Saturday, October 27, 2007

What's new? I'll show ya.

Lots new here. I've got a ton of cutesie pictures of my girl that I can't wait to share with you, but FIRST...Jay and I got new tattoos last night. You can see that they are still "fresh" (aka red and a bit swollen). We have the Chinese theme going: mine means "love" and Jay's means "Angel from heaven". And can I just say AGAIN, that I do SO love my sweet angel from heaven who came to us via China!?



Lily is also sporting something new. NOT a tattoo, but a sparkly heart necklace. It was a gift from my friend Holly. I've worked with Holly for about 7 years and we have grown to share a very special friendship. When Holly lost her only daughter unexpectedly about three years ago, our friendship became even more precious. She is one of my favorite people in this world. Her faith during very difficult circumstances is an inspiration, and she is constantly reminding me to savor every moment with Lily. She bought me a similar necklace awhile back, and Lily just loved it, so Holly decided Lily needed one of her own. She has worn it just about every day since Holly gave it to her and when someone compliments her on it she replies "it's my howt neckwiss fwom Howie". She told my mom that and my mom was like Howie? Who's Howie? I was like HOLLY mom, she is saying Holly! What will I do when I no longer have to translate for my girl?















And lastly, but not leastly, here is our new bathroom. I am just lovin' it. Yes, people, I know it is tiny, but now it is tiny and lovely. Jay had some help with the floor (from my sweet cousin Ben) and together they did a fabulous job. Lily loves it too - talks about our "new bafwoom wif da special Chinese showa turtain"...














27 comments:

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

The bathroom is gorgeous!

Juliette said...

It's been a while I am thinking getting a chinese tatoo but now that I see your picture I have to do it.
Your little angel is so cute with her nice necklace and your friend sounds like an amazing woman.
The bathroom looks great. I love the curtains too.

Verna said...

Cool tatoos. Beautiful necklace AND can Jay come and help Keith redo our bathrooms???? PaaaLeeeZ!! ;) I do think it is great and of course, I'd do anything to see you guys.

Janet said...

Ah, now I want my bathroom finished downstairs! OUrs will be small too- but I DON'T CARE! Three out of four kids will brush their teeth down there! I can't wait!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the bathroom....
The necklace is very cute....
AND LOVE the TATOOS....
You are making me want to go and get another one...
Have a Wonderful Sunday..
Kim

sea star said...

You guys are so brave! I'm scared to be tattoo'd. Good for you!

The bathroom looks spectacular and it matches your tatoo's to boot!

Kathy and Joel said...

You are absolutely too cool for words!!! I would LOVE to get a tattoo, but I am waiting until we are home with our child before I do so.
I love your guts!!!
It looks fantastic!

Gee Gee said...

OUCH!!! You get the bravery award Nik. Jay got his award years ago... The bathroom looks great. I can't wait to see it in person. I'm so happy Lily loves "baubles" just like her great Auntie Lynn.

Steffie B. said...

Love the bathroom.....and the tatoo's! Miss Lily is cute as ever!

Mommy Spice said...

Hey, your bathroom looks great!! That's our next project. We bought a "fixer upper" and both bathrooms need a total transformation. Great job on yours!!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

I cannot believe you got a tat'. I would be so afraid of not liking it and then what?

Lurve the new potty room andof cause that sparkwy neckwace.

Daniella said...

Love the tattoos - I want one!!! love the bathroom!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

love love love the new tattoo ... still working on my next one ... and the bathroom is fabulous ... where did you get the shower curtain ??? i have tons to say, but going to email you in just a second .... love ya bunches ....

mommy24treasures said...

love the bathroom. How sweet the way she says Holly...
wow on the tattoo! I would be such a chicken...

Diana said...

I have sooooo wanted to get a Chinese symbol tatoo for 2 years now, but haven't got up the courage yet.
Was it terribly painful?
I love your bathroom...my favourite colour (white, white and more white).
Lily is so precious and sounds very much like my Sophia......

Holly said...

Oh I love the bathroom!! Especially the shower curtain!

Laura Nipper said...

Your bathroom looks awesome. We need to re-due our tiny bathroom as well. Its so nice to have a finish project. Love the photos of Lily & the new tatoos. You guys are brave.

Dannye said...

i'm loving the bathroom, the tats, and the necklace....great things going on your way!!!

kerri said...

I love!!!!! your bathroom,the shower curtain is gorgeous!! If you let me know where this was purchased I think a road trip to the beautiful U.S.A. is in order, even though the wait times are an hour plus, Yikes.
Your tats are great, I love where yours is, creative Mom(so cool).Sending halloween wishes to Lily...

new girl said...

Wow all around! Love the tattoos, the necklace and the bathroom. That was quite a lot of new stuff in such a little post!

Doris & Dan said...

Lots of good stuff going on! Love it all.

Keep smilin!

LaLa said...

Love the tats!! Come do our bathrooms!

LIZ said...

Bathroom looks great!
Love the tattoo! Always wanted to get a second one and was thinking of getting Ava's chinese name, in Chinese characters...just haven't decided where yet!

redmaryjanes said...

Wow, I'm sure everyone asks, but did that hurt???
The bathroom looks gorgeous!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Ouch! Those tats definitely do look fresh (not that I know from my own experience! my sister has MANY!)
Great job on the bathroom!

Tiffany said...

Great bathroom and tatoo's!

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