3.27.2013

What's in a Name

Taylor and I have spent quite some time pondering names, but once we found out we were having a boy the naming process almost seemed to solve itself. None of the names we had originally chosen seemed to fit anymore. Taylor's first name is Paul, so once we knew it was a boy we both began to fill strongly about having Paul in his name. Not only is Paul Taylor's name, but it has been in his family for generations.

The middle name came almost as easily as the first. We wanted to use a family name and we both agreed that Samuel would be the perfect choice. My Grandfather (Samuel White Forrer), holds a special place in both of our hearts and felt it would be the perfect tribute. Samuel also ties into Taylor's side of the family with his Great-Grandfather on his Mother's side.

It's amazing how such confusion with what to name our child was so quickly calmed once we knew we would be parents to a baby boy!

Meet Paul Samuel Phillips who we will call Sam :)

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Sam!

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I can't wait to kiss these little feet!!




3.25.2013

The nesting has begun!

As many of you know, Taylor has been working from home since we moved to Birmingham. Well folks, things have now changed. He has moved his office out and this space is now on the fast track to becoming our little boy's nursery!

Taylor spent all of last week cleaning out his office and the closet within. The closet had become a catch all for things that never really had a home anywhere else in the house. Thanks to Taylor's Dad and some sweet friends, we were able to add more space to our attic, donate, and throw away A LOT of unwanted stuff. 

Once the nursery was empty, Taylor repainted and had the carpets cleaned. All while I was in Fitzpatrick helping get things ready for my sister's wedding! Already a great Dad and our little boy isn't even born :) 

Now it is my turn to create the perfect nursery for our little man!





I have loved the idea of a gallery above the dresser for a while now. I came up with this mix, complete with paper mach'e giraffe. The pendant light may be my 2nd favorite. When lit, it casts some pretty sweet shadows that are perfect for entertaining baby. Slowly but surely, it is all coming together!