Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Truffula Trees 'n more!!!

Hey Ya'll Here is what we've been working on in the Baby's Room:

We started the Truffula Trees this week. We had transparencies made from the Dr. Suess book "The Lorax", but the over-head projector didn't work. We were kind of bummed, and then I said to Erica, "I think we can free-hand these." So we gave it a shot. First we took chalk and did a basic outline.

Then we filled in the chalk outline with white paint so that we would have a consistent background color to work with. Doesn't look too bad so far...

After the white had dried, we wiped off the chalk outline and started filling the trees in with color. It was pretty much like a gigantic coloring book! Keep inside the lines!!!(my wonderful wife did a fantastic job)

Now it's time for the finishing touches. The black outlines and details...

TA DA!!! Truffula Trees! It's like you're actually looking at a Dr. Suess book!!

It's blank for now... eventually it will say his name, which is...well...we're not sure yet.

Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Garrett for the beautiful Dresser & Hutch. (I think that's the first time that you guys have been called Grandma and Grandpa publicly... how's it feel?)

Our child has nicer furniture than we do!

So that's where we are so far. We have one more mural to paint and then
some things like...well...the curtains and what not.
But I can't believe it's coming together!
It seems like we are getting ahead of the proverbial "ball", but then
I think, "Only 12 more weeks!!!" and I begin to freak out again!

We're not REALLY freaking out. Actually, we are SO excited to begin this wonderful, beautiful, tiring journey of parenthood. Thanks for being there, and being so supportive. The help we have already received from our friends and family has been fantastic. We look forward to sharing more with you in the weeks to come.

Be Blessed,


  1. Hi, I wanted to introduce us to you. My husband Marty is cousins with Dave. Which if I have it right, is Erica's grandfather. We currently live in Michigan and will be moving to New Mexico. I wanted to say Hi and congratulations on your baby. The nursery looks awesome! You guys do good work. I was told that Logan is a Christain singer. I would love to hear your music.
    Kathi & Marty Martinez

  2. Hey! You probably won't remember me, but I went to WBC for about 1 1/2 years when you, Dustin, Jo, Craig and others were around.

    Happened to stumble upon your site. LOVE the baby room. It really does look like it's straight from one of the Dr. Seuss books :) GREAT job!

    And congrats on the baby.