Saturday May 31, 2008

We’ve been putting the finishing touches on the nursery over the last two days… and by “we” I really mean everyone else. I just dictate. hehe. 🙂 You know: “hang that there; no wait, an inch to the right”. 😉
My father built the crib & changing table from scratch — by which I mean that the wood was from trees that were cut down from my parents’ property, and from there my dad had it cut & dried, and then he (with my mom’s help) designed the furniture & built it all by hand as a surprise for us!! So beautiful, and true family heirlooms.

For now, sweet Gabriel sleeps in our room in another family heirloom: the bassinet that originally his great grandma slept in as a newborn, then his grandmama, then his mommy & uncle. Now it is Gabriel’s bed! And we look forward to sharing the bassinet with his siblings and cousins, as well as another generation someday!

So: is anyone else a sucker for heirlooms like I am? Both using ones from the past & creating new ones for the future? I love it. 🙂

4 Replies to “Saturday May 31, 2008”

  1. Hi Melissa! 🙂  I am so glad to have found you finally! 🙂

    Congratulations on husband and boy, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am for you.  You all look so happy, and Gabriel is so so adorable!

    Your nursery looks very cute!

    love you,

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