September 30, 2011

Zoie's Nursery

It's all starting to come together. All except the closet.
My mom and I worked to move Ryleigh to the basement. We then completely cleaned out Ryleigh's upstairs room to make it ready for baby.

Then it was time to get the room ready for baby Zoie.

It only took us about an hour, but we finally got the dresser put together. I don't understand why furniture comes in a dozen pieces and then all they give you to put it together is a allen wrench. Allen wrenches are horrible. But we got it done. Isn't it cute?!?

Zach helped me put the crib together. Of course the crib didn't come in quite so many pieces and he was much faster at assembling it than we were. But it turned out pretty cute as well.

Then we have this!
You see this mess?  I know it looks horrible. And this is only half of it. There is another big pile in my bedroom. I have Zach and my Dad adding shelves to the closet for me so we have some storage areas. So excited to get that done. I'll show you all the finished product when I can.

Until then, I just sit in here and go through stuff, it's so much fun to look at :)

We'll have better pictures of the entire room ... once I get it all done. It's still a work in progress. Tomorrow I have a trip to Hobby Lobby planned.

September 29, 2011

Embrace the Camera - Sept 29

Good Thursday Morning!

We took the girls on a train ride a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun. In Northern WA there is a train ride that runs along the Pend Oreille River from Ione to Metaline Falls.

It is a nice, quiet ride through the woods and along the river where a conductor tells you about the history of the area.

If you'd like to know more, visit their website here.
The best part? All funds go to charity :) Can't beat that.

Now it's your turn to go Embrace the Camera with Emily.

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September 26, 2011

Jealous Much??

You know what makes me laugh with jealousy?
Commercials for Halloween candy!

You want to know why??

Because they always show these adorable little kiddos in their adorable little costumes trick-or-treating in the sunshine and daylight.
You're probably wondering what about this make me envious?
Why would a grown woman envy a child in a costume?

Well, it isn't the child so much as how they are portrayed.
This is how Halloween looks on tv:

This is what Halloween usually looks like in the Inland Northwest (where we live):

Do you see kids Trick-Or-Treating??

That's because they are in their houses trying to figure out how to get their costume on over their snow suits.

Okay... Okay... so it doesn't ALWAYS snow ...
but for once we'd like to have a Halloween that wasn't freezing!

Makes me laugh... and want to move south.

September 25, 2011

Naming a Baby

We have been trying to pick a name for our little princess for months. You remember the list? LONG
I have known exactly what name I wanted a lot longer than that. It was just a matter of selling Zach on the name I wanted. It was Zach, who was on the fence for a while. He always liked the name that I did, just wanted to be sure about it. I love that he thinks things through instead of jumping the gun like I tend to do.

The name we chose??

Zoie Katherine Ziegler

Want to know something cool about her name?
Her initials.

My husband is Zach or Zachary - Starting Initial Z
My Name is Kara or Katherine - Starting Initial K
Our last name is Ziegler - Z
Our initials together - ZKZ

Zoie's initials will be ZKZ!
How cool is that?

Now we just need this pumpkin to show up on her due date and her birthday will be 11-1-11.

Do your initials have special meaning?

September 24, 2011


Zach and I went camping a couple weeks ago in Leavenworth, WA.
Leavenworth is a beautiful little bavarian themed town in Central Washington.

We found the nicest little RV park on the Icicle River, only about 5 minutes from town.
Our first morning there, we received a lovely greeting from these little creatures.

Ok... So the Mama isn't so little and I wouldn't dare go even close to her. But it was pretty cool that they were so close to us, being only about 50 yards away from our camp site. They weren't affraid at all, just wandered the banks of the river eating berries and playing in the grass.

So Cute!

September 23, 2011


My dad is an amazing wood-worker. He made the most amazing gift for our baby girl.
He worked for weeks on this cradle for his new granddaughter.

Isn't it beautiful!
I can't wait to use it. It will be a perfect heirloom.

Thanks Dad! Love You!

September 22, 2011

Embrace the Camera - September 22

Thrusday is the day to Embrace the Camera!

Zach and I took the girls bowling ...
and had an little photo shoot.
Embrace the Bowling Ball ... I mean Belly!

Happy Thursday Ya'll!

Go Link up with Emily!!

September 21, 2011

Baby Shower

My baby shower was last Saturday. It turned out beautiful. My mom worked so hard to make everthing perfect for my special day. And believe me, all her hard work paid off.

We were surrounded by good friends and good food.
Everything turned out so wonderful. I cant' thank everyone enough for coming and showing their support for our new little girl. We couldn't be happier and I was so glad to share this special day with everyone.

September 10, 2011

The Weekend

Today is my baby shower! I couldn't be more excited.
Lots of secrets and surprises floating around my parents house this last week. LOTS of secrets!
(Little Secret: I'm not big on secrets and surprises. But I'm accepting it graciously)

The weather should be gorgeous today and we are expecting a lot of people to share in the fun. I can't wait to see everyone.

What are you up to this weekend?
Whatever it is, I hope it is beautiful!