Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Thursday we drove to my family's house for Thanksgiving.  We had a light early Thanksgiving lunch so we could eat with my dad before he went to the races then we took off to a Friends house for the real dinner.  The highlight of all the food for me was Carol's banana cream pie, apparently its super easy to make, so I will be trying that out soon.

 I feel like we look really old in these photos lol!
I am 29 weeks pregnant 7 months.  It is really weird to think that in 11 weeks our lives are going to completely change we will never be just 2 people again lol.


 Friday Grant went surfing early in the morning (I guess it was the best day ever to surf because of the waves) and I spent the day with my mom decorating her house and going through all the Christmas decorations.  Now that we are finally in our own house and plan to be here for a while I am going to start getting a few decorations that are nice.  I want a wreath and some stockings that all go together and are nice.
Currently I am working on some art for the babies room and I am hoping that I can hang most of it today, as long as its dry in time.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday, Day before Thanksgiving

Yay for Thanksgiving and a 3 day week!
I can't wait to have these next 4 days off, I plan to relax and work on art.
No shopping for me unless its online.  I can't imagine wanting anything bad enough to stand in long lines and knock people over with a shopping kart.

This is the first time I have worn this top and I really like it!  I feel like its one of my more stylish maternity things.


28 weeks and 4 days.

 Last night I did a custom painting that was requested as a Christmas Ornament.
Size 4x4 Acrylic on Canvas
https://www.etsy.com/shop/shannonolson?ref=si_shop



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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday Party

 Friday night my parents had a margarita party.  When we showed up there was a lot of drama cause the margarator (the huge blender) had broken and they were trying to scoop the contents into the smaller older blender.  Of course it was leaking everywhere, but luckily it didn't take too long for the problem to be solved.





 It was a lot of fun to get together with everyone.
Our friend from NZ Peter was in town! Its always good to visit!
 
 I am still doing a painting a day I am just a little behind with posting them.
This is going in the baby's room.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Baby Shower Cards

 I got a lot of really cute cards at my baby shower and I didn't want to throw them away and I also didn't want to take up my whole baby album by putting them in there soooo I decided to make them into a book.

It was super easy I just punched 3 holes into each card and threaded ribbon through!

 Taaa Daaa!
 Now I can keep this out as a book for a while and eventually I can put it into my album in the folder area!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/shannonolson?ref=si_shop

Friday, November 22, 2013

RAIN

 
It has not rained here in what seems like a year, and now its finally raining!
On and off for about 3 days now, I love it!
 
I guess I got use to the rain and weather in NZ and its kinda nice to experience weather.
 

 
We (so-cal) need rain more than anywhere else, if for no other reason, but to wash everything off!
 
Last night we went to a baby class, it was about breast feeding.  I made Grant go with me because we both need to know all this stuff.  There were other fathers in the class too so its not like he was the only one.  Before we got to the class he said I am going to count how many (boobs) I see, I told him you are not going to see any.  Then the first picture they bring up on the screen is a boob and he says one! I thought I would die laughing!
 
At least now we are both well informed!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday


 I have decided its impossible to be stylish while pregnant, and I don't see the point considering you can only wear these clothes for such a short amount of time.  I notice that a lot of the fashion blogs I follow when they got pregnant they could still wear their normal clothes and layer things.  As far as my wardrobe goes not one thing before I got pregnant fits and when I do try to wear something it looks like I am wearing children's clothes lol!
Sooo here I am in my maternity clothes making the best of what I have =)
 I am having a sale in my Etsy shop for Black Friday.  I know its a week away but just thought I would let everyone know early! Click the link below to check it out!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/shannonolson?ref=si_shop

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Painting a Day, Large Bows

 Orange/Pink and Teal Stripes
Bright Yellow and Gray Stripes

Paintings are 8 x 10

Would look super cute in a girls room!


At least the Monday work day is over!
(Grant forgot his lunch and his shoes, lucky he had a back up pair in his car.)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Painting a Day, Tomatoes

Original Watercolor
7.9 x 7.9

Tomatoes!

I love to eat tomatoes with salt and pepper and cottage cheese! Yum!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday Off

 Painting a day!
 Very small but at least I did something.
 Below is a painting that grant and I are working on together, we are each doing a different section and we plan to hang it outside. This is the beginning stage.

 Yesterday when I got home from my moms and my dental appointment I made the baby mobile!
 Turned out cute, of course from the side its not much.


27 weeks along only 13 more to go.
 But this is what the baby sees.  From what my mom said, its for the baby to enjoy not the people standing in the room.
 Today we went to my Grandpa's shop and all the Bonneville guys were there.

We went to lunch at the Little Onion for some Mexican food!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Painting a Day, Bows

 Bows
Size 9x12
Of course these are not the best pictures because I had to take them in the house with no natural lighting.  So I will have better pictures when I post this on Etsy.

Just a cute sketch of some bows, if I was having a girl I would have a lot of girly art to hang in her room. lol!  I better get started on some baby boy themed art!

See the painting here!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I Wore, Baby Shower

 
This is what I wore to my baby shower.  I have been trying to do a painting a day and this week it has just not happened so far.  After the baby shower I spent all day Sunday putting everything away, Monday I was exhausted and I had a Dr. appointment and then Tuesday after work we had a baby class.  The class was really informative on what to expect after the baby is born and what has to be done.  We learned how to swaddle!  I guess what I like about the classes is it gives you a little more information and the more you know the less you worry about what to do, even though most of it is common sense.  Grant had never changed a diaper, and they had dolls in there for us to practice on so now at least he has done it one time! lol!
 
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