Well it should be no surprise that having a little one in my life has occupied a lot of my blogging time. However, that's not really my explination for a lack of updates. Honestly, it's a combination of baby and toddler attention, laziness, and mainly stress. As much as I'd love to vent about my life problems via blog, I'm a bit apprehensive about sharing our personal problems with the world. But I figured that maybe blogging might be a bit of therapy for me. It got me through a couple deployments, after all. Anyhow, I have a ton of catching up to do. Basically, we had a baby...10 months ago in fact. She is a beautiful blessing, perfect in every way. She is a milk addict and loves to be held, constantly. My husband and I went through some serious marital issues about 7 months ago that nearly resulted in a divorce. We managed to pick up a lot of the pieces and put ourselves together. We took a cruise for our anniversary and really rekindled our love for one another. Our love is stronger than ever, but sadly various other problems linger as a result of that dark time, finances being the least of the major issues. The cruise was a wonderful experience, though. We went to the Bahamas and it was such an awesome time. I think about it a lot when I'm feeling down. All in all, the things we have gone through, while painful have been for the best. They have made us a stronger, more appreciative family. But even as a faithful, Christian person I can't help but to fear that things will never improve. I know, what kinda faith is that? Well, I've rambled enough. The purpose of this post was to show off the baby nursery. I am. Very proud to say. The entire room cost about $250. It was very much a DIY project. We got the crib on sale for $100 (identical crib and brand at babiesRus was $500). We got the glider for $40 on craigslist. It was brand new. And the dresser was on Craigslist for $40. It is a Broyhill, very solid, very heavy, very ugly. We completely refinished it for about $80 (sander, paint, finishing wax, drawer pulls, etc). I took a lot of photos of the process, maybe I'll do a post on it someday. Anyhow...here's a few pics of my princess's nursery. Enjoy!