use as background music and bam! uploaded it to share with everyone out there!

We’re so excited, we could just burst. We’re also just dying to find out the sex! We have an appointment to find out this coming Saturday. Let’s hope they can tell us at 14 weeks!

I’m due Thanksgiving Day: November 27th, 2014. :-)