Monday, October 22, 2007

Brown Paper Packages...

Who doesn't love getting packages in the mail? Well, I most certainly do. In fact, brown paper packages tied up with string truly are some of my favorite things. It's such fun: ripping into the mounds of packing tape, scrambling to find the hidden treasure inside, then squealing with delight once you finally find it. And this week was a good week for packages because, boy, did we get us some packages! So, I thought I'd share the joy of package week at the Mad house with you, my faithful blogging viewers, courtesy of my lovely, first-rate blog.

Package #1:
Baby bedding for little boy Madsen. After scouring the Internet, searching in stores and even contemplating sewing (yikes!), I finally found the best bedding for our baby boy: on sale (yeah), no animal prints (don't GET me started) and lots of blues, greens, and, of course, REDS (the perfect colors for a baby boy). Now all I need is curtains, sheets, crib skirt, crib, wall decor and changing table. And that's just for the nursery......Who knew babies were so extensive and expensive?


Package #2:
Old Navy Maternity clothes. Yes, after another fiendish search through stores and Internet (though, fortunately, no sewing was contemplated. I sewed myself a dress in Home Ec. in 9th grade that I could never even get into due to such poor, poor sewing), I found the perfect maternity jeans. They, too, were on sale and even Josh noticed how good they looked. In fact, he even said, and I quote, "Those jeans look so good on you, you should wear maternity clothes all the time." And I agree, what is better than a stretchy, comfy waist band that requires no zipping or buttoning, thus allowing much more speed at the innumerable bathroom stops?? Below is a picture of lovely jeans, taken in our basement since I couldn't peel Josh away from his table saw long enough to go any where else. (P.S. What do you think of the shirt? I just got it at Target but am thinking of returning it......)

Package #3:
Maternity clothes from Kathyrn, my very generous sister-in-law. Moments after giving birth to her baby boy, I called her, told her congrats of course, and begged her to send me some maternity clothes on the double since she no longer had a need for them. And, boy, did she deliver! Whatever would I do without Kasey? I suppose I would have to wander the streets clothes-free. So, Kasey, not only do I thank you but the people on the streets thank you!

Package #4:
The most exciting one of all: Josh's table saw! Yeah! For years Josh has been saying he wants a table saw so that he can build me all sorts of fancy furniture, including our baby's crib. And for years I have been designing said furniture in my mind. Now, finally, this dream can come true (hopefully in time for the baby) since Josh's 430 lb. table saw arrived this week and landed safely in our basement. Here is a picture of Josh putting the saw together. Keep your fingers crossed that baby's crib will be done in time for baby!


8 comments:

Danalin said...

FINALLY - a new post WITH pictures of the cute pregnant lady! You look beautiful, love the jeans and I think you should keep the shirt. I love maternity hand-me-ons...my sister and I have been able to trade back and forth since both of our babes are about 7 months apart. Go Josh! I can't wait to see the crib when it is completed. And, boy, does that little man have a cute bumper and blanket to sleep with! I love it. I agree that our little ones will be happy together someday...I bet they're up there making one another promises to marry one day. Good thing their moms are bloggers so that it will be easier to find each other when the time comes. Love ya, sista! I wish Spokane was MUCH closer so that we could see each other. Bummer. Have a great trip, though!

Danalin said...

Oh, and I guess you've told the NY folks by now...?

The Pyper Fam said...

Look who's talkin' sista! And you said I hadn't blogged in a while! It was so nice to finally hear about the Madsen fam. First of all, I love the bedding. Picking out and creating the cutest nursery is so much fun! I can't wait to help you pick out more stuff.(one thing for sure to do in NY when I'm there)I am so happy that you found a great pair of preggers jeans. That is so important, you will wear them out. I was really sad to have to say good bye to maternity jeans after Tucker was born, and try and squeeze myself into regular jeans again. Anyway...I can't believe that Josh is going to make your crib. That is amazing, I had no idea that he was so talented. I can't wait to see the finished product! Oh, and I like the green shirt(atleast it looks green) by the way. Anyway, I'm glad that you're doing well and I can't wait to see you in just a few days! :) Yeah!

Megan said...

You look soooo cute pregnant! I love the jeans- nothing better than a good pair of prego jeans. The bedding is also adorable and it's so fun that Josh is making it. A Table saw is the first purchase Reed made for himself after graduating- well he did have to wait until we bought a house and had somewhere to put it. But you get the idea. I love all the furniture he has made with it-- I just wished they were finished a bit quicker. :) Hopefully Josh is speedier. :)

jess said...

yeah! another update! you look great jessy- i swear people thought i was 8 months pregnant or smuggling a basketball by the time i was 5 months - i guess your torso is a little longer than mine! and i hear you about the cheesy ugly boy bedding. how is it that no one can come up with something besides baby animals and toy trains? that's why we ended up with plain old WHITE. love what you found though! Good to see Joshy putting himself to good use- i wish Clint had a table saw - but then i'd probably never see him! and maternity clothes - LOVE THEM. Seriously - how long can I wear them without people thinking I'm crazy cuz i'm not ready to give them up!

Danalin said...

Where did you find the crib set? I'm in the market, just for a little girl one and I'm having some difficulties. So would you point me in the right direction, please? :)

Ryan & Angela Spear said...

Congratulations on finally wearing maternity clothes. And super cute baby bedding. Love it.

The Pyper Fam said...

Brown Paper Packages...Brown Paper Packages. I'm getting sick of Brown Paper Packages; thats all I've been seeing every morning when I turn on my computer with great anticipation that maybe, just maybe there would be a new post from the Mad Fam. I even updated my blog with new pictures, just so you could steal them to update your blog!