Introducing... Mekonen's Nursery!!! I am kind of disappointed in how the pictures turned out. They aren't doing the color justice. The colors look very dull in the pictures, and when I used the flash it was all way too bright and washed out. So, here they are (me and my bad picture lighting skills).
We made these ourselves! We loved so many things we saw in baby catalogs but refused to pay their prices. So we did it ourselves! Very fun and pretty cheap!
This is Mekonen's name in Amharic, the language in Ethiopia. Isn't it awesome! My two best friends, Rachel and Georgia, got it for Mekonen, and Jon painted it to match his room.
I also painted the picture frames. Now I'm wishing I got bigger ones. Oh well! There are no pictures in those frames yet. Oops! I'll get around to it sometime!
Isn't the rocking horse so sweet? My parents had it at their house and it was just a natural wood color and from a garage sale. So we took it and painted it and stained it. So cute! :)
Mekonen's little bookshelf and basket of toys and Jon's family's antique rocking chair. Actually, there's a huge blue ball in the basket with a few toys on top! :) Macy is very interested in the stuffed animals sitting on his bookshelf.
Here is the crib bedding. Again, my pictures look very dull. It's way cute in person. :) The brown and light blue are courderoy.
This is one of my favorite things in Mekonen's nursery. It's the rocking horse I got from my childhood friend Rachel Rowlands in 3rd grade. She passed away from cancer when we were in 4th grade. Her dad made it for me and it had a pink ribbon tied around it. Yesterday was the first time I took off the pink ribbon and I exchanged it for blue and white. I tucked the pink one safely away. It's a special reminder to me of the goodness of Jesus and that our home really isn't here on earth at all. I can't wait to see her again.
So, there it is! Mekonen's place! :) I love it. I go into it multiple times a day and just stare. I can't wait for him to be in there. I can't believe we leave in a day and a half! CRAZINESS!!!!!