Skip to main content

Hello World

I know it's been quite awhile, but I do have a good excuse.  Say hello to our new daughter, Auden Emory Reutter.


She was born on Veteran's Day (how fitting), November 11th, at 5:37pm weighing in at 6 lbs 1 oz and 19.5 inches and has stolen our hearts ever since.

Her brother and sister, Remington and Riley, have adjusted quite well :)


Here's a sneak of Auden's nursery in the background.


She surprised us all by coming a little over two weeks early (my family is notorious for late babies).  After all, we'd just gotten done taking our maternity photos a few weeks earlier.





All photos in this post are by the fabulous Jordan Burch Photography

My water broke at 4 in the morning (another thing I didn't expect), and she was here 13.5 hours later.  It was love at first sight.


Needless to say, life hasn't been the same since.  And along with expanding our family, Jon and I also had some career changes--him landing his dream job at American Airlines and me starting a new business venture (more on that later).  Throw in Thanksgiving, Christmas and family visitors, and we had a pretty crazy and beautiful end to our 2013.  

Thanks for coming along for the ride :)  My next post will share the new business venture and give you all of the details on Auden's nursery!

***If you previously signed up to receive House of Hydrangeas posts by email, you will need to resubscribe in the right column since the website address has changed, now THEhouseofhydrangeas.com. Thank you to all who have been with me on this journey since the beginning (when Jon and I were just married) and those that have just now joined in following!  You all mean so much.

signature

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Southern Gentleman Baby Shower

Last month I helped throw my best friend (we met in 9th grade speech class :)) Lauren's baby shower for her soon-to-arrive baby boy, Gunner.  The shower had a "Southern gentleman" theme complete with bow ties, silhouettes and gingham print.  Personal touches and family items were used throughout, including baby Gunner's dad's bow ties :)


Gunner's daddy's "going home" outfit greeted guests at the sign in table, along with a framed "Southern gentleman in the making" print.


A variety of centerpieces graced the tables with groupings of baby mementos, flowers and photos.

An antique baby basket helped house the gifts.
The drink menu consisted of milk, apple juice (one of Lauren's cravings), fruit-infused water and coffee.
The menu was made of a variety of brunch goodies including fruit, doughnuts, muffins, shrimp and grits, breakfast casserole and a waffle bar. 
And of course no shower is complete without a little something sweet. These b…

Christmas Trees-Part 2 (Rustic and Coastal)

Here are my other favorite Christmas tree styles-rustic and coastal (since we're moving to Florida).  Enjoy!

Use tea stained manila tags to create ornaments.  So simple, yet so cute.

This rustic tree has just the right mix of gold, silver and burlap...my faves!  The stockings are adorable too.

Christmas at the beach anyone?  Starfish make the perfect adornments for a coastal holiday.

Coastal blues bring this tree (and these presents) to life in this traditional home. 

This tree is full of more starfish and the hydrangeas and chartreuse color palette remind me of my wedding :)

Now to decide which style to use...or perhaps a mix of the styles is in order!  Do you change the theme of your tree every couple of years?


Images via 1-Country Living, 2-Southern Living, 3-4 Unknown, 5-Better Homes and Gardens

Giraffe 1st Birthday

Over two months later, I'm finally getting around to posting on my nephew Cohen's first birthday!  Because he was born just six days before Christmas, it was important to my sister, Meredith, to have a party to make him feel special, separate of the normal seasonal celebrations.  And I'm always up for a planning a good party!

Since Cohen was little baby, he has loved giraffes.  First introduced with the paper mache bust hanging over the changing pad in his nursery(here), my sister says he's been a fan ever since.  Using that as the inspiration, the party planning began.  Meredith found an invitation she liked at Tiny Prints and thus the color palette of green, yellow and brown was established.


Cohen wore a monogrammed yellow chevron coverall on the big day, and the cheerful pattern was also used throughout the party.  To create a prominent backdrop on the fireplace mantel, we covered a remant piece of beadboard with chevron fabric.  It made a big statement with little…