Mekonen's Place!

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!!!!!


Flinn said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!! i love every single thing about his nursery!

i am so excited for you guys!!!!!!!!!

Rebekah Zenn said...

The room looks fantastic! I really love the rocking horse. And we have the same wipes warmer in both boys' rooms- it saves a lot of screams in the middle of the night for diaper changes!!! I'll be praying for safe and quick travel- how exciting!

Rachael Fisher said...

It looks awesome! Where did your friends find Mekonen's name in Amharic?? Travel safely, and I can't wait for you to have Mekonen home already! I will want all your notes and tips upon your return...
Rachael F.

Emily B. said...

So cute! I can't wait to see him in it :)

Donovan and Julie said...

Fantastic! He's gonna love it and look so handsome rocking on that horse! That Psalm 23 book on his bookshelf is one of my favorites...t's on Noemi's shelf, too! :)

Amber said...

WooHoo!!!! I love the nursery despite the lighting so I can't imagine how adorable it is in natural light. I cannot believe you will be meeting your son in just a few days. I hope you have an amazing trip!!!

Joanna said...

This was so much fun to look at!
When you bring him home you will remember all the times you stood in the doorway dreaming!

You guys are so creative!

doddyj said...

so, in case you cared...not sure what kind of camera you have, but most newer digital cameras have a manual as well as an auto setting on them. if you take a picture of his room in auto, look at what the camera adjusted the settings as (that is, what's the shutter speed and fstop - usually looks something like this: 1/100 f4.6), then switch your camera over to manual and use those exact settings, you can get some great pictures without having to use your flash and wash it all out!! :)

however, Mekonen's room is STILL WAY cute and awesome. I LOVE blue and brown together and I can't wait to see pics of him in it!! have a safe trip, we're praying for you!!

Shonah said...

Sooooo cute!!! I love it, all of your hard work really payed off! Great job guys!